July 29th, 2016, 05:13 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
From: Hong Kong
Math Focus: Linear algebra, linear statistical models
Originally Posted by sarahwarschun
Thank you, however the Columbia website says:
"The PhD program in mathematics has an enrollment of approximately 60 students. Typically, 10-12 students enter each year. While students come from all over the world, they form an intellectually cohesive and socially supportive group."
So a dozen are ACCEPTED however do 20 apply, or a thousand?
I guess I still have a few years to go to worry about post-graduate degrees.
Oh, sorry, I misread the website on my first reading.
Not a lot of people apply to postgraduate prestigious universities in the first place, so I'm not sure if knowing that the have a large percentage will necessarily be a good thing - it could be that most people just don't think they have a chance of getting in, and thus decide not to apply.