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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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"Your official status [waitlisted] remains unchanged. At this point, however, I regret to say that there is only a small chance that you will be admitted and no chance that you will receive a multi-year fellowship. I am sorry about this result. It was an extremely competitive year, with over 200 applications to the Ph.D. Program."

My application this year is a big failure; I shall post my stats later with the hope that someone could learn from this fiasco.
It isn't about stats. It's about your writing sample. Work on it for a year and send it in again; hopefully you'll have better luck.

It sucks to be shut out, I know. But don't lose hope. (Also, apply to at least 15 depts.)

Re: Informal rejection from CUNY

Anonymous

6 years ago

This probably means no one is moving up but more importantly it means they're getting close enough to being full they can decline some more people.
did they give you any additional info as far as the size of the waitlist or incoming class?
Have any accepted Brandeis people received any information in the mail yet? My acceptance letter stated financial details would be arriving "soon", but nothing yet.

Mostly, is there any indication how much the tuition reduction might be, and if they have awarded any assistantships?

no tuition reduction - ridiculous. 10,000 dollar scholarship. that's it.
Anyone here still deliberating or on the waitlist? I'm on the waitlist myself, trying to hold out as long as I can before accepting my only other offer.
Has anyone not received any decision from BU.

I asked the Department one week before. They told me that the committee has made the decision and I shall received the mail within a couple days. However, I've yet received any mail. Is anyone in the same situation like me.

Minnesota?

Anonymous

April 10 2010, 14:51:55 UTC 6 years ago

I still haven't heard anything from U of Minnesota. I've also noticed that there haven't been any admittance posts on TGC. Does anyone have any info on this? Thanks...
They were the very first place I heard from at the end of January. I know they had a visit at the beginning of March but I decided to accept another offer and have no idea what's going on there currently.
How many are still on the waitlist or have accepted an offer? I posted about the deadline issue with UWM earlier. I'm hoping more people have declined since then! If you are going to, please please for the love of the flying spaghetti monster decline so I can decline my other offer!

So: one--waitlist
:(

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6 years ago

I just sent the emails informing the departments of my decision. I truly hope this helps someone. It was very hard to turn down Maryland, I was quite impressed with both the faculty and grad students on my visit. AOI: cogsci/mind/epist
Just curious- where will you be headed? I have similar interests, and was on the Maryland waitlist but removed myself.
...because it's going to be a shitstorm here next week.
Just declined two funded offers from RICE and ROCHESTER. Expect five more funded offers to be turned down in the next day or so.
Why wait a day or so? To do so would be inconsiderate toward both wait listees and admission directors. If you have FIVE offers in hand and you know you will decline some or all of them, get on it and do it tonight. Why stall the process for everyone? If you decline tonight (Saturday), perhaps admissions directors will be ready first thing Monday morning to make some offers to others. Believe it or not, admissions directors do check their emails on weekends (especially on the weekend before April 15th).

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...and i gave you a shitstorm.

you are welcome.

Signed,
-Spirit (or: everything happens for a Reason)

Everyone chill and STFU. You're all just stressing everyone else out, yourselves included, and generating a fair bit of bad blood.

We're ALL stressed as hell, and supremely antsy. Hell, I won't find out about funding at one school 'til May 3, and the other one could come at any point between now and months from now. So too with my waitlist. It sucks, but we're pretty much all in the same boat. So take a break, find a distraction (I suggest the British sitcom "The Thick of It" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm"). It's the weekend, and it's unlikely we'll have any news--good OR bad--before Monday. Hell, even then, it'll just be trickling in for the next couple of weeks.

If I end up with a choice, I'd like sober input from you all. But if everyone's having a shitfit, then it's hardly worth it. It'll happen when it happens, if it happens.


And for all those of you who are having their shitfits because SO is sitting on seven acceptances... if you applied to more than ten schools, you can cry me a bloody river. Some of us took our time, weighed our chances, and made five to ten strong applications, and the rest of you have been screwing with that since January by glutting our choice departments with your panicked flailing. But you know what?

IT DOESN'T MATTER.

So get over it.
"Some of us took our time, weighed our chances, and made five to ten strong applications, "
"if you applied to more than ten schools...panicked flailing"

I feel mean every time I point this out, but *seriously*. Stop ripping so much on the strategy of applying to lots of places (you've done it before).

You applied to a small number of places, and *you are in a bad situation*. You would probably be in a better situation if you'd applied to more schools (especially not UK schools, as you're an international).

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+High Tier

Mind, Language

+Mid Tier

Epistemology, Phil Science

+Low Tier

Metaphysics "broadly construed", Value Theory

+I'm-just-going-to-throw-down-a-whole-bunch-of-symbols-and-hope-you-don't-understand Tier

Logic, Formal Epistemology, some Language.
Tiers of what, philosophy, popularity, departments... what?

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This is what you get for having a weaker application than others. Now kindly stfu and let these people make their decisions however slowly and cautiously they'd like to make them.

And for the record, this is coming from someone who didn't find out where she'd be going to grad school until the evening of Apr 15. It's stressful, I know. But stop acting like you're being wronged by someone.
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6 years ago

I have declined UVA, Rice, Connecticut, Purdue, Iowa, and Kansas so far. And I will remove my name on the OSU's wait-list soon. Hope to be helpful. I have only two offers now.
Thanks for letting us know! What are your final 2?
The Beatles - "I'll Be Back"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9hO25z1Fu8&feature=related
Justin Timberlake - "Cry Me A River"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DksSPZTZES0

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6 years ago

...best wishes on your week. Let's hope for some good news.
Any one want to claim it or provide some details?

Purdue

Anonymous

April 12 2010, 01:49:51 UTC 6 years ago

I just removed myself from the funding waitlist - hope that's helpful for someone! Although I was like 5th in line - so I'm not sure if it will make any difference on who gets in.

popperians

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April 12 2010, 02:26:12 UTC 6 years ago

Does anyone think its worth going to the London School of Economics? I was accepted into the Philosophy of Science Program. I have a BA in Philosophy and Physics and an MS in Physics. I will have to pay my way, but good golly after all its Nancy Cartwright!
Depends on what your other options are. I know some LSE phil sci students, and they've spoken very highly of the program.

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Two MA programs:

Program 1:
- Bottom of the Leiter ranking for MA programs
- Decent placement
- Better location geographically

Program 2:
- Not on the Leiter list
- Sub-par placement
- Decent location geographically, but less ideal than P1.

Would you take a scholarship that covers tuition from P1 (but no stipend), or a GTA position (tuition + stipend) from P2?
Frankly, P2. I don't put much weight on the Leiter rankings, especially when it comes to actually deciding where to go. You can make up for P2's placement by working hard and developing a good working relationship with faculty.

On the other hand, if the cost of living isn't an issue for you, then P1 sounds better. Also, this is all assuming that you're equally excited about either program. You did apply to them, after all. If one doesn't turn you on, turn it down.

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I am the person who posted on TGC about being accepted off the waitlist. This is my first funded offer and I am indescribably happy. I will most likely accept, but might wait to remove my name from some other waitlists just to see what happens.

Just to let those still on waitlists (for whom I have the utmost sympathy) know what this development might mean for them, I will be removing my name from funding waitlists at:

Nebraska
Utah (2nd in line)
Purdue (3rd in line)

I certainly hope this helps someone.
Good Luck to all!
Congrats!!

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AOI: Moral and Political Philosophy
Let's say I'm interested in Rorty; which programs should I be looking at?
None of the ones I applied to!

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