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University Of ColumbiaDepartment Of Government (Political Science) American Politics, PhD (F16)Wait listed via E-mail on 10 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.95
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/155/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A10 Feb 2016
Columbia UniversityComparative Government, Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.99
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/166/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A10 Feb 2016
  • First acceptance! So excited!!!
Princeton UniverisityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 10 Feb 2016 I10 Feb 2016
Princeton UniverisityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 10 Feb 2016 I10 Feb 2016
Columbia UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Feb 2016 U10 Feb 2016
  • Official lettet to follow soon
DukeComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2016 I10 Feb 2016
Princeton UComparative Government, Political Science, PhD (F16)Wait listed via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 10 Feb 2016
The University Of South CarolinaPolitical Science (Public Policy) PhD, PhD (F16)Other via E-mail on 10 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 161/156/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I10 Feb 2016
  • E-mailed graduate director to check application status and he told me i am admitted. Funding decision to be made by 15 March.
Boston UniversityComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.33
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/155/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I10 Feb 2016
University Of KansasDepartment Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Accepted via Website on 9 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 148/167/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I10 Feb 2016
University Of Kentucky (Lexington)Department Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 148/167/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I10 Feb 2016
  • TA + tuition waive.
University Of PittsburghPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 148/167/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I10 Feb 2016
  • American Politics. Stipend 22K per year + tuition waive
University Of ArizonaPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 148/167/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I10 Feb 2016
  • American Poltiics (Political Behavior). TA+ tuition waive
PrincetonDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 A10 Feb 2016
PrincetonDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.76
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/170/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U9 Feb 2016
U Of PittsburghComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 U9 Feb 2016
  • Low GRE's and overall not the best fit. Congrats to all accepted applicants.
Princeton UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 9 Feb 2016
University Of PittsburghPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 A9 Feb 2016
(Arizona State University) ASUDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 I9 Feb 2016
Princeton UniversityPolitics (Political Science), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 U9 Feb 2016
University Of California San Deigo (UCSD)Comparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2016 A9 Feb 2016
The University Of PittsburghPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.57
GRE General (V/Q/W): 147/157/3.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I9 Feb 2016
  • Turkish applicant from METU.
Penn State UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Other via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/158/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A9 Feb 2016
  • I was offered 27.5K scholarship and no teaching/graduate assistant duties for one year.
RutgersPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 A9 Feb 2016
  • Received an email, with funding for 4 years, though my online application still says "no decision."
University Of PittsburghPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Wait listed via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.60
GRE General (V/Q/W): 157/160/0.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A9 Feb 2016
  • "a very short, very selective waiting list." (2a, 1w, 1r) 13
The University Of ArizonaDepartment Of Goverment (Political Science), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 I9 Feb 2016
(CUNY) Graduate CenterDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Interview via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 9 Feb 2016
University Of VirginiaDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 A9 Feb 2016
  • Funding and 24K Stipend
Georgetown UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (Theory), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 U9 Feb 2016
ีUniversity Of Southern California (USC) POIRDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 U9 Feb 2016
  • 26K stipend and fellowship for 2 years!!!!!
ีUniversity Of Southern California (USC)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 6 Feb 2016 A9 Feb 2016
  • 24,000 stipend
UC, BerkeleyPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2016 A9 Feb 2016
UC, IrvineDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 5 Feb 2016 A9 Feb 2016
The University Of North Carolina - Chapel HillPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.42
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/155/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A9 Feb 2016
The University Of British ColumbiaPolitical Science (International Relations), Masters (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2016 O8 Feb 2016
  • Canadian BA (Honours). 11k funding guarantee and supervisor assignment. Offers are rolling.
American University (School Of International Service)Political Science (International Relations), PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 8 Feb 2016 A8 Feb 2016
  • Phone call from DGS. Fully funded 4 years.
UNC-Chapel HillComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/155/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2016
  • Notified by email, with letter offering me $20k support guaranteed for 5 years + health insurance.
Chapel Hill-UNCDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 A8 Feb 2016
San Diego UCSD/SDSUComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 A8 Feb 2016
  • 43k Presidential Fellowship, plus other benefits. 3 first author pubs. Many confs.
UCSDComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Other via Website on 8 Feb 2016 8 Feb 2016
  • To the person getting 36K, the standard package is 21k which includes summer so you're really fortunate. Please come post on the 2015-2016 cycle in the political science forum to discuss.
UCSD University Of California San DiegoComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 8 Feb 2016
  • 36K Fellowship plus housing and insurance. I was expecting a little more to compensate for the cost of living. Still waiting on two other offers and hoping to use this as leverage.
University Of California San Deigo (UCSD)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 8 Feb 2016
London School Of Economics & Political Science (LSE)Politics And Communication, Masters (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2016 A8 Feb 2016
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science Comparative Politics, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.88
GRE General (V/Q/W): 154/161/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2016
  • Even with lower-end GRE scores, I was expecting to get in after being told several times by the prof I wanted to work with that I was a good fit. Notified by email to check portal and was rejected.
Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton)Comparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Interview via E-mail on 7 Feb 2016 7 Feb 2016
  • already have higher ranked and better fit acceptances...might take the interview for courtesy! Good Luck everyone
SUNY BinghamtonPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Interview via E-mail on 7 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/161/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A7 Feb 2016
(Arizona State University) ASUPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 2 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.78
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/158/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A7 Feb 2016
University Of Kentucky (Lexington)Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.57
GRE General (V/Q/W): 147/157/3.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I7 Feb 2016
  • T.A + 14k stipend+ health insurance and tuition waiver
KentuckyDepartment Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 A6 Feb 2016
  • Accepted with funding, invited to interview this week. 2A/0R/0W/5?
University Of North Texas (UNT)Department Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 A6 Feb 2016
Ohio State (OSU)Department Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 20 Jan 2016 A6 Feb 2016
Georgetown UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 6 Feb 2016 A6 Feb 2016
  • Really nice call from POI. She seemed as excited as I am. Great fit.
University Of Kentucky (Lexington)Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 A6 Feb 2016
  • Email from the DGS, Funded with TA. 1a/0w/0r/5? First decision of the cycle!
University Of California San Diego (UCSDDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 A6 Feb 2016
  • 21k for five years, including summer
University Of Utah (UoU)Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 28 Jan 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/165/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
  • With funding. 2a/0r/0w/4p
UC Irvine (UCI)Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 3 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/158/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
  • There I was, thinking they were calling for an interview. 2a/0r/0w/4p
UC San Diego UCSDDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/166/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U6 Feb 2016
  • $23k for 5 years
UclaPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 6 Feb 2016
UCLAPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/167/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
  • Email from Department.
UCLADepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/163/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
UCLA (University Of California Los Angeles)Department Of Political Science (American)cience, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.81
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/155/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
  • Research experience and fit matter a lot
UCLADepartment Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/150/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
  • First acceptance - very exciting after the string of rejections
University Of California Los Angeles (UCLA)Comparative Government, Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/170/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
  • Super stoked to have choices.
ีUniversity Of Southern California (USC)Political Science And International Relations (POIR), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/162/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
University Of California San Diego (UCSD)Comparative Government, Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.95
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/170/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
  • First acceptance-- very happy. :)
UCLA (University Of California Los Angeles)Department Of Political Science, PhD (S16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.76
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/157/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
  • 5a, 0w, 0r, 1?
UCLA (Los Angeles)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 A6 Feb 2016
  • Thrilled, especially given my GRE and a recent string of rejections.
University Of VanderbiltDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Interview via Other on 6 Feb 2016 A6 Feb 2016
  • Interviews are rolling out, acceptances should come out in the next two weeks
The University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.76
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/157/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2016
UCLADepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2016 A6 Feb 2016
University Of California San Diego (UCSD)Department Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.81
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/155/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
Ohio State (OSU)Department Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F16)Rejected via Website on 28 Jan 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.89
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/161/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U5 Feb 2016
UCSD University Of California San DiegoDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 I5 Feb 2016
UCSD (university Of California San Diego)Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.82
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/158/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I5 Feb 2016
  • Includes 5 year funding package.
ีUniversity Of Southern California (USC)Department Of Political Science - POIR, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 5 Feb 2016 U5 Feb 2016
  • Yay! Happy to start with the acceptance! 1a/0r/10
University Of California San Deigo (UCSD)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.76
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/157/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
  • Full details on funding package (~21k including summer work). Excited!! (4a, 0w, 0r, 2?)
University Of California San Diego (UCSD)Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/162/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
  • THRILLED!
UC San Diego UCSDDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Other via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 U5 Feb 2016
  • Can someone claim the acceptance on the forum?
University Of California San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 I5 Feb 2016
Temple UniveristyDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Website on 5 Feb 2016 A5 Feb 2016
  • Just happened to check the website.
The University Of California - BerkeleyComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via Website on 5 Feb 2016 I5 Feb 2016
  • I thought I had a shot. But not surprised for I was accepted at another equally good program.
Northwestern UniversityComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 28 Jan 2016 I5 Feb 2016
  • My top choice! Full 5-year funding and prospective student week invitation at end of Feb. Good luck for those who wait to hear.
ีUniversity Of Southern CaliforniaDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Other on 5 Feb 2016 A5 Feb 2016
  • Will likely be turning this down for location reasons, but a great school and program. Congrats to everyone who got in! (3a, 0w, 0r, 3?)
Georgetown UniversityComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
  • call from a professor; funding details to come soon by email.
San Diego State University (SDSU)/UCSDDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 A5 Feb 2016
  • So excited!
ีUniversity Of Southern California (USC)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 5 Feb 2016 U5 Feb 2016
  • I missed the call, but got the voicemail! email coming soon with 5 years full funding details.
University Of Southern CaliforniaDepartment Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Accepted via Phone on 5 Feb 2016 A5 Feb 2016
  • Full funding and invite to POIR preview day!
UC San Diego (UCSD)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 5 Feb 2016
UC San Diego (UCSD)Comparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 I5 Feb 2016
UCSDPOLITICAL SCIENCE, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.89
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/166/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U5 Feb 2016
University Of VictoriaPolitical Science, Masters (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 1 Feb 2016 I5 Feb 2016
  • "There is no faculty member available in the Department of Political Science to supervise your proposed graduate program."
The University Of North Carolina - Chapel HilComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F16)Wait listed via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/164/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
  • Nice email from director of admissions
London School Of Economics And Political Science (LSE)Department Of Government (Political Science), PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.83
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/161/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I5 Feb 2016
  • Very disappointing, didn't even get shortlisted for an interview.
University Of North Carolina Chapel HilPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Wait listed via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
  • Cordial email from director of adcom.
UC San Diego (UCSD)Department Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/150/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
Northwestern UniveristyPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via Website on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.37
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/163/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
  • My first choice, but I knew I wasn't gonna get in. That's okay, I changed my mind about wanting to do a Ph.D anyway. Congrats to those who were admitted!
Northwestern UniveristyDepartment Of Political Science (American), PhD (F16)Rejected via Website on 5 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: 3.04
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/161/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2016
  • Nicely worded form letter on website.
London School Of Economics & Political Science (LSE)Finance, Masters (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 A5 Feb 2016
Berkeley (UCB)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2016 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/160/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I5 Feb 2016
  • BA, MSc from the UK 3 years' research experience
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F16)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2016 I5 Feb 2016

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


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