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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
UCLAPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.79
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/168/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U6 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.79
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/168/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U6 Feb 2015
University Of Washington, SeattlePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • Letter from Chair of Department along with funding offer!
USCPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
UCLAPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/164/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
University Of WashingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
  • Full funding! So excited!!!
University Of Washington-SeattlePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • Offered full funding for 5 years. First acceptance. So excited! Best of luck to everyone else!!
University Of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)Political Science, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 U6 Feb 2015
  • I'll call and ask for details..
University Of Massachusetts, AmherstPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 U6 Feb 2015
Boston University (BU)Political Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
University Of Massachusetts-AmherstPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • Very passionate email, full funding, nominated for diversity fellowship.
HarvardPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Other via Phone on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • I called and spoke with the dept and they said they will not release notifications until March. So the person below is extremely lucky, or making things up.
Rutgers UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
University Of RochesterPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.41
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
UCLAPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Other on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • I got a message from my PoI with an unofficial acceptance and an official one to follow!
LSEPolitical Science/Government, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
  • Interview in mid-Feb.
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • IR subfield. One of my top schools!
RochesterPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • Email to check website.
RochesterPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 U6 Feb 2015
  • Email to check website
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • email to check website
RochesterPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
  • Email to check the website
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • Too bad, fantastic program. Congrats to those accepted!
NYUPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.40
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/163/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
  • Email with funding details
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 U6 Feb 2015
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
  • Comparative
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/162/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 U6 Feb 2015
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.97
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/158/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
University Of Southern California (USC)Political Science And International Relations (POIR), PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 U6 Feb 2015
  • Conditional admission pending authorization of funding offer. Quite pleased - several strong potential advisers and mentors. Invited to all-expenses-paid 'Preview POIR' in Los Angeles 1-3 March.
University Of VirginiaPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/170/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I6 Feb 2015
  • 18K/year, plus nominated to compete for a fellowship. Very nice email from DGS.
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
Washington University In St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.36
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I6 Feb 2015
  • Comparative / Methods
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.36
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I6 Feb 2015
  • Comparative / Methods
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • Very Happy! Detailed Funding Included!
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 6 Feb 2015
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/165/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
University Of Southern CaliforniaPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/153/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
  • Notified by graduate adviser. MA and BA international affairs, related work and research experience, foreign language proficiency, high verbal but mediocre quantitative GRE scores. 1a/1w/1r
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.81
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/162/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
USCPolitical Science & International Relations, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
University Of Southern California (USC)Political Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 6 Feb 2015
University Of California San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/164/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
UC San Diego (UCSD)Political Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
Binghamton UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.96
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/156/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
  • Email from Dept. Chair. Official email from Grad Admissions will come in a week. Invited to Accepted Students Day later this month.
Washington University St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 156/156/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2015
  • Received a generic email.
UCLAPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Phone on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • Contacted by POI. Up for fellowship. Formal offer to follow!
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
  • Outlines funding for all 5 years in email.
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.72
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U6 Feb 2015
  • Two of three recommenders are UCSD alumni.
UC San Diego (UCSD)Political Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 U6 Feb 2015
  • Thrilled!!!!!
USCPolitical Science And International Relations, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 A6 Feb 2015
University Of California - San Diego (UCSD)Political Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 I6 Feb 2015
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.98
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/165/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I6 Feb 2015
  • Long email, detailed package description.
University Of North Carolina Chapel HillPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/169/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
  • American subfield
Washington University Of St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/161/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
  • Surprised, I have a masters of science in economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics already (8.5/10 GPA). Had talked with WUSTL previously and had been given very positive signs. Was encouraged to email the department chair regarding the decision. I haven't heard back yet.
University Of TexasGovernment/Political Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
UNC-Chapel HillPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.78
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/156/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
Washington University At St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/161/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U5 Feb 2015
Washington University In St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 A5 Feb 2015
Rutgers UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 A5 Feb 2015
  • Contacted to set up Phone Interview
Washington University In St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.93
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/159/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
Washington University - St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/151/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
  • It was a long shot, but glad to hear something finally!
Washington University In St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/160/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
Washington University In St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 5 Feb 2015 I5 Feb 2015
  • Comparative
Washington University St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 A5 Feb 2015
Washington University In St. Louis (WUSTL)Political Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.41
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
  • Comparative/Political Economy
Washington University In St. Louis (WUSTL)Political Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 U5 Feb 2015
The London School Of Economics And Political ScienceRegulation, Masters (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/161/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
Washington - Saint LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 I5 Feb 2015
University Of OregonPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 2 Feb 2015 A5 Feb 2015
  • E-mail from school: "The committee will begin looking at applications this week. We hope to have final admissions decisions out no later than March 15, 2015."
Washington University St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/169/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
  • American subfield
Washington University In St. LouisPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 A5 Feb 2015
UNC Chapel HillPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.60
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/158/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
O5 Feb 2015
  • Second cycle, couldn't be happier. Remember: GREs aren't everything!!
University Of TennesseePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Feb 2015 5 Feb 2015
  • Email from Director of Graduate Studies, accepted with funding, waiting on official offer with details of funding
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 29 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.85
GRE General (V/Q/W): 0/0/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
  • Found out online and after emailing.
Arizona State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 5 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2015
  • Email and letter attached to my.asu
New Yor UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 160/167/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2015
  • Waitlisted. Hope to get news soon
Yale UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 4 Feb 2015
  • Emailed to ask when we can expect a decision: "Our Admissions committee is still in the process of making decisions. They hope to have this done by mid-end of February. You will hear as soon as final decisions have been made and approved by the graduate school."
UC Santa Barbara (UCSB)Political Science, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 4 Feb 2015
  • "The Admissions committee has been meeting this week and notifications will start going out mid February, and continue through early March."
University Of PittsburghPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
Rice UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/167/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U4 Feb 2015
Rice UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/166/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
  • Very small program with weak fit, so I'm not surprised 3A/1W/2R/10?
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 I4 Feb 2015
  • Hope a fruitful career to all the admitted candidates
Baylor UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 U4 Feb 2015
  • Normally would be an interview by real mail. Met one of their faculty in a conference. Recommenders are friends with tier faculty too.
New York UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.79
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/170/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U4 Feb 2015
New York UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/164/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
  • Email from DGS indicating that an official acceptance would be sent by mail.
NYUPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
NYUPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
  • Email from DGS, American politics and methodology
NYUPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
  • Email from DGS
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 U4 Feb 2015
Howard UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.40
GRE General (V/Q/W): 151/150/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
  • Excited! Still waiting to hear from 3 other phd programs
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 U4 Feb 2015
  • Why does UCSD have to send canned emails at mid-night! It makes me feel bad at the very beginning in the morning! No admission so far.
UCSSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
University Of Texas - AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 I4 Feb 2015
University Of Texas, AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/160/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 160/167/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2015
  • Received email notification, suggesting to accept in Joint Degree IRPS. rnExtremely happy with this, specially after some rejections
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/165/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
  • Canned email.

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


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