FALL 2008 rejections

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by multigoal » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:22 pm

I called at Penn....they r not saying anything......do u know when they'll notify us?...

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by hpharty » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:38 pm

I have no idea when they are supposed to let us know. I definitely sent that application in over three months ago though. COME ON!

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by jdhooghe » Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:47 pm

I haven't heard from either, only Syracuse, Davis and Rutgers have been nice enough to reply to my emails.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by multigoal » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:53 pm

@ jdhooghe and those who are waiting for Davis
I've been rejected by Davis.....I believe they've finalized their list.....

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by christopher3.14 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:42 pm

Just got Berkeley rejection. Guess they're going out now.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by jdhooghe » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:43 pm

Just got a rejection from Penn. State :(. 16 slots open out of 500 applicants...wow. Oh god I think I'm going to be ill...that was my safe school... :( :cry:

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by TheHawkBat » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:04 pm

christopher3.14 wrote:Just got Berkeley rejection. Guess they're going out now.
Was this through e-mail or regular mail?

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by jdhooghe » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:05 pm

Did you call them multigoal? I am sorry about the outcome :(

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by multigoal » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:20 pm

@ jdhooghe
yes i called them......

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by vicente » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:37 pm

Got my rejection from Brown by snail mail last Thursday.

F*ck my undergraduate department and its mark deflation.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by multigoal » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:44 pm

I'm perhaps waitlisted at NYU.....Please inform them if anybody already made up his mind not to go there....

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by marten » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:29 pm

jdhooghe wrote:Just got a rejection from Penn. State :(. 16 slots open out of 500 applicants...wow. Oh god I think I'm going to be ill...that was my safe school... :( :cry:
jd, the same day that I got rejected from my safe school, I got my first acceptance to a school I didn't expect to get into. There is still hope, I'm pullin for ya.

good luck,
Marten

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by jdhooghe » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:38 pm

Rejected from Maryland :cry:
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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by VT » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:09 pm

When and how did you hear from Maryland, jdhooghe! sorry to hear that.
Do not give up hope. You can easily apply next year and get into lot better places than you have been rejeted this year Or try getting a masters degree from your current University and then simply transfer(or apply) to good places next year.
I understand waiting for one more yr sucks, but hey, this is your home country; you can do what ever you like and stay where ever you like. Write a nice thesis and increase your GRE score by 100 points, then you will be good to go. Good luck.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by jdhooghe » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:22 pm

I recently emailed their secretary. Good luck :) There were 652 applicants...

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by jupiter_oct23 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:25 pm

I am an international student, pursuing MS degree from state university of CA, I have master thesis, with more than one year of research experience in exp.condensed matter with one publication and other one coming soon, PGRE = 700,
I applied to six universities
UC Davis, Oregon state Univ, Univ of Texas, Univ of Idaho, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Univ of Columbia, rejected by all except Univ of Idaho who admitted me without funds and still waiting from Univ of texas. I chose all these universities by looking at my research interest. I was having hope to get in Davis, as I visited twice there, met with the Prof*s, first they all encourage me to apply and at the end, they kick me out, it sucks !!
Carnegie Mellon Univ, not accepting even a single international student this year due to funding constraint. It is difficult to get in UC's unless one have GRE score more than 900.
Anyway best of luck to all who still waiting to hear

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by samoa » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:36 pm

I also received an email from Maryland:

We have finished making offers of admission for the Fall 2008 semester. I am sorry to tell you that, despite your good credentials, you were not selected for an offer. We received 652 applications so that there were many difficult decisions to make. We were also trying for a smaller entering class than in recent years.

Oh well, I guess that means I have to go to Harvard or Cornell instead.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by hpharty » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:24 pm

samoa wrote:Oh well, I guess that means I have to go to Harvard or Cornell instead.
Well that's not exactly heart-breaking. :lol:

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by VT » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:03 pm

I got rejected too, I am happy for Maryland for not choosing me cuz I'd decline them anyway like the way I declined UCSD. Oh man, it felt sooo good! :D

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by VT » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:08 pm

I visited Brown this weenkend and they seemed to be pretty strong in cond matter exp and theory. However, I did not like Providence area. Totally crappy place, dilappidated buildings, was not like the US city, dirty streets, ugh.

So I am planning to attend two grad schools next year. My plan is : first semester Brown, 2nd semester Madison. :D


@ dlenmn:
There were like 4-5 students visiting the same weekend. It was like an openhouse although Brown did not have an offical openhouse.
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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by hpharty » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:11 pm

I've still got nothing from Maryland :?

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by VT » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:12 pm

e-mail Linda. She will tell you. Good luck :)

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by hpharty » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:18 pm

Well I sent it out. I will let you all know the results in the morning. I will say that my hopes are not high, but definitely non-zero.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by multigoal » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:15 pm

christopher3.14 wrote:Just got Berkeley rejection. Guess they're going out now.
@ Christopher3.14
Are you going to NYU??.....If not please let them know....I heard no news from them....have u heard about any rejection sent by NYU?...Please post here if you have any updated news abt NYU....

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by christopher3.14 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:39 pm

multigoal wrote:
christopher3.14 wrote:Just got Berkeley rejection. Guess they're going out now.
@ Christopher3.14
Are you going to NYU??.....If not please let them know....I heard no news from them....have u heard about any rejection sent by NYU?...Please post here if you have any updated news abt NYU....
Hey multigoal,

That's funny you asked. NYU was one of my top choices, but I just today decided to accept another offer. The decision letter is in the mail, so hopefully you have a chance. Goodluck.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by rooibos » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:42 pm

christopher3.14 wrote:
multigoal wrote:
christopher3.14 wrote:Just got Berkeley rejection. Guess they're going out now.
@ Christopher3.14
Are you going to NYU??.....If not please let them know....I heard no news from them....have u heard about any rejection sent by NYU?...Please post here if you have any updated news abt NYU....
Hey multigoal,

That's funny you asked. NYU was one of my top choices, but I just today decided to accept another offer. The decision letter is in the mail, so hopefully you have a chance. Goodluck.
Was it UIUC, if you don't mind sharing?

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by peder » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:59 am

Sorry, really need to visit NYU on the 28th first, and then UCSB on the 3rd. :(

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by multigoal » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:42 am

NYU already made decisions on my application.....The grad school will be sending postal mails, but they don't tell your status via email or phone........Does anybody know why is that?.....Is it due to the fact that these decisions are rejections?????....

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by excel » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:03 pm

I finally received my rejection from Harvard SEAS...by mail, letter dated March 14 and postmarked March 18. Interestingly, the letter notes that "I know that this decision comes as a disappointment." :mrgreen:

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by hpharty » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:41 pm

You guys were right, Linda at Maryland gave it to me straight:
We have finished making offers of admission for the Fall 2008 semester.
I am sorry to tell you that, despite your good credentials, you were not
selected for an offer. You will receive
formal notification by mail from the Graduate School.

We received 652 applications so that there were many difficult decisions to
make. We were also trying for a smaller entering class than in recent
years. We wish you well and thank you for your interest in Maryland.
*** lame.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by burrub » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:53 pm

rooibos wrote:
christopher3.14 wrote: Hey multigoal,
That's funny you asked. NYU was one of my top choices, but I just today decided to accept another offer. The decision letter is in the mail, so hopefully you have a chance. Goodluck.
Was it UIUC, if you don't mind sharing?
I too am interested to know which school you decided on attending.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by jdhooghe » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:05 pm

hpharty wrote:You guys were right, Linda at Maryland gave it to me straight:
We have finished making offers of admission for the Fall 2008 semester.
I am sorry to tell you that, despite your good credentials, you were not
selected for an offer. You will receive
formal notification by mail from the Graduate School.

We received 652 applications so that there were many difficult decisions to
make. We were also trying for a smaller entering class than in recent
years. We wish you well and thank you for your interest in Maryland.
*** lame.
I know, maryland is a great school :cry:

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by christopher3.14 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:10 am

hpharty wrote: I too am interested to know which school you decided on attending.
Nothing's official yet, but I whittled it down to Columbia and UIUC. After talking to advisers, and having lived in a big city my whole life, and considering it was the largest financial offer, I'm pretty sure I'm going to Columbia. I'd say it's about 80%.

I still want to visit UIUC, though. It was my number one for a really long time -- and I didn't get in last time I applied -- so I still want to see it for myself first. But I love New York and have many friends that have moved there post-undergrad. I just think it's more my type of city, and I look forward to a smaller student body rather than a large one.

We'll see, though, maybe something crazy happens and I fall in love with UIUC.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by rooibos » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:10 am

christopher3.14 wrote:
hpharty wrote: I too am interested to know which school you decided on attending.
Nothing's official yet, but I whittled it down to Columbia and UIUC. After talking to advisers, and having lived in a big city my whole life, and considering it was the largest financial offer, I'm pretty sure I'm going to Columbia. I'd say it's about 80%.

I still want to visit UIUC, though. It was my number one for a really long time -- and I didn't get in last time I applied -- so I still want to see it for myself first. But I love New York and have many friends that have moved there post-undergrad. I just think it's more my type of city, and I look forward to a smaller student body rather than a large one.

We'll see, though, maybe something crazy happens and I fall in love with UIUC.
The stipend may look big but I still can't even find a studio under $1300 in/around Morningside Heights :(

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by jdhooghe » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:35 am

Ouch, good luck with that guys...you guys/gals could always be roommates

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by dlenmn » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:52 am

@ VT

Interesting. I recall that down town Providence was quite nice. The whole area used to be a whole lot more crappy and dilapidated but has improved a lot in the last 20 years or so.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by celts » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:12 pm

Did anyone who got into Arizona get a good financial package? I think I got the standard, and it seems really low!

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by fermiboy » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:03 pm

They offered me around $1700 a month if I remember right. I think that's about standard. The cost of living in Tucson is lower than say, NYC, or Santa Barbara, so I wouldn't expect Arizona's stipend to be as high as Columbia or UCSB.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by peder » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:19 pm

You think UCSB has a good stipend?! :lol:

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by fermiboy » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:36 am

I wouldn't know, they rejected me. How much is it?

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by peder » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:40 am

Sigh... a little higher than Arizona's.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by multigoal » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:40 am

@ gatr1126
Do you have any updates about Syracuse?...

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by gatr1126 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:03 pm

multigoal wrote:@ gatr1126
Do you have any updates about Syracuse?...
Absolutely none. I guess that means I'm still waitlisted, but I'll let you guys know as soon as I do. As for you, and jdhooghe, I've officially decided I'm heading to the University of Florida (closest to home), so I'm turning down Syracuse even if I get it. At least that's one less person in the pool for you guys...

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by zxcv » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:04 pm

Just got my official rejection from Caltech by email. I definitely saw this one coming, so it hardly even stings at this point.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by DigitallyCrazy » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:14 pm

Second that, zxcv. I already got depressed over Caltech and got better. Except now I find myself depressed yet again, I've always wanted to go there. But with everybody at my undergrad telling me to go to Stanford and not Caltech, even if I did get in. So it's bittersweet, really. But that's it, I've heard from everywhere! I'm done. Time to DECIDE! =D

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by VT » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:19 pm

At Wisc-Madison, you find fully furnished two bed room apt with swimming pool and small gymnasium for $700 per month!!What a city! On top of that, there are like 50 restuarants from all over the world very close to these apts!

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by zxcv » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:27 pm

Yep, I think I had already convinced myself that I'd rather be at Berkeley anyways. And indeed, it's my last rejection: time to decide!

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by grae313 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:50 pm

I got my rejection letter from Harvard today.

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by VT » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:07 pm

I rejected Minnesota today. Now I think I shud be accepted to UIUC to balance things up.
:)

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Re: FALL 2008 rejections

Post by will » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:02 pm

I wish UIUC would just say something. Damn.

Watch them send letters on April 16.



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