TakeruK wrote:1. The profile page on this website is very useful as long as you remember that they are incomplete and very biased. Generally, the better the profile, the more likely someone will post it (or even find this website) so seeing what profiles get into schools can tell you what a successful profile could look like. However, it does not say anything about the minimum to get accepted--that is, the "weakest" accepted profile on this site is probably still in the top half of accepted students.
Catria wrote:Even if you did take in account the subfields, is there any reason to believe that the weakest accepted profile for any given subfield on this website is still (other than, for some schools, the published PGRE ranges) in the top half of the admits?
I thought that perhaps the kids with subpar research experiences had to have stronger grades, GRE scores and recs to make up for the mediocrity/scarcity of research experience...
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