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  1. I definitely agree that it's important to get...

    I definitely agree that it's important to get opinions from sources outside the bubble of your institution, and that can be an important purpose of these forums. For questions as specific as who to...
  2. I may be taking a huge stab in the dark here, but...

    I may be taking a huge stab in the dark here, but based on a few hints imbedded in your first post, I'm willing to bet you and I go to the same school. If I'm right -- and that may be a big if --...
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    I've never been to Yale or NYU, but I can share...

    I've never been to Yale or NYU, but I can share some first-hand experience about the Bay Area schools.



    Palo Alto is definitely a pricey suburb, but Palo Alto and Stanford are practically...
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    The NSF only lasts for three years. My MIT offer...

    The NSF only lasts for three years. My MIT offer said that if I were to win an NSF the department would fund two additional years so that it would end up being five total years of funding.

    One of...
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    I don't know if that post is fake, but I do know...

    I don't know if that post is fake, but I do know that they have started sending out acceptance e-mails.
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    Mine arrived on Saturday. It comes in a big...

    Mine arrived on Saturday. It comes in a big packet with a bunch of other information on housing and dining from the GSAS, so you can't miss it.
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    I completely agree that women consider factors...

    I completely agree that women consider factors like marriage and children when choosing whether or not to pursue a Ph.D. and that those factors may discourage many from doing so. Remember, however,...
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    If women are admitted at a higher rate than men,...

    If women are admitted at a higher rate than men, one or both of the following factors must be at work:

    (1) Admissions committees apply different criteria when evaluating men and women.
    (2) The...
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