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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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School chosen: Notre Dame
UG: Rutgers
GPA: 3.80+, Major: 3.9+
GRE: V 720, Q 710, AW 6.0
Writing sample topic: Explaining the urgency and threat of skepticism and historical misunderstandings of it, and also venturing a tracking-like response to it.
Aid Package: Won Dean's Fellowship: $24,000 fellowship every year (base stipend averages $18,600 per year), full insurance, 1 less term of teaching duties.


Re: Has anyone already made a decision?

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6 years ago

Columbia

Anonymous

March 14 2010, 19:19:08 UTC 6 years ago

So what about Columbia? Do you think all admissions have been sent out? Are we expecting a waitlist? What did the email say?
seriously, I still haven't heard from them. Is anyone else still out of the loop?

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I got wait-listed at Stanford. Is there anybody about there who got admitted to Stanford but decided to decline the offer after their visit to Stanford last week?

Missouri

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March 14 2010, 19:51:39 UTC 6 years ago

Missouri people: please decline. I know lots of you are, but I'd like to breathe a sigh of relief.
I heard UIUC's program really sucks. You should all decline...for your own good. not mine.
I heard the same about Rutgers.
Email said that they are under considerable financial constraints, and only 6 initial offers have gone out. The waitlist is not ranked, but organized such as to "achieve the right balance in the entering class."

Also, the email ended up in my spam folder (which I have been checking obsessively, as well). So, though I'm sure you all are doing it already, I'll say it anyway: check these folders.

This was the last program I was waiting on (assuming that NYU is a reject). Official tally: 2 acceptances, 4 waitlists, and 10 rejections. All PhDs.
I've *still* heard nothing from them, hm.

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6 years ago

If you have a spare 10 min, here's a poll I'd be grateful if you could fill out: http://www.tfaforms.com/146985

More details, along with some discussion are here: http://community.livejournal.com/who_got_in/98287.html?thread=15288815#t15288815

(Sorry to repost this, but I didn't want it to become neglected at the bottom of the previous page.)

Are you interested in the results of people who have applied in recent years, or only people who applied this admission cycle?
I would love to go to this program!!!! Waiting is brutal.

Anonymous

March 15 2010, 02:15:18 UTC 6 years ago

Declining Miami and UConn - I hope it makes someone's life a little easier. :)

maryland

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March 15 2010, 04:03:50 UTC 6 years ago

Anyone else not get any contact? I assume this means rejection...
I haven't, and I'm thinking that that's a safe assumption. What makes me curious, however, are the posts on TGC that claim rejections via email directing to website from UMD. Maybe they're just the lucky few for whom the online status has already been updated? Who knows... I probably wouldn't take the offer if one was made, but it would have been nice to hear something at this point.

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om_philosopher

6 years ago

I haven't heard anything from these places, but I've been admitted at Columbia. I wonder if I can discard them or if you think there are waitlists.

If someone is on a waitlist from these three universities, would you mind telling me how did you know? Did they send you an e-mail/phone call or you asked?
I'm on the MIT waitlist, and they told me by email (in mid-Feb, I think). I got more details by emailing Richard Holton, if you're thinking of inquiring.

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6 years ago

I'm waiting to hear more from a couple of schools that have offered me admission but are still in the process of working out funding details. Is it appropriate at this time to email faculty members to express how very much I'd like to study with them, or would it rub them the wrong way?
I think the way to do this is to respond to the acceptance (e.g. I'm excited to be accepted, blah, blah, blah...however you want to put that). Then just go on to say how you are very interested in the program, would love to work with Professor X, and that you look forward to receiving more information.
Has anyone heard from Catholic U heard about funding decisions yet?
I'm sick and tired of having to justify doing empirical work to a bunch of old white guys with their heads in the clouds. Philosophers like to use psychologist's work in their research, and then claim to be doing "purely philosophical" work and shun every student claiming to be "empirically informed". Don't waste your time. Switch to psychology where real work is done. Unless that is, you actaully enjoy spending 2.5 hours arguing in a seminar over what a sentence in an old, debunk, passage entails.

losers.
Fascinating troll.

(1) Ignoring the fact that empirically informed philosophy is all the rage right now.

(2) Implying that psychologists do theoretical psychology (some of them do, to be fair).

(3) Some good old fashioned history of philosophy hate.

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I ask this for a friend of mine. He is going to do research on German idealism and phenomenology, and now he is choosing between Chicago MAPH and Warwick MA in Continental Philosophy. I specialize in philosophy of mind, so I think I am not in a good position to help him with this. But I think Warwick is better in this regard, for the program is in the philosophy department, and if things go well, he will become a PhD student there (the so-called "1+3" program) The Warwick page is here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/postgraduate/degrees/ma-continental/
I appreciate any help from you guys!
On the one hand, "follow the money". Don't think MAPH helps people out, how about Warwick?

On the other hand, I'm pretty skeptical of Warwick's 1+3 business. UK degrees are already (potentially) at a disadvantage because they don't involve as much teaching, and now this is just one year of coursework then dissertating... if Warwick offers money, I would go there for the MA and then try for a different PhD.

I got an email this morning from the graduate administrator at Oxford, asking me to "confirm that if [I] were offered a full scholarship ... [I] would take a up place here at Oxford." Out of curiosity, have other Oxford admits had similar letters sent to them?
Is this for the BPhil or the DPhil?

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Got an email from the grad school last Thursday informing me that I could check my status on my online app today starting at 8am PST. I just checked and there was a letter from grad school on the homepage of my app informing me that I am waitlisted. It was actually a pretty gloomy waitlist notification - "your application has been found to meet minimum admissions criteria..." The letter indicated that I would be notified of my status by May 31st. I hope the department lets me know before then!

In any event, I'm happy to be waitlisted, as Davis is one of my top choices (AOS: language).
Does anyone have any information as to whether or not all of CUNY's offers (or notices of any type) have gone out? I know that there have been a few acceptances, along with a couple of people who have stated they've declined CUNY's offer. What about the rest of us, CUNY? We are feeling insecure and in need of some attention...it's the third week of March for chrissake.
I hear you. CUNY is my last chance. Has anyone been rejected yet?

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UT-Austin

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March 15 2010, 17:27:40 UTC 6 years ago

How many UT applicants have yet to hear anything one way or another? Because I hadn't heard anything (i.e. still no decision on the website), I contacted the department and was told that I was waitlisted. Just wondering how many others are in the same position.
I got the same response a week or so ago, but was told it was highly unlikely they'd be pulling from the wait list this year.
Acceptance package via FedEx arrived today. Letter from Robert MacDonald, with a handwritten note (is this normal?). 1/3rd tuition waived with merit scholarship. Would love to go, but still can't afford it. *sigh*.

No information that would help other applicants.
When did you complete your application?
Before the Priority deadline?

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I'm just curious to compare our experiences. How many people have not heard a word from the department since they were notified that they were on the waitlist? (I fall into this camp.) How many have been courted by the department even while on the waitlist? (This happened to a friend of mine last year, and he was eventually offered admission.)

Is the fact that a waitlistee has heard nothing an indication that the DGS doesn't think that the department will go to the waitlist that year?
That's a grim but plausible theory. I'm on the Rutgers waitlist, and I haven't heard anything since I was first notified, so I'm working to manage my expectations.

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6 years ago

Virginia

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March 15 2010, 19:29:27 UTC 6 years ago

What's taking them so long?
Do things a little slower in the South? I don't know, but the wait is killing me. I have an acceptance in hand, but UVA could trump it unless the funding is dismal.

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I had ruled out Amherst last week after reading the post on the website, and hearing no news. I have still not received any emails or phone calls, but today when I checked my snail mail, there was a letter from Amherst. I am getting pretty good at recognizing thin envelopes, but this one felt a little thicker. Lo and behold, they have accepted me-- no info on funding or anything like that, but maybe some others can expect a letter in the mail? I am confused, because other accepts received emails. I have nothing in my spam box, which means I read the letter four times looking for a "JK LOL" or something, but I think it is legit. Has anyone else had this experience?
Can you give any info that will make this post sound more legit? Who was the letter from, when was it dated, any explanation about why alternate modes of acceptance have been used? I have ruled Amherst out, too. A glimmer of hope may hurt more than it helps at this point.

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Given the commonplace advice not to take an unfunded offer in the humanities, I thought it would be a good idea to put a list of schools on the wiki that don't offer funding. NSSR is one, any others?
Tufts, I believe, doesn't offer funding--just partial tuition waivers, IIRC, although others can correct him if they've gotten anything more.
Has anyone who has not heard anything from Cornell contacted the department? They claim that all applicants are notified by March 15th, but I still have not heard anything. I sent an email this morning but am still waiting on a response. I am curious if anyone has any further info.
I haven't heard anything and I was going to wait until tomorrow to contact them, to see if they emailed me by tonight. If you get a response- please post! I think it's strange niether of us has been contacted.