Hello everyone,

Currently - MS student (Applied Statistics) at Purdue University (First sem)

Undergrad: BS in Electrical Engineering from Institute of Technology, BHU ( about to be converted and renamed Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi)

GPA: 7.4/10
Math courses: Math I (Differential and Integral Calculus, Differential Equations) Grade - C(7/10)
Math II (Vector Calculus and Analytical Geometry, Complex Analysis, Fourier Series and Integral, Linear Algebra) Grade B (8/10)

Grad I: MS in Mathematical Finance from University of North Carolina at Charlotte

GPA:-4/4 Math and Econ courses:
Stochastic Calculus for Finance, PDE for Finance, Numerical Methods for Finance, Adv Macroeconomic theory, Graduate Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Econ theory Grade: All As

Grad II :- MS in Applied Statistics, Purdue (First sem)

Taking: Probability, Mathematical Statistics and 2 other Stat courses

I'm planning to take Real Analysis and audit Intermediate Microeconomics in the Spring semester. Do you guys think doing either of the above is going to help me given that my grades for RA won't be available anyway during the admission decision cycle?

I got wait listed at Rochester last year but nothing happened finally.

Target Schools:- Michigan,UW(Seattle), UNC-CH, Duke, Rochester, Wisconsin, UT Austin, Penn State
Interest:- Macroeconomics, International Economics, Econometrics, Financial Econ

Do you guys recommend any other school (ranked below or above the ones I mentioned) such as Brown or Cornell or even one of the T15 one say Minnesota? Also, do you think schools which are strong in econometrics may look favorably on my application cz of my STATs background?

I've put in a lot of effort in order to get a chance to study Econ and I'm really hoping to see my dream come true. Therefore, any advice is most welcome and will be very much appreciated