I heard that different school has different criteria for admitting graduate students. Since, I believe, there are students from most of US school on this forum, it is possible that someone, here, has some idea about their school's graduate admission policy. So I was wondering if we can have some specific discussion about the admission policies of specific schools. I have a crash into Harvard Graduate School, so I would like to propose a discussion on Harvard admission policies:
What are their main criteria? GRE, GPA, Recommendations, Personal Essay, Research Experiences – How do they compare to each other? - relative importance
Has there ever been a student admitted to Harvard without any UG research experiences?
What is the lowest GPA that you know has been accepted to Harvard?
Does General GRE matters at all? If it does, then how much?
What about Higher level courses but 3.5 GPA?
What if someone has some very good Math courses – Analysis (Rudin), Linear and Abstract Algebra – to go with higher level physics courses but ~ 3.5 GPA?
Here I am looking for the informations that are not on GSAS website.