cwr wrote:Wow, this is awesome! Thank you for putting it together!
Is there any straightforward way for you (or someone else) to sort your data into domestic vs. intl? I'm interested in seeing how many of the 990R at top schools are international students (I would imagine all or most, but it's an interesting thing to ask), and more generally, what sort of accepted vs. rejected distributions exist for the different schools.
In order to make any sort of distribution like this very meaningful, I would imagine that one would need to differentiate between international and domestic.
muke wrote:Thanks for doing this! Useful data indeed!
I notice that people with 970~980 usually have lower acceptance rate than 990 and 920~960, anyone has insight?
Dishsoap wrote:Woo! Thank you so much Conga for compiling the data like that, it's very useful info. It also helps me realize that either:
a) domestic applicants with low pGRE scores are toast, or
b) I really should've separated domestic from international data. One of those things on my to-do list... if anyone else is interested, I have the structure already set up. It would take about two hours, if you type fast.
Conga11 wrote:Also I am fighting with myself whether I should apply for more grad schools (20 now). On one hand I know it is probably too many already but on the other hand I am still afraid it is not and I will be left with nothing to do this time next year. So having these numbers helps me believe in my chance and really calm me down a lot.
pangshiyuan wrote:Hi. I'm an international student who applied to physics PhD programs and I must say thank you for taking the work to make the list!!
I have one question. I am so surprise by the high acceptance rate of Cornell, it is one of my top choice, but they seem to have so high acceptance rate even relative to less ranked schools. I feel this is good news for me, but also concerning. Is there something undesirable about Cornell or do they just take in so many more students??
Thanks in advance.
TakeruK wrote:Conga11 wrote:Also I am fighting with myself whether I should apply for more grad schools (20 now). On one hand I know it is probably too many already but on the other hand I am still afraid it is not and I will be left with nothing to do this time next year. So having these numbers helps me believe in my chance and really calm me down a lot.
Strategies to manage stress and anxiety are important to develop and maintain! The thing that worked for me, both for PhD applications and for qualifying examinations, was to adopt the mindset that I am giving this my 100% and if it's not good enough, then it's better that I find out now. I applied to 8 schools and I picked the 8 schools I wanted to go to the most. I wasn't worried about not getting into all 8 schools because I would prefer to do something else than to attend a grad school outside of those 8. For my qualifying exam, I wasn't worried about failing because while it would suck, I would know I gave it my 100% effort and if that's not good enough, then so be it. I wouldn't think "oh, if only I studied more hours, I would have passed" because passing/staying in school would not be worth the extra time and stress of studying and taking me away from my life. I hope to apply this strategy again next year when I apply for postdocs!
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