Fall 2010 Open House Dates

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serali
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Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby serali » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:30 am

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2053

Why don't we have a similar thread this year? I am an int. applicant, but it would be good to know when there will be some more open positions. I have gone through the websites of the school I applied to, but I couldn't find much information on the open house dates.

"pqortic: I will update this list based on your posts"

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U California-Berkeley




Boston University


U Colorado-Boulder


Physics:




University of British Columbia


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Caltech



Columbia
Astronomy:


Cornell
Astronomy:
March 4-7
Physics:
March 27-28

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UC Davis
March 6-7

Duke
March 4-6 and March 25-27

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Harvard


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U California - Irvine
#1: 2/26-27

#2: March 3/5-3/6

UIUC
March 12-13

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John Hopkins University
2/26-27



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UCLA
Physics:


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U Maryland


MIT



University of Michigan
Astronomy:

Physics:
#1:March
#2:March

Minnesota
#1: March
#2: April

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NYU
March 26

North Carolina State
Feb

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Ohio State University
March 11-12

Oregon State


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UPenn
March

Penn State
Astronomy and Physics:
#1: March 26-27
#2:

Princeton
Plasma Physics:
March

Physics:
March

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UC-Santa Barbara
March

UC-Santa Cruz
Astronomy:
March
Physics:
March

Stanford
March


SUNY-Stony Brooke



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Texas A&M
March


U Texas-Austin

Astronomy:
#1: Feb
#2: March


Physics:
Feb


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Wake Forest
Interviews
February

U Washington - seattle
March 5-6



U Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.physics.wisc.edu/grads/grad_visit/visit_10.html
#1:
#2:



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Yale
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pqortic
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby pqortic » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:58 pm

which schools have you applied to? people who start such threads, at least post their profile first!!!

serali
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby serali » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:02 pm

I will add my profile when I have an hour or so free time (and more importantly proper motivation), since it's rather complicated - I want to add a really detailed profile since I made great use of this site for the last few months and I think this will be the best way to thank - ; and I did not list all the schools I applied to here because I thought this would be useful for everyone.

Ft437w
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby Ft437w » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:10 pm

  • University of Minnesota: March 5-6.
  • Ohio State: March 11-12.
  • Penn State: March 26-27.

peglegjeff
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby peglegjeff » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:16 pm

Texas is currently having their open house. Officially 2/17 to 2/19.

For those interested, one of the professors on the graduate committee said today that they have not even looked at international applicants yet. They plan to make a decision on domestic applications within the next two weeks. I assume they fill the domestic spots available first, then consider international applicants... seems like a strange system, but it's a public school and I'm sure they have restrictions on the amount of international students they can support.

Also talked to another professor who said that because other high ranking schools seem to be accepting fewer students this year, they expect a higher percentage of students to accept admissions offers. I take that to mean they likely will give fewer initial offers this year to avoid having too large a class, and may have a waitlist or some thing of the sort.

From the looks of the crowd at the open house, they may have invited more people to the open house than they intend to admit... seems odd to invite someone without admitting them, but it looks like that may be the case for some people.

Hope that's helpful!

terrence
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby terrence » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:26 pm

NYU: March 26

CKtalon
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby CKtalon » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:47 pm

UIUC: March 12-13

qbit_jtm
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby qbit_jtm » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:36 pm

UC Irvine - 2/26-27 or 3/5-3/6
JHU - 2/26-27
UC Riverside - 3/5-6

meno
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby meno » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:59 pm

Cornell: March 4-7
Duke: March 4-6 and March 25-27

MacCutcheon60
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby MacCutcheon60 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:14 pm

UW Seattle: March 5-6

alej21
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby alej21 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:25 pm

U. Michigan Physics March 25-28
U. Arizona Physics March 25-28

ddubs
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby ddubs » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:46 pm

Harvard Applied Physics: 3/7-3/9
Columbia Applied Physics: 3/25-3/28
Colorado Boulder Physics: 3/11-3/14 or 4/1-4/4
BU: 3/25-3/28
Michigan Applied Physics: 3/18-3/21 or 3/25-3/28
UCLA: 4/1-4/4

MacCutcheon60
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby MacCutcheon60 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:01 pm

UCSB: April 4th-5th

CKtalon
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby CKtalon » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:52 pm

Stanford Applied Physics: 1 April
Berkeley Physics: 30-31 March

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Helio
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby Helio » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:06 am

No one for Wisconsin?

Come on people, it is my turn to get you dru... intox...lets just say happy... :lol:

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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby AO » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:27 am

Helio wrote:No one for Wisconsin?

Come on people, it is my turn to get you dru... intox...lets just say happy... :lol:


Well, I'm gonna be in town for the first visit at Wisconsin, next week. I'm game for whatever.

-J

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Helio
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby Helio » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:18 pm

AO wrote:
Helio wrote:No one for Wisconsin?

Come on people, it is my turn to get you dru... intox...lets just say happy... :lol:


Well, I'm gonna be in town for the first visit at Wisconsin, next week. I'm game for whatever.

-J


There are a couple items not on the schedule... you will see when you get here....

matonski
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby matonski » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:21 am

Maryland - April 9-10

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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby highbounce » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:17 am

I just have to say that Johns Hopkins' open house has been surreal. Touring labs, individual appointments with professors, wined and dined to the max, happy hour INSIDE the physics building, getting reimbursed for drinks at bars, party at the grad students' house...Absolutely a blast. Everyone in the department is extremely friendly. People there are really enthusiastic about their research and a lot of the grad students seem to have great social/recreational life outside of their study, going out/dancing/going to concerts more than once a week, even for those first year students. The grad students are very close to each other. The professors also have very close interactions with the students. The people there are just really proud of their department and the resources are truly phenomenal!

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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby blackcat007 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:23 pm

peglegjeff wrote:For those interested, one of the professors on the graduate committee said today that they have not even looked at international applicants yet.

Then why the hell did they keep the deadline on 1st Dec ?? :x

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Helio
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby Helio » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:35 am

blackcat007 wrote:
peglegjeff wrote:For those interested, one of the professors on the graduate committee said today that they have not even looked at international applicants yet.

Then why the hell did they keep the deadline on 1st Dec ?? :x


because they can... just like UWash... they have a Nov 1st deadline and didnt get back to me till may....

bubba_bones
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby bubba_bones » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:06 am

Does someone know if Georgia Tech is having an open house ?

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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby kroner » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:19 pm

Georgia Tech math is April 2-4 but that's probably not helpful to you...

terrence
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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby terrence » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:21 am

Is anyone here going to attend the NYU Open House on Friday 26th? I'll be there!

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Re: Fall 2010 Open House Dates

Postby b0r0g0 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:23 am

terrence wrote:Is anyone here going to attend the NYU Open House on Friday 26th? I'll be there!



I'll be there.




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