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The data below comes from testmagic forums and shows accepted, waitlisted, and rejected applicants for 2010 for economics graduate school. Clicking on points in the graph above will make the most recent profile appear in the space below the graph.


jerseyGuy 2012:
Type of Undergrad: B.S. Computer Science / Math (two separate but concurrently taken degrees)
Undergrad GPA: 3.88/4.0/3.98 (community college / computer science bachelor record / math bachelor record)
GRE: 800Q 690V 6.0AW
Math Courses: Partial Diff Eq, Probability & Stat, Lin Alg, Numerical Techniques, Times Series, Adv Calc, Complex Variables, Stochastic Processes, Math Senior Project, lower level courses
Letters of Recommendation: 2 math professors, 1 computer science professor (when three are needed), all with some degree of research
Teaching Experience: Math tutor
Research Interests: No clue, just wrote some random bull when needed.
SOP: Depends on program. For PhD I gave two pages and for LSE since they required two pages. For others, more like 1-1.3 pages.
Concerns: Getting funding ... app screwups (Oxford MPhil late application) ... getting funding ... QEM stuff (Changing careers -- where should I apply??) ... getting funding
Applying to: Oxford MPhil, LSE 2-year MSc, Duke PhD, UCSD PhD, Rutgers PhD,Bocconi Econ & Soc Sci Master, BGSE Master, CEMFI Master, Tilburg MRes,Toulouse M1, UWO Masters
In: QEM Erasmus (waiting to hear on funding)
Additional profile information here (Changing careers -- where should I apply??).
  • Institution: QEM Erasmus Economics MS Decision: Accepted Funding: ??? Notification Date: 2/8/2012 Notified through: email Posted on GC: No Comments: Three weeks to pay 1000 euros or lose my spot!
  • Institution: Bocconi Masters (ESS) Decision: Accepted Funding: Merit Award (tuition + board) Notified on: 16/03/12 Notified through: e-mail Comments: sooooooo happy
  • Institution: LSE MSc Economics Decision: Rejected Funding: - Notification date: 2/10/2012 Notified through: Email Comments: On the bright side, I still have plenty of programs to go.

darcular21 2012:
Type of Undergrad: Unknown China University, BBM in Logistics Management, BA in Finance
Undergrad GPA: 3.74(LM)/3.85(Finance)/4.00(Full Mark)
Type of Grad: UK good econ school
Grad GPA: N/A
GRE: Q168 V150 AW4.0
Math Courses: Calculus I (C) Calculus II (A) Linear Algebra (C) Probability (A) Statistics (A) Operational Research (A)
Econ Courses (grad-level): micro, macro, metrics(90 mid-term), maths, IO, game theory, empirical methods
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Micro(A) Macro(A) Metrics(B) International Trade(A) International Finance(B for major and A for minor)
Other Courses: regular finance courses
Letters of Recommendation: one from UK metrics professor (IDEAS 6%), one from China LM professor (unknown), all should be positive
Research Experience: Chinese National Contest of Logistics Design (can be ignored)
Teaching Experience: no
Research Interests: IO, law and economics, finance
SOP: regular, mentioned the reserach currently doing
Concerns: Low GRE Verbal, unknown letter of recommendation, unknown undergraduate, lack of econ background
Applying to: Tinbergen, Tilburg, UC3M, UAB, BONN, Mannheim, Bocconi, Frankfurt
  • Institution: Tinbergen Institute MPhil in Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: no funding for first year. Notification date: 2/24/12 Notified through: Email Posted on GC: no Comments: 9200 euro is too expensive for me....
  • Institution: Bocconi Econ and Finance (Finance track) Decision: Accepted Funding: 4-year, not sure the amount, should be 13600 per ya Notification date: 3/27 Notified through: posted on their line Posted on GC: no Comments: Safety place of me.
  • Institution: Tilburg University Research Master in Economics Decision: Waitlisted Funding: N/A Notified: 3/13/12 Notified through: Email Posted on GC: no Comments:I really like Tilburg。。。。。。。。。。。

Sunflower 2012:
Institution: Bocconi University
Program: Phd in Economics and Finance (Economics curriculum)
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Yes
Notification date: 03/27/2012
Notified through: website
Posted on GC: No
  • Institution: Bocconi University Phd in Economics and Finance (Economics curriculum) Decision: Accepted Funding: Yes Notification date: 03/27/2012 Notified through: website Posted on GC: No Comments:



marlow 2012:
Type of Undergrad: BCS Computer Science, Econ Minor
Undergrad GPA: 3.75
Type of Grad: MA Economics
Grad GPA: 3.41
GRE: Q:800 V:620 AWA:4.0
Math Courses: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, Statistics, Combinatorics.
Econ Courses (grad-level): Micro (Phd), Macro (MA), Development, Monetary, Econometrics.
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Micro, Macro, Econometrics, Public, International.
Letters of Recommendation: Two very strong (profs I RAd for). One good.
Research Experience: RA for two econ profs, Research Analyst at non-profit, RA for political science prof.
Teaching Experience: TA stats for econ.
Research Interests: Development, Political Economy, Public.
SOP: Interests, background, one custom paragraph for each school.
Concerns: Low Grad GPA, low Analytical GRE, out of school for three years.
Accepted: UofToronto ($$), UCSC($)
Waitlists: Georgetown (withdrew), Bocconi
Rejected: Duke, Brown, Michigan, Northwestern, UBC, UCL, McGill
Attending: Toronto
What would you have done differently?
Worked harder during my MA. Taken Real Analysis. Maybe applied to a few more schools. -- Happy with Toronto though.
    Accepted: UofToronto ($$), UCSC($)
  • Institution: UC Santa Cruz Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: Yes Notification date: 2/24/2012 Notified through: email Posted on GC: no Comments: My first result, good
    Rejected: Duke, Brown, Michigan, Northwestern, UBC, UCL, McGill
    Waitlists: Georgetown (withdrew), Bocconi
  • Institution: Georgetown Economics PhD Decision: Waitlisted Funding: Yes if admitted Notification date: March 9 Notified through: Email Posted on GC: Yes Comments: Good! Please let them know if you don't plan on attending.
Admit summary statistics:
As submitted and recoreded from Test Magic:
There were 3 accepted out of 4 applicants.Of those accepted, average GPA was 3.81, average GREQ was 800.0.
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