phd in engineering - competitive for harvard?

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ajr
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Re: phd in engineering - competitive for harvard?

Postby ajr » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:45 pm

bajamrock wrote:
ajr wrote:
If your question is whether you'll overperform your numbers because of your EE PhD the answer is not by much. But you'll overperform comfortably when it comes to finding a job.


wow...so you think having a phd will not increase my chances by that much? by "overperform" my numbers, you're referring to my chances at getting in, right?

thanks for your feedback everyone.


Yes, that is correct. I meant getting in. Just to caution you about advice on this forum - usually people here tend to say, "Oh if you have an EE PhD why even bother, etc." I wouldn't give much weight to that. However, finances should play into your calculation.

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Re: phd in engineering - competitive for harvard?

Postby bajamrock » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:44 am

just a quick comment regarding mylsn.info. to me, it seems like it's inaccurate, even though it might help people get a general idea of their chances. with the maximal settings (lsat range 120-180, gpa range 0-4), it says that hls' acceptance rate is 29%, even though I've heard it's around 11%.

http://myLSN.info/j9q88p

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Re: phd in engineering - competitive for harvard?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:28 pm

bajamrock wrote:just a quick comment regarding mylsn.info. to me, it seems like it's inaccurate, even though it might help people get a general idea of their chances. with the maximal settings (lsat range 120-180, gpa range 0-4), it says that hls' acceptance rate is 29%, even though I've heard it's around 11%.

http://myLSN.info/j9q88p

It's just that they people that use things like LSN tend to skew higher with regard to LSAT score and gpa. However, when you break it down into a smaller range of scores, you will get somewhat accurate results.

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Re: phd in engineering - competitive for harvard?

Postby bajamrock » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:20 pm

Yeah that makes sense.

I would also guess that people who get in have more of an inclination to report their results.




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