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    Profile Evaluation for lower ranked Economics programs

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    Type of Undergrad: Economics B.S. at regional university

    Undergrad GPA: 4.0/4.0
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    Grad GPA: N/A
    GRE: 157Q
    Math Courses: Cal I - III, Differential Equations, Statistics
    Econ Courses: Econometrics, Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis, Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis, other elective economics courses
    Letters of Recommendation: Should be strong
    Research Experience: Two conference presentations of original research.

    Concerns: GRE quant score is a problem. I do well in math classes but found the timing on the GRE difficult and didn't feel a retake would have helped score any.

    Applying to: I understand the competitiveness of these programs and realize the GRE will likely screen me out of some programs. Applying to a wide range of schools.
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    Re: Profile Evaluation for lower ranked Economics programs

    From anecdotal evidence, I had a colleague who had low quant GRE scores and got into a Phd program around 75-50. So I definitely think its possible, The hard part is whether your low GRE scores will result in adcoms simply throwing your application before they look at it. A 157 is 67th percentile.... Your advisor will definitely need to reach out for you to have a chance. Obviously the best path would be to retake the GRE and achieving mid 80th percentile is good enough.

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for lower ranked Economics programs

    Can you retake the GRE? That would make a huge difference in your potential.

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    I would retake the GRE. Having a low GRE score is more negative in your situation because you come from a (relatively) unknown school. Doing well in a standardized exam will be helpful to compare you among other competitive applicants.

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    Just a quick update. Got an early official acceptance from one of my top choices, with funding!

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    Congrats on the offer! Would you mind telling us the range in rankings of the school?

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for lower ranked Economics programs

    While not the highest ranked, think around top 50-60, the program is strong in my field of interest and has great faculty. Plus, the funding is better than other higher ranked programs.
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    Re: Profile Evaluation for lower ranked Economics programs

    Quote Originally Posted by edwards3rdid View Post
    Just a quick update. Got an early official acceptance from one of my top choices, with funding!
    Congratulations! Could you tell me (by Mp atención least) which university?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwards3rdid View Post
    While not highly ranked, think around top 50-60, the program is strong in my field of interest and has great faculty. Plus, the funding is better than other higher ranked programs.
    Congrats again, and wish ya more offers in the next coming weeks.

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    Thanks! Definately a relief. I have heard from 2 schools. Early acceptance at one with funding, and contacted by another for a fellowship nomination (not officially accepted yet). The early acceptance was one of 2 top choices so I accepted. I honestly feel silly for applying to so many programs now (22).

    For those interested, my concern was gre scores. The school I got into had a mean gre quant of 163, I got in with a 157, so it is possible.

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