How selective is UChicago?

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tiyusufaly
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How selective is UChicago?

Postby tiyusufaly » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:43 pm

Hi,

I was wondering how selective the University of Chicago is, in particular for experimental AMO / CM Physics and relative to the following schools: UC Berkeley, University of Washington, and Columbia. Again, this is for experimental AMO / CM.

Thanks.

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al-Haytham
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Re: How selective is UChicago?

Postby al-Haytham » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:54 pm

very

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al-Haytham
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Re: How selective is UChicago?

Postby al-Haytham » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:57 pm

For fall admission, 2007–08, 93 students
were accepted from 473 applicants.
average GRE Advanced score for
2005–06 admissions was 823.

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Re: How selective is UChicago?

Postby tiyusufaly » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:59 pm

Would the standards be about average / below average / above average for someone who wanted to do experimental CM / AMO as opposed to something like Particle Theory? Would this make it significantly easier to get into?

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Re: How selective is UChicago?

Postby twistor » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:08 pm

Above average. Applying to theory in any field at any school is the fastest way to get rejected. Experimental fields are easier to get into if you have experience.

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Re: How selective is UChicago?

Postby tiyusufaly » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:10 pm

So for experiment, would UChicago be easier or harder to get into relative to Berkeley, UWash, Columbia? Particularly, experimental CM/AMO?

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Re: How selective is UChicago?

Postby twistor » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:12 pm

I doubt it.

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Re: How selective is UChicago?

Postby tiyusufaly » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:13 pm

Doubt what?

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Re: How selective is UChicago?

Postby al-Haytham » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:28 pm

well if the application fee aren't a burden for you, you should apply to as many schools as you want to, but university of chicago is not any easier to get into than any of the other schools that you are naming




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