I've just recently finished my third year of undergrad and I'm planning to apply to grad school this winter as a high energy theorist.
White domestic male
Overall GPA: 3.628
Physics GPA: 3.757
PGRE: 970 (93%)
GRE: not taken yet
I'm doing research this summer in particle experiment, hoping to get a good letter from the PI and I've been in the group for about a year, but no publications yet.
My QM2 professor said he can write me a strong letter, for my third I asked one of my math professors by email yesterday and haven't heard back yet.
I'm not double majoring in math, but I'm taking extra math classes anyway. I got two really bad grades in real analysis and abstract algebra during my sophomore year (no real excuse, just hubris), then came back and aced them both in junior year. I'm planning to address that in my SOP.
For sure I'm going to apply to some top 10 programs but I don't have many ideas when it comes to match or safety schools, so can anyone help me out here?