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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.


manfromthemoon 2012:
Type of Undergrad: BA (Honors) in Philosophy
Undergrad GPA: 3.4
Type of Grad: MA in Economics
Grad GPA: 4.0
GRE: Q800; V 760
Math Courses: Math for Econ (A); Statistical Analysis (A). Both were graduate courses.
Econ Courses (grad-level): Micro I (A); Micro II (Research based) (A); Macro I (A); Macro II (A); Econometrics I (A); Econometrics II (A). Econ Courses (undergrad-level): None.
Other Courses: Wrote a thesis for the masters degree.
Letters of Recommendation: All very strong, but none of the recommenders are high-profile.
Research Experience: Did an independent research project on the classical Post-Ricardian theories of value and distribution..
Teaching Experience: Graduate Assistant for three semesters
Research Interests: Macroeconomics; International Political Economy
SOP: Focused on my research interests and career plans beyond the PhD
Other: There hardly is a proper math course on my transcript.
Acceptances: UMKC, Oregon, Utah, UMass Amherst
Waitlists: None
Rejections: Princeton, Claremont
Pending: None
Attending: UMKC for Interdisciplinary PhD in Econ and PolSci
What would you have done differently?
It was quite difficult to do well in the masters program, considering that my undergrad background was in Philosophy. So in that sense there was a lot of "catching up" to do with economics and I'm happy that I got out of it alive. I really wanted to get into UMKC because there really is no other school in the US with so many faculty with whom I share my research interests. I ended up applying to fewer schools than I intitally planned to. But that's okay, I guess, and I am quite excited about going to UMKC.
    Acceptances: UMKC, Oregon, Utah, UMass Amherst
  • Institution: University of Missouri - Kansas City I PhD Decision: Accepted Funding: Waitlisted Notification date: 2/17 Notified through: Postal mail Posted on GC: no Comments: Really happy considering that this was my first choice school, but uncertainty about funding is freaking me out.
    Rejections: Princeton, Claremont
    Waitlists: None


heconomics 2012:
Type of Undergrad: BA Economics, from a little known university in South Asia
Undergrad GPA: Couldn't convert it into GPA. Overall score was 73 per cent
Type of Grad: MA Development Studies from a premier social sciences institute of my country
Grad GPA: Couldn't convert it into GPA. Overall score was 70 per cent
GRE: 157 Q (Yes, I know), 161 V, 4.0 AW
Math Courses: Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Techniques (These courses had very heavy loads and covered most of the relevant topics)
Econ Courses (grad-level): N/A
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Intermediate/Advanced Micro, Intermediate/Advanced Macro, Development Economics, Monetary Economics, International Economics, History of Economic Thought, Econometrics
Other Courses: Advanced Quantitative Research
Letters of Recommendation: All of them should be decent. One from Harvard PhD, well known, especially in heterodox circles. Another one from my MA thesis advisor. Final one from well known economist from my country.
Research Experience: 1 year RA work - climate change economics
Teaching Experience: N/A
Research Interests: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Philosophy of Economics, Heterodox (Left-wing) Economics
SOP: Wrote about my exposure to a various schools of economic thought, discussed the research skills I gained while doing RA work, mentioned my self-study of advanced mathematics
Concerns: Abysmally low GRE quant score. It was a bad day. But too late for a retake. Limited formal training in mathematics. Virtually unknown undergrad institute
Applying to: UMass and UMass (Resource Economics), University of Utah, American Univ, New School of Social Research, University of Wyoming, Simon Fraser Univ (MA), University of Oxford (MSc Economics for Development)
  • Institution: UMass, Amherst Resource Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: TA or RA not decided yet, but amount is given as almost 21k. Notification 2/24/12 Notified through: Email Posted on GC: Yes Comments: First admit. Very happy!
  • Institution: American Univeristy Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: Will be informed by mid-March Notification date: March 2 Notified through: E-mail Posted on GC: Yes Comments: Second admit. Delighted. Waiting for funding offer.
  • Institution: New School for Social Research MA Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: 50 per cent tuition waiver Notification date: 03/21/12 Notified through: Postal Mail Posted on GC: Yes Comments: Not enough funding
  • Institution: University of Utah Ph.D. Economics Decision: Rejected Funding: N.A. Notification Date: 3/5/2012 Notified through: E-mail Posted on GC: Yes Comments: Disappointed. Although I wasn't planning to go there, I still wanted to get through.

Admit summary statistics:
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There were 1 accepted out of 2 applicants.Of those accepted, average GPA was 3.40, average GREQ was 800.0.
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