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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
Duke UniversityPolitical Science (Political Economy, Comparative), PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/168/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I9 Feb 2017
  • We are unable to admit all applicants judged capable of successful graduate work, and I regret that we cannot offer you admission.
Duke UniverisityPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 9 Feb 2017 U9 Feb 2017
The University Of Virginia (UVA)Comparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.75
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/158/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U9 Feb 2017
  • GPA is GRAD.
American University (SIS)Department Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 9 Feb 2017 A9 Feb 2017
  • Email to check website. Not upset, got in to better schools. Congrats to others
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.47
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U9 Feb 2017
  • email to check website
Duke UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.82
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/157/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A9 Feb 2017
  • Could have gone either way, not surprised
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via Website on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/164/0.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A9 Feb 2017
DukeDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 A9 Feb 2017
  • Website decision finally appeared after reading "decision not ready" for a while. Assumed it was a rejection anyways.
Duke UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (S17)Rejected via Website on 9 Feb 2017 I9 Feb 2017
  • Email to check the website.
Pennsylvania State University ( Penn State)Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.47
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U9 Feb 2017
  • Unofficial letter from DGS. Details about funding to follow
Pennsylvania State UniverisityDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/161/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A9 Feb 2017
DukeDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Other via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 A9 Feb 2017
  • Got an email to check the website to view my updated status, and the status bar says decision not ready...
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 A9 Feb 2017
  • email to check website.
The University Of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (UNC)Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 I9 Feb 2017
  • 0a/0w/3r. 4 to go.
Chapel Hill, North CarolinaDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 160/153/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A9 Feb 2017
  • Biffed it
The University Of Virginia (UVA)Department Of Goverment (Political Science), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/166/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I9 Feb 2017
  • Email saying I got in, no word on funding yet.
The University Of Virginia (UVA)Department Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 A9 Feb 2017
  • Email from DGS saying I was accepted to the program and invited to Open House. No word on funding yet.
London School Of Economics & Political Science (LSE)International Relations, Masters (F17)Accepted via Other on 6 Feb 2017 A9 Feb 2017
  • Notified via LSE for you, no email, no call. The offer is for the IR MSc.
Duke UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via Other on 8 Feb 2017 I9 Feb 2017
  • E-mail to check the portal.
University Of Colorado Boulder (UCB / CU-Boulder)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.40
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/164/0.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I9 Feb 2017
  • Notified by e-mail from DGS. Funding package will be told Mid-March.
Duke UniversityComparative Government, Political Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/168/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I9 Feb 2017
  • Anybody has any idea how many people on the 'alternative list' ?
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 157/15/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A9 Feb 2017
  • GPA is grad
Emory UniversityPolitical Science (IR), PhD (F17)Accepted via Phone on 8 Feb 2017 A9 Feb 2017
  • Official offer following the short-list visitation this past weekend
Duke UniversityDepartment Of Government (Political Science), PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 I9 Feb 2017
Notre Dame UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Interview via Phone on 9 Feb 2017 U9 Feb 2017
  • Call from an admission committee member. They are making decisions soon. Good luck to all who applied.
Columbia UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/167/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2017
  • Email that application was updated. 3a/1w/1r/6?
Columbia UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.99
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2017
Duke UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.26
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/160/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U8 Feb 2017
  • Comparative. Email to check website. Congrats to all admits! If you're admitted to a better fit somewhere else, your timely decision may change everything for us on the waitlist. Many thanks!
Duke UniversityComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via Website on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/158/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I8 Feb 2017
Duke UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via Website on 8 Feb 2017 U8 Feb 2017
  • Theory subfield. Congratulations to all admitted applicants! But if you do not plan to study at Duke in the coming fall, please decline. Thanks a lot!
Columbia UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (Comparative), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/162/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U8 Feb 2017
  • Email to check website and also notice from the Chair of admissions committee. Full funding & dean's fellow.
Maxwell School - Syracuse UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/158/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2017
  • The Department of Political Science at Syracuse University has accepted your application to our PhD program starting in Fall 2017. We will send a formal acceptance letter out with our grant information later, but please know that all of our offers come with full funding for at least five years.
Duke UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 8 Feb 2017 I8 Feb 2017
  • Email to check website. Perfect fit.
Duke UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/161/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2017
  • Not too dejected. Weak IR/conflict department, so no skin off my back. Plus I'm already in to better places!
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 U8 Feb 2017
  • Jumping for joy :D
Columbia UniversityDepartment Of Government (Political Science) American Politics, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 A8 Feb 2017
  • 2 emails - one from DGS and one saying my status was updated
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 A8 Feb 2017
  • Generic e-mail informing me there is a formal acceptance to come and when they visit event is!
Columbia UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.59
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/167/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2017
  • 1a/2r/5p
Columbia University In The City Of New YorkDepartment Of Political Science (Comparative), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.93
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/166/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2017
  • Email to check website!
London School Of Economics And Political Science (LSE)MSc In Economics, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.85
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/167/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U8 Feb 2017
  • Will look at my PhD options and then decide
Columbia UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (Comparative), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.86
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/160/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Feb 2017
  • Email from chair of committee.
DukeDepartment Of Political Science (Comparative), PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 A8 Feb 2017
  • Email to check website. Was not expecting anything, not the best fit.
University Of ChicagoPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Other via Other on 8 Feb 2017 U8 Feb 2017
  • Rejected by non-response. See poster bellow.
DukeDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/170/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
8 Feb 2017
The University Of Notre DameDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Interview via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 A8 Feb 2017
  • Contacted by POI for Skype interview today. Says admissions decisions will be made soon.
Michigan State UniversityDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Accepted via Website on 8 Feb 2017 A8 Feb 2017
  • Received informal admission email from DGS last week. Got an email this morning that the admissions portal was updated and received formal admission.
UCLAPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Other via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 8 Feb 2017
  • Accepted without funding. I cannot afford it. The worst nightmare.
York University (Canada)Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 8 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 0/0/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U8 Feb 2017
  • POI said I had a great chance....welp.
Texas A&M (TAMU)Comparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.69
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/170/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I8 Feb 2017
  • E-mail from DGS with financial package. 2a/1w/4r
University Of California MercedPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Feb 2017 A8 Feb 2017
  • I expected this result since this is a small program.
York University TorontoDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 7 Feb 2017 I7 Feb 2017
  • Just checked the portal. It said "reviewed - unsuccessful". It was my first choice. I'm very sad
University Of ChicagoPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Other on 7 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.71
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/168/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
O7 Feb 2017
  • Rejected by lack of response (see poster below who contacted DGS)
State University New York (SUNY) Stony BrookDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 3 Feb 2017 A7 Feb 2017
UC San Diego (UCSD)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 31 Jan 2017 A7 Feb 2017
University Of California, Davis (UC Davis)Department Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 2 Feb 2017 A7 Feb 2017
Simon Fraser University (SFU)Political Science, Masters (F17)Accepted via Phone on 7 Feb 2017 U7 Feb 2017
  • Did not take GRE. Got an email from a potential advisor stating my application was ranked very highly and that she'd like to talk over the phone. Just had a great 30-minute conversation with her and was offered admission with guaranteed fin aid at the end of the conversation.
University Of ChicagoPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Other on 3 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/162/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A7 Feb 2017
  • I contacted the DGS after first notifications of acceptance were released, asking if waitlist notifications went out at the same time. The informed me that there is no waitlist. Though the DGS wasn't permitted to say explicitly, if you weren't accepted, you're rejected.
University Of PittsburghPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 6 Feb 2017 I7 Feb 2017
  • Got an e-mail saying I was on a "very short" waitlist.
(Arizona State University) ASUDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 7 Feb 2017 I7 Feb 2017
  • No funding for now
RochesterDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 7 Feb 2017 I7 Feb 2017
  • Comparative.
RochesterPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 7 Feb 2017 I7 Feb 2017
  • ha! they accept communists!
RochesterPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 7 Feb 2017 A7 Feb 2017
  • email to check website
DukeDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via Website on 6 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.85
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/169/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A7 Feb 2017
  • Accepted for theory with full funding. Come from a school that sends many students to duke for political science, and my mentor's mentors are still at Duke, so I had a leg up there.
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 30 Jan 2017 A7 Feb 2017
  • Email to check website. Suggested to check out their MA program
UCLAPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 31 Jan 2017 A7 Feb 2017
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 7 Feb 2017 U7 Feb 2017
  • Email to check online application account. Subfield: Political Behavior and Identities.
DukeDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 7 Feb 2017 A7 Feb 2017
UC IrvinePolitical Science, PhD (F17)Interview via E-mail on 6 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.96
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/164/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I6 Feb 2017
Columbia UniversityDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via Phone on 6 Feb 2017 6 Feb 2017
  • Call from POI
Duke UniveristyDepartment Of Political Science (American), PhD (F17)Accepted via Website on 6 Feb 2017 A6 Feb 2017
  • E-Mail to check website
DukeComparative Government, Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Feb 2017 A6 Feb 2017
  • email of status change in online portal
DukePolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via Website on 6 Feb 2017 I6 Feb 2017
  • Email to check website
University Of WisconsinPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 1 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 160/151/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2017
  • International Studies
UCSDPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 1 Feb 2017 A6 Feb 2017
UC BerkeleyDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.59
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/167/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Feb 2017
The University Of Wisconsin - Madison (UW)Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 2 Feb 2017 I6 Feb 2017
The University Of Texas At AustinGovernment, Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 27 Jan 2017 I6 Feb 2017
Rice UniverisityPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 19 Jan 2017 I6 Feb 2017
California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)Department Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Interview via E-mail on 6 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/165/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I6 Feb 2017
Boston CollegeComparative Government, Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Postal Service on 6 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.47
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U6 Feb 2017
  • The letter was sent out on January 30th. Not a good match
Princeton UniveristyPolitical Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Feb 2017 A5 Feb 2017
  • 1r/0a/0w/6p
UC BerkeleyDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/168/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I5 Feb 2017
  • UK Master's Distinction, Bachelor's 2:1
UC BerkeleyDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.99
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2017
PrincetonDepartment Of Political Science (Politics), PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.99
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A5 Feb 2017
(SUNY) Stony BrookDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 A5 Feb 2017
  • Hopping for the best!
UC Santa CruzPolitics/Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/170/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U4 Feb 2017
  • Unofficial letter from POI. Details about funding is coming in a few days
Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton)Department Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 I4 Feb 2017
  • First admission. Email from DGS. Had an interview yesterday and today I received the unofficial news. Official offer will come next week.
Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton)Department Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/163/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2017
  • First admission. Email from DGS. Had an interview yesterday and today I received the unofficial news. Official offer will come next week.
TAMU (Texas A&M University)Political Science (Comparative), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/168/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2017
  • Email from DGS with enclosed letter detailing funding package.
Texas A&M (College Station)Comparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/159/3.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2017
  • yay!! 1a;2r;6p
Boston CollegePolitical Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via Phone on 4 Feb 2017 4 Feb 2017
  • Theory subfield. $22k + health
University Of Texas At AustinDepartment Of Goverment (Political Science), PhD (F17)Wait listed via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.69
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/169/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2017
  • E-mail from DGS. Invited to visit the campus. Comparative/public policy sub-field. Wish me luck!
Texas A&M (College Station)Political Science, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 I4 Feb 2017
  • Email by DGS including funding. I attended the pre-recruitment event at Texas A&M in December.
UC BerkeleyComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Feb 2017 I4 Feb 2017
  • email to check website... quite upset! Do they ever admit international students? 2a/2r/0w/12?
PrincetonComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 2 Mar 2017 I4 Feb 2017
UC BerkeleyDepartment Of Political Science (IR), PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 167/168/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2017
  • Email to check website.
UC BerkeleyDepartment Of Political Science (Theory), PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 3 Feb 2017 U4 Feb 2017
UC BerkeleyDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 I4 Feb 2017
  • 0a/0w/2r. 5 more to go.
UC BerkeleyDepartment Of Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 4 Feb 2017 Undergrad GPA: 4.00
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/161/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I4 Feb 2017
  • Comparative. GPA is grad. Thought it was a good fit.
UC BerkeleyComparative Politics/Political Science, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2017 I4 Feb 2017
  • email to check website. expected. not a good match. no hard feelings~

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


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