Now that I have my Oct scores... suggestions

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Now that I have my Oct scores... suggestions

Postby AppPhy » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:27 am

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:32 am

HEy when did you get your OCT score? Are you talking about the past year or this past OCT test?

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Postby AppPhy » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:36 am

October 6th 2007 scores - they're available now via phone.

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Postby grae313 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:17 pm

Your stats look great but there's no harm in applying to one extra-safe safety school, IMO.

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Postby dunecastle » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:50 am

uh..chould you tell me what is IMO?

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Postby quizivex » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:10 pm

i had to stare at that for a while too... i think it means "in my opinion"

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Postby AppPhy » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:53 pm

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Postby grae313 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:35 pm

(IMO - in my opinion)

ummm, ucsb is ranked 10th in the country by us news and world report for physics, and 6th for condensed matter physics. They are a tiny department and admit a handful of students each year. Your schools on your list cover rankings 1-15 pretty well, you might grab something from the 15-25 ranks for your backup.

Here's #'s 1-30 from 2006 us news and world report rankings. Pick a few that sounds good, visit their websites and look for some interesting research projects. Maryland has a big and diverse department.

MIT
Stanford
CalTech
Harvard
Princeton
UC Berkeley
Cornell
U Chicago
U Illinois UC
UC Santa Barbara

Columbia
U Texas Austin
U Michigan
Yale
U Maryland CP
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
U Colorado B
U Penn
U Washington

U Wisconsin M
John Hopkins
SUNY SB
Ohio State
Penn State
Rutgers
Rice
U Minnesota
Brown
Carnegie Mellon




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