PROFILE( international studuent):
Type of Undergrad: Top 50 liberal arts college in the US
Undergrad CGPA: 3.54/4
GRE: V=560, Q=800, AW=3.5
Math Courses(undergrad-level): Calculus 3 (A-), Linear Algebra I (A), Proofs (A) Statistics and Probability Theory (A-), Abstract Algebra (A-), Number theory (B+), Real Analysis (A-) Differential Equation (to be taken)
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Intros (A-,A), intermediates ( B, A-), financial investment (A),corporate finance (A),money and banking (C+), international trade (B+), econometrics(B+), economic history (A-), economic thought (A)
Letters of Recommendation: Three unknown professors from Top 50s
Research Experience: just course papers, senior thesis
Teaching Experience: economics tutor, calculus tutor
Research Interests: financial economics, portfolio theories, derivatives
Other: good experience in investing in traditional securities and derivatives
concern: low CGPA and economics GPA, mediocre GRE score, little research experience, no recommendations from famous economics professors,
I am interested in applying to both financial economics programs and finance phd programs. What range of schools should I apply to?
I really appreciate your opinions.