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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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Has anyone been rejected from Irvine LPS yet?
Yes, I have. Although I have not been told yet. You have also been rejected. I Promise.

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February 24 2010, 00:53:17 UTC 7 years ago

I've heard UNC is basically the worst place to study philosophy ever. Their placement record is like 0% and I'm sure they're totally not as nice as people think.

Anyone sitting on an acceptance should probably decline.

Love,
Someone on the UNC wait list

Anonymous

February 24 2010, 00:54:32 UTC 7 years ago

Thanks for the heads up, I just emailed them.

Anonymous

7 years ago

I thought we had something really special, call me crazy, but I felt a genuine connection. Now I hear you are interested in other people, when all you seem to do is neglect me.

Still, I've invested so much in this 'relationship' and I'm willing to forgive you. You just need to show me you really care, with a gesture that no one, not even the most skeptical, could question.

Yours,
Scorned Hurt Undeserving Trampled Oppressed Unloved Thing
Get the fuck over yourself. You're not that special.

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7 years ago

They really do make this dark process a little brighter :).
I agree!! Fooey to all the idiots who are trashing the funny posts!

Re: Thanks for posting funnies.

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7 years ago

Re: Thanks for posting funnies.

Anonymous

7 years ago

My odds

Anonymous

February 24 2010, 08:13:14 UTC 7 years ago

I am a serious philosopher of science and have a very strict view of what passes for "knowledge." I applied to Harvard, Pitt, NYU, Princeton, and UC Davis. My credentials are below.

4.0
perfect GRE
Letters from published philosophers of cellular plasticity, math, and equilibrium psychology (a burgeoning field - very serious shit)
Mexican

What's the word, turds?
I am not very serious, but I know what I know. Strictly speaking, you know what I know. I haven't applied myself anywhere, but I still trust your credentials.

You are a shoe in.
You are a shoe in.
You are a shoe in.
Oh shit I'm sorry you wasted your time.

Re: My odds

Anonymous

7 years ago

So, while we're waiting, I'd like to learn what people think how versatility affects one's chances of being accepted somewhere.

I think I'm quite versatile and I made sure to make this potential quality apparent in my application. I have a least some knowledge of all the important philosophical languages (proficient in English and German, almost proficient in French, pretty proficient in Latin, basic knowledge of classical Greek); I have a solid background in logic and mathematics (including game theory); through my minors I'm well-versed in the social sciences; and I've enjoyed a non-negligible education in the biological sciences. Within philosophy, I think I've had a quite broad curriculum, I was a teaching assistant for a diverse set of classes, and I have been able to enjoy extracurricular activities with strong links to some areas of philosophy.

Now, of course I made sure to focus (or rather, restrict) my stated areas of interest. Nevertheless, my writing sample covers topics in philosophy of language, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and thus isn't as focused as I believe most writing samples to be. Recently, I began to suspect that my versatility could turn out to be a handicap rather than a boon.

Does anyone know if admissions committees are mainly looking for people who (I'm exaggerating a little) are only interested in one very esoteric question, a question they already know will be the focus of their thesis? Or is versatility a boon to one's application? How much diversity does exist within departments as regards this question? I would imagine that places such as, say, Columbia might regard versatility more favorably than others.

Can anyone with experience with the application process help me out here?
I suspect the presupposition that focused application implies non-versatile applicant is off the mark. My letter writers told me that the sop was an opportunity to demonstrate ability to focus, and that it would be assumed that my thesis would be different from what my app focused on.

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7 years ago

...does anyone know if U Miami have sent out all their acceptances? (another person got an acceptance letter).
Were you given a ranking on the waitlist or did the email just say you were on the waitlist?
I was told that they can not formally make offers for Graduate assistantships until they are officialy told by the university on March 5 how many they can offer. I was told that I was high on the wait list so that my chances were good to receive an assistantship.
Any word when decisions go out? Past three years, it looks like, they've gone out no later than today.
According to my observation, many institutions issue their decisions even later than last year. It's really not good for us. I applied to 21 places, but till now I only receive 3 notifications.

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7 years ago

Death for us all.

Re: Predictions for today / end of week?

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7 years ago

Re: Predictions for today / end of week?

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7 years ago

Received the email this morning (11:05 EST) from Lisa Tafares (enclosed letter from Otávio Bueno, TAship and tuition scholarship. Needless to say, I am incredibly excited!
sick!

Re: In at Miami!

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7 years ago

Re: In at Miami!

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7 years ago

Re: In at Miami!

patchchloe

7 years ago

I received my acceptance at around 11 a.m. EST today, but I didn't know until later because it was caught in my quarantine/spam folder... just a reminder for everyone to check those.

And good luck to all!
For those of you who have received acceptances, I'm just wondering what types of funding offers have been thrown at you... have any initial offers been raised? how much teaching responsibility is being heaped upon you? are you getting summer/travel/moving $ ?

no need to reveal school names if you wish to preserve your anonymity.
I go $20k plus tuition

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Any info regarding the Notre Dame timetable? The only bit of news I can relate is that they received 270 applications for 8 spots.
What the fuck is going on ND?

Make a fuckin decision already!

You should call! They won't ask who you are over the phone, so it's anonymous. Ask when they will make decisions, and post their reply so that everyone here can calm down a bit.

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