I am an international student applying for a PhD this fall. I have really bad GRE physics score and bad GRE verbal scores. I am hoping to get good TOEFL score (around 100/120). My scores are:
Quant: 790 (92%)
Verbal: 340 (15%)
AWA: 3.5 (18%)
GRE Physics: 670 (51%)
I dont know how to convert my pertage score to GPA. I have 74.14 out of 100 in masters program in physics from jamia milia islamia, New Delhi.
I want to perform research in Quantum information and had done the project in the same field in my masters.
I have got 2 excellent recommendations from my profs and one good one form my present employer.
I am stuck up with my personal statement. I made a personal statement, I thought it too be a good one. When I showed to some of the people I know, I got a mixed response. I don't have enough time to write a new one! So, I am sticking up with the current one. Have made few changes though!
Can anyone tell me how important is personal statement? And how important is it when I have such scores?
I am applying to:
U of Rochester
U of Florida
What are chances of getting into any one of the schools?
Shall I add in more schools. And are there are any schools that will accept me having late deadlines..??