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    Schools Graduating in 3 years - less competitive for graduate school?

    You will indeed be at a disadvantage. I have a friend who was in the same situation (although he was a Chemistry major.) He finished all of his required courses in three years, and then during his fourth year, took two or three upper level Chemistry classes per semester (basically he became a...
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    GRE Math Subject testshould I take it?

    after being out of school for 10 years, i would suggest not taking the gre subject test unless you review for > 1 year. there's no way to relearn all of that linear algebra, abstract algebra, number theory, prob/stat etc... the subject test over the years has begun to place less emphasis on calc...
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    Applied Math vs. Computer Science vs. Statistics

    In terms of employability, you will not do too well with just a BS in Stats. You will at least need a masters, and a lot of the senior statistician jobs require PhDs (these jobs pay VERY well.) At the Masters and PhD level, however, employment looks pretty good. On the other hand, you could do...
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    Statistics vs. Economics

    Depends. If you just want a BS in Statistics and then stop there, I would say that they are both pretty close, with Stats maybe being marginally harder. If you want to go on to Grad School in Statistics, then you will basically have to double major in Mathematics, or at least take two...
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    Undergraduate Mathematics Department rankings

    Personally, I believe you can go to just about anywhere for undergrad and still get into a great grad school. I go to a small liberal arts college (free tuition since my mom works there. We're NOWHERE in the rankings, we don't even offer a PhD. But we've had Math BS grads go to Cornell, U of...
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    Schools Best Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Schools

    Most "rankings" put UMNs Chem Eng program in the top 5 (I've seen it listed as high as 1 in some rankings). Thus, I would classify UMN as more of a premier school rather than a "good, but not top 10 school". My brother, who got his Masters in Chemical Engineering from Purdue (and is now...
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    Programs Master's Degree before they get a PhD?

    Definitely go with the PhD
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    Accepted in 11 Uni's. Which one to choose?

    I went to visit a friend of mine at Georgia Tech a few months ago - damn place was a sausage fest, and the campus sucked. Although their academics are excellent (the school has an excellent reputation nationwide) I go to UWM and can say the academics are excellent (top 10 for schools that...
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    Letters of Recommendation

    All three of my professors recommended me for each of my schools. All the letters are the same, they basically just change the name of the school they are recommending you for.
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    Programs Harder to get into PhD program this year?

    According to a professor I spoke, you should be okay. PhD program applications tend to be relatively stable, even in tough economic times (is there really going to be a flood of laid of financial guys applying to Physics/Math/Stat/Chemistry Phd programs?) However, during tough economic times...
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    Does Medical Physics require Organic Chemistry?

    Definitely take the class! As a sidenote - AP classes are not necessarily inferior to 101 courses offered at universities.
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    Testing Math GRE advice

    The Math Subject Test or the General GRE?
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    Closed or Open?

    I'm not very good at topology but am reviewing it for the GRE Subject Test. Here's a question that I think I know, but would like to check with you guys. We define: Ek = B(0, k) - B(0, k-1), where B(0,k) is an open ball around the origin with diameter k. Now suppose that Tk is a subset of Ek...
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    General GRE

    What do most Math/Stat grad programs consider a "good score" for the general GRE? A friend told me you need an 800 in the quant section, and I've also heard that as long as you're above 700, you should be fine. I took the general GRE today, got a 570 in verbal, 790 quantitative. Don't know...
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