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What are my chances for math grad schools?

  1. Dec 20, 2011 #1
    I am a senior who is applying to PhD programs in math. I am almost done with the applications, but should I apply to more schools?

    Undergraduate Institution: One the top state schools (ranked top 10 in math)

    Overall GPA: 3.88
    Math GPA: 3.95

    Courses: I have taken graduate level algebra, topology, commutative algebra, real/complex analysis, functional analysis, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, algebraic number theory, analytic number theory

    Math Subject GRE: 820/86%

    General GRE scores: 168/156/4.0


    -REU at William and Mary, which resulted in a paper that was recently published in Finite Fields and Their Applications

    - REU at Williams College (SMALL), we just recently submitted a paper for publication

    -Research with one of the professors in my school; we have gotten some good results but have not written a paper yet

    Other awards:

    - Putnam score of 50 (top 200)
    - I received the annual undergrad algebra award from our math department
    - IMC Third Prize
    - 2nd place in the annual math competition at my school

    I have applied to:
    -UC Berkeley

    I am a little worried now because all of the schools that I have applied to are really competitive. Should I apply to a couple of safety schools? Will I be able to transfer to one of the schools listed above if I attend some other school?
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  3. Dec 20, 2011 #2
    keep applying places if you can afford it, check out Pitt/CMU. It's def a good to apply to some safety schools that you would care to attend -- even if it was for all of grad school, or just for a masters.
  4. Dec 20, 2011 #3


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    Are those typos in your General GRE scores?
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