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Hi everyone. I want to get into an okay PhD program for pure math (analysis or algebra). I don't care if it is a lowly university, just so it is accredited. What are my chances of getting into such a program with funding? To how many universities should I apply? My background is as follows: BS Math Ed 2.9 GPA (not great I know). MS pure math 3.5 GPA. (I went ahead and got my MS to make up for my lackluster undergrad performance). Both of my degrees came from Middle Tennessee State University. I have no research experience, unfortunately. I will take the GRE subject test in one month. I took the GRE general and got a 780 subject, 480 verbal, 4.0 essay. I've researched this topic but all anyone wants to talk about is the prestigious schools. I don't care for those schools. I just want to get in anywhere I can. Thanks.

PS: I slacked in my undergrad days. No excuses. I was a fool. But I learned alot. My professors were hard but most were good (with a few lemons along the way). MTSU is underrated. My background, if you are interested, is

Calc 1: B then Calc 2: B+ then Calc 3: B- then DE: C ; then Foundations: C; then Geometry B; then Statistics C; then Abstract Algebra 1: B; then Linear B; now, for grad, we have

Theory of Calc: B; then Analysis: A; then general topology B; then algebraic topology A; then Advanced DE: A; then Abstract Alg 2: A; then Complex Analysis: A-; then Advanced Linear A-, then Graph Theory B-, then Numerical Analysis B-, then Set Theory B, then med stats A.

PS: I slacked in my undergrad days. No excuses. I was a fool. But I learned alot. My professors were hard but most were good (with a few lemons along the way). MTSU is underrated. My background, if you are interested, is

Calc 1: B then Calc 2: B+ then Calc 3: B- then DE: C ; then Foundations: C; then Geometry B; then Statistics C; then Abstract Algebra 1: B; then Linear B; now, for grad, we have

Theory of Calc: B; then Analysis: A; then general topology B; then algebraic topology A; then Advanced DE: A; then Abstract Alg 2: A; then Complex Analysis: A-; then Advanced Linear A-, then Graph Theory B-, then Numerical Analysis B-, then Set Theory B, then med stats A.