Not sure about the strength of my grad application (MATH)... Hi all, Sorry to post another typical grad application question, but I really need some guidance on appropriate math grad schools I should apply to. My advisors don't seem to know much. Could anyone give me a rough idea of where I should apply... Top 20, 30, 40, 50... etc.. I am applying in the fall of this year. I plan of apply to Pure Math PhD programs. I go to a large state school in NC without any significant math reputation: My overall GPA: 3.5 (I had a dismal start... 3.7+ last 2 years) Math GPA: 3.75 MATH GRE: will take. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: I have been doing a year-long project in Mathematical Biology with a professor, and am currently writing the paper for publication. I will get first name on the paper. I am also a T.A. for the math department, and a member of Pi Mu Epsilon (if that means anything). I have taken the following courses: UNDERGRADUATE COURSES: Single, Multi- Variable Calculus: A Differential Equations: B Elementary Linear Algebra: C (not sure what happened here...) Intro to Abstract Algebra: A- Intermediate Abstract Algebra: A+ Intro to Mathematical Analysis: A Discrete Mathematics I and II: B+ Set Theory and Transfinite Arithmetic: A+ Functional Analysis: A GRADUATE COURSES: Advanced Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory: A Mathematical Analysis: A Advanced Abstract Algebra: A General Topology: A Theory of Computation: A LAST SEMESTER SCHEDULE: Advanced Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory II (Graduate) Mathematical Analysis II (Graduate) Advanced Abstract Algebra II (Graduate) General Topology II (Graduate) Complex Analysis So.... what should I shoot for?