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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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UMinn

Anonymous

January 27 2010, 18:35:55 UTC 7 years ago

From Minnesota: acceptance with fellowship nomination via email. Specifics to arrive soon via snail mail.
Congratulations! That's fantastic

Re: UMinn

Anonymous

7 years ago

Stats

Anonymous

January 27 2010, 19:37:11 UTC 7 years ago

Now that acceptances are starting to roll in, how about some information on stats? What's it take to be a first-round pick at Stanford? What about Minnesota?
also helpful to post when the school deadline was.
Received automated email from the admissions office telling me to check my status. Accepted!

I was in contact with the deparment last week about my needing to get an official transcript to them because they might nominate me for a fellowship. I don't know if they did or not, though. I haven't been in contact with the department yet and don't know about funding.

Still, exciting! After being shut out last year, this is a sigh of relief. Plus, I really like FSU's program.
Well Played!

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Anonymous

January 28 2010, 02:11:07 UTC 7 years ago

tgc... doing the missouri shuffle...
via email. Nominated for fellowship. I can finally breath a sigh of relief after getting shut out last year. I'm ecstatic!
Congrats!
Notified by email. Nominated for fellowship.
Awh...they didn't have fellowships last year! All of them were TAships!
If you're feeling sad and lonely, there's a service I can render. Tell the one who loves you only, I can be so warm and tender.
Notified via an email written from the Phil. department.
TGC that bad boy, baby!
Accepted at Nebraska (funding decision pending) and waitlisted at Missouri.
Often as a result of rising profiles of younger faculty, and/or an effort to expand the department (perhaps by amassing people who work in a certain area in order to create an area of strength). And so on. CUNY would be one, due in large part to the recent additions of Prinz and Neale, among others. Wash U in St. Louis would be another, due to rising stars Bermudez and Craver. I have also heard from a source that may or may not be reliable that Missouri-Columbia is improving (can anyone confirm?); I know that Philip Robbins recently joined them, which seems to be a nice addition. What are some other programs that are improving noticeably?
They don't really need improvement, but Arizona's recent hires of Steven Wall and Michael McKenna (from UConn and FSU, respectively) suggest that Arizona is on-track for a top-10 spot on PGR

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7 years ago

Mr. Fred Rogers once said this on his television program:

"A boy baby never changes into a girl, and a girl baby never changes into a boy."

Discuss
There were some doubts about the Jan 23rd posting- now there's a Jan 28th one was well. Hm.
perhaps the acceptance on the 28th is a legitimate post. i still have severe reservations about the acceptance on the 23rd. as noted earlier, it is logistically highly improvable that ANY committee, let alone one that gets as many outstanding applications as stanford's, would be able to render a democratic admissions decision (and they are democratic by definition, hence 'committee') in under two weeks.

it is also good to bear in mind that though rec letters were due by jan 10, many often come late. so unless stanford is willing to short-change all their applicants (and therefore their program!) by utilizing some sort of dartboard-based decision procedure, i would highly doubt they would be so quick.

all that being said, ms or mr accepted on the 23rd may in fact be the reanimated corpse of david lewis or donald davidson.

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7 years ago

Perhaps this is old news, but the graduate school posts department-specific admissions information going back six years (click on "philosophy"):

http://gradschool.princeton.edu/facts/humanities/

I'm a little shocked to see between 17 and 23 offers per year-- it must include spots on the waitlist, no?
A few others had stats like this, Amherst, for one. I am a bit surprised by those numbers for Princeton, though. It was my impressions that the high-ranked places could afford to have only a small number of 'active' offers at any one time, while a lower ranked place was more likely to offer a place to 20 or so, and then a smaller portion would accept...

Re: Interesting Princeton stats

Anonymous

7 years ago

Hi,
I'm mainly interested in phil of mind, phil of cog sci and experimental philosophy.
I have a BA and MA in cog sci with a strong focus on philosophy from The Hebrew University (Israel).
My GPA is very high in both my BA (96/100) and MA (97/100), but I don't know what it corresponds to in American GPA. I won a bunch of internal and external awards, such as the Rector prize and the Israeli Parliament Prize.
I believe I have 3 very strong LORs from fairly well known Israeli professors (2 philosophers and 1 cognitive-psychologist).
I think that my writing sample is very good, maybe even excellent, but that's very difficult for me to say. It's quite technical, dealing with some Quinean concepts.
GRE: 620 verbal, 800 quant, 4.0 AW. My AW score is very disappointing, yet English isn't my mother tongue. I hope that counts. Well, at least the GRE isn't in German.
Applied to:
Harvard
MIT
Yale
NYU
Columbia
Princeton
Rutgers
Pittsburgh
Berkeley

I hope I didn't aim too high, yet I'm not crazy about the idea of studying in the US for 5+ years, so I applied to programs which I believe are clearly worth the trouble. Perhaps I should have also applied to lower-ranked programs which are strong in phil of mind.
I would love to get any input about whether my low AW score would seriously damage my chances and about any other issue you'd like to refer to.
Good luck everyone!
Only applying to top places is risky, but all the deadlines are past so I guess you might as well see how it all plays out. I'm a bit surprised that you didn't apply to some of the lower programs that seem right up your alley, though... lots of places offer minors in cog sci, or there's even the PNP program at Washington.

Anyways, good luck!
Do you guys think adcoms check the online presence of their top applicants, or even use such websites as facebook, twitter, etc. as an initial screening tool? Do you think obscene (as in vulgar or stupid, but not racist/hateful) comments will have any bearing on admissions decisions?
Check out Leiter Reports:

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2010/01/do-phd-admissions-committees-google-applicants.html

The consensus is that admissions faculty have far more important things to do with their time than check applicants' facebook pages.

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February

Anonymous

February 1 2010, 00:21:28 UTC 7 years ago

... it's about damn time. Any predictions on which schools might send out acceptances this week?
We've already talked about this a couple times, but I'm game for talking about it again :D.

Pitt HPS, OSU, Northwestern... and some others I don't remember.

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platoblushing

7 years ago

Do most departments send out rejections early or late in the process? I'm expecting my application to land in a few "Definitely Not" piles, so just wondering when...
It varies. Last year, I recall that UNC, Yale, and WashU STL sent out rejection notices before or at the same time as acceptance notices were sent.

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Anonymous

7 years ago

Any one else starting to feel really nervous?
Yeah... since April.

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j_afham

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Irvine

Anonymous

February 1 2010, 20:05:46 UTC 7 years ago

FYI

Irvine acceptance (via email) posted on TGC.
There's a new one from Stony Brook on there too.

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Syracuse

Anonymous

February 1 2010, 21:31:11 UTC 7 years ago

FYI

Syracuse acceptance (via email) posted on TGC.

I'm cross posting from TGC in an effort to see whether or not others can post details on the various acceptances: funding info, applicant size, etc.
Doesn't it seem a few weeks early for a Syracuse acceptance? Their deadline was Jan.15, and, looking at the past few years, acceptances from them always come in late Feb.

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CUNY

Anonymous

February 1 2010, 22:26:33 UTC 7 years ago

Has anyone gotten an email confirmation that their supporting materials have arrived? I know mine got there on time (registered), but the dept hasn't confirmed it yet... in response to an email the grad school said it could take up to two weeks, which is right about now.

Re: CUNY

Anonymous

February 1 2010, 22:35:19 UTC 7 years ago

You can check by retrieving your online application. As for me, I still have to submit a letter I'm waiting for; they told me it was ok.

Re: CUNY

Anonymous

7 years ago

We've reached 1000 comments before most admissions notifications have even been sent out. What the hell is wrong with you people?
How dare you make 1,001!

Re: How dare you? How dare all of you?

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7 years ago

Re: How dare you? How dare all of you?

Anonymous

7 years ago

Can someone who has already been accepted *please* *please* give me some idea as to your stats? Other majors? GRE? GPA? Anything?
From a small and respected liberal arts college in the northeast

In @ a top 50 school according to PGR (who cares)

GRE: 680 V 760 Q 5.5 AW

Majors: philosophy & political science

GPA: 3.75 overall, but 4.0 last 4 semesters (3.93 phil)

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7 years ago

Did someone really get accepted to Stony Brook already?? Has anyone else heard anything?
I haven't heard anything yet... I submitted my application there a little over a week before the deadline, but I'm not sure when the stuff I mailed would have gotten arrived.

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7 years ago

I was admitted by phone around 5PM today. Edouard Machery called-- it was exciting enough that I sounded like a complete idiot on the phone.
Congratulations!

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heteroptia

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