qubit wrote:I am an international student currently studying in US. I have pretty good GPA. I have 3 summers of research experience, 1 semester of 2 researches (one in physics and one in maths)....Going to have about 2 papers published may be one by the end of this semester and other by the end of this year. Going to have pretty strong reco from my research prof...and others two recos are so gonna be strong too....I am Physics major, computer science and mathematics minor....
I am planning to apply for three different programs:
1. Particle physics
2. Medical Physics
3. Nuclear Engineering
For last two programs, I do not need PGRE but for particle physics, I need to take PGRE and I am preparing for it. I already took general GRE and got (Quan = 790 and Verbal = 420)....so, my question is what kinds of school should I try? I really want to get into top 10...what do you guys suggest?
Since my verbal is not good at all,so I am little bit concern about it. Moreover all my researches are not in the field that I am applying to.
grae313 wrote:For medical physics or nuclear engineering I think you have a chance at top 10, particle physics is hard to say until you know your PGRE score. The research experience is key, and programs are going to want to see a strong research background in the subfield to which you apply. What area is your research in? You've got a shot at good schools, but don't forget to apply to a number of safeties. Choose schools that are a little lower in the rankings but have strong research groups in your area(s) of interest. Assuming your research experience is relevant and you score well on the PGRE, I'd suggest a few top 10, a few top 20, a couple top 30, and maybe on super duper safety.
WhoaNonstop wrote:Let me throw something out there:
You can find a roster of physics departments on AIP. There will be approximately 190 in total.
This is your decision, not any of ours, so I highly suggest you look through those schools and do the research yourself.
http://www.gradschoolshopper.com is also useful.
I have spent much time researching each of these schools for my own preferences.
I think you should write down your preferences and figure this out as I'm sure most don't have the time to do this for you.
If from there you have found some schools and want to ask general opinions about them, I'm sure most people will help you, but nobody wants to do your homework.
guthria wrote:who the *** says 'for your Kind information' any more? that was something we said when I was in primary school.
WhoaNonstop wrote:guthria wrote:who the *** says 'for your Kind information' any more? that was something we said when I was in primary school.
Even more interesting is someone who registers for a forum to scold them about it. =P
kroner wrote:If you were in primary school in October 2010 then I think you have some time before you need to start worrying about grad applications.
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