PROFILE:

Type of Undergrad:BSc Econ (#1 econ department of a small European country), BSc Math (#1 math department, different school, same country)

4.78/5, Econ: 4.75/5.00 | Math: 4.95/5Undergrad GPA:

MSc Econ (the same econ deparment)Type of Grad:

4.84/5, Econ: 4.86/5Grad GPA:

170Q, 162V, 4.0AWAGRE:

Analysis I (5), Analysis II (5), Multivariate Analysis (5), Topology (5), Measure&Integral (~Real Analysis) (4), ODE I (5), ODE II (5), Algebra I (5), Discrete Mathematics (5), Combinatorics (5), Linear Algebra I (5), Linear Algebra II (5), Introduction to Statistical Inference (5), Introduction to Probability (5), Probability (5), Stochastic Processes (5), Introduction to Complex NumbersMath Courses:

Microeconomic Theory I (5), Microeconomic Theory II/Game Theory (5), Microeconomic Theory III/Industrial Organization (4), Macroeconomic Theory I (5), Macroeconomic Theory II (5), International Economics (5), Fixed Income Securities (4), Labor Economics (5), Topics in Economic Theory (option pricing, stochastic calculus etc.) (5)Econ Courses (grad-level):

Econ Courses (undergrad-level):Principles of Economics (5), Intermediate Micro (5), Intermediate Macro (5), Money and Banking (5), Mathematical Methods for Economists (5), Undergrad Econometrics (5), Development Economics (3), European Capital Markets (5), Economic Policy (5)

Other Courses:Finance (BSc minor) and Quantitative Methods (MSc minor)

Both of the professors whose RA I've been (one is econ, one is applied math/econ) + third econ professor who is the most known of these threeLetters of Recommendation:

Bachelor's thesis, Master's thesis (done after 3½ years, highest grade), summer RA in a government research institute, RA in another research institute for 6m, RA for two professors, no publications yetResearch Experience:

NATeaching Experience:

Microeconomic theory (game theory),Research Interests:

Nothing special, a summary of my research experience and interests.SOP:

I don't know, I'm a bit concerned about everything, haven't had the time to be a TA.Concerns:

I have completed courses at a double pace as I have been completing two degrees (two schools) at the same time. I have worked part-time in reinsurance.Other:

Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, UPenn, NorthwesternApplying to:

RESULTS:

Acceptances:MIT (wl for $), Princeton ($), Northwestern ($), UPenn ($)

Rejections:Stanford, Harvard

Pending:

Attending:Totally undecided

Comments:Having applied to six schools, it was ok to get four acceptances. I can’t say I like to be rejected – would have loved California because of the climate. Anyway, even Boston has better weather than my current city.

What would you have done differently?Maybe switch Harvard for something in California.