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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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Woke up to an email from Richard Miller. With funding.

Feeling good. Feeling very good.
Good job, that's a fair jump up from your other offer!

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7 years ago

So it looks like A&M has made at least one offer for their MA program. Is it typical for the MA offers to go out before the PhD ones? Or should I assume that I'm out of the running if I haven't heard a peep yet?
ignore it! see my new post on tgc.

Re: Any A&M insiders out there?

Anonymous

7 years ago

Who's in charge of the board? I've requesting to join for a while and still can't view.
that would be "philprospectives" rather

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7 years ago

What's going on with Penn State? Someone on TGC is claiming they were waitlisted by e-mail, but an earlier e-mail from PSU suggested that they didn't plan to start notifying people until at least March 10th. What's going on with them? Is anyone here brave enough to give 'em a call or something? I'm not.
I posted it. They've already done the interviews for their short list (mine was on the 15th of feb). I think if you haven't had an interview, you aren't being considered. I don't know any other deets except that this is the first year they've done interviews, a terrible surprise for me ( I was obv caught off guard).

Sorry if this is bad news & all the best of luck

Re: Penn State

Anonymous

7 years ago

I just got an acceptance email from Gil Harmon! This is very exciting for me, considering that Princeton is the only program I applied to this year (I'm currently at a middle-ranked Ph.D. program). Since I've had three years of graduate courses already, Princeton is giving me four years of funding instead of five (which is a bit unfortunate). But I'm still quite happy about this.

The visitation days for Princeton will be Monday and Tuesday, March 23-24.
Dang it. In my excitement, I accidentally misspelled Harman...how embarrassing.

Re: Princeton Acceptance

Anonymous

7 years ago

Well, it's been a rough last week but now I'm looking at you, Columbia - please, please, please, I'd love an invite to NYC.
No responses in 2009 on TGC until 3/10. WEAK!
So, I was very naive with my applications-- somehow I thought that being the top ranked student in my undergraduate department would allow me to get into a highly ranked program. I applied to the universities that my letter writers came from, and felt very positive about that. But, alas, I have not been able to get into any schools that are more than three Leiter rankings above my undergrad school. I am wondering how this is for other people? I had a 3.9 GPA, about a 1550 GRE and a 6 in the writing, etc. My school is ranked around 25. Anyone care to comment on their situation with that? Overall, I am excited to have been accepted by a good school with funding, and I do not want to complain, I am just trying to get more insight into how people get into highly ranked programs. thanks
W-R-I-T-I-N-G S-A-M-P-L-E.

Or... maybe your letter writers conspired against you.

I'm from an undergraduate institution that doesn't even have a graduate philosophy program and I'm looking at 3 competitive PhD acceptances, 1 MA (Tufts), and a wait-list at a top-20.
Just posted on TGC. Email from Patricia Blanchette, no mention of how long the waitlist is, but does mention 300 apps for 10 spots.
Congrats! ND often goes deep into its wait list.

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7 years ago

....for rejecting promptly. As much as this blows, its much better than doing the "well, I'm probably not accepted, but I really don't know" crap from all the schools that don't condescend to let people know they didn't get in. Other grad schools, take notes: informality combined with promptness beats a form letter with my name on it every time.
Here here. In the age of email, there is absolutely no reason that everyone can't be notified on the same day.

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Re: Props to Princeton...

Anonymous

7 years ago

Ouch...just posted this on tgc. This was my back-up school, and now I'm 0/5. Looks like I might be facing another year of teaching community college.
The email was from Gary Varner and said that they received 79 applications this year (47 to the MA and 32 to th PhD). Hell, if I can't beat those odds, then I'm not sure my chances are so hot at the rest of the schools that I'm waiting on...
First one who apparently "stripped for Leiter" to get into Chicago and now one that "got a reference from Woody Allen" to get into NYU...
I agree with the sentiment- but the R word is offensive.

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Anonymous

7 years ago

Anyone want to claim this?
Did you read the note? It's obviously bogus.

Re: NYU Acceptance

Anonymous

7 years ago

Brown Town

Anonymous

March 3 2010, 00:07:44 UTC 7 years ago

Does anyone (somehow) have any idea of the percentage of students wait-listed at Brown last year that ultimately received offers?
It happens -- one of the students in my program got in at the eleventh hour last year. But the percentage? I dunno.

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7 years ago

Where else have you Princeton admits been accepted? (I hope it's where I'm waitlisted.)
MIT, UNC, Brown, CUNY, OSU

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Any details on DePaul? I've not seen anything...

Anonymous

March 3 2010, 01:24:45 UTC 7 years ago

The "shortlist" will be visiting the campus/department this weekend. My impression is, if you have not been contacted, you are no longer being considered.
For those of you who have received rejection letters, do you mind telling me when the letter is dated? I still haven't received mine, so I'm wondering if I'm in the clear (for the moment), or whether the letter may still be in the mail. Thanks.
Not to be an ass, but your letter will come in the postal service within two weeks. It will not be a PhD acceptance, but if you are "lucky", it will be a MAPH unfunded acceptance.

I live in Illinois.

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Since the first few admits and rejections went out at the beginning of February, not much else has been said.
Any info?
I posted awhile back that I was nominated for a university fellowship (on this forum). The department sent me an e-mail with my acceptance letter and told me that university fellowship decisions will be decided at the end of the month (February). Once the department figures out which of their students will be getting university fellowships, they will decide in mid-March what to do for departmental funding. I'm expecting info this week or next week.

Are you waiting on info about funding too, or have you not received a decision yet?

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Anonymous

7 years ago

Anyone else mad at Duke for not taking any grad students this year? I'm getting into other schools, but I sure do wish Duke was a least an option, or that I at least could know whether or not it's an option. Bah.

Rant over. Thanks.
Yes very very frustrated with Duke right now!

Harvard

Anonymous

March 3 2010, 03:22:03 UTC 7 years ago

My housemate was accepted to Harvard yesterday--he apparently go an email from Christine Korsgaard (presumably because she is who he wants to work with).

Anonymous

March 3 2010, 03:34:39 UTC 7 years ago

Good lord, an angry tgc post that's taking the NYU posting seriously (earlier today someone here was taking it seriously, too).

Anonymous

March 3 2010, 03:42:22 UTC 7 years ago

I know! Like anyone at NYU respects the kind of philosophy that Woody Allen does.

Anonymous

7 years ago

Told I had "an very good chance" at a second round acceptance at these schools. Obviously that's not ideal, but it looks like all I have are my back-ups. Can anyone tell me if they're declining these offers.

I don't even want to hope anymore. Ugh.

I was waitlisted at GSU, but the email informed me that I would not be told about my place on the list. There was just a generic statement about students often being accepted from the waitlist. Were you able to inquire and get further information? I would also like to know if anyone is declining GSU. It's a top choice--only problem is the $5k funding for the first year....

Re: Declining NIU, GSU

Anonymous

7 years ago

I've been doing philosophy for 8 years now...I start feeling old, I'm ridiculously poor, live with my parents, and this ******** universities are just rejecting me! Seriously I need an acceptance letter NOW!!!!
I forgot to say that my gf dumped me last August and I have a crappy job. Seriously, this s**t is killing me...

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7 of 15: Waitlisted at FSU via email
8 of 15: Rejected at St. Louis via snail mail

4 acceptances
3 waitlists
1 rejections
For me:14 apps

3 acceptances
1 waitlist
6 rejections
4 unknown, 1 of which is probably a rejection yet to come in the mail

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Anonymous

7 years ago

Houston MA?

Anonymous

March 3 2010, 15:40:47 UTC 7 years ago

Anyone else applying here? Looks like pretty good funding opportunities (for an MA program) and a fairly strong (and bi-partisan)placement record. If you're applying, maybe post up your stats and AOI(s).
Someone on tgc posted an email received yesterday about not receiving a TA-ship in the initial round. I haven't heard anything. Has anyone here been admitted/offered a TA-ship?
No news today?
I think they are trying to prolong the mystery.... I thought I would have heard from pretty much everyone by March!

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