- 930 (89%) PGRE
- 159v, 164q, 3.5w GRE
- Still waiting for the TOEFL, but should be good
- 4.0 GPA
- 3 letters, hopefully good but how can I know? One is a decently known HEP theorist, who even spent some time at MIT.
I don't really have any real research experience, but I will start working on a project about Force Free Electrodynamics and Black Holes in a month or less that should take about 6 months and could also imply a small collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenaghen.
What would I like to do? If I had to answer with what I'd really like to study I'd say theoretical HEP, but I know that this is a very competitive subject and there's plenty of people with a better profile then mine.
So far I'm applying to: MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford. Since before taking the test they ask you to select 4 free score recipients I've decided to go with the top names in the field.
Here's my questions:
- Given my profile, which schools should I apply to? I'm interested in top-ish tier programs.
- Should I change my research interest to give me a higher chance of admission?