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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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I'm not nervous. Not at all. I'm not nervous. Not at all.I'm not nervous. Not at all. I'm not nervous. Not at all. I'm not nervous. Not at all.I'm not nervous. Not at all. I'm not nervous. Not at all.
Neither am I.

I'm so not nervous that I fall to sleep at three in the morning every night. I'm just too damny busy being calm and collected and I forget to sleep.

Last time I was wating for something I read the Enchiridion over and over again. Maybe I should do that.
tomorrow begins a new week full of new heartbreak, stress, obsessing, and, hopefully, a little bit of joy too. any predictions for the week?
maybe northwestern?
UIC also seems to be "late" in announcing this year (or at least according to tgc). perhaps they will be reporting this week.

other possibilities based on tgc for last year are duquesne and purdue.
i am not sure how many schools will be closed for the national holiday tomorrow. either way i hope everyone gets good news soon!

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7 years ago

Re: new week

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7 years ago

Anyone out there want to claim this? It seems awfully late at night for an email acceptance, unless it was set to automatically go out at midnight or so. Last year it seemed like Patrick Byrne made phone calls to the Phd admits. The comment said BC had over 250 applicants.
I don't believe that BC got so many applications, since it attracts only those who are interested in continental philosophy or history of philosophy.

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7 years ago

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I've always liked the ambiguity of this phrase.

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7 years ago

Not much happened on President's Day on tgc last year (especially if you take into account how many of the results posted that day have earlier notification dates).
Family day :P.
So, my application for Rutgers still says 'No Decision'...
I applied to 9 schools, three dream schools, three reasonable schools, and three safety. I've already had one acceptance, full funding, from a safety (which is AMAZING, since I really only picked schools I absolutely want to go to).

Here's my question: why was I not rejected from Rutgers earlier with all the other losers (i use this term affectionately, we'll all be on the losing end of some decisions by the end, I imagine.)

My GRE scores were fairly mediocre (1300 combined). I expected to be eliminated immediately. Yet my writing sample was apparently good enough to get me in SOMEWHERE (with a sweet fellowship). And 2 of my letter writers are well known philosophers of mind. Has Rutgers, in the past, accepted applicants with GRE scores as low as mine? My GPA was 3.9.

Any thoughts?
Yes, even lower than 1300.

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7 years ago

Re: Rutgers...what's the pattern?

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7 years ago

The last couple of years, Penn has sent out acceptances before rejections - does anyone know if they have continued the trend this year and the acceptances just haven't been posted? Anyone else still waiting to hear from them?

Stress, stress, obsess, stress.
So BC is giving word it seems (I'm an MA here but did not apply for PhD in this dept-- its not a happy place)-- and Vanderbilt and Emory made their initial offers (and Emory made its cuts)-- who else are we waiting to hear from? Stony Brook? DePaul? Duquesne? NSSR? Fordham? Loyola Chicago?

Anyone have any word from Chicago Committee on Social Thought? I just got a standard timetable e-mail...
NSSR decisions will go out late March

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7 years ago

Did anyone apply to GSU?
Yup. Really hoping to get in - they've got a really strong program.

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How many people here applied to the MA program at Western Michigan? I'm primarily interested in the philosophy of science, so it's definitely my first choice.
Why isn't Tufts your first choice?

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WASHU

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February 15 2010, 19:50:49 UTC 7 years ago

First! WashU post on TGC: "Total of 15 students accepted". I wonder about the PNP program.
Wash U. didn't quite make their offers today. They're inviting 15 people, all of whom the expect to give official offers to by April 15th. But my email, at least, very carefully did not give a real offer yet. But it did include a paid invite for their visit, and did mention a fellowship nomination.
Congrats on the non-acceptance acceptance! Looks like you're having a great season!

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7 years ago

so. someone is in at purdue, eh? is he/she here? care to share more? hope. is. fading. FAST.
Please tell me that was a bogus post on the Grad Cafe...please.

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7 years ago

The inevitable question...if you're shut out, then what? Who is up for another season of soul-stealing applications?

I realize some might say we should, "dwell on the positive." Yet, dwelling in the darkness of a realistic perspective keeps me wondering.

I don't know how to make my application stronger, except to study hard and hit the GRE again.
Coming from someone who is EXTREMELY likely to get blanked this season (Applying to less than ten top-shelf places with a mid 1300s GRE score and coming from a TOTALLY unknown school with only one letter from a full professor? Yeahhhhh probably going down as the stupidest thing I've ever done), I feel your pain. Specifically the question of not knowing how to improve my application (except going back in time and going to a different school) is really really worrisome for me.

Ugh. Best of luck to you.

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What?!?

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February 15 2010, 23:38:54 UTC 7 years ago

"Some schools do not even require GREs, and still others give it little weight. Median GREs are only a very crude proxy for your chances of admission. (Remember, too, that the median indicates that half the students admitted had lower GREs—perhaps much lower—than the one reported!)"

this is bullet point #2 on the PGR's admissions data page. what does leiter mean that admitted students have lower GREs than reported? any ideas?

Uh...I'm assuming that it refers to the definition of "median". Think about it. ;)

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OSU

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 00:38:36 UTC 7 years ago

Wow.

I had basically given up hope, after all the website admits and phonecalls that passed me by.

Just got the call. RAWR.

Re: OSU

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February 16 2010, 00:58:32 UTC 7 years ago

Hey, me too! Internet high-five!

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7 years ago

Tulane

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February 16 2010, 00:45:54 UTC 7 years ago

Anyone here have any info on Tulane program (good or bad)? I applied, but don't know anyone that has had any direct experience with the department.
Always a fun topic...

Whether your dream school, geographically perfect, a philosopher you desire to work with, or an all around good fit...

For me, it's Cornell. I know the odds are against me (despite the rankings and whatnot) but Ithaca is beautiful and I'm from New York and would love to venture home!

You?
It's kind of silly, but I want to hear back from Indiana, because reading GEB (Hofstadter) in high school was what started all this.
So... significant others? What if you get accepted to only places far away from them? What if you get accepted to multiple places, but the better quality programs are far way from them?

As a follow up, if long-distance for the PhD seems conceivable, how about the unpredictability of where you will live afterwards given the tough academic job market?

We are all doomed to be single forever. Discuss.
It depends on your relationship. My girlfriend and I both study philosophy and we have been able to, thus far, study together. We got our MAs in the same city and as we apply for PhDs we are hoping to get into the same schools or at least schools in the same city. For us, our relationship comes first. Right now since everything is still in the waiting stage it is too soon to tell what will happen. But no matter what we have decided that the other comes before philosophy. Again, just depends on the type of/strength of your relationship to your partner and to philosophy. Best of luck!

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February 16 2010, 02:32:23 UTC 7 years ago

Frankly, my alternative isn't all that depressing. I'll probably make over six figures teaching at a private school on the West Coast. I just will not be studying what I love.

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February 16 2010, 02:40:50 UTC 7 years ago

Must be nice, having connections to rich people.

Do you teach philosophy or something else?
So, I was just curious--did any of you guys apply (or prepare for possibly applying) to law school? If so, how did you on the LSAT? Which schools did you apply to?

I applied to law school. In fact, I applied to a lot more law schools (22) than PhD programs (9). My LSAT was a 171 (98%). The places are all over the map in terms of rankings; I basically applied to everywhere that gave me a fee waiver, too. Here's the list: Berkeley, Chicago, CUNY, Colorado, Georgetown, Illinois, Indiana, Lewis & Clark, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, New York Law School, NYU, UNC, Northeastern, Oregon, Penn, St. Louis University, Vermont, Virginia, WashU, and Wisconsin.

What about you?

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7 years ago

Today.

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 14:32:50 UTC 7 years ago

It's gotta be the day. It's just gotta. Something. Anything. Somebody?
Should we assume the worse if we haven't heard back yet from OSU or WASHU? Sigh...
It is worse that assuming the 'worse': probably, assume the worst.

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Re: Assuming the worse?

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7 years ago

Last year on this date (2/16) there was the following activity on the boards:

~a wave of Indiana rejections

~UI-UC acceptances

~Waitlists at Urbana-Champaign

and while i'm obsessing, here is tomorrow's info from last year, too:

~rejections from Loyola

~waitlists at UNC

~admits to Duquesne

~Devry admits

~rejections at Penn

I applied to no schools mentioned here, but for those of you who did, maybe you'll get some news! Good luck!

Remember the dates are off from last year. So what was the info for tomorrow is actually the info for today!

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7 years ago

On TGC.
looks like it's happening as we speak - thanks to the poster for ruining my morning :) Now I won't get anything done for the next few hours in nervous anticipation

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