2nd try at this with a more detailed overview of myself.
I am a hopeful candidate for next year's admissions. I feel like a I have a fairly ok resume,
State school (top 30 for physics, 15 for CM)
Physics GPA:3.85 (all A's in upper level physics courses)
Materials Science GPA :3.9+
2 summers research experience in a condensed matter lab, by the time I apply a semester as well, no publications but hopefully possible by the time I apply, we're making good progress currently.
Then I take the general gre twice.
V:155 both times
AW:4 and haven't gotten my 2nd score yet, expecting a 4 again.
I planned on applying to
for AMO/CM experiment
I have searched through the admissions decisions and found it difficult to find people with a similar profile. But the few I could find that were close:
got into texas a&m but rejected from rice and texas (uh oh)
Physics GPA: 3.66
got into stony brook, nyu, old dominion, ucsb after getting fellowship. this person is female and half puerto-rican, if it makes that much of a difference
Overall : 3.91
P GPA: 3.94
got into washington, cu boulder, rejected from maryland but has 3 publications
These are close but none of them are identical (which would be beautiful...)
I'm not really looking to apply anywhere that I'd have less than say 30% chance of getting in. Is my Q score going to affect me terribly? I know I haven't taken the PGRE yet, I guess if I had an idea of what kind of PGRE score I'd need to override my low quant score that would be very helpful too.
Any thoughts are appreciated.