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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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Anyone considering Columbia MA?
I just applied it few days ago. Darn, they didn't even consider to transfer my PhD application to MA's one, and I feel that I just wasted 90 U.S. dollar...
Now that the season is almost over, would applicants kindly post their application stats and final admission/rejection tally?
I just got in off the waitlist. I will be accepting. Wooooooooooo!
And he gets to keep all his organs.

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Unsurprising, perhaps, but still sad. Congrats to everyone who got in!
source? not doubting it, just curious. (i'm also waitlisted and haven't heard anything)

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Has anybody received an offer yet?
I haven't heard anything, and I'm getting antsy because I have an acceptance at another school that I'd have to respond to by Thursday. I'm considering sending Kulstad another email this evening to ask what's up.

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Vanderbilt

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April 14 2010, 02:21:34 UTC 6 years ago

Accepted off of the alternates list! I've been languishing at the top of the alternates list since early February...it took a while - but the wait was so worth it!
I am declining my funded offer to Memphis as a result - and that is tough to do, as the people there are pretty amazing. Whoever gets to go to Memphis, you are LUCKY! And you will love it. Best of luck!
With the new hires, I'm predicting that Rutgers will be #1 on the Leiter rankings for the 2010/2011 academic year.

All such predictions are the property of a Typepad blog, dude. Keep LiveJournal classy.
Talk about bad timing. This morning I accepted an offer at another program, but before I got the chance to email Rey and request that I be removed from the waitlist, he email me with an acceptance letter. I just emailed him back declining the offer.

Anyway, the good news is that this of course means that another Maryland waitlister will be receiving an email from Rey shortly.

P.S. My AOIs are philosophy of language and philosophy of science.
who cares about Maryland? They suck
Accepted:
ASU (HPS)
Wisconsin
Pittsburgh (HPS)
Indiana (HPS)

Rejected:
Harvard
Columbia
Chicago (CHSS)
Cornell (STS)

Attending:
Wisconsin
That's weird...why Wisc over Pitt? you must be phil of biology

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Was removed from the Texas A&M MA waitlist yesterday and offered a GA position. I have already declined unfunded offers from Virginia Tech and Western Michigan University and have pulled my name from consideration at Brandeis (I was told they were seriously considering my application still, as it had made the first cut). I will also turn down an unfunded offer from NIU very soon.
Oh hey! I'm heading to A&M too! I guess I will see you there! :)

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[The following is a selection from the reference given below - for some reason I had a PDF of this. Apparently, the full article is now published in a 4 volume set, which made its way to print before Alston recently passed away.]

This is a 3,700 word article on William P. Alston in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, Thoemmes Press, forthcoming

ALSTON, William Payne (1921- )

William P. Alston was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on 29 November 1921 to Eunice Schoolfield and William Alston. After graduating from high school at the age of fifteen,he studied music at Centenary College, majoring in piano. During the Second World War, he was stationed in Northern California (1942-46), playing clarinet and bass drum in an army band and piano in a dance band. It was during those years that he discovered
his vocation, inspired by Somerset Maughan’s, The Razor’s Edge. Unlike the hero of that novel, Alston had no guru to guide him in his quest for spiritual enlightenment; moreover, he was of a decidely intellectual bent. It is little wonder, then, that the nature of his quest found him at the Berkeley library, where he happened upon a book entitled, Introduction to Philosophy. Upon ingesting it, he instantly became a Thomist—the author
was Jacques Maritain. According to Maritain, logic was the first part of philosophy and metaphysics a close second; and, according to Mortimer J. Adler, in How to Read a Book, which deeply impressed Alston, serious study should begin with the original sources. So Alston successively devoured, on his own, Aristotle’s logical treatises, Bacon’s Novum Organum, Mill’s System of Logic, Aristotle’s Metaphysics, several of Plato’s dialogues,
Descartes’s Meditations and Discourse on Method, Spinoza’s Ethics, and Locke’s Essay. Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason curbed his appetite. Toward the end of the War, Alston so impressed Charner Perry, the chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Chicago, that he was permitted to enter the PhD program — without ever having taken a class in philosophy.
What a pointless, snooze of a post

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I'm visiting there today to decide if I want to attend. Choosing between Cinci and UIUC. Still waiting on maryland.
When is the latest time it's permissible to reply to an offer on the 15th? If you've already been considering an offer for a while, should you respond by tomorrow afternoon? If you get an offer this evening, do you need to respond by tomorrow morning? What if you get the offer tomorrow morning? Do admissions directors typically set a time by which accepted applicants must respond?
My guess is the end of the 'business day'. 4-5 p.m. at the latest, and take time differences into account.

If you plan on not accepting until right at the bitter end, you might want to email them tomorrow morning and say something like, "I need to wait a few more hours, expect my response at X o'clock".

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Anyone have any information?
I'm referring to the TGC post.
I am especially interested to know if anyone is planning on declining actually!
I didn't apply to Indiana, but I think I might email them and decline admission "because I have been offered a much better package elsewhere."
Milwaukee...any new accepting or declining?!??!
I took myself off the wait list last night. Not sure where I was ranked, but I think it was in the first pool at least. Good luck to you!

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Stats

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April 14 2010, 21:58:17 UTC 6 years ago

15 Applications: 1 acceptance, 1 waitlist, and 13 rejections. Thankfully, the acceptance was the second response I received, but it would have been nice to have more choices.

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April 14 2010, 22:14:12 UTC 6 years ago

So tell us which program accepted you and which wait listed you.

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I accepted my offer from UC Davis earlier this evening (I am the person who mentioned being taken in off the waitlist a few pages back). I just withdrew myself from the waitlists at Virginia and Florida State. I hope this helps someone. Thank God it's all over.
Do you know if Davis has filled all four slots yet?
Just received an email from Mark Wrathall stating that they have two spots left and are waiting to hear back from their last two accepted students. If one of those two decline, he tells me, I am in. So, anyone sitting on a RIverside acceptance out there?
I have no idea what they are doing. I haven't gotten a straight answer from Georges Rey in forever, so I'm just assuming that I don't have a shot. Better if they just told me that though.
Have they ever replied to your emails? I asked to get off the waitlist, then they later sent me an email saying I was still on the waitlist... asked again to go off, but still no word back. Great program though, I would have been happy there, just weird with the emails.

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This week has been surprisingly calm, considering it's crunch time, no?
Yes! I've been counting on this site's craziness to keep me sane, and it is NOT WORKING.

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Good luck.
I declined Arizona yesterday.I had my BA from there also. I decide to go somewhere else.
It is a great place wonderful professors and grad students but the teaching load is a little heavy but if you consider the friendly environment it does not matter much. I hope this helped somebody. Best of luck to whoever ends up going there.
You provoked some random thoughts on teaching load in general, based on conversations I had with grad students at various places:

-one told me not teaching makes all the difference in giving time to focus on research
-one said that he wasn't teaching this term, but felt like he was still doing the same amount of classwork/research, and that the teaching had actually just cut into free time, given some structure to his schedule, etc.
-Several said it's all about the professor: depending on how organized they are, the teaching duties are either incredibly easy or onerous.

Eh, we'll see how it goes.
I agree with those who want more stats, so here are mine. If it helps future applicants, I think 'fit' is more important than advertised (or at least more important than I thought it would be). In GENERAL, I did better at programs where two or more people work on my AOI-- it increased the odds that such people would be on the adcomm, that the adcomm (even if they weren't on it) thought the program could support more students in those areas, that they would be disposed to like the work my letter-writers do, and so on. I could be wrong, of course.

Interests: phil. science (and a little phil. mind)

WS: general phil. science (causal explanation)

'Stats': 800/800/5.5, 4.0GPA from a Leiter MA program

Attending: Michigan (notified via email on 3/6)

Declined: Pitt HPS (phone, 2/1), Wisconsin (email, 2/3), UCSD (email, 2/24), and CUNY (email/call, 2/25)

Waitlisted (but ultimately rejected): Rutgers (email, 3/10) and Columbia (email, 3/19)

Rejected: Harvard, MIT, Princeton, NYU

What was your undergrad GPA?

If you have a 4.0 at an MA program does your undergrad GPA even matter?
How much do waitlists usually move after the 15th? I assume that there's a great deal of action on that front in the days following, but am I right?
It can be a lot. I know someone who didn't hear from two schools until the afternoon of the 15th last year.

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