look at this

  • This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
  • There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.

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look at this

Postby cancelled20080417 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:43 pm

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/gra ... -a-13.html

When I clicked on tha website, i was amazed to see that everyone on that forum were students applying either to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UCB, Stanford, MIT U penn and other. What the hell is wrong in Biology? Everyone goes to TOP Universities only, They never apply to any safety schools.

They are already accepted to so many places and are called for interviews. I do not know why Physics departments are so slow. Biology dept receives way more applicants than Physics dept does. Inspite of that they have early decisions, The stipend is like $25,000 minimum.
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Postby grae313 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:00 pm

yeah there is way more funding in biology for larger stipends. About the early decisions, I remember seeing that the deadlines for the biology programs were a lot earlier than the deadlines for physics, probably because it is such a popular subject.

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:11 pm

most of the Biology depts have deadline in as early as Dec 1. We also have Universities that have deadlines like Dec 7, and Dec 15.
Conclusion:
Physics profs are slacker

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:13 pm

Does anybody here know the place where we can find info on yearly stipend of each Universities? Do we ever get stipend of $25000 in any Universities? I am not talking about fellowships. I am only talking about TAs and GRAs!

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Postby butsurigakusha » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:36 pm

gradschoolshopper.com has this information.

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Postby butsurigakusha » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:45 pm

MIT gives 27000/year

Stanford gives up to 7800 per quarter. I am not sure how the quarter system works, but if there are 4 quarters in a year, then that comes out to 31200.

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Postby vicente » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:25 pm

USC gives $25,000 + tuition waiver, according to the ad they posted at my university.




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