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    Graduate/PhD 2018-2019 applications and acceptance notices: United States

    Hey guys, starting this thread for those who are applying for admission to the Fall 2018-2019 year.

    Stats:

    GPA: 3.63
    GRE: 156V/153Q/5.0
    Experience: 9 months with a consulting firm working with different city planning departments on community development projects, 1.5 years working for the government as a research assistant, and currently working as an English teacher in Russia.

    Applying to:

    USC
    UCLA
    UC-Berkeley
    PSU
    UIC
    UIUC


    Anxious! Extremely worried about my low GRE scores... Hopefully the next few months will bring good news.

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    Acceptances so far..

    Guess it's just me talking to myself here haha. Maybe my posts will help other people.

    So far--

    Accepted:

    USC - Accepted. Waiting on aid package in the mail, but I live in Russia, so hopefully it survives the terrible postal service.. will probably take a while to get to me.. :/
    UIUC- Accepted with $15,000 for both years
    UC Berkeley- Waitlisted. Surprised I didn't get completely rejected. Will find out waitlist ranking in March.

    Waiting on:
    Portland State
    UIC
    UCLA

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    I think you'll be fine my friend. My GRE was 160 verbal and 148 quant and I am at Cornell now (UCLA didn't let me in though).

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    I've spent a few years lurking on these admissions threads, now it's time to contribute...

    GPA: 3.0 overall, but a sharp upward trend with a 3.6ish for my last four semesters which included several graduate courses. I also took a graduate level city planning course at a local university this past year and received a 4.0.
    GRE: 161V/155Q/4.5
    Experience: two summer internships in active transportation and GIS during undergrad, some practical coursework in real estate development, 2.5 years full time work in nonprofit development,

    Accepted so far (and waiting on funding):
    Boston University
    Georgia Tech
    Tufts

    Still waiting on:
    UCLA
    Rutgers
    MIT
    Harvard

    So far I could not be more thrilled with Georgia Tech but it'll really all depend on funding and how costly of a move that would be. I have low low low housing costs since I'm living with family in the Boston area, so that's an instant strike right there against going out of state. I'm anxious to find out but strangely not at all stressed about what the future holds. We'll see what happens!

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    ..

    Didn't receive any funding for USC. Pretty disappointed about it.. but just waiting on UCLA, UIC, and PSU now..

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    Grateful

    GPA: 3.0, but upward trend during last two years of undergrad
    GRE: ... average at best
    Experience: some work in non profit development.

    Accepted:
    University of Oregon
    Cornell University... a shocker!!! Excited
    Boston University
    Harvard University... totally unexpected!!! But I am grateful

    Waiting:
    University of Pennsylvania
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University of California - Los Angeles


    Congrats on all your acceptances!!!

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    Rejected from Harvard. In at Rutgers and Tufts. I applied to Tufts part time and have been awarded a small scholarship per course. Hoping for a more compelling funding offer soon...

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    Updates

    Anyone hear back from any other schools yet?

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    Quote Originally posted by BosBGM View post
    GPA: 3.0, but upward trend during last two years of undergrad
    GRE: ... average at best
    Experience: some work in non profit development.

    Accepted:
    University of Oregon
    Cornell University... a shocker!!! Excited
    Boston University
    Harvard University... totally unexpected!!! But I am grateful

    Waiting:
    University of Pennsylvania
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University of California - Los Angeles


    Congrats on all your acceptances!!!

    Rejected from MIT

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    update

    Quote Originally posted by spreadlikegerms View post
    Hey guys, starting this thread for those who are applying for admission to the Fall 2018-2019 year.

    Stats:

    GPA: 3.63
    GRE: 156V/153Q/5.0
    Experience: 9 months with a consulting firm working with different city planning departments on community development projects, 1.5 years working for the government as a research assistant, and currently working as an English teacher in Russia.

    Applying to:

    USC
    UCLA
    UC-Berkeley
    PSU
    UIC
    UIUC


    Anxious! Extremely worried about my low GRE scores... Hopefully the next few months will bring good news.

    UCLA: Accepted
    UC-Berkeley: Waitlisted
    USD: Accepted
    PSU: Accepted
    UIC: Accepted
    UIUD: Accepted


    Pretty sure I'll be heading to UCLA for international development.

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