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Philosophy 2010

This is for anyone applying to Philosophy graduate programs during the 2009-2010 academic year. Please share acceptances, rejections, wait-list notifications, and so on.

Best of luck to everyone applying!
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Am I the only one who finds these "bogus posts" on TGC humorous? Everyone gets so annoyed for having their "time wasted." I truly don't understand. You (and I) were wasting our time before. A fake post is created and suddenly we're REALLY wasting our time?

I don't distinguish between that many degrees of time wasting.
Good point... very good point.
I guess I just don't get why someone would send out a bogus post. It's just sort of weird.

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Harvard

Anonymous

February 11 2010, 00:03:58 UTC 7 years ago

So, an acceptance by phone on tgc. Anyone like to give some details?
So, I think this is yet anotehr bull-____ post. Harvard has never accepted folks this early.....

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7 years ago

GPA: 3.55
Major GPA: 3.45 philo, 3.55 in English
GPA last 60 hours: 3.8 philo, 3.95 English, 3.8 cumulative
GRE: 720 Verbal 660 Quant = 1380

Writing sample is on Nietzsche's rhetoric. It is titled, "Nietzsche's Autobiographical Style". Boring, huh?

I applied to four MA programs and four PhD programs.

MAs: Texas Tech, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Georgia State U, and LSU
PhDs: UI Urbana Champaign, Fordham, Loyola Chicago, U of New Mexico,

How realistic are my choices? My undergrad institution was small and lacked diverse representation among the faculty, so I am hoping to get into one of these slick MA programs. My GPA took a hit because of my first two years, and, as far as I'm concerned, its really the only problem in my app.
... a paper... about rhetoric... hm.

No one here can tell you for sure what your chances are, as we're all waiting nervously to find out. Your numbers seem high enough that you wouldn't be kicked out for them, so they will probably read your sample and letters, and after that, who knows?

Posted today on grad cafe with today's date listed as an email rejection.

Do you think this is part of a third round of rejections, or just a straggler from before?
I wondered about this, too. They put the date received as Feb 10, but they might have just stuck it in there without really caring. Seeing more rejections would have helped slant it to guessing that there was a third round today, but that did not happen.

Looking at last year, there were three rounds of rejections before acceptances (apparently) but there is the same reason for doubt- maybe they just put the wrong date in.

So I'm guessing you haven't been rejected yet, and it's the same with me. Anyone else?

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7 years ago

Though I didn't apply, I stumbled upon this today and am posting it for whomever applied.

http://tiny.cc/1yOKW
I didn't apply either. This is very civilized of them though, and I wish more schools has a blog like this.

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7 years ago

Does it seem probable(certain?) that all the acceptances have gone out? Do they use a wait list?

Thanks to anyone with the knowledge.
Someone listed an acceptance of a "colleague" a number of posts back, implying that either the colleague (or the poster) had just heard about it. So maybe they are still sending them out.
Good luck!!

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USC

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February 11 2010, 02:45:34 UTC 7 years ago

http://horselesstelegraph.blogspot.com/2010/02/prospective-student-season.html

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February 11 2010, 03:03:29 UTC 7 years ago

Awesome. Thanks.
Hey I emailed LSU's Philosophy department and they told me they offer funding. However, I have not really heard much about them in the community. Does anyone have any thoughts about the faculty or the program or past placements?
I met Jon Cogburn and Jeffrey Roland at a conference. They are both outrageously smart and nice guys to boot. If you're into logic, formal semantics and related metaphysical issues then I think that you would be very happy at LSU.

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February 11 2010, 14:20:26 UTC 7 years ago

Say, hypothetically, I get accepted somewhere. I wonder if I'll continue obsessively checking here. I think I will; it's such a deeply ingrained habit.
Truth.

Anonymous

7 years ago

TGC has four UW acceptance posts (3 on Feb 3, and 1 on Feb 9), but it doesn't seem like there was any discussion here about them. So, I have to ask since it's one of my top choices, are any of those accepted students hanging around here. If so, what were your stats? Will any more offers be forthcoming, or are they done? Waitlists? How many applicants this year, and how many offers?

Thanks!
I haven't heard from them either so I don't know how helpful this will be but it seems that they send out their fellowship offers first and then accept a few more people later on with TAship offers.

Perhaps someone can (dis)confirm this?
I finally couldn't take it anymore, and I called Northwestern's Philosophy department. I spoke to the Phil. Dept. Admin. Asst., who was very kind and patient with my nervous questions. She said the department has to turn in the names of who they want to offer funding by february 18th, but sometimes people get contacted before then. This year, however, they have so far only decided on/contacted the people who they are admitting to specific clusters. If you did apply to a cluster, as I did, you have likely been reviewed by that cluster and not admitted to it, in which case your application goes back into the general pool for regular admission. The clusters promise additional funding, so they admit very few people--perhaps even none--each year. She also said that cluster admits are about 5% of the total admissions, so almost everyone is still being considered in the general review process. I ventured to ask her specifically how many philosophy applicants were admitted to clusters this year, but she said apologetically that she couldn't release that information. So, it could be only one person for all we know (the 5% doesn't make much sense since I doubt they'd admit 20 or more people...)

Regardless of the ins and outs of this head-spinning process, she said that since it is Thursday we probably shouldn't expect to be contacted any time this week, but "definitely by the end of February." I don't know why the process is seemingly slower this year, but at least we know that it is not the case that the acceptance notifications went out the first/second Monday of February as usual and it just happened that nobody posted results on tgc--which is what I was afraid of. There is still hope!
Thank you for the detective work! It is much appreciated!

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7 years ago

"Yale University announced on Wednesday that it planned a number of steps to close a remaining $150 million budget gap, including cutting staff, freezing salaries for deans and officers, reducing the number of graduate students — even turning down all thermostats to 68 degrees."

New York Times Article 2/3/2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/education/04yale.html?scp=2&sq=yale&st=cse

Does anyone know if this is going to affect the philosophy department?

My guess is that philosophy departments in general will be reducing the number of students they admit this year. I don't see any reason to think the department at Yale will be any different.
Has anyone here been accepted or waitlisted at Syracuse? There is now a waitlist post on GC.
Wondering the same thing. I haven't heard a peep out of Syracuse yet, and I'm starting to wonder if the sporadic posts are legit or not.

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7 years ago

Hi all, my TA was interviewing for the TT job at Cornell. He related a disturbing conversation he had with Dick Miller. Due to financial cuts, the dept. is considering accepting very few graduates, 2-3. Worse, depending on whether they can get any of their current graduates jobs, they may even consider a complete freeze altogether. Does this sound right? Cornell is pretty rich. Could this be happening elsewhere?
Duke is also pretty 'rich' as far as it goes, and they are not accepting applications at all this year.

For private schools such as these, their money is all in endowments, which probably lost about 40% of their value in the recent economic collapse. Even with such massive hits they are actually only set back about five years in terms of net worth (based on the numbers I've seen), but its not easy to adjust spending when you have such a large swing. And this seems to be where the universities blow it. No doubt, they took plenty of grad students five years ago and had reasonable amounts of money flowing into the humanities, so if they were just smart about their cutbacks, it should not affect admissions for us (in theory). Of course, that's not the way it happens as the humanities are generally the first on the chop-block when times get tough. So there's my rant about that..

As far as the specific news about Cornell, I didn't apply there, but if I had, and if that's true, I'd be pissed. I was pissed off about Duke not letting us know until December to be frank.. but to not inform people of that possibility until after the application process is well underway seems irresponsible at best and perhaps just flat out dishonest. I'm sure that they would refund application fees, but in the end that is only a very small part of the cost of applying to a program.

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UCSB

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February 11 2010, 19:40:51 UTC 7 years ago

Is UCSB done? There were two rejections early last week and three acceptances later in the week posted on gradcafe. Nothing so far this week.
I'm in the same boat.
Depressed.
did anyone get contacted to set up interviews yet?
not me, just a generic email telling of the time table (late feb)-- i posted this on Grad Cafe under results search

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7 years ago

In @ Oregon, just got off the phone with Mark Johnson (real nice guy)... here are some notes I was typing while we spoke... hope they're helpful... (to provide some context, my AOI is American philosophy)


"Possibly visiting around march 11? The admission offer includes a graduate teaching fellowship… that is a 4 year agreement that gives me a tuition waiver and a stipend… the stipend is graduated, starts at one level, after 45 hours, another level, to candidacy is the highest level… 4 year guarantee… if I’m making satisfactory progress the 4 year commitment should be fine… in my case there is a program called future scholars (affirmative action-like) or something that gives one year without teaching… more details on that coming… 145 applicants for 5 slots… 7 ppl will be brought out to campus, if someone says they’re not interested, it is in everyone’s interests for that notification to be made as soon as possible… office manager will be in touch w/ me via email about visit time… hiring 3 ppl this year… one of the positions is in American philosophy… there’s a graduate research award (not a dept but graduate school award) given to support travel for study… like going to the dewey center in Ill…. Otherwise, the dept will try and put its own $ forward for such opportunities"
Congrats! I was just thinking how slow today has been. I'm glad somebody has gotten some good news.
Notre Dame is hard at work, reviewing applications right now. Rumor is that decisions may be made before the start of the Central APA meeting next week.
Fingers crossed.

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For those admitted to OSU, have you heard anything from the department yet? I'm still waiting, and I'm eager for information.
I'm was accepted via website and haven't heard anything from the department. All fellowship nominations are due by 5pm tomorrow (says OSU graduate school website). So... maybe we'll get more information then... ?

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7 years ago

There are now 2 Acceptances to Pitt:

Those of you who did get accepted...is there any word on whether all acceptances have gone out?

Thanks
No word. I will post when I have any more information though.
Anyone planning on declining an offer to Vandy?? I'm on the alternate list, and it's my top choice...Fingers crossed.
I'm also on the alternate list... did they give you any indication of your placement on it?

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7 years ago

Accepted to UGA with nomination for Graduate School Assistantship (by email). Given that I had braced myself for across-the-board rejections, I'm giddy!

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acceptance on tgc received on feb. 12 (who's time? not in ca yet)...

Who's got the goods?
3 up on tgc now.

Seem like they are all in a row. Maybe same person, maybe Malament's email just went out.

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February 12 2010, 04:49:12 UTC 7 years ago

So, waiting sucks. I can't assume i'm going to be shut-out, but I can't assume that i'm not going to be shut out. Argh.

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February 12 2010, 04:53:45 UTC 7 years ago

You can assume that either you will be shut out or you won't be shut out, though!

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7 years ago

Sorry

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7 years ago

Friday

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February 12 2010, 05:08:54 UTC 7 years ago

So, predictions for today? Explain your reasoning :P.
UNC. Given last year, it seems likely. But I've been thinking that for over a week, so who knows?