GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Robbie
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GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby Robbie » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:18 am

HEY, GUYS THERE!!!

Could anyone help me with SCHOOL SELECTION??? Many thanks!!!

My info. are provided below, but because I'm not domestic, I know US university little, except about ranking.

Research interest: Nuclear/Particle/High Energy Physics

International, Chinese.

Undergraduate GPA: around 85/100

PGRE: 980 (93%)

GRE: 153 (59%) 165 (90%) 4.0 (54%)

TOEFL: 95 (Speaking 24)

Prizes: Honorable Mention, Mathematical Contest in Modeling (international);
Third Prize, Chinese Mathematical Contest in Modeling;
Two other similar small prizes.

Honors: Several Scholarships in the University.

Research Exp.: Almost none, except Mathematical Contest in Modeling, very very little in astrophysics.

Other minor info. are ignored here.

I've selected several universities, like

UCLA
UC Davis
Stony Brook University
TAMU (Texas A&M University)
University of Arizona
UC Santa Cruz
North Carolina State University
UC Riverside
University of Virginia
Arizona State University
University of Oregon
University of Utah
University of New Mexico
University of Georgia

and

Rice University
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
University of Texas at Dallas
College of William and Marry

and perhaps:


University of Hawaii - Manoa
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Tulane Uiversity
University of Houston


Is is OK with my school selection????

Could anyone help me with SCHOOL SELECTION???



ANY ADVICE ARE WELCOME!!! Many Many thanks!!!

sedwealer
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby sedwealer » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Hi,

I am new to this blog/forum. judging from your score and other things you already have a good list to go.
Congratulation!! for awesome score. I am planning to take PGRE April -2015.
What should be my studying strategy ? what would you recommend?
thanks :D

Catria
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby Catria » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:40 pm

The only reason for you to aim so low is that you have very little research experience.

Even so, axe Tulane (out of what you mentioned, they only have nuclear experimental), but you might want to look at Michigan State and Notre Dame.

Pay attention as to what you want out of nuclear/HEP. If you want nuclear experiment you're not going to apply to the same schools as if you were interested in HEP-EX, or even HEP-TH.

PathIntegrals92
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby PathIntegrals92 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:52 pm

I feel like you could probably aim a little higher too...

Robbie
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby Robbie » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:19 pm

Catria wrote:The only reason for you to aim so low is that you have very little research experience.

Even so, axe Tulane (out of what you mentioned, they only have nuclear experimental), but you might want to look at Michigan State and Notre Dame.

Pay attention as to what you want out of nuclear/HEP. If you want nuclear experiment you're not going to apply to the same schools as if you were interested in HEP-EX, or even HEP-TH.

Sorry, could you explain what is:

axe Tulane?

Michigan S. and N.D you mentioned are a little cold, I don't like it.

You mean I should consider nuclear & hep separately for each school? Definitely.

Robbie
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby Robbie » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:19 pm

PathIntegrals92 wrote:I feel like you could probably aim a little higher too...

Thought it should be 990, I don't know how!

PathIntegrals92
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby PathIntegrals92 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:41 pm

Robbie wrote:
PathIntegrals92 wrote:I feel like you could probably aim a little higher too...

Thought it should be 990, I don't know how!


I meant for the schools you are applying to, you can reach a little higher. You have an excellent pgre score! GPA is good too.

Just write a very good SOP and get great LORs

Have you looked into Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UT Austin?

Catria
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby Catria » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:02 pm

PathIntegrals92 wrote:
Robbie wrote:
PathIntegrals92 wrote:I feel like you could probably aim a little higher too...

Thought it should be 990, I don't know how!


I meant for the schools you are applying to, you can reach a little higher. You have an excellent pgre score! GPA is good too.

Just write a very good SOP and get great LORs

Have you looked into Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UT Austin?


Or likewise, Yale (especially if you're into HEP-EX)?

In fact, Stony Brook, Yale, Notre Dame and MSU are all in the same kind of cold.

PathIntegrals92
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby PathIntegrals92 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:11 pm

Having been to Yale and Stony Brook during the middle of winter, I agree with Catria that they have the same kind of cold. If you are applying to Stony Brook, why not look into Yale?

Same goes with UC Berkeley and Stanford since you have a good chunk of California schools on there...

Robbie
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby Robbie » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:18 pm

PathIntegrals92 wrote:Having been to Yale and Stony Brook during the middle of winter, I agree with Catria that they have the same kind of cold. If you are applying to Stony Brook, why not look into Yale?

Same goes with UC Berkeley and Stanford since you have a good chunk of California schools on there...

wow yale is too great & difficult to apply.
Because my teacher knows something in SB.

gendf
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby gendf » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:35 am

And may be it is worthwhile to retake GRE general to improve your Quant. section. However, time is close to deadline.

Robbie
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Re: GOT PGRE 980, international stu. Could anyone HELP ME??!!thx

Postby Robbie » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:29 am

gendf wrote:And may be it is worthwhile to retake GRE general to improve your Quant. section. However, time is close to deadline.

Thanks but no time to take it.




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