HELP ! School List for CM so far, is it okay?

PathIntegrals92
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HELP ! School List for CM so far, is it okay?

Postby PathIntegrals92 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:33 am

Hey Everyone,
Would appreciate any advice or suggestions.

I know that I do not have many "safeties", but that is because I am applying to a bunch of master's programs (not physics and because of research interest)

Physics GPA: 3.5ish ( No grade lower than a B... lots of advanced courses!) Maybe I should have toned it down.
PGRE: 700 (52%)
Type: Domestic

Research Experience: 2 Hep-th projects, no publications. Happy advisors though!
Rec Letters: I believe I will have 2 strong rec letters from research advisors and 1 from a prof ( two classes received As and prof knows me very well).


Bonus Not On APP : I have met many experts in the field of my research(hep-th) and all of them have been very encouraging. They believe I would make a great researcher as well as be very successful in graduate school.

On App: Not so great gpa/pgre score. Good SOP so far. I'm working on making it strong and reflecting my research abilities.

I am undecided between theory and experiment, but I prefer "hard condensed matter".

Rutgers??
Brown
Ohio State
Boston
UPenn??

[Three Master's programs]
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PathIntegrals92
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Re: HELP ! School List for CM so far, is it okay?

Postby PathIntegrals92 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:10 pm

I have been planning to apply to USC, but I mostly focused on their computational group. I am starting to look at their condensed matter group too.

for high energy, it seems that they only have theorists?

Catria
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Re: HELP ! School List for CM so far, is it okay?

Postby Catria » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:05 pm

UPenn is fairly heavy on soft CM...

PathIntegrals92
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Re: HELP ! School List for CM so far, is it okay?

Postby PathIntegrals92 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:05 pm

I noticed, UPenn is sort of an exception. I always had it on my list and I sort of just decided to keep it. I prefer "hard condensed matter" only because I took a course in solid state physics and I am more familiar with research in this area.

What about Penn State? Is it good overall too?




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