Astro admission news 2009

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby evilclaw2321 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:46 am

I know berkeley has starting notifying. Someone at my school heard 2 days ago from their physics department and got accepted.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:57 am

evilclaw2321 wrote:I know berkeley has starting notifying. Someone at my school heard 2 days ago from their physics department and got accepted.


physics is different from astro though... anyone officially heard from astro? I haven't.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby meowful » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:31 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:
evilclaw2321 wrote:I know berkeley has starting notifying. Someone at my school heard 2 days ago from their physics department and got accepted.


physics is different from astro though... anyone officially heard from astro? I haven't.


I was wait listed yesterday by e-mail. Maybe they're still deciding on you? Good luck!!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Synthesize » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:45 pm

Rejected from Yale astronomy. gah.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby coconut » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:59 pm

Hm, I heard from the Berkeley astro folks today that they will have the results by Monday, and so we should hear from the committee around then. I guess they decided to let the waitlisted people know early?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:23 pm

Synthesize wrote:Rejected from Yale astronomy. gah.


Same here

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby nathan12343 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:38 pm

coconut wrote:Hm, I heard from the Berkeley astro folks today that they will have the results by Monday, and so we should hear from the committee around then. I guess they decided to let the waitlisted people know early?



Hope that's true, I can't get plane tickets to California until I hear back from them.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:17 pm

just heard from berkeley astro; accepted.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby nathan12343 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:28 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:just heard from berkeley astro; accepted.


How did you hear?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:01 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:just heard from berkeley astro; accepted.


congrats

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby blah » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:56 pm

nathan12343 wrote:
astrophysicist2b wrote:just heard from berkeley astro; accepted.


How did you hear?


They are contacting people by e-mail.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby nathan12343 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:36 am

Sad, I hope I'm on the waitlist... :(

Congrats to you guys.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:07 am

nathan12343 wrote:Sad, I hope I'm on the waitlist... :(

Congrats to you guys.


thanks. I wonder if they notified everyone today... I know that Penn State at least can't notify everyone at once; they haven't figured out the total number they're accepting yet (department head needs to figure out how many students they can budget), so they've accepted some people but not everyone they'll end up taking.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby blah » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:14 am

astrophysicist2b wrote:
nathan12343 wrote:Sad, I hope I'm on the waitlist... :(

Congrats to you guys.


thanks. I wonder if they notified everyone today... I know that Penn State at least can't notify everyone at once; they haven't figured out the total number they're accepting yet (department head needs to figure out how many students they can budget), so they've accepted some people but not everyone they'll end up taking.


I apologize for being the bearer of bad news, but I am fairly sure that they will only be offering more positions if any admittees decline the offer.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby dustdevil » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:56 pm

Just got into University of Michigan!! (notification via email!!) yaaay.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby nathan12343 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:03 pm

Just got a call from Hawaii, I'm in!

I thought I had no chance... now I've got a real decision.

Congrats to everyone else on their acceptances.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:47 pm

nathan12343 wrote:Just got a call from Hawaii, I'm in!

I thought I had no chance... now I've got a real decision.

Congrats to everyone else on their acceptances.


Congrats... guess i get to hope for a call as well today.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:34 pm

nathan12343 wrote:Just got a call from Hawaii, I'm in!

I thought I had no chance... now I've got a real decision.

Congrats to everyone else on their acceptances.


Congrats on Michigan and Hawaii acceptances!

I just heard from Hawaii too. I actually visited on my way back from an observing run in November, and really liked it. It's going to be a tough choice, I think... being able to be a PI on telescope proposals as a grad student is a definite perk (Hawaii gets 15% of the time on the Mauna Kea telescopes).

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby dustdevil » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:56 pm

Thanks!! Congrats for everyone else as well!! :) :)

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby coconut » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:24 pm

Has anyone heard from Arizona yet? I saw on gradcafe just now that someone got rejected via e-mail today...which is kind of weird since it's a Saturday (didn't know they worked today?).

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby conunDrum » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:42 am

UC Davis offer with fellowship. No rejections yet but I haven't heard from schools others have so I assume the worst.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby valkyrie » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:50 am

Seems Harvard has started too - I just got an offer (by email) !!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:19 pm

valkyrie wrote:Seems Harvard has started too - I just got an offer (by email) !!



congrats

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby dustdevil » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:40 pm

Congrats valk!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:02 pm

valkyrie wrote:Seems Harvard has started too - I just got an offer (by email) !!


congratulations! I'm wondering if omitting the fact that I worked there one summer from my application was a good or bad thing... anyone get rejections from them yet?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:26 pm

valkyrie wrote:Seems Harvard has started too - I just got an offer (by email) !!


congrats!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby IDL » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:30 pm

Is there anyone who got an offer from Columbia????
There is a person who recieved rejecting e-mail at the gradcafe.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby PoincareSection » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:59 pm

I applied to columbia astronomy and I haven't heard anything yet. I guess this is good news for us.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby blah » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:00 pm

I know someone who was accepted at Columbia for astronomy.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby momar » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:01 pm

IDL wrote:Is there anyone who got an offer from Columbia????
There is a person who recieved rejecting e-mail at the gradcafe.



I got an unofficial acceptance e-mail from them yesterday afternoon...

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby PoincareSection » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:11 am

momar wrote:
IDL wrote:Is there anyone who got an offer from Columbia????
There is a person who recieved rejecting e-mail at the gradcafe.



I got an unofficial acceptance e-mail from them yesterday afternoon...


Congrats! Hopefully they'll admit in waves, but I couldn't find any data from past years on this.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:54 pm

I woke up with a call from Boston U this morning. :D wooo !

that breaks the three weeks of silence.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby evilclaw2321 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:00 pm

Ren wrote:I woke up with a call from Boston U this morning. :D wooo !

that breaks the three weeks of silence.


Congrats I've got my fingers crossed for boston so hopefully I'll hear soemthing soon too :roll:

Did they mention when the open house is?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby PoincareSection » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:15 pm

Someone on thegradcafe is reporting an acceptance from Penn in astrophysics. Anyone else hear from them?

Now I'm really starting to worry.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:21 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:
Ren wrote:I woke up with a call from Boston U this morning. :D wooo !

that breaks the three weeks of silence.


Congrats I've got my fingers crossed for boston so hopefully I'll hear soemthing soon too :roll:

Did they mention when the open house is?


Hope you'll hear from them too!
He didn't mention when it is. He said he'll send me an e-mail so we can arrange for a visit. I havn't got any e-mail from them yet.

He (I think he's a professor) said he works in the same research area as what I specified as my interest. So maybe they let professors from different research areas call students according to student's interest.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby conunDrum » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:18 am

U of Chicago Admission about 4 minutes ago. exciting.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:30 am

conunDrum wrote:U of Chicago Admission about 4 minutes ago. exciting.


congrats at 1:30 am chicago time?

Congrats to everyone else as well

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby franziaboy » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:17 pm

on columbia's wait list

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby PoincareSection » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:18 pm

franziaboy wrote:on columbia's wait list

How did you find out?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby franziaboy » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:23 pm

wait list email from columbia dept of astronomy

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrofan » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:49 pm

Accepted, Texas A&M.

I was surprised by the offer, $1850/month sounds like a lot of money for a college in the middle of no where.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:15 pm

astrofan wrote:Accepted, Texas A&M.

I was surprised by the offer, $1850/month sounds like a lot of money for a college in the middle of no where.


i think it is inflated because of undergrads and you have to realize that Texas A&M has one of the largest endowments in the nation (No. 10) because of the oil money. It is the same with UT that give you also at least 1800+ for TAing because they have a larger endowment than MIT.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby dlenmn » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:25 pm

Helio wrote:It is the same with UT that give you also at least 1800+ for TAing because they have a larger endowment than MIT.


Not per student, and I think that's what's relevant when comparing endowments for such purposes.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby dustdevil » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:29 pm

Also, going to school in Texas, I've seen that Texas cities are relatively "recession proof," keeping the Texas graduate student pay relatively higher than schools in more economically troubled cities.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:34 pm

dlenmn wrote:
Helio wrote:It is the same with UT that give you also at least 1800+ for TAing because they have a larger endowment than MIT.


Not per student, and I think that's what's relevant when comparing endowments for such purposes.


that is true but compared to the living cost Austin or college station for that matter are way cheaper than Boston, but the financial difference is maybe 2 to 3 k per year. who knows how they decide about TA pay

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby nathan12343 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:29 am

Just received an acceptance e-mail from Cornell with a 25k fellowship, woohoo!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Alistar » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:38 am

I am wait-listed for CalTech!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:42 pm

Alistar wrote:I am wait-listed for CalTech!


congratulations! anyone else hear from them otherwise? a friend of mine who I would think would have very good odds of acceptance hasn't heard anything, and neither have I.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Alistar » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:08 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:
Alistar wrote:I am wait-listed for CalTech!


congratulations! anyone else hear from them otherwise? a friend of mine who I would think would have very good odds of acceptance hasn't heard anything, and neither have I.


Thanks. I guess people who have been in the short list(something like 9 persons including me I think) have been contacted last week.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby franziaboy » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:16 pm

i also received an acceptance email from Cornell last night




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