I was wondering if any of you can give me some advice as to what "level" Math grad schools I should apply to. I will be applying for Fall 2009 admission in a few months. Here is my basic info: College: Small liberal arts college (unknown to the greater Math world basically) Mathematics/Statistics GPA: 3.85 Cumulative GPA: 3.65 Course I will have taken before graduation: Calculus I – III + Differential Equations Linear Algebra, Advanced Linear Algebra Probability and Statistics I + II (For Majors) Modern Algebra, Advanced Modern Algebra, Intro to Number Theory Introduction to Analysis I + II Measure Theory, Functional Analysis (Graduate Analysis) Combinatorics Course I will be lacking (due to scheduling conflicts): Complex Analysis + Topology The fact that I will not be able to take Topology/Complex before grad school worries me quite a bit, seeing as how most schools strongly recommend it. Although, maybe with a great deal of scheduling-acrobatics I may be able to squeeze Complex in there. I hope to score >70%ile on the GRE subject test and can definitely procure 2 strong Math letters and 1 decent Math letter. My plan was originally to apply to about 4 top-25 Schools, 5 mid-tier (top 25-50) schools, and 2-3 safety schools. Does this breakdown look good? Any comments or critiques about my record? My dream school would probably be either U of Wisc (Madison) of U of IL (Urbana).