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Re: Profiles and Results 2019
Type of Undergrad:
Top 70 U.S. state school
Graduated in 3 years with stats and econ with a minor in math
Type of Grad:NA
Q: 166, V: 152, W: 4.0
All A's: up through linear algebra and real analysis (taking this fall, no grade yet)
All A's: math econ, intermediates, econometrics, history of econ thought
A lot of stats (with 1 b and 1 b+). Such as time series, theory courses, regression stuff, etc...
Letters of Recommendation:
2 econ profs, 1 stats prof. Nobody recognizable.
McNair Scholar for a summer
TA for College Algebra
Applied Micro, Labor, Metrics, IO
1st gen, low income
Cornell AEM ($$$.5), Rochester ($$), UNC ($$), UC Irvine ($$$), Oregon($$)
All of the top 20, plus JHU
I shot too high with most of the schools, but was smart enough to have good backups. Got lucky getting into Rochester and Cornell. Very happy with Cornell, would have still been happy with with Irvine or UNC. All in all, I'm extremely happy with where I'm at. Only 20 years old making over 35k going to school at Cornell.
What would you have done differently?
Would have taken Analysis before applying so I could have a grade next to it. Also would have tried to do more research in undergrad. Maybe would have applies to more top 30 schools instead of all the top 20, but I chose good ones to apply to so I got a little lucky If you're US, don't do a masters first, it's useless.