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Good 2008 Physics Phd and M.S. Applicant Resource

by breakfree2002
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breakfree2002
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Dec6-07, 12:54 PM
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Hi everyone.

I discovered an excellent resource for graduate school applications.

* List of US Graduate School Physics Programs.

http://www.yuster.com/school/get_uni...es_for_major/6

* Admission Results & Decisions from many different Physics Programs

http://www.yuster.com/school/get_major_responses/6

* Subscribe for alerts on when your program has started to send out admission decisions.

http://www.yuster.com/school/rss

* General Graduate School Admission Resources.
http://www.yuster.com

Hope you find these useful!
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dpackard
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Dec7-07, 02:30 PM
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Mmm, I'm just an undergrad currently looking in general at grad school possibilities, but those acceptance rates (in the first link) seem pretty high to me... Harvard, Columbia, Caltech at around 70%, MIT at 100%... the only seemingly selective ones are Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Santa Barbara and Chicago. Is there more to this than meets the eye?
JasonJo
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Dec7-07, 02:33 PM
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Quote Quote by dpackard View Post
Mmm, I'm just an undergrad currently looking in general at grad school possibilities, but those acceptance rates (in the first link) seem pretty high to me... Harvard, Columbia, Caltech at around 70%, MIT at 100%... the only seemingly selective ones are Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Santa Barbara and Chicago. Is there more to this than meets the eye?
This site is obviously not tracking every applicant.

tuna_wasabi
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Dec7-07, 07:59 PM
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Good 2008 Physics Phd and M.S. Applicant Resource

Looked strange at first to me too. I think the deal with this site is that you sign up and record your progress in applying (I applied here, I got accepted there). These are the acceptance rates for members of the site.

I guess that means just registering boosts your chances of getting accepted.
breakfree2002
#5
Dec8-07, 08:39 PM
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It's really user reported information. So the statistics are definitely skewed.

However, it is still interesting to view the profiles of those that do get admitted to get a rough sense of the type of profiles that the successful applicants have.

It is also useful after you have submitted your apps and are waiting for a response, because it tells you when other people hear back, so you can get a rough idea of when you will hear back.

Cheers,
Henry
breakfree2002
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Dec13-07, 07:18 PM
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i wish i registering would boost my chance.......but no alas...just got a ding!


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