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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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OSU

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 00:38:36 UTC 8 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

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 00:58:32 UTC 8 years ago

Hey, me too! Internet high-five!

Re: OSU

Anonymous

8 years ago

Tulane

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 00:45:54 UTC 8 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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Anonymous

February 16 2010, 02:32:23 UTC 8 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.

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 02:40:50 UTC 8 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?

Re: Law School

Anonymous

8 years ago

Today.

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 14:32:50 UTC 8 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.

Re: Assuming the worse?

Anonymous

8 years ago

Re: Assuming the worse?

Anonymous

8 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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Anonymous

8 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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Anonymous

8 years ago

This sucks. If we haven't heard from Northwestern yet, can we assume that we are rejected?
Sorry. I meant 'sucks for me'. Congratulations to those who are accepted.

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Anonymous

February 16 2010, 17:03:46 UTC 8 years ago

Well I have not been admitted anywhere. I still have yet to hear from Princeton, Oxford and a number of other schools, but if I can't make it into Northwestern I think my chances of getting in at 'really top' schools is pretty much zero. Sigh.
Hi Everyone,

So I don't know how many people will actually care about this but whatever. I posted a while ago concerned that MA programs weren't doing anything, but I've talked to several schools who all said "late March, early April" (ah!). I just got off the phone with NIU and got much more specific and helpful info. They said that their first meeting to discuss finalists is on the 26th of Feb. The department assistant told me to expect notifications two or three weeks after this. So, this looks like they will be notifying the second week of March. Just fyi.
I care about this. :) Thanks for the update!! Ugh, that feels so far away! Care to share which MA programs said "late march, early april"? (any news, no matter how vague, would be nice.) Thanks for posting, and good luck!

Re: NIU MA Update

Anonymous

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

Anyone know why MA programs are so late?

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 18:02:38 UTC 8 years ago

Not least of all because their deadlines are later than for PhD programs.

paysagedhiver

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paysagedhiver

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pure_becoming

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8 years ago

VT MA

Anonymous

February 16 2010, 17:49:40 UTC 8 years ago

FYI, Virginia Tech just started looking at apps the other day.
Did you get this info by calling or emailing them?

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8 years ago