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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
UCLACinema And Media Studies, PhD (F17)Other via E-mail on 19 Apr 2017 U19 Apr 2017
  • Called the admissions office and she said offers are still being made. Not sure what UCLA's problem is with their PhD program, but I had to finally accept my offer elsewhere on April 15. We aren't masters students, get with it UCLA.
UC Santa BarbaraFilm & Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 14 Apr 2017 A15 Apr 2017
  • Good luck to those of you who got in.
UCSB (University Of California Santa Barbara)Film And Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 14 Apr 2017 A14 Apr 2017
  • Finally received official notification today. I had called to check a while back and had received the bad news then, but it still stings.
University Of AmsterdamMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 I14 Apr 2017
  • To the questions below: Waited for 7 weeks. Rejected for AES. cu*ulatively and barely an A-student, nothing beyond.
UCSB (University Of California Santa Barbara)Film And Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via Other on 7 Apr 2017 A9 Apr 2017
  • Called to find out when notifications were coming; the person I spoke to said that there were no more acceptances being issued, and that they didn't have a wait list this year. Very disappointing news.
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies PhD, PhD (F17)Other via Other on 4 Apr 2017 A4 Apr 2017
  • has anyone heard from just the cinema/media studies phd program yet?
The University Of Southern California (USC) - School Of Cinematic Arts (SCA)Cinema & Media Studies, Masters (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 26 Jan 2017 I1 Apr 2017
  • This is my top choice, so if any of you who are already admitted, but want to go to other programs, please let them know asap! :)
‌Boston UniversityEmerging Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 29 Mar 2017 I29 Mar 2017
BerkeleyFilm And Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 22 Mar 2017 I22 Mar 2017
UO: University Of OregonMedia Studies, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 20 Mar 2017 A21 Mar 2017
  • So excited! UO was my top choice!
NYUMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 16 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.20
GRE General (V/Q/W): 148/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A17 Mar 2017
  • TOP CHOICE SCHOOL!!! Couldn't be happier!!!
UCLACinema And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 13 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 153/146/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I14 Mar 2017
  • Still waiting for the Financial Aid results, they have invited me to star for the PHD. So happy!
University Of Western Ontario (UWO)/Western UniversityMedia Studies (MA), Masters (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 28 Feb 2017 O14 Mar 2017
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Mar 2017 A13 Mar 2017
  • Also received preliminary acceptance to the PhD program and full tuition funding.
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Mar 2017 11 Mar 2017
  • Beyond thrilled! Good luck to everyone else!
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.87
GRE General (V/Q/W): 148/144/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A11 Mar 2017
University Of Western OntarioMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 10 Mar 2017 I10 Mar 2017
University Of AmsterdamMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Other via Other on 9 Mar 2017 I9 Mar 2017
  • For the OP below: would you mind sharing your stats? Also, do you know what the timeframe is for AES results?
University Of AmsterdamMedia Studies (research), Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 I9 Mar 2017
  • No word from AES yet
University Of FloridaEnglish (Film And Media Studies), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 A9 Mar 2017
Penn State (PSU) University ParkMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Mar 2017 I9 Mar 2017
Columbia UniversityFilm And Media Studies, Masters (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Mar 2017 A9 Mar 2017
  • Informal email, funding to be announced. So excited!
UCLACinema And Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 A8 Mar 2017
UCLACinema & Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 A8 Mar 2017
  • 3 out of the 4 letters came top UCLA alumni (with published books), met with the POI, and was still rejected. Hitting me super hard.
University Of KentuckyAmerican Studies & Film And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.89
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/158/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Mar 2017
  • Outstanding program! Very excited to receive this acceptance.

Status1 Key: A: American; U: International, with US degree; I: International, without US degree; O: Other; ?: Unknown.


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