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    Profile Eval for Fall 2021 (Aiming at top 10)

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    Type of Undergrad: Low ivy school. Triple major in CS/ECON/MATH

    Cumulative GPA: 3.99/4.3


    GRE: 170 Q/161 V/4.5 W (non-native English speaker)

    Math Courses:
    Linear Algebra(A+), Multivariable Calculus(A), Applied Algebra(A), Advanced Linear Alg(A-), Honor intro to analysis(A), Stochestic Process(A+), Numerical Analysis (A)


    Econ Courses:

    Intermediate Microeconomics(A+) & Macroeconomics(A), Statistics and Probability(A+), Econometrics(A), Game Theory(A+), Financial Engineering(A), Quantitative Analysis(A), Behavioral Economics(A-), Asymmetric Information(A), and International Trade(B-, oops!)Taking ECON PHD Micro I now, seems good so far

    CS Courses:
    Intro to Python(A), Object-Oriented Programming & Data Structure(A), Discrete Structures(A+), Data Structure & Functional Programming(A-), Machine Learning for Intelligent Systems(A), Algorithms(A), Computer Vision (A), and System Programming (A+)

    Letters of Recommendation:
    1) Assistant Professor who I RAed for 8 months. He is also my thesis advisor (Super Strong)
    2) Full Professor who I RAed for and took a class with. He was a top5 full professor before joining our school. (Strong)
    3) Full Professor who I RAed for and took a class with. (Strong)

    Research Experience:
    4 RA experiences with 2 Assistant Professors and 2 Full Professors. Asked 3 for LOR. Interned as undergraduate researcher for the AEA publication code-checking job.

    Teaching Experience:
    TAed 3 semesters for the Discrete Structure course and 2 semesters for the Machine Learning course (all in CS department)

    Programming skills:
    Python, Java, Matlab, Latex, R, STATA

    I am a bit concerned with my B- Econ course.
    I didn't feel well when I took the final. Does it harm a lot? Would it be reasonable for me to get a top 10 offer? Or top 5? What's gonna be the expected lowerbound for me? Should I apply to any program below top 25?

    Any advice would be appreciated.


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    Re: Profile Eval for Fall 2021 (Aiming at top 10)

    I think that B- is not a big deal -- its an elective Econ class, so no problem. I think its possible you'll get a top 10 admit. What rank is your undergrad? I would still apply across the top 20 in case.

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    Re: Profile Eval for Fall 2021 (Aiming at top 10)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zubrus View Post
    I think that B- is not a big deal -- its an elective Econ class, so no problem. I think its possible you'll get a top 10 admit. What rank is your undergrad? I would still apply across the top 20 in case.
    As I mentioned, it is a low Ivy league school (one of Brown, Cornell, and Dartmouth), so the rank would be around 15th.

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    Re: Profile Eval for Fall 2021 (Aiming at top 10)

    No one will care in the slightest about the B-.

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    Re: Profile Eval for Fall 2021 (Aiming at top 10)

    Are you very confident that your letters are strong? If so, I don't see why you won't get a top 10 offer. Top 5 is a bit of a crapshoot with a large luck component involved, but I think you have a very good shot at top 5 as well (whatever "top 5" means. Isn't it more like top 6 these days?).

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