Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Manheim
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Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby Manheim » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:57 pm

Hi everybody,

I am an International applicant. My MSc was in Gravitation. Is there somebody help me with these scores which universities best fit me? I want to apply for Experimental Physics.

GRE Physics: 860 (80%)
TOEFL IBT: 92 (R:25, L: 25, S: 19, W:23)

Verbal: 140 (10%)
Quantitative: 159 (74%)
AW: 3.

Verbal: 136 (3%)
Quantitative: 161 (81%)
AW: 3.

MSc GPA: 3.3 out of 4.
BSc GPA: 2.8 out of 4.
Paper: 1 in Classical and Quantum Gravity (in MSc period)

and three good recommendations!
Is there anyone who knows which school will accept such a weak applicant?

deterministic devil
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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby deterministic devil » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:20 am

I think you should retake the TOEFL since your speaking score is low. You should make it at least 23-24 to be considered for TAship.

Manheim
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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby Manheim » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:12 pm

deterministic devil wrote:I think you should retake the TOEFL since your speaking score is low. You should make it at least 23-24 to be considered for TAship.


If I get 23 or more in speaking section, then what? Can I find a school in top 50? I am running out of time and most graduate school's deadline is so close :?. For TOEFL I tried three times!

McLovin
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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby McLovin » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:27 pm

The score on the speaking part of the TOEFL is not the problem, but the combination with the low score on the verbal GRE. That been said, its still worth a shot at a few top 50.

A lot of schools require an additional English assessment after you enroll and before you can do "human contact" TA. So I would apply as long as the school doesn't have a strict requirement on the TOEFL speaking part.
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Catria
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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby Catria » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:12 pm

You said experimental physics... what do you want out of experimental physics?

If you want to do condensed matter experiment, you won't have the same list as a HEP-EX buff or a biophysics buff, let alone a gravitation experimentalist.

Manheim
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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby Manheim » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:29 pm

Catria wrote:You said experimental physics... what do you want out of experimental physics?

If you want to do condensed matter experiment, you won't have the same list as a HEP-EX buff or a biophysics buff, let alone a gravitation experimentalist.


By experimental Physics I meant Condensed Matter Physics or some sort of Biophysics.

Manheim
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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby Manheim » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:34 pm

McLovin wrote:The score on the speaking part of the TOEFL is not the problem, but the combination with the low score on the verbal GRE. That been said, its still worth a shot at a few top 50.

A lot of schools require an additional English assessment after you enroll and before you can do "human contact" TA. So I would apply as long as the school doesn't have a strict requirement on the TOEFL speaking part.


It seems risky but I am going to apply for 1 or 2 schools among top 50. I hope the admission committees do not look at my Verbal Scores :D.

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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby Catria » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:31 pm

Rutgers as a reach, Georgetown lower down the chain...

Manheim
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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby Manheim » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Catria wrote:Rutgers as a reach, Georgetown lower down the chain...


Thank you Catria for suggestions. Rutgers need a score of 23 on the speaking section, and I haven't enough time to take another TOEFL exam. So, you think with my low speaking score I can get fund from Rutgers?
Thank you again for your attention.

deterministic devil
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Re: Help for finding schools with these scores (International)

Postby deterministic devil » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:20 pm

It would be more efficient if you ask physics department of Rutgers




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