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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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Why is everyone here so obsessed with the Leiter Report and his Philosophical Gourmet list? From what I have heard, Brian Leiter himself is not the most trustworthy individual when it comes to unbiased representation of philosophical strengths. Just expressing some reservations on the fellow...
Subtle troll.

/popcorn

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7 years ago

For a variety of reasons, I couldn't take the GRE any earlier than today. I got 650V, 690Q (1340). I'm deeply disappointed, as I was expecting a score in the mid-1400s. How bad are these numbers, especially combined with a fair-to-middling GPA (3.3 overall, 3.8 phil)?
I don't think you need to be too disappointed. You did not score low enough to hurt yourself, and GRE's are probably the least important of the four big criteria of your app (GRE, GPA, writing sample, letters).

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Anonymous

December 6 2009, 02:37:27 UTC 7 years ago

Sooo...

Is anyone else having nightmares?

Anonymous

December 6 2009, 10:52:19 UTC 7 years ago

yes, big time! especially with all the news about philosophy departments cutting back on admittances (or suspending them altogether). it's never a good year for philosophy grad school applications, and i happen to be competing in what sounds like the worst ever :(

Anonymous

7 years ago

Hello all,

Stats:

Undergrad-
B.A. in Philosophy (Physics Minor) from an (practically) unknown
institution. GPA: 3.4, PHIL GPA: 3.8

Graduate-
M.A. from GRP Program. GPA: 4.0.

GRE-
Try #1: V:610 Q:730 A:4.0
Try #2: V:700 Q:650 A:4.0

LOR-
4 Strong Letters

Writing Sample-
Early Modern or HPS

Interests-
Philosophy of Science
Logic
Epistemology
Early Modern


The List:

Miami
Notre Dame
Pittsburgh HPS
Purdue
Rutgers
UC Berkeley
UC Boulder
UC San Diego
UI Chicago
UMD College Park
Chapel Hill
University of Iowa
Madison
Seattle
Western Ontario
Yale


Good Luck Everyone... This should be fun.
Which Miami are you referring to?

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December 8 2009, 18:13:34 UTC 7 years ago

This little one is going to be retaking the GRE on Thursday. Wish me luck!

Anonymous

December 10 2009, 06:09:21 UTC 7 years ago

I hope it went well!

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Oh, and GREs are 720 VR, 710 QR, 6.0 AW.

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I was told it isn't worth reapplying to schools I was rejected from last year. Any thoughts about this advice?
well if your application is significantly stronger than it was last year, and you really want to go to those schools, then you should reapply.

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7 years ago

I am trying to decide between four papers for my writing sample.
Which is the best option:

a. Submit your best paper
b. Submit your best paper in your area of interest
c. Tailor your WS submission to the program's strengths






A+B+C

or

A

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7 years ago

I am posting this because I haven't seen anyone mention it yet. In case you are thinking of Duke, see the discussion from Leiter's blog below (particularly the comments). Duke may not be taking any students this year. If that's what they decide, they will refund your app. fee.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2009/11/schools-cutting-phd-admissions-because-of-budget-issues.html#comments

They've made the decision already. Duke isn't accepting anyone this year: http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2009/12/duke-philosophy-suspending-phd-admissions-for-this-year.html
All applications finally in! Did anyone else have trouble writing the additional essay needed for the California (and some other) schools about barriers to access education? That was NOT fun! =)
Yeah, Michigan had that question too. I take it the basic purpose is to give some consideration to people whose grades, GRE, etc., might have been negatively affected by social/economic factors - that is, they might in fact be more qualified than some of their materials suggest. Or perhaps they're also using it as a roundabout way to do some affirmative action - get more disadvantaged minority/low-income students into programs where they're traditionally underrepresented. Of course, that means those who *haven't* really faced economic/social disadvantages don't have much to say in that section. Seems like a small price to pay, though, for an overall fairer (and possibly more meritocratic, depending on how it's used) admissions process.

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7 years ago

I'm not sure which comm I should ask this in. I'm only an undergrad but I'm planning to take the GRE next year and I'm researching programs now. I was just wondering if anyone knows about UPenn for grad school, especially from the people who are going there or applying. I'm mainly interested in Kant and aesthetics. I actually only became interested in applying there (in the near future) from using Paul Guyer's articles a lot in my papers.

Anonymous

December 11 2009, 04:57:07 UTC 7 years ago

This little one retook the GRE today and scored a 1430!

Hey, question - what's up with this junior/senior GPA crap? Is that what I'm supposed to be listing? I'm confused.

Anonymous

December 11 2009, 23:36:41 UTC 7 years ago

Great job! How much did it go up from last time?

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December 12 2009, 00:59:00 UTC 7 years ago

What's the difference (or should I say, differance - SNAP) between a Statement of Purpose and an autobiographical essay. I am supposed to write both for New School, and, to be honest, I'm terrified by what an autobiographical essay could mean.

Anonymous

December 12 2009, 07:26:39 UTC 7 years ago

Is the autobiographical essay a part of the standard application for the school, or specific to the department. If it's the former, write whatever you want, I doubt the the ad comm will care at all.
How typical is it for applicants to PhD programs coming from an MA program to have multiple conference presentations?
Who knows?

But I wouldn't worry about it too much--other parts of the application (like the writing sample) will count for a lot more. My guess, for what it's worth, is that presentations at grad conferences are fairly typical and count for very little, whereas other presentations (like at the APA or at group meetings that aren't grad-only) are fairly rare and count for more (but still less than things like the writing sample).

Re: How Typical?

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7 years ago

Anyone know what the admission stats are for NYU?

What does a successful candidate for admission look like for this school?
I can bench press a car, I'm an ex football star
with degrees from both Harvard and Yale
Girls just can't keep up, I'm a real love machine
I've had far better sex while in jail
I've designed the Sears Tower, I make two grand an hour
I cook the world's best duck flambe
I'll take the pick of the litter, girls jockey for me
I don't need these lines to get laid

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