Chemistry PhD Program Admissions?

<p>I am currently in my last year of undergrad for chemistry. I have a GPA of ~3.4 and a science GPA of 3.38. I have 2 years of research experience, but my GRE scores aren't so hot. I am in the process of applying to schools, but I'm worrying I won't be accepted by any. I'm applying to middle of the road schools. Does anyone have statistics on acceptance rates to chemistry PhD programs? Or could you give me an idea of my chances of acceptance?</p>

<p>I would like to specialize in physical biochemistry if that matters at all....</p>

<p>The title says it all, apply broadly. Look at US News website for Chemistry grad programs, and apply to schools ranked from 1-120.</p>

<p>I'm applying to 8 chemistry programs ranging pretty much everywhere from 1-120 (excluding top ten). I'm limiting myself to schools that seem to have a lot of research in my main area of interest, polymers. I'm additionally applying to another school's polymer science and engineering PhD program.</p>

<p>Do you think this is enough range of schools to apply to, or should I look for more? Also, does anyone know if it's appropriate to apply to multiple programs at the same school when my interests are on the border between them (in my case, I'm interested in polymers, so chemistry and materials science both seem appropriate to me)?</p>

<p>I'm becoming afraid that I won't get accepted anywhere as well and I have no idea if there is good reason to believe that or not.</p>

<p>Applied Physics programs may fit because they accept students from evey part of the scientific community. Just do a Google search, and look at the reserach being done. Applied Physics will mostly cover Polymers.</p>

<p>If you have a well written statement demonstating focus and awareness of career goals, strong research background, and strong supporting letters, you will be competitive at many programs. Please consider applying to our program at the Univ. Hawaii. I am a physical biochemist and would love to see more students interested in my field.</p>

<p>UH</a> Manoa Chemistry: Graduate Program</p>