easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

delsub
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easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:48 pm

hi

I wanted to get into Phd program from January, but plan did not work out. Now I am applying for Fall.

I HAVE to get admission SOMEWHERE. for observational astronomy

So I am looking for dead easy safety schools - any adventurous applying I will do will be for mid ranked colleges in the north - east coast.

GPA - 3.3 in masters from Texas A & M
GRE = V.Q.Phys = 620. 800. 640
good thesis in Observational Astro.

can you please recommend some dead easy colleges anywhere in usa, esp in east coast.

delsub
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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:52 pm

Please experts help me - i need to get in somewhere - else my physics career is over !!

Would you advise that i dont ask for astronomy and instead indicate something (with less strict criteria) like planetary or atmospheric physics instead?

Help !!

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby bfollinprm » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:31 pm

look for anywhere with year-round rolling admission--they don't do the compare/contrast/shoot-for-an-entering-class thing, so it's a bit easier to get in. The only places I know of are UC Riverside (partially rolling, they had a fellowship deadline that passed) and UC Merced, but they're on the west coast and are state schools, which means they might not take an international student. I'm sure there are more, though.

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:21 am

ok thanks.

Would the knowledgeable people here please tell me which of these are the easiest colleges to get into -

Renseller Polytechnic
Cuny
njit
Rochester inst
Leigh university , PA
North eastern
U Pittsburg
Wake forest
Bryn Mawr College
Worcester polytechnic
U buffalo
Tufts
College of William & mary
George mason
Wesleyan university
U mass Amherst
Hampton university
U Missouri
West Virginia
U arkansas
U Dayton
Temple
New Hampshire
U Alabama @ Tuscaloosa
U Alabama @ Huntsville
U Alabama @ Birmingham
Tulane
U Cincinnati
U southern Mississippi
North Carolina state u
U north Carolina
Wayne state


I think will apply to RPI, wayne state, dayton, tulane, u buffalo, njit, u arkansas

I want to apply to 3 EASIEST IN USA colleges, and 5-6 moderately tough colleges in east coast. BTW i got into george washington and tcu but without aid in jan, maybe they will give me TA from fall.

Thanks a lot.

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:34 pm

pls someone tell me if you know which of these colleges are real easy

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby photomagnetic » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:38 pm

dude there is not a term such as easy.

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:55 pm

relatively easy.

or is there a website that ranks all the physics phd programs in usa?

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:10 pm


delsub
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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:10 pm

this could be better - but some rankings dont even make sense -

http://graduate-school.phds.org/ranking ... nk/basic/7

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby AEP » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:10 pm

Tufts, NO DOUBT

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:45 pm

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandrevie ... enver-1371


here is a way to get an overview of the college but not the phys dept

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby bfollinprm » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:37 pm

AEP wrote:Tufts, NO DOUBT



HAHAHA love the sarcasm. EVERYONE knows it's impossible to get into Tufts, best school in Boston.

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby photomagnetic » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:52 pm

tufts is a weird one.
one of my friends applied there last year. he got accepted eventually for experimental cosmology.
there are only 2 prof were working on that. somehow graduate admissions didnt know that and my friend got a rejection at first.
then he called them they said sorry and made an offering.
weird weird.

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby WhoaNonstop » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:49 pm

delsub wrote:Help !!


Most of the large state schools in the midwest where nobody wants to live. There are only a few exceptions to that rule. :P

-Riley

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby delsub » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:48 pm

thanks Riley for the info - I shall try a few. you mean like Idaho?? Oregon?

Here is what I am aiming for -

Njit, Rochester inst tech, Renseller. Polytechnic. Inst., Cuny <== these are all east coast - is there any here i have no chance in. cuny already applied.

U Toledo, U Ark fayetteville, Tulane, university southern Mississippi <=== these are the easiest I found - can you please add some names - WPU? Hampton?

suggestions for "super safety schools" welcome !!

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Re: easiest Phd Physics programs to get into

Postby WhoaNonstop » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:27 am

delsub wrote:thanks Riley for the info - I shall try a few. you mean like Idaho?? Oregon?

Here is what I am aiming for -

Njit, Rochester inst tech, Renseller. Polytechnic. Inst., Cuny <== these are all east coast - is there any here i have no chance in. cuny already applied.

U Toledo, U Ark fayetteville, Tulane, university southern Mississippi <=== these are the easiest I found - can you please add some names - WPU? Hampton?

suggestions for "super safety schools" welcome !!



Those are more western schools. I mean like Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, etc.

-Riley

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