I saw my PGRE just now; it is only 800 which is far below what I estimated.
I feel like it is high possible that I have no offers from those schools which are in my list. Therefore, I want some schools for safety, and is there anyone who can help me.
Undergrad Institution: east public university in top 20 of physics
Major GPA: 3.95
GRE: Q:169 V:149 W:2.5(once 3.5) P: 800 (70%) "I screwed up all standard tests.....
Letters: One from research adviser which i have followed in the past two years, but no publication. One from a lecture perfessor which only will give me a short letter to proof my academic success. The last one is from my out-school mentor.
Research Experience: 2 years in low dimensional material lab. Have learned a lot of expoerience on dealing with graphene and making electronic devices ( can finish a device by myself)
Places applying (All Condensed Matter Experimental):
Maryland- College Park
Also, I am thinking that maybe I should change me major to material science since I do not need to submit my PGRE, but I did not take any courses in material science, which may give me a disadvantage. So I am confused and nervous....