Concerns about my MSc Physics applications :((

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xuan_qing_le
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Summary:: 3.0 gpa(which may be considerably bad :((((), 3 research experience(1 summer term,1 fall,1 spring term) and 1 project in undergraduate

Hello everyone these are those what I had in undergraduate physics.I am going to apply to top tier schools in France,Taiwan and China.Do you think can i get admitted despite of my bad gpa?
 

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romsofia
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I'll just be blunt: Unless your research resulted in a few papers in top tier journals (and they're relevant enough to get citations), you won't get into a top tier school with that GPA.
 
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xuan_qing_le
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I'll just be blunt: Unless your research resulted in a few papers in top tier journals (and they're relevant enough to get citations), you won't get into a top tier school with that GPA.
Thanks,
What should my gpa be at least?
 
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romsofia
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Thanks,
What should my gpa be at least?
Top tier schools will want 3.8+, and great letters of recommendations from professors you've done research with.
 
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xuan_qing_le
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Top tier schools will want 3.8+, and great letters of recommendations from professors you've done research with.
what?I am talking about MSc not bypassing from undergrad. to phd
 
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romsofia
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what?I am talking about MSc not bypassing from undergrad. to phd
I think you're underestimating how competitive physics programs are at top tier unis in most countries if you think 3.8+ is crazy. They're top tier for a reason!
 
  • #7
PAllen
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Simple arithmetic could help here. While I don't have data, I think it is plausible that the majority of applicants to top tier graduate programs are in the top 5% of their undergrad classes, and that of applicants, maybe 5% are accepted. Thus, many of these must be in the top 1/4 % of undergrad classes. Note, top tier grad programs are applied to from around the world. In other words, a large fraction of top tier graduate admissions probably graduated summa cum laude (in schools using such designations).
 

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