New Mexico State Astronomy

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activegalaxybuff
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New Mexico State Astronomy

Postby activegalaxybuff » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:40 pm

Has anyone on here gotten an acceptance from NMSU Astronomy? I was waitlisted somewhere near the top of the list and am just waiting for someone to turn down their offer. So, I was curious if anyone on here had been accepted and if they knew what their plan was yet.

astrofan
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Re: New Mexico State Astronomy

Postby astrofan » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Haven't seen anyone else who applied there. Was considering applying, but then I read this in the part C of their FAQ (from the astronomy website):

"Tuition and fees run to about $1,900 per semester and the graduate students usually do payroll deduction, so that's about $315/month. NMSU graduate students have been working with the state legislature to pass a tuition-waiver bill for all graduate students across the state, and some year soon it may actually happen. In addition, the Graduate School provides one- and three-year tuition scholarships for some applicants."

And, from gradschoolshopper, their stipend is $20000 a year, which means that losing $315/month is a big deal.

activegalaxybuff
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Re: New Mexico State Astronomy

Postby activegalaxybuff » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:09 pm

Yeah, it's not ideal, and actually it's a huge pay cut for me lol...but that's okay. I can live in poverty. Apparently, they sent out five acceptances and told me that I'm on their shortlist and if someone turns down their offer, which 2-3 people usually do each year, then I have a good chance of getting the next acceptance. I've been rejected by everywhere else so far except BU and Wesleyan, but I haven't heard anything from them at all (Wesleyan's deadline JUST passed though).

So, basically, I was just trying to gauge the opinions of people who may have gotten in there.




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