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Schools Physics REUs 2016

  1. Feb 28, 2016 #1
    How's everyone doing? Also, anyone hear back from the schools they applied to?
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  3. Feb 29, 2016 #2
    Rejected from DUKE/TUNL on Feb. 26th; they said they had 313 application for 12 slots, thats 3.8% acceptance.

    Haven't heard back from:
    SULI // Lehigh Univ. // CU Boulder // Nevis Labs // Vanderbilt // Baylor // Texas A&M // Northwestern // Purdue // SETI // SAO // William&Mary // UC Davis // Notre Dame // U Michigan //
  4. Mar 1, 2016 #3
    SAO Rejection 3/1. No word on number of applicants, etc.

    Does anyone else have information?
  5. Mar 1, 2016 #4
    Rejected from UM CERN on Febuary 15 (they had 235 applications), and SAO 3/1.
    no word from:
    • Northwestern
    • Haystack
    • Rutgers
    • UC Davis
    • Madison
    • Rochester
    • Maryland
    • UWRF
    • UCLA
    • BU
    • Maria Mitchel
    • AO Puerto Rico
    • NSO Arizona
    • Cornell
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  6. Mar 1, 2016 #5
    Rutgers sent out an email today saying that they sent out acceptance letters
  7. Mar 2, 2016 #6
    I don't know if I should be excited or not that two people say they got rejections from SAO yesterday, because I haven't heard anything from them as of now. (Maybe I'm on a waitlist?)

    I only applied to a short list of astronomy programs (I have research opportunities at my home institution so it's not the end of the world if I don't get in), and astro programs have an informal agreement to not start releasing results until March 1st, but for the record no word from any of:

    SETI Insititute
  8. Mar 2, 2016 #7
    As an update, I was rejected from Duke but accepted to LSU's REU program. I haven't heard anything else.
  9. Mar 2, 2016 #8
    I emailed CU Boulder, they responded saying they had sent out acceptance emails already, and their Summer 2016 program is full.
  10. Mar 2, 2016 #9
    I am still waiting to hear back from all of mine as well:

    -MIT Haystack (I had an interview, but didn't hear back)
  11. Mar 3, 2016 #10
    I just talked to the REU administrator at Indiana Bloomington. He said they are a little behind on the applications this year, but they will start reviewing them this week.
  12. Mar 3, 2016 #11
    I know Northwestern has already sent out acceptances (I didn't apply, but like 4 people at my school got in, plus 1 freshman waitlisted). Also UMissouri sent out acceptances (a friend got in).
    I'm still waiting to hear back from:
    University of South Florida
    Georgia Tech (pretty sure I won't get in, I think I messed up on the personal statement)

    I think that's all I applied for...
  13. Mar 4, 2016 #12
    Update: Rejection from STScI (they got over 500 applications this year!), still no word elsewhere.
  14. Mar 5, 2016 #13
    I see one person had heard from Duke. I haven't heard back anything from them, yet, rejection or otherwise. Has anyone else received word from Duke on any level?

    EDIT: Rejected from Duke. The e-mail filtered itself into my junk folder for some reason.

    The only other institution I have heard from is USF, whom is scheduling phone interviews.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
  15. Mar 5, 2016 #14
    TAMU - Cyclotron Institute Rejection 3/4
  16. Mar 7, 2016 #15


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    I haven't heard back from SULI. I don't think I got in this year.
  17. Mar 8, 2016 #16
    Has anyone received letters from :
    Notre Dame
    Penn State
    I have not received a denial or acceptance on any of these. Is it bad if you don't hear anything for this long..
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016
  18. Mar 8, 2016 #17
    Updates on my 5 for any astro people who care:

    SAO - Waitlisted. First round offers had until today to accept, I got a call this morning that I moved off the waitlist and they want a response within 24 hours. (If you haven't heard by end of week, assume "no".)
    SETI Insititute - No word, no response to inquiry
    STScI - Rejected, over 500 applications
    MMO - No word, no response to inquiry
    UWyo - Waitlisted, no estimate for how long that might stick around.
  19. Mar 8, 2016 #18
    LeHigh had their deadline like the first of march they should have first offers by the end of the month. I know Penn state made first round offers because I received one but had a better offer, last year I also got an offer from them by the 16th of march but I had personal reasons for not attending. You should not worry yet especially when the deadlines have just passed, some programs get a lot of applications and take a while to review them all. You can always email the program coordinator and ask for information they are usually very nice and helpful
  20. Mar 8, 2016 #19
    The wait is incredibly stressful. Especially as a Junior. This is my last chance:/
  21. Mar 9, 2016 #20
    Northwestern CIERA Rejection 3/9 - 477 applications for 7 positions, that is 1.46% acceptance.
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