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    Hey everyone! Trying to figure out how many top 10's, top 20's, and top 30's to apply to. Limited to about 13-16 applications due to budget constraints. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

    Type of Undergrad: School ranked in 50's by US News
    Undergrad GPA: 3.87/4.00
    Type of Grad: Masters in Econ (dual degree - earning both bachelors/masters in 4 years)
    Grad GPA: Not explicitly calculated
    GRE: 169Q - 162V - 5.5W
    Math Courses: Math Stat I and II (A's in both), Multivariable Math I and II (B+ and A-), this is a proof-based combo of real analysis, vector calculus, topology, differential forms, regarded as hardest math class at university
    *Took Calc I-III at Georgia Tech in high school*
    Econ Courses: Principles of Macro (A), Intermediate Micro (A), Intro Econometrics (A-), Intermediate Macro (A-), Econ of Education (A), PhD Micro I (A-), PhD Intro Econometrics (A), PhD Micro II (B+), currently taking PhD Macro I (currently have an A - professor is a letter writer), PhD Econometrics I, PhD Labor Econ
    Other Courses: Independent research in econ (A in two semesters)
    Research Experience: awarded university's largest & most prestigious research fellowship, awarded university's second-largest research fellowship, conducted independent research with department head for two+ years, working as an econometrics aid for seniors doing their senior theses, interned at governor's office this past summer as research intern, presented at 1 national conference
    Teaching Experience: Teaching Assistant for Honors freshman for 2 years (seminar course to help them with college development as they start in college), Graduate Teaching Assistant for undergrad econometrics and undergrad principles of micro
    Research Interests: Econ of Ed, Labor Econ, Health Econ, Econometrics

    Thanks again everyone! Let me know if I can clarify/elaborate anything.

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    Re: Profile Evaluation

    From your above profile it seems like you took all the core PhD courses and this shows that you are already very well informed (in what you are doing). That is why no one replied. Your Profs should have a very good idea, talk to them.

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