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All, I hear that in terms of placement in the US - it's LBS or bust. I've been admitted to Cass with a great project and a great advisor. My ultimate goal would to be back in the US down the line. What are the perceptions of Cass... if any at all?
PROFILE: Type of Undergrad: T50 US News Undergrad GPA: 3.8 (BS Econ, Math/Quantitative Computing Minors) Type of Grad: n/a Grad GPA: n/a GRE: 165/161/3.5 (Q/V/AW) Math Courses: Calc I, II, Multivariate, Real Analysis I, Linear Algebra I, Transitions(intro proofs class), Probability(3.5) Comment: All 4.0 unless stated. Taking Real Analysis II and Abstract Algebra this fall Econ Courses: Intro-Advanced Micro (includes game theory)[3.5 in intermediate], Intro-Intermediate Macro[3.5 in intro], Labor, Education, International Policy, Urban, Econometrics Comment: All 4.0 unless stated Other: Internships at fortune 50 companies Interests: Labor and Education Letters of Recommendation: 1. Metrics prof, knows me well and has advised on research 2. Econ scholar advisor, lukewarm letter 3. Research advisor, knows me well, strong letter from assistant prof 4. (Expected) Thesis advisor, top ranking metrics prof Research Experience: Senior thesis on machine learning applications, independent (published) teacher union research Teaching Experience: Independent tutoring, TA for introductory econ courses Concerns: Poor GRE (retaking - didn't prepare much first time), I have less math than I'd hope, Not a great undergrad school ranking Questions: Where should I be applying assuming I get a 167 or higher on the GRE? If I stay at 165? Should I consider looking for RA work instead of applying to Phd? Thank you!