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Programs Good 2008 Physics Phd and M.S. Applicant Resource

  1. Dec 6, 2007 #1
    Hi everyone.

    I discovered an excellent resource for graduate school applications.

    * List of US Graduate School Physics Programs.


    * Admission Results & Decisions from many different Physics Programs


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


    * General Graduate School Admission Resources.

    Hope you find these useful!
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 23, 2017
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  3. Dec 7, 2007 #2
    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?
  4. Dec 7, 2007 #3
    This site is obviously not tracking every applicant.
  5. Dec 7, 2007 #4
    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.
  6. Dec 8, 2007 #5
    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.

  7. Dec 13, 2007 #6
    i wish i registering would boost my chance.......but no alas...just got a ding!
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