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Grad school desirability?

  1. Nov 2, 2009 #1
    So, I was wondering if I could get some ballpark idea of how good I might look to grad schools.

    I have a 3.55 overall GPA at a top 10 physics school (don't know what my major GPA is right now).

    I have half a year of research experience, and I've worked with a theorist too. I haven't taken the physics GRE yet. (I'm applying next year).

    I'm not sure if I should be reaching for the top schools (I doubt I should).

    And I'm female, if that counts for anything :D

    Any ideas? I have one year before I apply, and wondering what I can do to spruce my application up.
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 2, 2009 #2
    Get more research experience and make sure you know professors who can write really good letters of recommendations.
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