Hi all, I was wondering if there was a way to see 1) average Physics GRE score 2) average GPA 3) average # of publications 4) etc.? of admitted grad students for a given PhD program. It seems to be of no use contacting the individual departments to see if my application is strong enough to have a reason to spend an application fee and time preparing an application. The generic responses I get are "Please apply" and "We consider all aspects of an application; not any one attribute stands out". Sensibly enough: someone told me that the more applications a department rejects, the better they look. Sigh.