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Statistics Graduate Programs

  1. Nov 7, 2007 #1
    Hey there, it's time for me to start thinking about which Graduate programs I should apply too. As you may infer, my major is in statistics from the University of Texas-Austin.

    I suppose it's time to give you some background information. My GPA is around 3.60 and expected to keep on rising. For my general GRE I scored in the 98 percentile. I haven't taken the Math GRE, but it appears that a lot of Statistics programs do not require it. I do plan to take it though. I have given talks about my research every year since I was a freshman. I can expect a bare minimum of 3 very strong recommendations from my professors.

    Research Interest:Consuming Behavior Model, Graph Mining, Fluid Flow Model, Extended Linear Models. I still have a lot of interest, but this list should give you a good idea on the type of work that interest me.

    Anyway, here are the list of schools i'm currently considering.

    University of Chicago
    University of Illinois
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Rice University
    Ohio State
    University of Missouri

    I'm trying to avoid schools on the west coast, because I have some obligations. Anything west of Nevada should be good!

    Now, I've been trying to do as much research as I can about these schools, but there is only so much one person can do. I was hoping some of you can suggest more schools that you feel would be good for statistics or tell me which schools you think are better. I'm fully aware that "better" is such a relative term; however, it doesn't hurt to hear other people's opinion. I would also appreciate if you told me what you don't like about schools on my list.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2007
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