Is it too late to take the GRE in mid November for CAL's December 1 application deadline?
Me too. I'd like to make it to a UNC visitation date.
On a similar note, does anyone know if Cornell has any MRP visitation dates this fall?
I am a sociology student about to graduate with my B.A. I am looking at planning schools but don't know exactly where I want to apply. I am interested in many aspects of planning specifically environmental and socio economics of cities. I am open to go to most places and I just need to find the right program.
I decided to add more schools. So now for Fall2010 I am looking at
( I <3 NY )
I can't wait to get the GRE over with tomorrow so I can focus on the statement!
Stats: UNCW B.A., 3.4 GPA, Double major in English and Geography
Work experience: 2 summers urban planning intern for local government + 2 years event planning for a resort. Unfortunately not too much urban planning experience.
Applying to: UNC, University of Maryland, Hunter College, VA-Tech, Boston University, Cornell, MIT, SUNY Buffalo, and maybe a couple others.
Taking the GRE in November.
On a side note: Just got back from UNC MCRP open house/information session. Seems like a great (but very selective) program. Best of luck to everyone!
I am considering applying to the PhD course for Fall 2010.I completed my Masters in Urban Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi,India this year.Did a Masters in Geography prior to that.My academic record so far has been pretty good but my GRE score is 1130 which is not very impressive.I am concerned about which Schools to apply with such a score.I presently stay in Atlanta.
I am interested in researching in the area of Economic and Community Development.Can anyone suggest which US Planning Schools I should consider applying?
Location: Oxford, CT
Lyndon State College (First 2 years) 3.2 gpa
UConn (Last 2 years) '09 Geography, 3.5 GPA
Work Experience: Nothing related to planning. Currently work for The Hartford.
My "short" list (Will narrow down to 5-6 in the end):
UMass (hey nebhe discount)
I want a downtown campus, at least in a large college town (Ann Arbor). I prefer large state schools with big programs (I hated the small school experience). Into sports would be a plus. Near mountains (big skier) would be a plus. I think all the above have a solid enough rep. Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, NYU all a reach imo. UMass and Milwaukee locks hopefully.
I'm infatuated with NYC, Brooklyn especially, but hesitant to go to grad school there.
The biggest thing I'm into is smart growth and curbing exurban development. Infill Infill Infill. Transit oriented growth. Mixed use!
anyone applying to grad school right after graduating from college?
I'm in this situation and I wonder if it'll be bad for admissions.........I figured I really wanted to go to grad school in urban planning after graduating from college....
University of Tennessee-Graduated May '09
Dual Major: Economics and International Business (3.54 cumulative GPA)
GRE: 1330 (V 570, Q 760, AW 5)
1 very good recommendation, 2 others I'm a little unsure of
Worked as a land surveyor one summer, big brother mentor my entire senior year of college, currently working as an English language teacher in Seoul, Korea
Economic Development (although this could change)
I just applied to USC (SPPD) for Spring '10. If i get acceptance I'll probably defer
Some other schools I'll probably apply for fall:
I've got the Planetizen guide, but can anyone give me some feedback on my chances of acceptance at these schools? Also, any help with other top Economic Development schools and maybe some fallback schools would be much appreciated.
Been lurking for a bit, but it's time to come out of hiding. This forum has been a big help to me.
Location: Raleigh, NC
Stats: NC State undergrad, 3.46 GPA, BS in Business, BA in Film Studies, graduated 2007
Work Experience: 1 year in IT at Nortel (laid off along with entire department after Chapter 11 filing!)
Applying To: UNC, Clemson, GA Tech, Rutgers, Ohio State for Fall 2010
Anyone else here going to UNC's open house on Monday?
I considered it, but decided to go to the one on the 9th.
3.24 GPA from University of California, San Diego
Double major in Linguistics and Public Policy
GRE verbal - 590, quant. - 720
Work experience includes 2 years in Dominican Republic volunteering before finishing college (unrelated to planning) and 6 months in Peru as an English teacher.
I am interested in Community Development especially as it relates to cultural landscapes, integration, and social justice. My list of schools is too long and some perhaps slightly overly ambitious, so anyone that has a suggestion... please share it.
USC, Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Illinois Chicago, Portland St, Oregon, Penn, Michigan, MIT, & Denver
Also, krbxtigerz: I applied right out of undergrad and got into 4 schools, and a good chunk of the people in my program are straight out of undergrad, too. A lot of schools are looking for a mix of people so I wouldn't worry.
Last edited by Batmanda; 02 Nov 2009 at 8:38 PM. Reason: added more info
Yes it must've been you.............I notice your location says you're from Connecticut, and I do remember that the guy to my left was from Connecticut. Anyway, I didn't know what to expect, I haven't been to anyone else's open house. I thought we'd get like a grand tour of the department, but maybe I was expecting too much. Nonetheless, I do feel like the questions I had were satisfactorily answered.
Did you get a chance to sit in on any of the classes? I sat in on a Land Use & Environmental Policy class afterwards (I believe that would be my concentration should I enter the program). I came in a few minutes late, but a guy who apparently is a local planner working in water resource management was speaking. I spoke to the professor afterwards, introduced myself, and gave him a sample of my work - a 15-page report I did this past summer at my internship in Birmingham on adequate public facility ordinances. He asked me if he could keep it, so hopefully he'll like what he sees and this could give me an extra boost as far as the program is concerned.
I'm also applying to Clemson and Rutgers for sure, maybe a couple of others. I really want to visit the Rutgers campus, whenever they have an open house. I definitely don't regret spending $200 for a plane ticket out here though, there's nothing like visiting the campus.
Has anyone heard back from UIC about their Spring 2010 application?
I got a form letter via email saying they would make a decision by November 15. Seems like they are waiting until the last minute...