Choosing Universities - Need some Help

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Choosing Universities - Need some Help

Post by newssma » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:05 am

Hey Guys! I'm applying for PhD in physics( mostly theoretical except one) in Fall 2018. I was wondering if someone can comment on my choice of colleges. Thanks in advance!

b]Undergrad Institution[/b]: Small private college in Northeast. Most famous for Engineering. Ranks within top 60 US NEWS.
Major(s): Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Minor(s): Math
GPA in Major:3.94
Overall GPA: 3.88
Length of Degree: 4
Position in Class: Top
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Scores : (revised or old version?)
Q: 167
P:900 ( Estimate)

TOEFL Total: US Degree

Research Experience:
1 Year on Experimental E&M Propulsion
1 Year on Astronomy Image Analysis
6 Months on RF Engineering Design
Poster Presentation at a Conference
Currently Working on :
LNA application in communication chain

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, Presidential Scholar,

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA in Math- 3 years( by the time I apply), TA in Electrical Engineering - 3 years, SPS President, HKN President

Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Worked as lead in Lab sessions for EE for 2 years.( Adviser will write a letter), Two summer internships in BIG companies, written a lab manual for astronomy course at my university, lot of experiences in EE.

Special Bonus Points:Recommenders famous in EE,

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: ( Not entirely sure, maybe fundamental theories!)

MIT( EECS/Applied Physics)

UW Madison
UC Boulder
UW Washington
Georgia Tech

Arizona State

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Re: Choosing Universities - Need some Help

Post by matscientist » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:57 am

Take your Physics GRE in junior year if you can and again in senior year and the score will guide your list.

Look at U of Maryland, as they have a lot of EE and physics interactions and lots of theorists in areas that overlap EE and physics.
U of Maryland is on a METRO subway line from Washington DC, in College Park, Maryland.

Also U of Illinois depending on your score.

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