Is my list of prospective graduate schools realistic or am I aiming too high?

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ice154
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Is my list of prospective graduate schools realistic or am I aiming too high?

Post by ice154 » Wed May 22, 2019 4:46 am

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jabennett2194
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Re: Is my list of prospective graduate schools realistic or am I aiming too high?

Post by jabennett2194 » Wed May 22, 2019 4:59 pm

I would recommend:

If money is not an object
~10 reach, ~5 match, AT LEAST 3 safety

If money is an object
~5 reach, ~3 match, AT LEAST 3 safety

To my eye, you don't have any safeties on your list.

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Re: Is my list of prospective graduate schools realistic or am I aiming too high?

Post by fritz » Wed May 22, 2019 11:27 pm

For structure formation sims, you may want to include Chicago and MIT. They may sound super-reach, but research fit is one of the most important criteria after all and they both have strong simulation groups.

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Re: Is my list of prospective graduate schools realistic or am I aiming too high?

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Is my list of prospective graduate schools realistic or am I aiming too high?

Post by Vineesha » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:01 pm

Hi, I am facing a similar problem. I have shortlisted some universities but I am not sure about them. Any kind of input will be appreciated.

Undergrad Institution: Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi (India)
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Overall GPA: 8.90/10
Length of Degree: 5 years (Integrated Dual Degree- B. Tech+ M. Tech)
Position in Class: Near top
Type of Student: International female

GRE Scores :
Q: 170
V: 152
W: 3.5
P: yet to receive scores, didn't go as expected


TOEFL: 105(R: 26, L: 28, S: 26, W: 25)


Research Experience:

1) Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics; 7 Months; Publication(1st author out of 3) in the special issue edition on 'Interacting Rydberg Atoms' of IOP Science's Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.
2) Masters thesis on Quantum machine learning (Photonic qubits), ongoing
3) Topological Quantum Computing, 2 months (ongoing)
4) NMR QC, 2 moths
5) NV centers in diamond as qubits, 2 semesters
5) Quantum cryptography, 1 semester

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Joint Secretary of the University's Astronomy Club, Student representative of Department's undergraduate committee

Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Stood in top 1 percent of the renowned Joint Entrance Examination held in 2015.

Miscellaneous things: Telescope handling skills, Trained in Bharatanatyam(Indian Classical dance form) and fine arts.

Tentative List:

UC, Berkeley
UMD, CP
Univ. of Chicago
Cornell
UT, Austin(should I apply here?)

University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
Colorado Boulder
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Boston University
Louisiana State University



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