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Hey guys, first post.

I graduated with a AB in Econ with a 3.8 from an Ivy League and would really like to get into a math Masters program - preferably applied/computing oriented

But my math background is sophmore level - all the Calcs, Linear Algebra, 5 stats courses, and the typical "introduction to proofs" course. These sum up to a 4.0 gpa, and this is where my letters of rec would come from

Before you tell me to do a search on the boards, there is one thing that spices this up that I haven't seen on the forum: My GRE math subject test score (on PRACTICE TESTS) is in the 85th-90th percentile.

I self-study a ton which is how I've gotten so far in the GRE subject test with only sophomore math, but I feel that I would have to spend 1,000++ hours to get into the 95th percentile.

My question is twofold: Do I have a shot at a top 25 MA program w/85th percentile GRE subject test? And would it be smart to practice for another year to get into the 95th percentile? Of course, deep down inside I actually want to go to a top 5 or top 10 school -- is this possible if I got a 95th percentile or would I just be wasting my time?

Oh and there's always a chance that I *don't* score in the 95th after studying 1,000+ additional hours...definitely a chance.

Thanks,

Here&Now

I graduated with a AB in Econ with a 3.8 from an Ivy League and would really like to get into a math Masters program - preferably applied/computing oriented

But my math background is sophmore level - all the Calcs, Linear Algebra, 5 stats courses, and the typical "introduction to proofs" course. These sum up to a 4.0 gpa, and this is where my letters of rec would come from

Before you tell me to do a search on the boards, there is one thing that spices this up that I haven't seen on the forum: My GRE math subject test score (on PRACTICE TESTS) is in the 85th-90th percentile.

I self-study a ton which is how I've gotten so far in the GRE subject test with only sophomore math, but I feel that I would have to spend 1,000++ hours to get into the 95th percentile.

My question is twofold: Do I have a shot at a top 25 MA program w/85th percentile GRE subject test? And would it be smart to practice for another year to get into the 95th percentile? Of course, deep down inside I actually want to go to a top 5 or top 10 school -- is this possible if I got a 95th percentile or would I just be wasting my time?

Oh and there's always a chance that I *don't* score in the 95th after studying 1,000+ additional hours...definitely a chance.

Thanks,

Here&Now

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