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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
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.
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/158/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
  • Most likely will be accepting this offer!!!
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
University Of Texas AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Jan 2015 U4 Feb 2015
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
University Of California, San Diego (UCSD)Political Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 I4 Feb 2015
  • Emailed them to ask when decisions will be out, just got a reply back saying they expect to release decisions mid-February. So err next week then?
StanfordPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 30 Jan 2015 A4 Feb 2015
  • Disappointing. But congrats to everyone who got in!!
University Of California, San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/160/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
UC San Diego (UCSD)Political Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 I4 Feb 2015
University Of California San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.83
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/164/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/165/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 U4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/161/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U4 Feb 2015
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/154/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 I4 Feb 2015
  • High Gre scores, great research experience. Was the best fit. Damn being an international student.
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.36
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2015
  • Generic email. Not the best fit in the world.
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 4 Feb 2015
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 I4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 153/156/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
  • Form email. Checked online application; generic letter w/ poor grammar.
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 4 Feb 2015
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 I4 Feb 2015
  • Sent a generic email notification.
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 U4 Feb 2015
  • We regret to inform you that you have not been selected for admission.
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/163/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
University Of California San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected 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
  • Rejected via email (not directed to check website)
UC San DiegoPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/162/0.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U4 Feb 2015
University Of North Carolina At Chapel HillPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/160/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
University Of California, BerkeleyPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 30 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/153/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
  • 3.9 MA, advanced foreign language proficiency, publications, MA thesis, strong letters of recommendation, related work experience, one international conference, weak GRE quantitative scores.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/153/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A4 Feb 2015
  • 3.9 in MA program, advanced proficiency in foreign language, related work experience, publications, and one international conference
Duke UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.72
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U4 Feb 2015
Duke UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
  • E-mail to check website.
University Of Texas At AustinGovernment/Political Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.86
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I3 Feb 2015
  • Thrilled :D BA of International Relations from outside the US, 1 year of research experience for undergraduate thesis. Funding details will be given soon.
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.79
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/168/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U3 Feb 2015
Texas A&MPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.67
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I3 Feb 2015
  • Email from IR professor - probably just for IR admits - 11 accepted - nothing on portal. Visits in March. Hope you got in if you applied! First acceptance for me :)
Rice UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Wait listed via Other on 27 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 156/156/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Feb 2015
  • I received an email asking to setup a phone meeting later in the week. Phone call resulted in being placed on an non-ranked wait-list.
University Of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 161/164/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Feb 2015
  • IR subfield
UT AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.98
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/161/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I3 Feb 2015
University Of North Carolina- Chapel HillPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 A3 Feb 2015
  • Very excited about this one.
Duke UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/167/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U3 Feb 2015
Duke UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 A3 Feb 2015
  • Email to check website
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/166/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Feb 2015
  • Email to check the website
Duke UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 3 Feb 2015 U3 Feb 2015
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 3 Feb 2015 A3 Feb 2015
Duke UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 U3 Feb 2015
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 A3 Feb 2015
  • Email sent me to website with acceptance.
Arizona State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/168/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U3 Feb 2015
  • email from the department. Phd transfer due to family concerns. $17000+$2000 summer funding
University Of Texas - AustinPolitical Science/Government, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 A3 Feb 2015
University Of Texas- AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/161/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Feb 2015
  • Funding details to come. BA in Political Science going into the process. Significant international experience in the Middle East. Going for comparative
UC BerkeleyPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 30 Jan 2015 U3 Feb 2015
  • Surprised. The fit wasn't great, but I was fairly certain I would be admitted. I understand from the Department that the rate of admission for internationals is significantly lower than it is for Americans. I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles. 0a/2r/0w/1sl
Stanford UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 30 Jan 2015 U3 Feb 2015
  • First rejection. Definitely stung, but, then again, it wasn't a very good fit. 0a/2r/0w/1sl
The George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 U3 Feb 2015
  • 1 of 35 individuals shortlisted for admission. Invited to Open House in DC on 9 February. 25-30 initial offers to be made on or before 13 February. Remaining 5 will be waitlisted. 0a/2r/0w/1sl
Texas AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 I3 Feb 2015
UT-AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 A3 Feb 2015
UT AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/160/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Feb 2015
NorthwesternPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 1 Feb 2015 I3 Feb 2015
University Of Texas AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Feb 2015
UT AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U3 Feb 2015
UT Texas - AustinPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 I3 Feb 2015
UT AustinPolitical Science / Government, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/158/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Feb 2015

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


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