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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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Anyone waiting on Brown, Michigan, Columbia, Pitt, or Rutgers (and all other schools for that matter)... let's just try and create the reality of imminent notifications through the synthetic powers of our mystic mental faculties. Pitt loves this kind of talk, I'm told.


For all, in case you missed it, here's a laugh to hold you over:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/u_s_economy_grinds_to_halt_as
Yeah, that's why I didn't apply to Pitt -_-

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February 17 2010, 12:41:23 UTC 7 years ago

I'm not the original poster, but I also got an acceptance call from Postema yesterday around 4pm EST.

UNC

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February 17 2010, 12:49:47 UTC 7 years ago

Oops. I meant to post this in response to the UNC thread above.

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Feb 17

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February 17 2010, 14:29:20 UTC 7 years ago

Come on, come on, let's get this going!
yup yup yup

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I applied to Purdue - have yet to hear back on an admissions decision, but I did get a generic email from the graduate school informing me about all the wonderful funding they have available for those considering grad school. They need a better system that doesn't email applicants with info about their school *until those applicants know if they've been accepted.
"The admissions committee is in the final stages of reaching decisions. You may expect to hear something by the end of the month."
Wha? 5-6 acceptances are out already.

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Hitler finds out about his Philosophy Grad School Apps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47uR3sQC7lc

#3
From a personal friend inside the department:

"We are still finalizing the last group of applicants & will be making a final decision within the week."
Holy hell I hope this is true! It is an impediment to my sanity to be checking my status 30 times a day!

Thanks!

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Was just informed that admissions go out in late March/early April. Sounds rather late, but considering the apps were due Feb. 1st, makes some sense (though Vandy's were due Jan 15th and they made offers barely 2 weeks later). So, it looks like a lot more waiting...
YES: 4
BORDERLINE: 13
NO: 6
HELL NO: 2

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Moral: the vast majority of applicants here completely or nearly satisfy the criteria I listed. (Also, the WGI Phil community, assuming that the response rate was somewhere in the ballpark of 50%, is considerably smaller than I thought -- I was under the impression that there were at least 100 prospectives browsing here.)
50% is optimistic.

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What do you guys think of CUNY's placement? I just realized that their "placement record" is on a separate page from their "list of recent graduates" (and the latter is much longer than the former).

http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Philosophy/program_information/placement_history.htm
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Philosophy/program_information/recent_grads.htm
It's god awful bordering on embarrassing. I sometimes wonder why I even applied there. If it comes down to considering CUNY, they better have some good and convincing explanations on this...

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please reply if you are reading the WGI community regulary. I'm not the same person who did the most recent survey, but I am curious!
For science.

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MIT?

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February 17 2010, 22:24:53 UTC 7 years ago

It looks like acceptances from MIT went out last year on Thursday of this week. Think we might see that again?
You're planning on getting into MIT and you don't even know that there's a problem with induction? You should cross it off of your list now.

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Don't do it! There are plenty of philosophers who will be mean to us in the future (in seminars, at conferences, etc.) - can't we just enjoy each other's company while we're here?
Of course not - most of us will never be in a seminar or conference!

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How many people come from someplace where it's socially acceptable to call a shopping cart a "basket"?
But then what would you call the baskets?

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MIT

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February 17 2010, 23:54:18 UTC 7 years ago

Acceptance on tgc. I wonder when I'll get my rejection ~

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February 17 2010, 23:58:48 UTC 7 years ago

Well, I hate to be the skeptic- but is it a real acceptance? Seems very coincidental that it happened so soon after the post above...

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Hello

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February 18 2010, 00:26:29 UTC 7 years ago

Hello. I am an applicant from the UK, who has lurked on these forums - and indeed the forums from last year! - for far too long. (I wonder how many other lurkers there are? A lot, I suspect.) I didn't apply to many USA programs, because I didn't take the GRE, but I've applied to MIT and Cornell who don't require it. I'm of course very anxious about MIT's impending decisions, although fairly pessimistic as to my prospects for admission. (For the record: I doubt that the recent "acceptance" on grad cafe is genuine. There's something about it that doesn't seem right.)

Here are my stats:

Went to a UK university with a good Leiter ranking. No GPAs in the UK, but I have so far gotten a high first in all my courses, which is roughly equivalent to a 4.0 average in the USA. Writing sample on the philosophy of perception. Strong letters from one highly regarded philosopher of mind, one talented-but-not-famous philosopher of mind, and one somewhat obscure political philosopher. Applied to all the top ranked UK universities + MIT and Cornell.

Anyway, thanks for keeping me entertained over the last few weeks! Best of luck to all.

Good luck to you, too!

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He posted the Hitler philosophy meme on his blog...

sufficient evidence?
If he is- then let me just say hi

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Did everyone see this, the person who posted it put that they got the phone call today. Do you think that this should give hope to those of us who haven't heard from Riverside yet?
The status of my application still reads "submitted and currently under review." However, everyone's application still reads that. I doubt that the majority of applications from the original pool are still under serious consideration for admittance this late into the review, so I'd rather have them mass e-mail the rejections, or reject us via the website. Very frustrating.

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I am waiting to receive word of my acceptance to your illustrious program - do not disappoint me.*

*Said with a Hans Gruber accent.

hi,

FYI, if you get put on the waiting list for boulder, be sure to send them a question by e-mail asking them about their program. They sometimes draw people off the waiting list based on who expresses interest in their program in this way. happened to me last year

good luck!
Has any day of the week seemed most fecund in terms of decisions being sent out?

Two decisions came on the same Thursday in January, and one decision came on a Monday. But I doubt there's any systematic correlation between days of the week and how many decisions go out. Remember: there's a 1/5 chance of a school releasing a decision on any given day of the week (unless they explicitly tell you it'll be a surprise...). Those sorts of odds will cause some statistical bunching, but it won't carry over year to year.

I could be very, very, wrong, but my armchair tells me these things.

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Accepted today via email! Very excited!
Congrats!

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I'm sure I'm not the only one afflicted.

Hang in their, friends.
New post on tgc. Northwestern begins to send rejections via website...
I still haven't received a rejeection via the website. Maybe they'll have them up by tomorrow, but does anyone know when Northwestern will send out waitlist notifications? They called the people accepted, and are updating the rejections online. So maybe they e-mail the waitlist?

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WashU

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February 18 2010, 13:24:30 UTC 7 years ago

Did anyone get an official rejection from Washington, St. Louis?
No, but considering their "soft admits", I'm sure it's on the way.

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