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    Econ PhD Admissions Chances for Strong Undergrad

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    Been lurking for a while and since I finally applied to graduate school, thought I'd see what people think Appreciate any criticism or commentary!

    Undergrad: Harvard (math and CS double, econ minor)

    GPA: 3.91

    GRE: 163V/170Q

    Math-y stuff: Theoretical Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Group Theory, Rings & Fields, Complex Analysis, Measure/Functional Analysis, Graduate Probability, Graduate Algorithms, Machine Learning, Stochastic Processes, Dynamical Systems, Operating Systems, Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity.

    Econ: Intermediate and graduate micro/macro sequences, economic history, urban economics, game theory.

    Research Experience: Two summers at Harvard (one in urban economics, another in developmental) and one at MIT (innovation economics), three co-authored papers in good but not tip-top-tier journals. Recommendations from Harvard professors I worked and took a few classes under.

    Applying to Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Berkeley, Penn, Chicago, Northwestern, NYU, and a few slightly lower ranked schools. I think I have a strong profile but top PhD programs are unpredictable, so would appreciate people who have been through the system telling it to me straight, and suggesting how I might improve.

    Thank you all so much!

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    Re: Econ PhD Admissions Chances for Strong Undergrad

    I've been around here for a very long time and I can only think of a handful of applicants with profiles as strong as yours (assuming all your math and grad econ classes are A/A-) and all got multiple funded top 10 admits.

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    Re: Econ PhD Admissions Chances for Strong Undergrad

    Which versions of grad courses did u take between 2010 and 2020? Ex) micro 2010a

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