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Does anyone have any info on University of Virginia? Acceptances or rejections? I have no online status updates or skinny envelopes, but I would imagine something has happened by now.

Re: UVa

Anonymous

March 15 2009, 03:15:52 UTC 8 years ago

Mitch Green posted a message on the original board that indicated that if you have yet to receive word from UVa, you are likely on the wait list. He also said that he invites any applicant who would like specifics on his/her application status to email him.

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8 years ago

I know there are a lot of these types of posts, but... I can't help it. Anyone?
I received the email from Marquette telling me to check my application status on their web page: denied.

I also received and email from Dr. Brogan at Villanova informing me that I am high on their waitlist and that he believes he will be able to get the funding together to accept me.

So, to recap:
SUNY Buffalo: accepted with no funding
Villanova: waitlisted with prospect of funding if accepted
Marquette: rejected
Notre Dame: rejection forthcoming
Toronto: oh why oh why do you torture us you tricksy Canadians?
You sound like a Franciscan University student, if I am not mistaken.

Re: Marquette and Villanova

Anonymous

8 years ago

I'm an international student who got rejected to all the schools to which he applied (still waiting for arizona and washU). I don't get why. I'm objectively a quite good student: one Master's in philosophy from the Sorbonne and one in cognitive science from what is supposed to be the best program in France (and one of the best in Europe), the researchers with whom I'm working are quite famous, and I'm on my way to getting published. I am also fluent in english, so no problem for teaching. I just don't see why I didn't even got waitlsted at Florida State....
Possible reasons:
- undergrad grades a bit lower than my grad grades
- poor GRE scores: V-540 Q-660 W-4.5
- writing sample not good enough (I've had some good feedback though...)
- national preference?? (a little skeptical about that one)


I suspect the GRE was the major cause of me being rejected while others with a nice background AND a high GRE score have been accepted. Any thoughts? I'm trying to determine what in my application would have to be improved if I decide to re-apply next year.

Did you apply to state and private schools? I ask because for state schools an international student with funding is a big burden and the bar IS higher. If you didn't get into top private schools, your GRE and grades may have played a role. But I think that the problem was your writing sample. Because you have a master in cognitive science and a masters from France (is your program more continental than analytic) I suspect that maybe your writing sample was not so much a philosophy paper, but a cog. sci/phil paper. And this could be risky for admissions at US schools.

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8 years ago

Does anyone know what the average GRE is at the top programs? Someone just said Rutgers is about 1500. How about NYU? Princeton?

I'm not sure where the poster about Rutgers got the 1500 figure, since it says on Rutgers' website, "we don't have precise data on [average GREs and GPAs of admitted students]. On average GRE scores tend to be very high, around 96% or above". As far as I am aware, most other top programs either do not track or do not publicly declare the average GREs. One exception is UT Austin, which states on its website that the median GRE score for admitted students in 2007 was 1470. (Michigan's website does not state averages, but states that "scores for the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE range from 650 to 800; scores for the analytic section of the GRE range from 5.5 to 6.")

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Anonymous

8 years ago

Consolation prize. Oh well...
Just curious: is this program worth it?
I know a person who did the program and has had success with PhD admissions this year. This person also seems to have benefited greatly as far as knowledge and philosophical ability are concerned.
If we haven't heard from a department by March 15, should we email to ask what the deal is? Who should we email in these cases? Should we call?
I see many UCLA rejections on grad cafe. Has anyone been accepted there yet?
Yes, there have been a few reported UCLA acceptances. Emails went out on the 10th.

Re: UCLA accepted?

Anonymous

8 years ago

I saw a couple of posts further up professing to come to despise the philosophy "game", and there's a rejection posting on TGC for Villanova says much the same thing. I was wondering if anyone else had an opinion about this. Anyone else out there who would rather see philosophy in public and in more places, like high schools, than guarantee themselves a tenure-track job in a university?

How could we get philosophy into the US public school system? Would it take a philosophy lobby?
I'm the professed hater on these boards

I'm beginning to feel that the constructing infrastructure of Academia is stifling to the free and critical spirit of philosophy. It's almost counter-productive.
Unfortunately, philosophy IS an academic enterprise. 'Serious work' occurs within the elite academy, and anyone who 'popularizes' philosophy is for that reason not taken seriously (e.g., Zizek, the "funny man")--even if the depth, rigor, and quality of their work remains of high caliber.

It's just so ugly.
I'm beginning to reconsider my priorities. I don't want to burn out. I want to remain REAL and passionate. If I have to hide my radical feminism in order to get ahead, I'm not sure I want to. I'd rather be true to myself than sell my soul for a chance to make it in the philosophy game.

I still want a PhD, because I LOVE school and want to write a dissertation, but I'm not sure if Professorship is conducive to my goals in life. Maybe my talents will be better used in some other fashion-- I could be a feminist icon!

I'm realizing that the past few years have been nothing but studying. I don't know if I want the rest of my life to be like that. Applied philosophy instead?

Any other thoughts?

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8 years ago

master leiter would be proud.

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Nothing much is posted on gradcafe, one acceptance, one rejection between them.
search back through posts and you will see it looks like everyone who was admitted/waitlisted to harvard heard a week or two ago
So this was at Wisconsin, right? Anyone who was there able to elaborate? Or was this in the Education Policy department?
Isn't this supposed to be the legendary "final day" for graduate schools to alert their first round acceptances? Who is left?
I have yet to hear from several, (Miami, NYU, Notre Dame, U-Mass Amherst,) but others have been accepted at all of these places, so I'm not expecting anything fantastic (though a waitlist or two would be pretty great).

Or maybe this deadline thing was just made up by one of the anonymous posters here, and nothing exciting will happen today.
I am hoping that ASU contacts me today, but they probably won't until weeks from now.

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And if so, are you accepting the offer? (My apologies if this has been discussed already; I'm somewhat new here.)
I was accepted at WMU with funding, and have turned down the offer.

Maybe you already know, but this website has searchable postings of admission results:
http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=philosophy+western+michigan&t=a&pp=25

(There's been some controversy this year regarding fake postings, but I don't expect anyone would be interested in posting fake WMU results.)
Finally got an email from NYU. Not that I really thought I was in at this point, but it sure took them a long ass time. They said they snail mailed notifications out a week and a half ago. I think they lied. I live a mile from NYU and I haven't gotten anything until today, which was an email. Fuck this shit.
Has anyone else not heard anything from NYU(not that I take having not heard as a good sign - I'm just wondering)?

Re: Finally got NYU rejection.

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Re: Finally got NYU rejection.

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