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    Exclamation Calling all CS grad school applicants

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    I thought it might be neat to see where everyone is applying and what they've heard back. So anyone who applied to CS grad school this year, whether its MS or PhD, post where you applied and who've you've heard from.

    As for me:

    (PhD programs)
    Accepted :
    Michigan
    Maryland (Applied Math and Scientific Computation)

    Rejected :
    Harvard (Systems Bio, not CS)
    Stanford

    Wait-listed :
    Carnegie Mellon (Computers, Organization, and Society)

    Still waiting on :
    Duke
    NYU
    Brown
    Penn
    Northwestern
    Cornell

    Also, thegradcafe trend seems to be that internationals may be reviewed separately, since I see predominately internationals posting results at this time. If you wouldn't mind specifying whether or not you are international, it might be interesting to compare the TM population with thegradcafe population.

    As for me, I am American.

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    OK, good idea!

    MIT (PhD CS)
    Rejected!

    Purdue
    Oklahoma
    Toronto (Canada)
    York (Canada)
    Concordia (Canada)
    Western Ontario (Canada)

    Still waiting for decisions.

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    I presume from your list that you are from Canada? I wonder how Canadians are treated in the application process at American schools. I mean technically you are internationals but presumably there would be a lot less difficulty on average bringing Canadians down than from all over the world. Out of your remaining places, what is your top choice?

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    Well, not actually. I'm Iranian and I live and study in Malaysia. So, yes, there is enough difficulty for me to move to US/Canada (you know we have 12 hours time difference with you guys! That's right at the other side of the earth!).
    My top choice would be Purdue, but I don't really know what are the criteria they are looking for! So, Just wish me luck.

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    Why does this thread have so many views but no one else sharing their info? I know there are several CS people on the board. Also, good luck gidora!

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    I've Applied and been accepted to all five:

    UC Berkeley (EE/CS PhD)
    CMU (CS PhD)
    NYU (CS PhD)
    Rice University (CS PhD)
    University of British Columbia, Canada (CS MSc)

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    I've Applied and been accepted to all five:

    UC Berkeley (EE/CS PhD)
    CMU (CS PhD)
    NYU (CS PhD)
    Rice University (CS PhD)
    University of British Columbia, Canada (CS MSc)
    Congrats, these are super admits
    I remember your superb AGRE score, but would you mind sharing the rest of your profile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post
    Congrats, these are super admits
    I remember your superb AGRE score, but would you mind sharing the rest of your profile?
    GRE 800Q, 620V, 4AWA
    GRE CS 870, 97th percentile
    TOEFL 110

    BA in CS, Summa Cum Lauda from a top-150 university (according to the 2007 Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking - their methodology is a bit woo-woo, so it's just to give a reference).

    3 conference papers (fortunately it seems that no one in the committee read them ).

    Almost 8 years of experience in an industrial research lab and in the industry in a field closely related to the one I want to do my PhD in. I tried to make my SOP as focused as possible.

    I selected schools according to potential advisers, and would be very happy to work with all of them.

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    gttts23, when did you hear from NYU? I haven't heard back from them yet, but then my profile isn't quite as stellar as yours.

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    Also, I thought you people might be interested to learn that in my SOP for both of the places I've been accepted so far (UMich and UMD), I mentioned how much I looked forward to rooting for their sports teams! Just an interesting coincidence, or do big state schools consider this a plus in an application?

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