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10-20-2018, 09:50 PM

Type of Undergrad: Top Liberal Arts (does not participate in rankings)

Undergrad GPA : ~3.52 (average is 3.1 at my school, deflates grades)
Major GPA : ~3.8

Math/Stats Courses:
- Undergrad: Intro to Analysis (A), Proof based Linear Algebra (A), Discrete Structures (A), Proof based Vector Calculus (B+), Probability Theory (A), Real Analysis (A-), Statistical Learning (A), Mathematical Statistics (A-)

Econ Courses: Macroeconomic Theory (Romer's book) (A), Micro Theory (B+), Econometrics (A), a couple other field courses

Research Experience:
2 summers with a fairly active prof T20 PhD, Thesis on a Macro topic (ongoing)

Would also be great if you could talk about suggested grad school range?

10-20-2018, 10:37 PM
Iím guessing you go to Reed. I think youíll be much better served by spending a year or two as a full time RA before applying. Then I think top 20 will be within reach. Your math and econ grades are very good, althought I think some schools have an explicit gpa cutoff at 3.5, so you may want to focus on keeping that up.