Astronomy vs Physics

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jeffreyweee
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Astronomy vs Physics

Postby jeffreyweee » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:09 pm

From reading around on here I've gathered it's easier to get into Astronomy than Physics but can anyone put some sort of number on how much easier it is, GPA-wise or PGRE-wise in specific?

For example to get into a top 10 astronomy school compared to a top 10 physics school, how would those applicants compare?

I know you can't really put a number on it but I'm just looking for a rough estimate.

Thanks.

jeffreyweee
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Re: Astronomy vs Physics

Postby jeffreyweee » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:42 pm

If this has been asked before please let me know and I'll continue searching the forums.

geshi
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Re: Astronomy vs Physics

Postby geshi » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:42 am

You could do this yourself you know.

http://www.gradschoolshopper.com/

Compare a school's (say Harvard) astro program vs their physics program.

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grae313
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Re: Astronomy vs Physics

Postby grae313 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:40 am

Also search the profiles thread. There are no hard numbers out there, just statistics, and no one has compiled them yet. If you figure something out post it up to help people in the future.

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Re: Astronomy vs Physics

Postby Jack Blackham » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:39 pm

Astronomy can be defined as a branch of science dealing with the nature and movement of objects such as stars, planets and galaxies. But now a different definition of astronomy. This includes the study material and outside the Earth's atmosphere and have their own physical and chemical properties. Some difference of opinion, including, astronomy is the study of everything. This is because astronomy is the study of the universe and everything is part of the universe.
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jeffreyweee wrote:From reading around on here I've gathered it's easier to get into Astronomy than Physics but can anyone put some sort of number on how much easier it is, GPA-wise or PGRE-wise in specific?

For example to get into a top 10 astronomy school compared to a top 10 physics school, how would those applicants compare?

I know you can't really put a number on it but I'm just looking for a rough estimate.

Thanks.

Adarsh
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Re: Astronomy vs Physics

Postby Adarsh » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:47 pm



Haha what the hell?

larry burns
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Re: Astronomy vs Physics

Postby larry burns » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:03 pm

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vesperlynd
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Re: Astronomy vs Physics

Postby vesperlynd » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:18 pm

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larry burns
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Re: Astronomy vs Physics

Postby larry burns » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:12 pm

vesperlynd wrote:
larry burns wrote:Any topics relating to extragalactic astronomy and cosmology will require relativity.


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