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getting into Harvard, Stanford, and MIT for biophysics

yisraeliyisraeli Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Graduate School
I'm applying to Harvard, Stanford, and MIT for biophysics. Here's a summary of my application:

-Undergraduate institution: University of Kansas

-Majors:BS in math and physics, graduating this december

-Total Ku+transfer GPA: 3.95 KU only GPA: 3.87

-Physics GRE: Haven't gotten scores back but most likely 840-890

-General GRE: Quantitative 170, 152 Verbal, dont know analytical score yet

-Research: only research at KU. started my own research from scratch with a biologist and a physicist, expecting at least one publication next semester in physical review letters D (or equivalent) as first author, also getting 3-4 people involved in the research next semester and I'd be overseeing their projects while working on a bigger project on my own

-Recommendations: the biologist i work with did PhD and postdoc in computational bio at Harvard and he wrote I'm the most advanced 19 year old he has ever worked with (I just turned 19), one rec from physics undergrad director, and 3rd from the physicist in my research

-Things to note: I started college a year ago, graduating with double major this December while starting physics master's this semester as well, finishing physics master's in may at 19 (youngest masters graduate in ku's history). Speak English, Russian, and Hebrew (1st language). Did an especially accelerated program averaging 8 classes a semester with 4-5 in depth classes taught to me as 1 on 1 readings courses.

I know that my GRE scores are not perfect, I didn't have time to prepare properly with 8 courses and 3 degrees this semester, but I was wondering whether my specialized education, my age, and my pace make up for that. Let me know what you think. Thank you.
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