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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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Pitt

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 18:10:00 UTC 6 years ago

Has anyone heard anything from Pitt's philosophy department (not HPS)?

Re: Pitt

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 18:15:32 UTC 6 years ago

People have been accepted there, if that's what you mean.

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Anonymous

6 years ago

Columbia's Open House for prospective students appears to be scheduled for Friday, April 2nd (as per the dept. website). This is scheduled but they haven't invited anyone yet???
Could you point me towards the address? I can't find the information on the department website.

In any case, I don't think it would be too weird if they knew when their visitation days will be before they know whom they want to accept. But I guess it would be a tad strange indeed if they already published that information.

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6 years ago

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Anonymous

6 years ago

The Silence

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 18:13:25 UTC 6 years ago

Has anyone had any response back concerning Metaphysical Mayhem? Someone last week (who sounded like they were in know) said that we should hear by last Friday. Friday came and went, and I heard nothing. I'm just wondering if anyone has heard anything.
can i ask what metaphysical mayhem is?

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Harvard?

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 18:31:48 UTC 6 years ago

What about Harvard? There's some acceptances on TGC -- but why isn't there a bunch of rejection letters/emails?
Oh, there will be.

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6 years ago

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Anonymous

6 years ago

Just saw the TGC post. Anyone care to elaborate? Is Syracuse sending out unsolicited rejection emails?
i was the tgc poster. yes, it was an unsolicited email from tom mckay.

Re: Syracuse rejection

Anonymous

6 years ago

Acceptances from Warwick and Leeds, waitlisted at McGill.

Have yet to hear from UBC and Toronto, although my expectations aren't high.

I'm quite happy with my results--just crossing my fingers for funding/passing through the McGill waitlist. The head of this year's admissions committee there told me that they typically take about 2ish students for the PhD, plus-ish 2 undergrads for the direct-to-PhD. =/

NIU, GSU

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 20:08:21 UTC 6 years ago

Anyone declining NIU or GSU? (I asked this a while ago, but I thought maybe people have heard for more places now)

I was accepted to GSU. So far, I have one other offer. I'm waiting to hear from Columbia and BU still. My plan is to take all the trips, so I can get a feel for all the programs before I decline any offers. Since I want to help everyone on the waitlists, I'll decline offers by the end of March (I won't be one of those jerks who sits on multiple offers until April 15th).

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Anonymous

6 years ago

So, given that most of us already know to what other top 20 schools we have been admitted and to which we didn't gain admission...

How many of those that haven't been rejected yet from Columbia are going to take the offer if they get in and how many expect to decline it, if they get it?

Surprisingly enough, I intend to take the offer if I'll get one
Same here. IF I get one...

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McGill

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 20:25:42 UTC 6 years ago

The only thing seen on TGC for some time was rejections from McGill, but now it appears there have been notices of people being accepted and waitlisted as well. Does anyone know what it means if I have heard nothing at this point? For those who have been accepted/waitlisted/rejected: has your application status changed?
I'm the McGill waitlist. My status is still "under review". The waitlist is, apparently, short. Bear in mind that the grad director told me they aim for an incoming class of 2-4.

My email was personalized, since I've been in contact with the grad director in the past. Not sure if he told everyone who was waitlisted.

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the_philosofox

6 years ago

So has anyone heard about Oxford's DPhil program? There are BPhil acceptances on Gradcafe, but no DPhil acceptances....

There's usually a 2 week gap between BPhil/MSt and DPhil acceptances during which the scholarship committee also meets. So expect to hear back late next week.

Low GREs

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 21:11:39 UTC 6 years ago

Does anyone have GRE scores lower then 500 on the either the verbal or quant and got in somewhere?
Actually, I had lower than 500 on both quant and verbal, and I got in somewhere.

No lie.


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UW-Mil

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 21:23:15 UTC 6 years ago

Just saw post on TGC--can anyone claim this? What info do you have?

Re: UW-Mil

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 21:34:28 UTC 6 years ago

The post on grad cafe is mine, I just received the email from Julius Sensat. didnt say anything about admissions numbers or whether all the acceptances have been sent out, but only that there was a "very competitive" pool of applicants this year. In case there is a waitlist and anyone is on it, I will decline this offer either today or tomorrow.

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Anonymous

March 9 2010, 22:05:31 UTC 6 years ago

Has anyone else out there in WhoGotIn Land received an acceptance?

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 22:06:48 UTC 6 years ago

From Rice that is...

Anonymous

6 years ago

UChicago

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 22:18:06 UTC 6 years ago

Has everyone got a acceptance/rejection from Chicago? There were a few of both on TGC, but I haven't heard anything.
I applied and have not heard anything yet

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6 years ago

CUNY update

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 22:18:12 UTC 6 years ago

Response from an inquiry: "Admissions is still progressing. You should hear something in the next couple of weeks."

"couple of weeks"? come one... 125$!

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Anonymous

6 years ago

For the person who got less then 500 on the GREs, where did you get in? if you don't mind me asking..
My guess is that wasn't a serious post. There's only two ways that might be plausible- 1. If they have a documented disability that might preclude them from doing well on this sort of test, or b. If they had some crazy extenuating circumstances that were explained to the admissions committee.

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Anonymous

6 years ago

I applied to the Committee for Social Thought at Chicago and was denied admission, but admitted to the terminal masters program in Social Science with funding. There are no restrictions on class selection, so Committee and Philosophy offerings are open to me. I'm curious if anyone else is considering the MAPSS and if anyone knows the likelihood of admission to the Committee post-completion of the masters. Also, to the two admits to the Committee this year, congratulations.
You won't get onto the Committee after completing MAPSS, but they do have excellent placement into PhD programs outside of UChicago.

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Fordham

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 23:05:18 UTC 6 years ago

Anybody know what's up with Fordham? There's two acceptances on g.c., only one with funding and two people on the waitlist. It seems strange that people on the waitlist would be notified before admits. If I've heard nothing should I consider myself rejected?

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Anonymous

March 9 2010, 23:48:47 UTC 6 years ago

I emailed the department inquiring about my status, and received word back that I had not been admitted. If you want to know, I suggest you do the same. Good luck.

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Anonymous

6 years ago

Though University of Nebraska (Lincoln) has made admissions decisions relatively quickly, I have yet to see both Nebraska and Kansas make any offers to applicants yet. Kansas has rolling admissions, but I hope it doesn't take too long to get an answer before the so-called April deadline. Some MA programs also have rolling admissions like Arkansas and Western Michigan.

If anyone has additional information to share from these schools, it would be greatly appreciated.

Also, can anyone establish if applicants given offers from Texas Tech's MA have accepted or declined? While it is welcoming to be on the waiting list (rather than be strictly rejected), it is not entirely stress-free.
There was a post about Nebraska on the last page.

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Anonymous

6 years ago

I know there's more information out there. Here's what we have so far:

Princeton: 17 acceptances, no waitlist.

USC - 22 accepted

Wisconsin - 9 initially admitted, unknown number waitlisted

Notre Dame - 10 spots to fill, unsure how many initially accepted, 17 on an unranked waitlist.

Arizona - 6 accepted; not sure about any waiting lists.

MIT - 8 accepted, of which they want to take 5; two waitlists of 5 each, one ranked higher than the other but internally unranked (I know this because I am, alas, on the lower of the two.)

Riverside: 14 accepted, hopeful class of 6. (nearly 300 applications)

Rutgers: about 15 offers sent out so far.

UC Irvine had 53 applicants for 4 spots, unsure how many offers made, as I was rejected.
keep up the good work for posterity!

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Hopkins

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 23:18:02 UTC 6 years ago

Anyone else waiting for Johns Hopkins? I know they usually don't get responses out until this week of March or next, but I'm going insane waiting.
Then again, I have a funded offer from a lower-ranked program that is a much better fit, especially considering the very small faculty size of JHU (and my main interest, epistemology, is really only represented by Williams, who is getting old--I think he is over 65--and I would hate to go to a program for one prof. in any case). Plus, their placement hasn't been too hot (though whose has outside the top 25, Rusty Jones excluded?).
Where else did you get in (i.e. which is the lower-ranked program you speak of)? Just curious.

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Tulane

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 23:24:25 UTC 6 years ago

Anyone else waiting on Tulane? I'm hoping they make offers by next week.
Anyone have any insight into UC Davis and UC Riverside use/potential use of some silent waitlist procedure, or should I just acknowledge rejection as I have for Georgetown, Harvard and Oxford( no official word yet).
I'm still waiting to hear from Davis and Riverside. I emailed both, but no reply. I imagine calling would be more effective.

Brown

Anonymous

March 9 2010, 23:57:16 UTC 6 years ago

How many people are planning on declining Brown? I'm on the waitlist right now.

Re: Brown

Anonymous

March 10 2010, 00:21:33 UTC 6 years ago

There were a few posts on this a couple of pages back somewhere. I know there was at least one admit planning to decline, and then one person removed themselves from the waitlist. I am an admit who plans to accept. Are you going to the prospectives reception?

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Anonymous

6 years ago

Looking over the placement record for NYU, it struck me that only one political philosopher has come out of that department in the last 8 years. This despite the apparently strong faculty for political philosophy. What's going on here, do people think?
Look again. Barnhill, Enoch, Hewitt, and Preston all do political philosophy (Preston's dissertation, for example, was on civic trust and rights).

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