Stats & writing sample & schools applied to

希望对后来者有用。

GPA: 3.991 (Cumulative); 4 (Philosophy Major).
GRE: 163 (V); 169 (Q); 4 (W).

Coursework

  • Graduate seminars (3): Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason / sentimentalism in ethics / advanced symbolic logic
  • Value theory (4+1): Philosophy of law / social and political philosophy / normative ethics / applied ethics / + sentimentalism in ethics
  • History (5+1): Movements in 20th-century philosophy / history of 19th-century philosophy / history of 17th-century philosophy / history of medieval philosophy / history of ancient philosophy / + Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
  • Metaphysics, mind, logic & phil of science (5+1): philosophy of mind / consciousness / philosophy of biology / studies in contemporary philosophy / symbolic logic / + advanced symbolic logic
  • Other (2): philosophy of art / philosophy of gender

Letter writers:

#1 大一下的教授(伦理学),那门课的 term paper 死搅蛮缠着他帮我改了一年,得过本科生的 best paper award。Writing Sample 的起源。大四上学期又上了他的课。

#2 大三下的教授(心灵哲学),虽然学生人数不算少,但在那门课上互相感觉很好所以请写了推荐信。当事人说是 「very strong letter」。

#3 大三下一直上到大四下的教授(科学哲学,分析哲学史),从黑格尔上到日常语言学派,又上回达尔文。

Programs applied to:

NIU (MA, declined), UW-Madison, WUSTL (Withdrawn), U Mass, Indiana, Cornell, Brown, Notre Dame (Withdrawn), Arizona, UNC, CUNY, U of T, UCLA, Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, NYU

Admitted, Waitlisted, Rejected, Withdrawn

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Came to Philosophy in my junior year, spend an extra year (fifth) as undergraduate.

GPA: Under 3.5 (Cumulative); Around 3.7 (Philosophy)
GRE: Embarrassingly low. Far from adequate.

Writing Sample (on Political Philosophy): State Interference in Parenting

Course Work

  • Value Theory (5+1): Philo of Law/ Ethical Theory/ Current Moral & Social Issues/ Topics in Social & Political Philo/ Moral Responsibility / Seminar in Legal Philo.

  • Metaphysics-Epistemology(3): (Intro) Metaphysics/ Philo of Language/ (Advanced) Philo of Language.

  • Logic (2): Intro/ Intermediate Logic.

  • History(2): Aristotle/ 18 Century.

  • Other(3+1): Seminar in Philo of Psychology/ Philo of Art/ Philo aspect of Cog Sci/ (another) (Crosslisted) Cog Sci and Philo.

Letter Writers: (Not ranked):

1 大三上,大五上,大五下的教授 (法律哲学),大五上的那门课觉得特别好。

2 大四上一直到大五下的教授,(政治哲学) ,Thesis Adviser. Paper 想了一年多(觉得前期稿子不太能看,就不算“写”了一年)writing sample是节选。

3 大三下教授(伦理学), 仔细聊过申请的事。

Programs applied to (All MA):

Brandeis (off waitlist) / UW Milwaukee / GSU / NIU / UMSL (declined) / VT (declined) / SFSU (declined) / UBC / SFU / UWO (declined)

a4/w3/r3
(没有全聚德我甚感欣慰…把我被哲学拒之门外的可能时间延到了两年后)
(Accept 了Brandeis的半奖offer)

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有今年申请的小伙伴一起更这个贴子吗 (为期N个月的直播申请过程-结果?)

我有大概的school list 什么的可以考虑po了 但一个人的话可能就不了…

我是MA往外申的,有些数据可能没什么借鉴意义(MA的成绩一般最低A-)
GPA: Class 2 (undergrad; 换算过来好像是3.2左右);4.0(MA)
GRE:162(V);167(Q);4.5(W)

Writing Sample: What Is Rationality Good For? A Game-Theoretic Perspective

Letter writers: MA的导师和两个教授。

Programs applied to (all PhD):(求教我怎么换颜色T-T)
Admitted: UC-Irvine, York, UC-Davis
Waitlisted: Western (WL-reject), Wisconsin-Madison (WL-admit), Washington (pending funding)
Rejected: Pittsburgh, Michigan, Stanford, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, UC-Berkeley, Columbia, Brown

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颜色

[color=green] 颜色 [/color

给最后加上“]” 就可以了

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GPA: 4 (MA; 基本都很高 参考意义不大) GRE: 不打算重考了

Writing Sample: Why (Some) Marginalized Individuals Ought to Do Something

MA Course Work: (比较确定自己的AOI所以选课侧重明显 这样可能有利有弊)

  • Moral/Social (x4)
  • Independent Study/Thesis(x2)
  • Others: Prosem(x1) Linguistics(x1) Psychology(x1)

Letter writers: MA的导师和教授 本科的教授

Tentative List (all PhD): 12 (有几所学校今年不招生了所以list没有本来打算的长(基于种种原因申的不是很保守 (我也很可能打算申1-3所psych MA in UK

Yale Pitt NYU Rutgers MIT USC Harvard Stanford UCBerkeley UCLA Cornell UCSD
Accepted, Rejected, Pending
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为期~100天流水账更新开始
1/2 交了6所申请 等待推荐信人交推荐信
1/7 交完了所有申请 现在事情就不在我控制范围内了…慢慢等
1/30 Berkeley应该是拒了
1/26 UCSD 应该拒了

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GPA: Undergrad 3.7/4 MA 3.96/4 唯一一门不是4的课是中特()本硕都在人大

Writing Sample: Making Counterpossibles True Nonvacuously 从硕士论文抽出了一部分改写

MA Coursework: Formal Logic x6; Theoretical Philosophy (including Phi and History of Logic) x7+2 audited at PKU

Letter Writers: 硕士导师(当过助教和秘书)、逻辑的老师(当过助教)、哲学的外教(当过秘书)

Programs applied to:
PhD: NYU RUTGERS CUNY Notre Dame Toronto Cornell Western UConn 人大()
MA: Calgary ILLC 另外UConn承诺如果没录上博士的话会自动考虑MA 另外还考虑申MCMP,但是ddl是六月(拖延症纵容犯!)


很高兴没有被全聚德()

Accepted , Waitlisted , Rejected

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Average grade: 80/100 (1st class)

GRE: n/a

Writing Sample: Is Mathematics Quasi-Empirical?

Letter Writers:

  1. 本科三年的academic mentor,也是dissertation supervisor

  2. 大一的class teacher,也是大二暑假到大三寒假参加的一个masterclass的supervisor,指导了writing sample

  3. 大二教集合论和科学哲学的教授

Places applied to:

Master: Oxford, Cambridge(Part iii Pure Mathematics), ILLC, MCMP (declined), CMU (declined)

PhD: Harvard, Berkeley(Group in Logic), UC Irvine - LPS, CMU, Notre Dame

Accepted, Waitlisted, Rejected, Pending

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GPA : 90/100 (1st class)
GRE : 160 (V); 167 (Q); 3.5 (W)
TOEFL :101 (speaking 20) (听说很多学校会因为口语低拒人,但我实在不行了)

Writing Sample : Are animals subordinate to humans? On the internal purposes and intrinsic value of animals (康德目的论和当代环境哲学的杂糅)

Letter writers :

#1 德国外教(古希腊和德古哲),上过她的三门课,两门是graduate seminar。writing sample是从本科生课的课程论文改的,是ws的supervisor。信的最后面有针对每个学校的修改。

#2 毕业论文导师(分析哲学),上过她的三门课,两门是graduate seminar,参加了半年组会。(其实ws里也杂糅了一点分哲对动物的讨论)

#3 大三上的教授(环境哲学),只上过一门课,但是参加了一年半的组会,推荐信基本是我写的。

Programs applied to (All MA) :

Simon Fraser, Tufts, Northern Illinois, Calgary, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Texas Tech, Brandeis

Admitted , Waitlisted , Rejected

因为英文太差了所以全申的MA,想再等一年。最想去的是SFU和Tufts。新收了wum的waitlist心情有点复杂,和大家一起分享,希望对后人有用。

2.9 NIU admitted
2.18 SFU rejected
2.21 WMU waitlisted

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如果是英国本科,80应该是非常高的分数了?

算挺高的 我是因为修了一些数学课然后把分拉上去了

和我申的MA项目几乎一毛一样,我只有Brandeis看他学费高就没申
我SFU倒是进了,挺开心的 WMU也是拿了个waitlist 无语

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修数学对科哲和逻辑都超有帮助!太好了!

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!因为基本是顺着流传的MA排名申的嘛,我删了个GSU因为不想读欧陆。进了SFU真是太棒了!羡慕呜呜呜,我想做的方向和SFU好合哦,跟好几个老师正在做的或者做过的都差不多,其他的学校和我的方向都没有那么合。

哈哈8/9的重合度实在很巧,而且还不是一个方向,我写的知识论

喔喔,因为我想做知识论来着!

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背景:985本 GPA: 84.7/100 (Cumulative)

GRE: V161 Q163 AW4.0

Writing Sample: Justification and Excuse in Knowledge-First Epistemology

Letter Writers: 系里两个外教,一个美国毕业的老师,一个离职的外教

Programs applied to:
MIT, Pitt, UT Austin, UCLA
Simon Fraser, Tufts, Northern Illinois, Texas Tech, Calgary, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan , Wisconsin Milwaukee

Admitted , Waitlisted , Rejected

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GPA: 3.70 / 4.00 (B. S. in Physics)

GRE: 168 (V); 170 (Q); 5.0 (W)

Writing Sample: Freezing the Moving Spotlight in Gunky Time

Letter Writers: 三位都分别上过2-3门graduate seminars的教授,一位做古希腊哲学史,一位做中世纪哲学史,一位模态逻辑学家,都是大概分析哲学路径

Places applied to:
北美PhD:今年听从普遍的意见广撒网,申请了21所PhD学校,根据我自己的AOI(形而上学和物理哲学)大概分成了三个梯队(每一行从左到右大约按想去程度递减,下同):
I: Rutgers* NYU USC Princeton UCBerkeley* MIT Michigan Pitt(HPS)*
II: Pitt(Phil) NotreDame Toronto UCIrvine* UCDavis* UCSD
III: UVA UMass Stanford Arizona UNC CUNY* UCLA*

北美MA:Tufts, Simon Fraser, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin Milwaukee

英国Masters:Oxford BPhil, Oxford MSt (Phil. Phys.), St. Andrews MLitt, Cambridge MPhil

Accepted, Waitlisted, Rejected, Presumably Rejected*, Pending

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