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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 I24 Feb 2014
  • Bummer! But life goes on. Already admitted elswhere.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.86
GRE General (V/Q/W): 154/159/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U24 Feb 2014
  • Email notifying me that I had to check my application status updates.
UCLAPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • IR/comparative
UC BerkeleyPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • IR/comparative
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.99
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/164/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Feb 2014
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • email to check website. top choice, very sad :((
Yale UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Nice email from Susan Hyde. Fit is a concern but I'm grateful for the opportunity and will see what they have to offer.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 24 Feb 2014
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Email to check website. Incredibly disappointing considering I have a masters from the same school. Ugh.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 24 Feb 2014
  • Email to check website.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.73
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I24 Feb 2014
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
  • c'est la vie :D
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/164/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I24 Feb 2014
  • Email to check the website. LSE MSc. (5a, 1r, 4?)
ColumbiaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Sort of strange. They asked me to fill out a gov't funding application and then rejected me. I (wrongfully) understood that funding = admission. Congrats all.
ColumbiaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.88
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I24 Feb 2014
ColumbiaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 24 Feb 2014
  • Email to go to website.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Did not get an email to check, but checked the website and there it was.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Email to check website. Expected at this point.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/161/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Feb 2014
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • E-mail directs to website. "I regret to inform you that after evaluating a very strong admission cohort, the Faculty Committee on Admissions is unable to offer you admission to the Ph.D. program in Political Science..."
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
  • persumed
Indiana UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via Phone on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Good GRE scores, letters, GPA from undergrad
George WashingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
GeorgeWashingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
  • Thanks to thegradcafe postings, already knew the outcome a few days ago. Another waste of fucking my money.
Indiana University BloomingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via Phone on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.40
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U24 Feb 2014
  • Call from the DGS. Details to follow soon. IR subfield.
Yale UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
  • Friendly email from POI.
YalePolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
  • Email from POI.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITYPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Email to check website.
York University (Toronto)Political Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 O24 Feb 2014
  • Email from the graduate chair! Admitted into the PhD program - first stream Political Theory (Modern) and second stream Women and Politics (Feminism and Identity). Canadian applicant.
YalePolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • email from POI.
George WashingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 O24 Feb 2014
  • Third Rejection. Life is hard guys. Applied to four schools, already have three rejections. Whew.
Georgewashington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
  • emailed me to check the website
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 I24 Feb 2014
George Washington University, GWUPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
  • Email to check website. Already in a top-15 program.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 24 Feb 2014
  • Email from DGS linking to the website. Disappointing, but not a good fit. Comparative.
The George Washington UniversityPolitical Science (IR), PhD (F13)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.41
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/158/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Feb 2014
  • MA GPA: 3.97. Womp. Email to check site. Short and rather cold message.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Received Email to see Website. 3rd Rejection this cycle, 6 more to go.
George Washington University (GWU)Political Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.78
GRE General (V/Q/W): 640/710/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Feb 2014
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
  • Email to check website. Expected at this point
George WashingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 U24 Feb 2014
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Other on 24 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.40
GRE General (V/Q/W): 640/800/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U24 Feb 2014
  • same problem as below. No email whatsoever, just checked the website, saying "a decision has been rendered", but in the ApplyYourself webpage, no decision could be seen. What a shame.
Yale UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 23 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.97
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/165/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Feb 2014
  • E-mail from POI. Theory subfield.
The London School Of Economics And Political ScienceEconomics, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 24 Feb 2014 I24 Feb 2014
  • application for MRes/ PhD Economics (Track 1) rejected, still waiting for results on Track 2
Temple UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 20 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Feb 2014
  • 4 years of funding
Western Michigan UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Postal Service on 24 Feb 2014 A24 Feb 2014
  • Rejected GRE Scores
Yale UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 23 Feb 2014 A23 Feb 2014
  • IR
YalePolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 23 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.95
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/158/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A23 Feb 2014
  • Just got email from POI , what a day!!
YalePolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 23 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.20
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U23 Feb 2014
  • Informal Email from my POI. My dream girl is in Yale pursuing her PhD. Love shall prevail.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 19 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/166/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
23 Feb 2014
GeorgetownPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 19 Feb 2014 23 Feb 2014
MITPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via Phone on 20 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/166/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
23 Feb 2014
University College LondonPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Interview via E-mail on 20 Feb 2014 I23 Feb 2014
  • Email from potential supervisors
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 23 Feb 2014 U23 Feb 2014
  • The same problem as below posts about Northwestern rejections. I got a notice from the Graduate Admissions Tracking System saying that an decision has been made. But there is no single word mentioned the decision on the Apply Yourself site.
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F13)Rejected via Website on 23 Feb 2014 I23 Feb 2014
  • I got the same problem as the last post about Northwestern rejection. The system states a decision has been made, but I cannot find the rejection letter in the website. Shame on Northwestern's application system!
Political ScienceNorthwestern, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 23 Feb 2014 23 Feb 2014
  • Logged into the application check system and it says "An admissions decision has been rendered" and to go to applyyourself. I go to the other website and all it says is "application: submitted." No status update. Major fail Northwestern. I know that I've been rejected, but I would like a crappy one sentence notice at least!!
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 23 Feb 2014 I23 Feb 2014
  • Comparative. I was hoping I'd be accepted given that other people were rejected and it said decision has not been rendered. But nope. First choice. Perfect fit. I do comparative ethnic studies. Fuck this whole thing.
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 22 Feb 2014 U23 Feb 2014
  • checked applyweb myself
SUNY ALBANYPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 22 Feb 2014 A22 Feb 2014
  • first program I heard back from, and my top one. Major bummer :(
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 22 Feb 2014 U22 Feb 2014
VanderbiltPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 22 Feb 2014 U22 Feb 2014
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 U22 Feb 2014
  • To the wait-lister below who is planning to decline: mind sharing your subfield?
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 22 Feb 2014 22 Feb 2014
  • If you haven't heard back, email DGS to find out. They forgot to send my notification so it may have happened to others. Will be declining.
MITPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 22 Feb 2014 I22 Feb 2014
  • E-mail from POI.
Florida State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 7 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.61
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/150/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Feb 2014
  • accepted with funding.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 22 Feb 2014 I22 Feb 2014
Johns HopkinsPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 22 Feb 2014 I22 Feb 2014
  • After 5 rejects I got in! So exited!!! Full funding
Princeton UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 11 Feb 2014 I22 Feb 2014
  • Appreciate that news was sent out on a common date for all applicants.
OregonPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Other on 22 Feb 2014 I22 Feb 2014
  • Super super overqualified. Got 3 admissions from top 20. Just waste of my money.
University Of OregonPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 I22 Feb 2014
Princeton UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 11 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/159/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Feb 2014
  • Reached out to faculty in advance. Not sure if it made a difference but they said they'd flag my app so I think it may have kept me in the ballgame. I know people here get off the WL some years; hoping it holds true this time around. Either way, thought the faculty were very collegial/helpful when I reached out.
Wayne State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 15 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/152/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Feb 2014
  • Admitted into program. Funding decision to come in mid-March. Form letter sent out by College of Graduate Studies. Personal communication (via email) with graduate director thereafter.
Johns HopkinsPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 22 Feb 2014 A22 Feb 2014
  • $23,000 and full tuition
Vanderbilt UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.40
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U22 Feb 2014
  • IR. Bad fit, not a surprise.
American UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Accepted via Website on 22 Feb 2014 A22 Feb 2014
  • Comparative subfield, no word on funding yet. Anyone who when they will notify
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 A22 Feb 2014
  • M.A. 3.62 - full tuition coverage for five years, $22,000/year fellowship/stipend, $2500 summer research assistant position (as needed), $700 conference travel budget, a health insurance subsidy. http://i.imgur.com/asVX3OP.gif \r\n
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.56
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/156/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Feb 2014
  • M.A. 3.62 - full tuition coverage for five years, $22,000/year fellowship/stipend, $2500 summer research assistant position (as needed), $700 conference travel budget, a health insurance subsidy. http://i.imgur.com/asVX3OP.gif
University Of FloridaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 I22 Feb 2014
  • they created an university e-mail account for me, and official communication will be processing via this e-mail.; comparaive; will turn down the offer.
VanderbiltPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 22 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/157/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Feb 2014
University Of VirginiaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 A21 Feb 2014
VanderbiltPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 U21 Feb 2014
  • Not a surprise since I didn't even get the interview invitation several days ago. Very rude but I already got in the top 5. They could have let applicants know regarding the outcome on the same day. At least the fact that I did not donate any money to them makes me less pissed off.
VanderbiltPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 21 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U21 Feb 2014
  • Not a super good fit, unfortunately. Email to check the website. Oh, Nashville.... Political theory.
Johns HopkinsPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 A21 Feb 2014
University Of British ColumbiaPolitical Science (IR), PhD (F14)Other via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 21 Feb 2014
  • Unofficially accepted by the Dept. To the posters below who got accepted to Political Science, did anyone get the Four Year Fellowship (4YF)?
The George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 A21 Feb 2014
Johns Hopkins UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 A21 Feb 2014
  • Mass email from GDS. Political Theory
University Of IowaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Postal Service on 21 Feb 2014 21 Feb 2014
George Washington University (GWU)Political Science, PhD (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 21 Feb 2014
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 A21 Feb 2014
George Washington UniveristyPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.98
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/164/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A21 Feb 2014
  • Form email. IR subfield
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 A21 Feb 2014
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.56
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/157/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A21 Feb 2014
  • full Graduate Teaching Assistantship
UBCPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/162/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I21 Feb 2014
  • MA POSC from Canadian School, 4.0 GPA. BA POSC/Sociology from Canadian school, ~3.8 GPA. BSc Comp Sci from Canadian school, ~3.5 GPA. Three strong letters. Approved with standard funding package ($18k x 4 years + $4k entrance + tuition + first year guaranteed $5k RA package).
StanfordPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 20 Feb 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.60
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/160/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U21 Feb 2014
  • bummer
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via Website on 21 Feb 2014 A21 Feb 2014
  • Didn't receive email, just checked the website myself.
University Of British ColumbiaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 O21 Feb 2014
  • Canadian applicant
University Of British ColumbiaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Feb 2014 I21 Feb 2014

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


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