I have applied for the Ph.D program in Economics at MIT and I am curious about my chances.
- white male from Hungary
- last year in MA program in Economics at a university in Budapest
- TOEFL: pending, hopefully above 100/120 (<100 means auto-reject)
- GRE: math: 800/800, verbal: 660/800 (my primary language is not English), analytical: pending (I made both GRE and TOEFL in Nov 2007)
- GPA: 3.91 on a scale of 4.00
- best grades for all math classes at university except for one (I had the second best grade for that one); best grades for all economics classes; best grades for the vast majority of all other classes
- worked as a Credit Risk Analyst for 3 months (quasi summer work) at the largest bank in Central Europe (OTP)
- in my major (40 studenst), there is no official ranking, but I am sure to be one of the best ones (1st to 3rd)
- have been a tutor for 4 years and was a Teaching Assistant in math at the university for one year.
- won an essay competition organized by the Hungarian Ministry of Finance and rewarded 3rd prize at another organized by the National Bank of Hungary
- very small amount of savings, but good chances at several funds if I get admitted
Well, I know I have small chances, but I am curious whether they are "virtually zero" or "small but not impossble".
Thank you for any help.