FALL 2008 acceptances

  • This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
  • There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.

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will
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Post by will » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:58 pm

Still nothing here.

I'm winning!

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Post by dlenmn » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:59 pm

@ quizivex

Congrats! One less person left in the lurch.

EDIT: Is it a school I care about?

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Post by peder » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:10 pm

Has anyone heard back from Berkeley yet?

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Post by quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:11 pm

@ dlenmn

Actually yeah it's where I thought you already were... I could barely hear anything he was saying, his phone was really acting up. But I think I heard him say something like "first round offers." That surprised me because I thought other people here already were admitted, but regardless, maybe you'll hear something today, tomorrow, or even right now!

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Post by dlenmn » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:16 pm

@ quizivex

Cool. Thanks for the heads up.

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:18 pm

Quiz. CONGRATS, dude! WAS IT PRINCETON?

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Post by fermiboy » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:32 pm

Yeah Princeton was his safety school. :?

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Post by quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:34 pm

lol yeah it was not princeton, but RG you're already been admitted at this place too... are you going to visit all the places you've been admitted to? or are you only considering Cornell until you hear from MIT?

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Post by nvanmeter » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:06 pm

kick ass! congrats quizivex, department head sounds like you're pretty special. on another note, i just got an email from UIUC - accepted with 11 month fellowship.

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:10 pm

hhahahaaha, fermiboy, lmao on reading ur post.

Quiz, I am visiting UIUC first and then may be CORNELL. I also got into UIUC.


Quiz just tell the damn name of school. I jsut want to hear man. i cannot take this suspense dude!

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Post by AppPhy » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:14 pm

I heard back from UIUC (physics) too - accepted with 11 month fellowship. I guess the financial package is pretty standard.

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Post by nvanmeter » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:36 pm

so, RG, you have some clues as to the quiz's school:
it's not UIUC b/c he said you'd already been admitted there as well before you posted your admittance.
it's not MIT, Princeton, Harvard b/c those wouldn't be his backups and I remember that at some time he posted his non-backup schools and i'm pretty sure they were among them.
he's going into CM so i doubt he could call Cornell a safety, and Cornell contacted everyone else through mail, so i doubt it's them.
so looking at the other schools you applied to and were already accepted at RG, and judging by quiz's obvious affection for the northeast (as well as his earlier comment that he did not apply to UC's), i would finally have to say that my guess for quiz's acceptance is Columbia.

this is a fun game. did i win?

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:49 pm

yes, nvan, I knew that it was Columbia ! An ivy league, not in a TOP 10, still a back up sorta for quiz., It is Columbia for sure.

Quiz your secret is NOMORE a secret! hehehe

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Post by VT » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:08 pm

congratulations to nvanmeter,butsur... and AppPhy!

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Post by butsurigakusha » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:09 pm

Anyone planning on visiting Illinois for there March open house? That's when I think I will go.

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Post by nvanmeter » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:13 pm

yeah i'll be there for the march date b/c i think their april date conflicts with santa barbara's. i was just looking at illinois' research again, and it's pretty badass...i'm kind of excited about going

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Post by geomar » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:29 pm

I was just accepted at Illinois as well. The April open house is more convenient, and I haven't heard anything from UCSB yet. But if I do get into UCSB, I would certainly visit there for sure...

Congrats to everyone with new acceptances

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Post by fermiboy » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:47 pm

How did you all here from Illinois? Email or snail? Let's chalk up Illinois as another school that I applied to that others have heard from and I have not:

UC Berkeley
UCSB
Cornell
Illinois

I'm starting to think I'm not going to get in any of my top choices. :(

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Post by dlenmn » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:51 pm

@ fermiboy

Welcome to the club. We're in somewhere though, so it's not so bad.

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Post by will » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:59 pm

It's looking like I might not even get into my bottom choices.

No grad school for me.

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Post by dlenmn » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:26 pm

@ will

Where did you apply anyway? (You said "big public universities" at one point). A lot of the big state schools seem to have been silent so far on the physics front (U Colorado, Penn State, and U MD are the ones I've been watching). Give it some time.

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:29 pm

Will, you shud also post your stat if you do not mind, and I am pretty sure you will get into the school of your choice. Good luck.

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Post by dlenmn » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:45 pm

It's interesting to look at last year's information at http://thegradcafe.com to see when what schools let people in. If last year is any indication, now through about March 1 is when things really get rolling.

People might want to post their acceptances/rejections over there too. It's quick. There's no profile. It's completely anonymous.

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Post by grae313 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:46 pm

is there a good place to find info specific to physics Ph.D's?

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Post by grae313 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:46 pm

in their forum, that is?

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:48 pm

I cannot make head or tail of that site.

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Post by mrclean » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:50 pm

http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... cs&t=a&o=i

Looking at the dates on there is the only thing keeping me from going totally nuts at this point.

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Post by dlenmn » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:51 pm

@grae313

I've never used the forum. I checked it out once... looked kind of empty. Plus, I'm so devoted to this forum, it would be immoral to post elsewhere...

@ RG

It's brilliantly simple.

To see the results. Go to the main page. Click "results" on the side. Type "physics" in the search box. Hit "search". Enjoy. To submit a result, click "Submit your results" at the top.

EDIT:

@ mrclean

AMEN!

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Post by grae313 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:55 pm

lol, there were like 15 stanford rejections on that site around march 5th of last year.

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Post by dlenmn » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:59 pm

Yeah. It looks like the rejections start flying on March 1st. Maybe I won't check email that month...

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Post by mrclean » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:59 pm

Stanford two years ago is worse: they sent out rejections on Valentine's Day.

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Post by grae313 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:04 am

based on last year's info on that site, the second half of February is when the admits happen. Into early march it is about 60/40 rejections/admits, then once you get to mid march it is 95% rejections with the rest being waitlist notifications. Then there are a few last second admits around April 12th as people made last minute decisions and waitlist spots opened up. So basically this is it in the next few weeks. There is an excellent chance that we will have all our admits by March 10th.

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Post by dlenmn » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:06 am

@ grae313

Excellent summary.

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Post by gcensr » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:59 am

Someone I know got into Princeton (experimental physics). Just thought I'd pass the news along.

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Post by nvanmeter » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:01 am

MIT! ok, so nevermind about visiting UIUC - I probably won't be. I'll turn down UCSD, UIUC in the next few days. UCSB and Cornell though...they're still in consideration.

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Post by VT » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:17 am

congrats nvanmeter for MIT.

we grim faters will have some hope from UCSD and UIUC, may be. We appreciate it.

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Post by vroomfondel » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:38 pm

I just got UIUC with TA/RA for 11 months...stoked.

did the folks on this thread who got admitted to UIUC get an 11 month fellowship (ie, here's free money, go get drunk or something), or a TA+RA?

Sorry, I'm a bit slow about all these funding things.

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Post by mrclean » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:40 pm

They offered me an 11 month fellowship as well, with the option of an additional TA stipend (only for one semester though).

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Post by butsurigakusha » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:05 pm

I was confused about their offer a little at first, until I read the letter carefully, and it is just as mrclean explained. It certainly appears to be free money. After the first year, it sounds like we are expected to get funding either through an RA or TA.

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Post by physicsstudent » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:27 pm

I just got accepted to Harvard (astronomy). A faculty member called me. I still cannot believe it....he was supernice, and he was so eager to answer questions. I believe they are calling all the accepted, and waitlisted people.

Best wishes to all of you!

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Post by schandre » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:46 pm

I believe I just got accepted to Texas A&M nuclear theory! :D

Edit: and I didn't have to sacrifice a RG or some other 3rd born!

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:24 pm

hahahaha, congrats schandre.

EDIT::: Why do you say "a" RG?

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Post by schandre » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:32 pm

It was a typing mistake, I don't think there are many of you out there...
But I won't edit again...I also want to get to the "3 digit mark" post.

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Post by schandre » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:32 pm

and thanks... another post!

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Post by herbi77 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:58 pm

is there anyone got acceptance into FSU (florida state u)? when? thanks

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Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:14 am

CORNELL!!! TA + fellowship :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by vicente » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:15 am

Congratulations, grae!

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Post by will » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:17 am

Woohoo! Are you going?

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:20 am

Congrats, Graeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Post by VT » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:21 am

wow, thats great grae313. Congratulations!

EDIT: grae313, would you mind telling us how you heard from them? Was it an email or mail? congrats.



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