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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
BerkeleyFilm And Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via Website on 22 Mar 2017 I22 Mar 2017
UO: University Of OregonMedia Studies, PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 20 Mar 2017 A21 Mar 2017
  • So excited! UO was my top choice!
NYUMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 16 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.20
GRE General (V/Q/W): 148/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A17 Mar 2017
  • TOP CHOICE SCHOOL!!! Couldn't be happier!!!
UCLACinema And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 13 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 153/146/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I14 Mar 2017
  • Still waiting for the Financial Aid results, they have invited me to star for the PHD. So happy!
University Of Western Ontario (UWO)/Western UniversityMedia Studies (MA), Masters (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 28 Feb 2017 O14 Mar 2017
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Mar 2017 A13 Mar 2017
  • Also received preliminary acceptance to the PhD program and full tuition funding.
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Mar 2017 11 Mar 2017
  • Beyond thrilled! Good luck to everyone else!
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.87
GRE General (V/Q/W): 148/144/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A11 Mar 2017
University Of Western OntarioMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 10 Mar 2017 I10 Mar 2017
University Of AmsterdamMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Other via Other on 9 Mar 2017 I9 Mar 2017
  • For the OP below: would you mind sharing your stats? Also, do you know what the timeframe is for AES results?
University Of AmsterdamMedia Studies (research), Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 I9 Mar 2017
  • No word from AES yet
University Of FloridaEnglish (Film And Media Studies), PhD (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 A9 Mar 2017
Penn State (PSU) University ParkMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Mar 2017 I9 Mar 2017
Columbia UniversityFilm And Media Studies, Masters (F16)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Mar 2017 A9 Mar 2017
  • Informal email, funding to be announced. So excited!
UCLACinema And Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 A8 Mar 2017
UCLACinema & Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 A8 Mar 2017
  • 3 out of the 4 letters came top UCLA alumni (with published books), met with the POI, and was still rejected. Hitting me super hard.
University Of KentuckyAmerican Studies & Film And Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.89
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/158/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Mar 2017
  • Outstanding program! Very excited to receive this acceptance.
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, PhD (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.83
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/164/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A8 Mar 2017
University Of Texas At AustinMedia Studies (Radio-Television-Film), Masters (F17)Rejected via Postal Service on 7 Mar 2017 A8 Mar 2017
  • Sad I didn't get in because I thought I had a very strong application. Here's hoping that UCLA, my top choice, says yes!
Syracuse University (S.I. Newhouse)Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.97
GRE General (V/Q/W): 155/160/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
O8 Mar 2017
  • American (highest degree - International)
University Of Texas AustinMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Rejected via Website on 7 Mar 2017 A7 Mar 2017
  • Was trying to transition from marketing, so didn't have a lot of papers, etc. Guess I'll find another way into the industry!
University Of Texas At AustinMedia Studies, Masters (F17)Rejected via Website on 7 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.20
GRE General (V/Q/W): 154/148/0.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A7 Mar 2017
  • Had to keep checking the website. No email notification. Already accepted to BU, just waiting on the remaining schools.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT)Comparative Media Studies, Masters (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 2 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.93
GRE General (V/Q/W): 161/160/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Mar 2017
  • Congratulations to those admitted! Thrilled to be committed elsewhere.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT)Comparative Media Studies (CMS), Masters (F17)Rejected via E-mail on 3 Mar 2017 Undergrad GPA: 3.97
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/156/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A3 Mar 2017
  • Standard email. "We received many excellent applications, but unfortunately we are only able to admit a small number out of the total, and as a result, there are many outstanding candidates that we simply are not able to accept." Congrats to all those accepted!
Massachusettes Institute Of Technology (MIT)Comparative Media Studies, Masters (F17)Accepted via E-mail on 2 Mar 2017 A2 Mar 2017
  • So excited! Email included information about funding for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Status1 Key: A: American; U: International, with US degree; I: International, without US degree; O: Other; ?: Unknown.


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