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Does anyone have news about Arizona? Anyone accepted an offer? Planning to accept an offer? Anyone declined or planning to decline an offer? Is there anyone who would be willing to disclose basic details of a funded offer they've received?

Thanks in advance.
U of A or ASU? (Not that I have info about either of them...)

Re: Arizona

xfrand

7 years ago

Hey everyone,

My offer to UIUC now includes a first-year fellowship. This entails that I wouldn't have to teach for a semester, or alternatively, that I'd only have to TA one class per semester (as opposed to the usual two).

I know I'm anon, so this isn't that helpful, but at least you know there's some movement (that is, someone had to decline for me to get it).

-aNon
Congratulations! Are you leaning toward UIUC?

Re: Fellowship at UIUC

Anonymous

7 years ago

Has anybody who's in at Princeton made a definite or near-definite decision about their offer, either positive or negative? I'm asking because I'm wait-listed there and I'm making a desperately neurotic attempt at getting a slightly better sense of what the chances are that they'll be going to the wait list this year.
I know one person who has officially accepted. I'm pretty close to deciding to go there.
So who is currently on the most waitlists? I think I may be near the front of the pack, with three.
I'm on the top of two: Wash U and Indiana

I pulled myself off the waitlist at Florida State, and I was initially on the waitlist for funding at NIU (but then was later made an offerm which I declined).

So, 4 waitlists at one point, 2 waitlists I am still on.

(So, who is going to withdraw their offer from Wash U PNP or Indiana?!)

Re: waitlist competition

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: waitlist competition

Anonymous

7 years ago

I have officially accepted my offer from UNC! (Go tarheels??) I am turning down funded offers from USC, UMass, and Rochester.
It is very nice to have finished this process and I am very excited for next year. Good luck to everyone waiting for April 15th!
dang dude, CONGRATS!!!

Re: Decision.

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: Decision.

synjeco

7 years ago

I am a graduate student in the department. We will not be admitting anyone this year due to budget cuts; beyond this year is uncertain. Have any other departments done the same? Good luck to everyone. This is tough even in economically sound years.
Does that mean they will be refunding application fees?

Re: University of Florida

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: University of Florida

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: University of Florida

Anonymous

7 years ago

Villanova

Anonymous

April 7 2009, 14:37:33 UTC 7 years ago

I accepted an offer to Villanova last week. Is there anyone else out there who has accepted/plans to accept? Let me know on here, and maybe we can find a way to get in touch.

My particular interests are ancient philosophy and phenomenology.

Good luck to everyone still in the game!

-r
You have no idea how much it pains me to see your post. I am high on the waitlist at Villanova, but hear that there might not be much movement after all.

Congrats on being accepted! Villanova is a great school and the students and professors I have had contact with have been lovely. It is definitely number one on my list of applications next year!

Re: Villanova

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: Villanova

Anonymous

7 years ago

Anyone besides synjeco declining?? Hoping to get in this week.
I did 4-5 days ago. Best of luck!

Re: Anyone declining Rochester?

Anonymous

7 years ago

Just got some info from U of Maryland. There are 2 open spots left and 4 people have yet to get back to them. Though they said they wouldn't be surprised if 3 or 4 of those people turn them down, this still makes me (as a member of the waitlist) quite nervous.
For those of us still waiting to hear from SLU, I found out that they sent out their second round of offers yesterday (via e-mail and phone calls). Once they hear back on those offers, the committee will likely meet again to send out additional offers (until they finalize all of their slots).

Last year this process didn't really get going until after April 15th, and it wasn't finalized until a week or two into May. They did seem to get an earlier start on acceptances this year, so perhaps all of the offers will be out by April 15th—however, I'm obviously speculating at this point.
That's great information. However, bad news for me since I got a funding offer from another place but want to go to St Louis. This complicates things a bit.

Re: Saint Louis University

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: Saint Louis University

Anonymous

7 years ago

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/opinion/07Brooks.html

"The End of Philosophy". Never mind that there's NOTHING about the "end" of philosophy in it, just a supposed new approach to moral reasoning. What a shittily written article.
It's 'philosophy' written by a non-philosopher. What do you expect?

To be fair, though, it's less shitty than it could have been. But I guess psychologists have undermined the entire fields of ethics and metaethics! I should stop this grad school stuff immediately.

Re: WTF is this crap.

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: WTF is this crap.

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: WTF is this crap.

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: WTF is this crap.

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: WTF is this crap.

Anonymous

7 years ago

Having visited a few top-10 schools over the past couple of weeks, I was struck by the fact that nearly all of the other prospective students that I met came from top-caliber schools. (The Ivies, Stanford, and Swarthmore seemed to be the most widely represented.) I was wondering if other people had noticed this, and had any thoughts on why this is the case. Is it that these schools simply attract many bright students, and provide them with a more rigorous undergraduate education, leading those students to have stronger writing samples? Or does the name of one's undergraduate institution play a large a role in admissions decisions? If the latter, are admissions committees following a sensible policy, or is this an example of bias?
and the name of one's letter writers might come into it
anyone?
I held a fairly high number on the wait list, so this may be helpful for those waiting on Wisconsin-Madison. Good luck!
You have pulled yourself off of a lot of waitlists recently. Does this mean that you are going to UCSD? Anyways, congratulations on a successful admissions season!
I just declined my funded offer from USC (I think all their offers are funded). It was a tough choice, but I did it. Hope this helps someone.
So this leaves you with a choice between Michigan and Princeton? IF so, I hope Princeton works out for you.
Do you know where you are going instead?
I declined Cornell yesterday, U Mass last week, and Syracuse a month ago.

Davis

Anonymous

April 8 2009, 19:34:40 UTC 7 years ago

Anyone declining UC Davis?

Declines

Anonymous

April 8 2009, 20:33:05 UTC 7 years ago

I recently declined offers from Pittsburgh, Michigan, Cornell, Oxford, and St. Andrews. (In case anyone is waiting on funding at Oxford, I should mention that the Oxford offer came with a scholarship from one of the colleges.) I also withdrew from the waitlists at Princeton, Stanford, and UNC. Good luck to everyone.
Where are you accepting?

Re: Declines

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: Declines

Anonymous

7 years ago

I declined my offer from USC today, and accepted my offer from Princeton. Good luck to everyone! Only one week to go!
Congrats! This was a great application season for you—and well earned!
Tomorrow I will be declining Missouri and Ohio University. OU is an interesting program that has placed students in some surprising places, so I hope that helps someone.

Also, I had a fellowship at Missouri that I believe will be offered to someone else. Hope it helps, and good luck to anyone on the waitlist!

toronto

Anonymous

April 9 2009, 05:15:06 UTC 7 years ago

was anybody here accepted to Toronto?
Hope this opens up some spots for others! I'll be accepting an unfunded offer from the University of Metaphysics sometime tomorrow. So happy this grueling process is almost over.

Good luck to everyone! Just one more week!
I'm off to Bovine University -- hoping to work with Ralph Wiggum on animal rights, metaethics, ontology, and several other big words I heard last semester and worked into my statement of purpose.
Accepted a funded offer from the Thai institute of massage therapy with an emphasis on the metaphysics of happy endings.
Would you people decline your offers already?!?! Some of us are sitting here on waitlists with zero offers on the table...
I understand your pain, as I sweated out waitlists until 7 pm on April 15 last year, and I know I wasn't the only one in that situation. Indeed, some waitlist clean-up happens *after* the deadline, too, and that's a dicey business, but don't think it can't or doesn't happen.

It's easy to think that other people are unreasonable for sitting on offers, but it's not so easy to make up your mind when you're considering multiple offers. Deciding where to live for n years, with whom you'd like to study, which program gives you the best chance to succeed ... it's all very speculative and very difficult.

Cajoling people on here might have some effect, but it probably won't. My unsolicited advice: Dig in, get comfortable, and wait.

Re: FSU AND UCSB

Anonymous

7 years ago

Re: FSU AND UCSB

Anonymous

7 years ago