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M.Arch Fall 2022 Application Status

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ham17

Hello everyone,

This thread is for all of us M.Arch applicants to share our application status and decisions: 

  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 
  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 
  • Letter of recommendations 
  • Personal Essay/Statement 
  • Portfolio
  • Schools 
  • Open house impressions 
  • Results 
  • Tips
 
Sep 16, 21 10:36 am
maithilili

Hey there! 


I'm about to attempt GRE the coming week.


TOEFL I've not yet attempted. 


How about you?


I'm quite stuck at University selection.


I mean whenever I ask for University suggestions people in the US give me a list of top 10 unis which are Ivy League, I mean no offense to them because the unis are amazing and their programs too!


But unfortunately I'm not that amazing for affordability, performance and capacity to deal with the tedious programs is in question. 


If you've some Unis you're going to apply to would you mind to hook me up with it? I'd be eternally grateful! 




Also, I didn't know this thread existed! Thank you!









Sep 17, 21 9:46 pm  · 
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nabrU

How do you afford to pay for it? Is it purely a rich young persons profession? I've worked tangentially in the profession but couldn't afford to study, got hired a lot but it's a disconnect for sure in terms of access.

Sep 17, 21 10:05 pm  · 
1  · 
maithilili

Education loan, it's a risk worth taking if you don't have a license. If you have worked in the profession you might have a solid portfolio and good practical knowledge, that way you may be eligible to apply for scholarships. 

Sep 17, 21 11:20 pm  · 
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abrahamalzoubi
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

Interior Design Major @ Wayne State University

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

Not taking it

  • Letter of recommendations 

Two professors and a mentor 

  • Personal Essay/Statement 


  • Portfolio

I have two projects that I feel are pretty strong, but I am struggling on what else to add to it.

  • Schools 

- Taubman College (Umich)

- Virginia (UVA) 

Not sure where else to apply, if you have any suggestions let me know.

  • Open house impressions 

Only attended the Umich one and was really impressed.

  • Results 
  • Tips



Nov 3, 21 6:32 pm  · 
1  · 
JoeyTheGiant

I'm a second year M.arch 1 at UNC Charlotte, it's pretty damn good. Many of our faculty are Ivy League grads so it's similar education but 1/4 the price, even the out-or-state fee is low compared to others. It's intense and i love it!

Dec 10, 21 11:31 am  · 
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abrahamalzoubi

Idk why a lot of my text got deleted.

But here's the updated:

  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

Interior Design Major @ Wayne State University

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

GPA:  3.40

Not taking it

  • Letter of recommendations 

Two professors and a mentor 

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

Wrote about my interests in architecture are and what led me to those interests.

  • Portfolio

I have two projects that I feel are pretty strong, but I am struggling on what else to add to my portfolio.

  • Schools 

M.Arch 1 Programs:

- Taubman College (Umich)

- Virginia (UVA) 

Not sure where else to apply, if you have any suggestions let me know.

  • Open house impressions 

Only attended the Umich one and was really impressed, especially with the student work.

  • Results


Nov 3, 21 6:48 pm  · 
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JoeyTheGiant

Oops just saw this is your updated post...... I'm a second year M.arch 1 at UNC Charlotte, it's pretty damn good. Many of our faculty are Ivy League grads so it's similar education but 1/4 the price, even the out-of-state fee is low compared to others. It's intense and i love it! -- side bar, our current website sucks and is being painstakingly updated, it does not properly reflect how amazing the program is.. you can find our IG tho to see some student work if that helps.

Dec 10, 21 11:38 am  · 
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RemLamehaas
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

Non-professional architecture bachelor's / Canadian school / 2021

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

GPA 3.83/4.00 - GRE V158 Q163 AW5.0

  • Letter of recommendations 

3 past instructors, one who taught at GSD, one who taught at YSOA.

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

Mostly discussing my specific research interests and my background.

  • Portfolio

25 spreads: 2 academic projects, 1 research project, 2 personal projects.

  • Schools 

M.Arch I at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Berkeley

  • Open house impressions 

:( COVID

  • Results 

TBD

  • Tips


Dec 23, 21 4:08 pm  · 
1  · 
MiesvanderHo

I can tell by your name that you are a man of high stature *tips hat

Jan 1, 22 8:15 pm  · 
1  · 
RemLamehaas

Out at Berkeley. Waitlisted at Yale.

Feb 25, 22 6:46 pm  · 
 · 
RemLamehaas

In at Harvard

Mar 1, 22 4:45 pm  · 
1  · 
hnate

Congrats!! Did you get an email or see it on the portal?

Mar 1, 22 4:50 pm  · 
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greengrasshopper

Congrats!!

Mar 1, 22 4:50 pm  · 
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RemLamehaas

Thank you! Portal update, no email.

Mar 1, 22 5:10 pm  · 
 · 
hyunk

Congrats! do you happen to go to u of t? 

Mar 3, 22 10:41 pm  · 
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RemLamehaas

Nope!

Mar 4, 22 12:53 pm  · 
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Catbread

UBC? there aren't that many non professional Arch undergrads in Canada haha

Mar 6, 22 3:41 pm  · 
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RemLamehaas

I'm not answering personally identifiable questions haha

Mar 7, 22 1:22 pm  · 
1  · 
RemLamehaas

Waitlisted at Princeton

Mar 9, 22 12:48 pm  · 
 · 
FrankLloydWhy

Same here - waitlisted at Princeton. Do you have a preference for your apps?

Mar 11, 22 4:12 pm  · 
1  · 
RemLamehaas

Whichever school gives me more aid

Mar 12, 22 6:41 am  · 
1  · 
MTTS

Did you end up accepting GSD?

Apr 18, 22 1:26 pm  · 
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ZahaHadude
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B.Sc. / Canadian University /2021

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

3.94/4.0 - Didn't take it - NA

  • Letter of recommendations 

3 of my instructors 

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

Contains info about my background and interests in the field.

  • Portfolio

Varies on the school, but it's 20-30 spreads and contains academic projects, drawings, objects, and a research project.

  • Schools 

M. Arch I at:

  1. GSD
  2. GSAPP
  3. Yale
  4. Princeton
  5. MIT
  6. Berkeley 
  • Open house impressions 

-

  • Results 

TBD

  • Tips

I wish I knew...


Dec 26, 21 9:50 am  · 
1  · 
dougy99

What did you Major in? I'm applying from McGill with a B.Sc. in CS. (graduated 2021 as well)

Dec 28, 21 4:39 pm  · 
 · 
ZahaHadude

hey it was in architecture, so sorry for the delayed response btw i haven’t check this thread in a while. definitely pm if you have any other questions!

Jan 9, 22 6:20 pm  · 
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ZahaHadude

final results:

GSD - OUT
Berkeley - IN (no aid)
Yale - IN ($$)
Princeton - Waitlisted
GSAPP - IN ($$$$)
MIT - assuming out since i haven’t heard from them :(

Mar 12, 22 9:21 am  · 
3  · 
manalalg

Congrats! Waiting for gsapp

Mar 13, 22 12:01 pm  · 
1  · 
ZahaHadude

thanks! im sure you’ll get a status update soon, best of luck!

Mar 13, 22 1:07 pm  · 
1  · 
undiscoveredcharms

I got admitted to TU Delft (Urbanism track). Waiting for some aid

Mar 15, 22 2:21 pm  · 
1  · 

Congrats on all your result!! That's amazing!!

Mar 17, 22 2:33 am  · 
1  · 
p3_g

Hey! I am applying to GSAPP and GSD as well…I am a bit confused with the portfolio sizes..I understand you are using spreads…what size is a single page in the spread?
 

Dec 28, 21 12:06 am  · 
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DAAPmeUPhomie

A page to a spread, is half of the spread. Depends on your ratios.

Jan 5, 22 5:03 pm  · 
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maithilili

Hey all, I am applying to the graduate school of USC; I needed to know if anyone has applied there and if so, how did you guys upload the portfolio, each image file?

Dec 28, 21 1:49 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

yes

Feb 8, 22 2:12 pm  · 
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Sunblader

Hi there, I am wondering if there are anyone who try to transform to Human-Computer Interaction or Information Studies?As I am going to apply these programs.

Dec 29, 21 12:00 pm  · 
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MiesvanderHo

wat?

Jan 1, 22 8:13 pm  · 
1  · 
Sunblader

yes

Jan 20, 22 11:02 pm  · 
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mem20000
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B. Design in Architecture /University of Florida / 2022

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

GPA 3.8 / 4.0

  • Letter of recommendations 

1 from former GSAPP Instructor and 2 from UF studio instructors

  • Portfolio

Varies based on school requirements. Base portfolio is 20 spreads, 35 if there was no page limit. 

  • Schools 

GSAPP, Princeton, Pratt, Parsons, CCNY

  • Open house impressions 

GSAPP: I'm partial because I studied there over the summer. Very inquisitive people and are open to a lot of design ideas. 

I also attended Pratt open house. They seem future-forward and tech-y. But their tuition is very high.. Something for me to consider. 

  • Results 

TBA


Dec 30, 21 8:03 pm  · 
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manalalg

Any update regarding GSAPP ?

Mar 13, 22 12:04 pm  · 
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Yeah I want to hear from GSAPP so badly!

Mar 17, 22 2:34 am  · 
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mem20000

In Parsons

Mar 30, 22 11:50 am  · 
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mem20000

In Pratt ($$$)

Mar 30, 22 11:51 am  · 
 · 
mem20000

Out Princeton

Mar 30, 22 11:51 am  · 
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mem20000

Waitlisted GSAPP

Mar 30, 22 11:51 am  · 
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maithilili
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B. Arch | SPPU | India

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

GPA 8.771/10 - 306 - 106 

  • Letter of recommendations 

2 mentors and 1 professor

  • Portfolio

Varies based on school requirements.

  • Schools 

UT Austin, USC, Clemson A+H, UO, RIT, Virginia Tech, PSU

  • Open house impressions 

I really don't know what this is

  • Results 

TBA

Dec 30, 21 9:55 pm  · 
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Michealreynolds77

Results?

Mar 29, 22 12:08 pm  · 
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ttf1999
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B.A. Economics and English / Columbia / 2020

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

3.4 - NA - NA

  • Letter of recommendations 

2 Former Professors, 1 Summer Studio Instructor

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

personal reasons for wanting to pursue architecture. how my studies informed my understanding of architecture.

  • Portfolio

3 Summer studio projects, 1 professional, 1 personal

  • Schools 

GSAPP, GSD, Yale, MIT, Pratt, Parsons, RISD, Penn

  • Results 

TBD

  • Tips

taking a summer studio was very helpful for me as a non-background applicant


Dec 31, 21 9:12 am  · 
1  · 
ttf1999

In at Yale

Feb 25, 22 6:49 pm  · 
1  · 
ttf1999

in at Pratt with scholarship

Mar 4, 22 5:10 pm  · 
 · 
ttf1999

I’m at GSAPP, parsons

Mar 12, 22 12:49 pm  · 
 · 
ttf1999

Out at gsd, penn, risd

Mar 12, 22 12:49 pm  · 
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hollyl.

Hi there congrats first of all! may I ask how you found summer studio projects?

Mar 12, 22 10:44 pm  · 
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manalalg

Congrats! May i ask, did u get an email regarding GSAPP ?

Mar 13, 22 12:08 pm  · 
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ttf1999

@hollyl I found the summer studio projects definitely demanding in terms of time but very much attainable without any background in architecture.

Mar 13, 22 2:35 pm  · 
 · 
ttf1999

@manalalg I got an email with a status update

Mar 13, 22 2:35 pm  · 
1  · 
hollyl.

Thanks for the reply! And how did u search for it? Did u just search online?

Mar 13, 22 3:20 pm  · 
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ham17
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

BS Architecture / umich / 2022 

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

3.77 - N/A - N/A

  • Letter of recommendations 

Two from professors (one director of undergrad architecture program) and one from my boss

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

Talked about my interest in the biological and ecological elements of architecture

  • Portfolio

I included 3 studio projects (all tied to my general interest in the intersection between architecture and biology/ecology), 1 design competition, and a collection of photography

  • Schools 

- Berkeley

- UCLA

- GSD

- GSAPP

- Yale

- MIT

  • Open house impressions 

zoom university ;/

  • Results 
  • Tips




Jan 1, 22 8:36 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Hey ham, let’s catch up somewhere on uMich?

Feb 24, 22 9:19 am  · 
 · 
Arc_verbose
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated

Architectural Studies/ UCLA/ 2022

  • GPA 

3.9 & no gre

  • Letter of recommendations: 

2 faculty & 1 professional

  • Personal Essay/Statement: 

the fluidity of facades, juxtaposition with hyper-normalization in surreal environments with agency.

  • Portfolio

3 ug courses & professional work

  • Schools:

Yale

Taubman

  • Open house impressions:

Yale: interesting atrium 

Taubman: Love the shared studio spaces

  • Results: 

i guess we'll never know 

  • Tips: 

keep a legible portfolio & do not overload it :)

Jan 2, 22 1:07 am  · 
1  · 
caravanseraing
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated

Architecture/ NUS/ 2022

  •  GPA - GRE  - TOEFL

4.5/5 - NA - NA

  • Letter of recommendations: 

3 Studio tutors (1 Undergraduate Programme Director, 1 Masters Programme Director)

  • Personal Essay/Statement: 

I wanted to convey the uniqueness of my learned, architectural insights from living in an equatorial urban sprawl on the other side of the world. It was important for me to demonstrate how I've taken these insights and transmuted them into my own methodologies of designing, and that I have something to offer as an ethnic minority to the wider pedagogy of diversity and inclusive architecture.

  • Portfolio

7 Academic projects that I felt could articulate who I am as a designer and an individual. 

  • Schools:

GSD, MIT, Yale, GSAPP

  • Open house impressions:

Only attended the GSD's one. I particularly enjoyed some of the works shared by current MArch students, especially one of them whose projects displayed a fine finessing of space I'll never know if I'll be able to attain. 

  • Results: 

A mix of nerves and anticipation. I won't be too disappointed if I don't get what I want anyway as my school has already quite a reputable MArch programme (ranked 6th globally) that I'm already enrolled in. 

Remember: the worst thing that can happen is that you tried.

  • Tips: 

I would advise you to start your portfolio EARLY... I went through countless rounds of deliberating how I wanted to narrate each project, and even now after having done all my applications I'm still not entirely satisfied. And as a lot of people have said - treat your application as an entire package. I had a particularly difficult time with this, but what I can tell you is to find the balance between reverse engineering and personal inclinations and hold it steady there. Lastly, I placed a lot of weight on my recommendation letters, and I feel you should too. My recommenders were notified in late August/September, which may be too early for some. However, all three of them submitted the letters on the last week of December, which was too close a call for me. The earlier they know about your application the better so that they can be given a longer runway to reflect on your work. 

Best of luck to all!

Jan 4, 22 8:12 am  · 
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frank2022

I didn't expect to see a fellow NUS batchmate here! Best of luck!

Jan 4, 22 8:21 am  · 
1  · 
caravanseraing

Wow! We need to link up and have a chat.

Jan 4, 22 8:29 am  · 
 · 
frank2022

Sure, I'll drop you an email soon!

Jan 4, 22 8:32 am  · 
 · 
DAAPmeUPhomie
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B.S Arch / DAAP at UC / c/o 2022 

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

3.2/4 (I know) - didn't need - didn't need

  • Letter of recommendations 

1 Studio Professor. She was from India and got her PhD from M.I.T 

2 lead architects at the firm I co-op'd at for 3 years. One was the founding P.A. of the famous firm.

1 Director of my design school at DAAP.

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

Spoke about my life purpose, and how grad school is my next step. Also spoke on my career, and life goals as an architect. Went into specifics about the role I wanted to fill, and the architecture I want to provide.

  • Portfolio

23 spread, consisting of 5 undergraduate academic projects, and 2 QR codes that lead to my professional work. Stills and Films. There is an underlying theme that unites the entire portfolio, and it is realized through design, layout, and text.

https://issuu.com/matrixmoon/d... 

  • Schools 

UC, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Sci-arc, Cornell, PRATT, R.I.S.D, Columbia, Tulane, Georgia Tech, Rice, and University of Miami. 

I am applying to a ridiculous amount of schools, and it is because I honestly see a lot of benefit to such a wide net. I know not everyone can do this, but this was my birthday and christmas present from all of my family. I think my portfolio, P.S, and recommendations give me a chance to get into each school, although some are more likely than others. I am looking for the best fitting experience to help me reach my goals. I applied to the Ivy Leagues because of their endowments and other resources. I believe if I get in at some of those schools, I will have an excellent financial aid package. Hopefully. What my decision will come down to is money, location, and time. I honestly would love UM. They have the least amount of respect amongst the other schools, but I could get good money, advanced placement, and the chance to live in one of the best cities in the world. 

  • Open house impressions 

N/A

  • Results 

Awaiting currently

  • Tips 

Start Early. Revise, revise, revise. Look at tons of precedents. Make your portfolio what you think it should be. Let it speak to you. 




Jan 5, 22 4:17 pm  · 
1  · 
hnate

good luck fellow bearcat!

Jan 6, 22 4:06 pm  · 
 · 
DAAPmeUPhomie

Thanks! Are you in this graduating class?

Jan 6, 22 9:38 pm  · 
 · 
DAAPmeUPhomie

First reply back. Got into Tulane with $$ and the 2-Year track.

Feb 17, 22 2:31 pm  · 
 · 
DAAPmeUPhomie

Also in at U Miami with $$ and a 2 year Track

Feb 24, 22 3:13 pm  · 
 · 
hnate
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B.S. Arch / DAAP @ University of Cincinnati / 2020 (rip)

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

3.6 / 4.0 - 169v/160q/ 4.5w (wasn't required anywhere but a lot of schools were still looking at it, and I had a good score so why not)

  • Letter of recommendations 

One professional letter from a design principal at a fairly prestigious firm I co-oped at, three from former studio professors.  One prof has a fair amount of recognition but the other two are not super well-known, but were great profs.

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

I really want to research housing solutions, especially co-housing, so I wrote a lot about that and the impact that I think design can have in that sphere. 

  • Portfolio

22 spreads, 4 studio projects that best illustrated my skills/design interests, an independent study project into the future of lighting, an interesting professional project that mixed preservation, development and masterplanning that I had a large role in.

I'm at work rn so this link is a few drafts behind but is essentially what I applied with: https://drive.google.com/file/...

  • Schools 

WashU, USC, GSD, UMich, Parsons and RISD

  • Open house impressions 

Virtually attended all that had them except for USC. Very impressed with GSD and RISD in particular. 

  • Results 

Fingers crossed!

  • Tips

As everyone else has said, start EARLY. If you're like me your portfolio and essays are never truly "done", there's always something that can be improved. If you're working full time or still in school while applying I would start by at least late summer, as work and classes can quickly eat up a lot of time. Also, go to as many school portfolio reviews as possible! It was super helpful to get input on my portfolio from professors at places I wanted to attend.

Jan 6, 22 4:05 pm  · 
 · 
hnate

In at RISD with advanced standing and $, in at Michigan but waiting for letter with financials

Mar 1, 22 4:55 pm  · 
1  · 
hnate

Out at GSD - a bummer but life goes on!

Mar 1, 22 5:08 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

I’m in at uMich as well, let’s catch up somewhere :/

Mar 3, 22 4:10 am  · 
 · 
hnate

Sure, just sent you a message!

Mar 3, 22 9:22 am  · 
 · 
kmarchmarch

I am in at UMich as well, waiting others

Mar 4, 22 3:39 pm  · 
2  · 
hnate

feel free to send me a dm kmarch!

Mar 7, 22 5:31 pm  · 
 · 
hnate

In at WashU, 3 yr program

Mar 7, 22 5:31 pm  · 
 · 
mkb_

me too! are you planning to attend the inperson open house?

Mar 14, 22 1:46 pm  · 
 · 
hnate

Yep I'll be there!

Mar 15, 22 9:38 am  · 
 · 
hnate

final rundown of my app cycle: OUT at GSD, IN at Mich 2 yr w/$$. RISD 2 yr w/$, USC 2yr w/$$, Parsons (never checked if it was 2 or 3 year lol) w/$$, WUSTL 3 yr w/$$$. Ended up picking WashU! Good luck to everyone wherever you end up!

Apr 18, 22 10:35 am  · 
1  · 
DAAPmeUPhomie

Hahaha! I just asked if you are applying, and here you are! Check your messages Nate, lets talk

Jan 6, 22 9:42 pm  · 
2  · 
simon1024

Guys, anyone knows how strict is the portfolio page limit?

I have a hard time trying to shorten the pages to the school's requirements... I have like 1 or 2 spreads more than they ask for. I cannot cut down more without disturbing my narrative.

Will it be a deal breaker? (maybe not for most schools, but I don't want to leave a impression of not following rules)


Jan 12, 22 9:37 pm  · 
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DAAPmeUPhomie

It isn't a deal breaker, but it will be noticed and noted. If your portfolio is the same quality as someone who followed the rules, they will get the nod.

Jan 13, 22 10:30 am  · 
1  · 
mm1

Can this also include MLA and UD applicants lol? I don't want to start a new thread but I'm curious about others applying for related programs and when they're getting their acceptances.  

Jan 14, 22 7:42 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

I just extended the UD version

Jan 15, 22 2:52 am  · 
1  · 
swan_

oops! from last application cycle nvm

Feb 26, 22 11:52 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Where all have you guys applied? UD?

Mar 3, 22 4:11 am  · 
 · 
sanahmengi
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

Deen Bandhu Chotu Ram University, Murthal, India - 2021

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

GPA - 8.13/10 around 3.5/4 - GRE - 145V and 151Q 4AWA - TOEFL/ IELTS - TOEFL 105/120 25R 29S 27L 24W - IELTS - 8 Band 9L 8R 7.5S 7.5W

  • Course - 

Masters of Urban Design - All urbanism related courses

  • Letter of recommendations 

5 LORs - 

- One employer, alumni from Columbia GSAPP; one researcher published in Elseivier and one architect 

- 2 instructors - from college 

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

- Talks about me, my love for streets, and my goals and aspirations along with their alignment with the university. 

  • Portfolio

30 spreads for Harvard, changes according to the university portfolio guidelines. 

3 academic projects (urban thesis + 2 Urban design projects) 
3 research projects (2 urban researches + 1 urban documentation) 
1 competition (urban pocket design) 
2 office work (general office work) 

  • Schools 

- MIT, SmArchS Urbanism 
- Harvard, MAUD
- Virginia Tech
- uPenn
- Taubman (uMich) 
- GeorgiaTech
- Uc Berkeley 
- UCLA 
- Columbia 
- Carnegie Mellon

  • Open house impressions

Attended the Harvard Open House that was held virtually as well as the UCLA Virtual Open House. Loved the conversations by the faculty on the projects and their own research work

  • Results - TBD
  • Tips - Ask Along



Jan 15, 22 2:42 am  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

following

Jan 25, 22 12:00 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

Out at Penn :/

Mar 10, 22 12:19 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

IN at CMU

Mar 13, 22 8:51 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

uMich requested a call.

Jan 31, 22 4:18 am  · 
 · 
ham17

Awesome, that's a good sign right?

Jan 31, 22 6:37 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

I’m not sure. Someone told me that they call all the applicants to know more about them.

Jan 31, 22 11:28 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

follow up


Jan 31, 22 4:21 am  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

Accepted to UoM with $$$

Feb 13, 22 3:36 am  · 
1  · 
ham17

Congrats!! I'm currently an undergrad there, I'd be happy to try and answer any questions you might have about Taubman

Feb 13, 22 1:30 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Hey, that was University of Miami, however I have applied to Taubman as well. Waiting for the reply from them. In the meantime while I wait, I would love to have a conversation about Taubman as a school. I also had an interview with Kit McCullough at uMich.

Feb 13, 22 3:10 pm  · 
 · 
DAAPmeUPhomie

how did they contact you at UM?

Feb 14, 22 1:04 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Hi, University of Miami or Michigan?

Feb 14, 22 4:45 am  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

Miami, they mailed me an acceptance letter. And Taubman they mailed me for an interview

Feb 14, 22 4:46 am  · 
1  · 
DAAPmeUPhomie

Congrats! That is the earliest I have seen outside of Berkley! I didn't even know you applied to miami based on your list.

Feb 14, 22 2:07 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Yeah, this was one of my safe option, so didn’t mention. Miami was real quick. I’m glad tho

Feb 14, 22 3:50 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

Got into UIUC, not mention of Scholarship tho

Feb 14, 22 11:23 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

Got a call from uMich, got into the MUD program. 

Hey @ham17, can I contact you now?


Feb 16, 22 5:15 am  · 
 · 
ham17

Sure send me a direct msg

Feb 24, 22 3:13 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

Out at H

Mar 1, 22 5:44 pm  · 
 ·  1
sanahmengi

Out at GSD, heartbrokennnnn

Mar 1, 22 5:44 pm  · 
 · 
maithilili

Hi anypne here applied to RIT or knows anyone pursuing M Arch in RIT

  

Feb 13, 22 2:48 am  · 
 ·  1
KtyW
Applying to non-M.Arch programs. Really hope to find people applying to the same programs, literally nobody I know apply to these 

Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B.S Arch, WUSTL 2022, international student

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

3.56/4, N/A, N/A

Letter of recommendations 

3 school instructors (1 studio, 1 architectural history, 1 archaeology)

Personal Essay/Statement 

how I became interested in history and theory/preservation, identified the faculty research I'm interested in

Portfolio

4 individual projects, 1 group project, 1 research project (minimum  process and physical models, lots of texts. don't know if the schools will like it but that's my style) 

Schools 

GSD MDes

Yale M.E.D

Columbia MS Historic Preservation

UCL MA Architectural History

Cambridge M.Arch, MPhil Architecture and Urban Studies

Open house impressions 

N/A

Results

Out at Cambridge (expected. You are recommended to choose a potential supervisor when applying. I contacted the faculty and didn't find a proper supervisor but they told me to apply anyway. But in this case the chance is small)

Waiting for all other programs 

Tips

will update when more results are released

Feb 15, 22 6:58 pm  · 
2  · 
acnearc

I am also applying to MDes at the GSD. Best of luck!

Feb 17, 22 11:54 am  · 
 · 
swan_

oops from last app cycle nvm!

Feb 26, 22 11:52 am  · 
 · 
the.arch.anon
Applied to mostly MLA programs but one. Hope to hear of others doing the same!

Undergrad Degree/School/Year Graduated:
B.Arch, School in TX, 2019

GPA - GRE - TOEFL:
3.327/4, 153VR 156QR 4AQ, N/A

Letters of Recommendation:
One from my former boss in a planning position I worked in after graduation, one from a studio professor I have kept close contact with and worked with for a couple summers, one from my former studio professor/thesis advisor, and a backup 4th option from a studio professor I’ve had great feedback from.

I originally started with the first three, but brought in the fourth option to ensure that all the recommendation requirements would be fulfilled on time. One of my first choice recommenders took a very long time to get back to me. In the end they all submit letters on time, and I ended up with 4 rather than the required 3.

Personal Essay/Statement:
I wrote about how my interest in landscape architecture blossomed from my education in architecture, highlighting my thesis project centering around a major restorative landscape component. I wrote about the impact my position working on planning brought forth an interest in community development and working on more interdisciplinary work rather than solely architecture.

Obviously included more on my passions in landscape architecture and architecture, as well as my career goals.

Portfolio:
The requirements varied between schools, in all I included my undergraduate thesis project, and 3 other studio projects. I included a range of hand drawn perspectives, 2d drawings, analytical collage drawings, and renderings. I took time to supplement my projects and play up the landscape component in many of them, as there was not enough time or focus during the semester to do so. In a couple of schools, the page count was more substantial, and it allowed me to include a spread highlighting the work I did in my planning position. Overall I am pleased with the result and believe it should my interests and skills beyond solely architecture.

Schools:

Harvard GSD, MLA I AP
UPenn, MLA Second Professional Degree
RISD, MLA (hoping to pursue the MLA/MMA route f I am admitted)
Yale, M.Arch II
Univ of Washington, MLA
Univ of Oregon, MLA

Open House Impressions:
I did not attend any open house session but did speak to some people at a couple of schools.

RISD- Extremely impressed with the emphasis on bringing skills in from outside of the landscape department. I am intrigued by the intersection of art and landscape and think this could be a great avenue for public art work. I’m also interested in tying film into landscape architecture, potentially delving into the documentary space in relation to landscape and design. Their MLA/MMA program in partnership with the University of Rhode Island sounds great, and would really supplement the interdisciplinary nature of the profession. Their program is small and I think could foster great relationships and partnerships.

University of Washington has the Applied Research Fellowship that I was fortunately nominated for by a former professor. It seems like an amazing opportunity to gain credible research experience. I am intrigued by this, being that you still will complete a thesis. Overall seems like you would leave well equipped to continue on the research/academic route, which is one thing I am interested in.

Results:
Still waiting, but I know we’ll start hearing back any second now! Will definitely update as they come in.

Tips:
As many said, start early! I would reach out to recommenders ASAP and begin working on drafts of your writing and portfolios as soon as possible. Most of my recommenders requested to read/see a copy in order to present a similar idea and story in their letters. While you obviously cannot be involved in their writing process, it is important to have them informed of how you are presenting yourself.

Reach out to recommenders soon to avoid delays, and include 1 or 2 backup plans.

Wishing everyone the best of luck, and hope to see amazing news up here soon!
Feb 15, 22 11:47 pm  · 
1  · 
the.arch.anon

Hi everyone! Congrats to everyone on their acceptances! I finally had some time to come back and update the status of my apps

Mar 10, 22 6:22 pm  · 
 · 
the.arch.anon

Oops, posted too soon.

Mar 10, 22 6:22 pm  · 
 · 
the.arch.anon

Did it again— RISD in (with about 60% funding), GSD in (with about 60% funding), UPenn in (with about 30% funding), Univ of Washington in (with 100% funding for year 1 and ARC fellowship year 2), Univ of Oregon in (with no status on funding yet), and out at Yale (Expected tbh)

Mar 10, 22 6:25 pm  · 
 · 
c_b_97

Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B.A. Architecture / International / 2022

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

~3.6 - Not required - 115

Letter of recommendations 

3-4 professors, all studio instructors 

Personal Essay/Statement 

Spent approximately 3 weeks working on them. I had an overall structure, but the specific contents were tailored for individual schools. I talked about my interest in public architecture, and the socio-political nature of spaces. My undergrad's scope was broad enough, so at this stage, I'm still really open to exploring my interests either through theoretical criticism, computation or fabrication etc.

Portfolio

I included 6 studio projects, from freshmen spring semester till senior year fall semester. Also included a film project on the side. 

Total of 30 spreads, including front and back cover. 

The film and most of the studio projects related back to my core interest in the intersection of space and socio-political issues. The others projects also helped display the breadth of my design/making process (eg exploration of materials, narratives, etc.)

Schools 

All M.Arch I programmes, (w AP wherever possible), RIBA Part 2 for AA.

Taubman, UMich

GSD

Yale

MIT

Princeton

Architectural Association

Open house impressions 

Didn't attend any due to the time difference. Did a lot more research through official platforms and reached out to school alumni at my prospective grad schools. 

Results 

to be updated

Tips

I can't emphasize enough the importance of starting your application prep early, and staying organized! I suggest using spreadsheets to track all the official deadlines and create personal checkpoints to complete. Some deadlines include (Portal opening/deadline, app fee waivers, portfolio/essay/LoR submission, financial aid app, english tests, etc.) They're also super helpful in flashing out any details you've missed out. 

I've been consistent with preparing my portfolio since freshman year but I still felt time wasn't enough. I spent an additional 4 months redoing lower year drawings and tweaking layouts (e.g. Princeton needed letter-sized paper vs A4). 

Also, I've heard the essay/statement of purpose is becoming a more important factor in applications! Don't dwell on the past, but talk about exactly what you want to explore in grad school and beyond. Be sure to research enough on school faculty/research initiatives etc to show that they're aligned with your personal ambitions. 

Approach your recommenders early. I planned for about 6 weeks: 1 week for their agreement, 1 week to discuss my grad school plans with them, and 4 weeks for writing. I've heard this isn't a very important section of your application, just make sure you don't miss the deadlines. 

I've been a long time lurker of this forum, and I wanna give a huge shoutout to everyone before me for all their useful tips and advice. 

Good luck!

Feb 16, 22 4:34 am  · 
2  · 
c_b_97

Update: In at Yale!

Feb 26, 22 2:35 am  · 
1  · 
ttf1999

have you heard anything from Yale since the status update?

Mar 1, 22 5:16 pm  · 
 · 
greengrasshopper

I haven't

Mar 1, 22 7:15 pm  · 
 · 
c_b_97

Not yet. I'd say give it another week?

Mar 2, 22 12:29 pm  · 
1  · 
gjjar

I just got the letter from Joyce Hsiang mentioned in Dean Berke's acceptance letter as an email. It mentioned that FA info will be sent out by Mar. 10th.

Mar 3, 22 3:11 pm  · 
 · 
FrankLloydWhy

Congrats on Yale! Any results from the other schools?

Mar 11, 22 4:24 pm  · 
 · 
hollyl.

thanks for all the tips! Congrats

Mar 12, 22 10:38 pm  · 
 · 
jaypark

DId anyone receive an email from any school?

Feb 24, 22 12:17 am  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

There are a few schools that have replied. Which ones in particular are you asking for?

Feb 24, 22 1:11 am  · 
 · 
jaypark

MIT, SCI-Arc, Yale, Upenn, GSD, GSAPP. ......

Feb 24, 22 1:46 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

uPenn says 10th March is the date of notification. GSD should be in the first week of March. Otherwise, UCLA is partially out, so is uMich, UIUC, Berkeley (March) that’s it.

Feb 24, 22 3:15 am  · 
1  · 
acnearc

I got a call from Sci Arc on Monday and my friend got a call yesterday. Both accepted with scholarship for the first year

Feb 24, 22 9:26 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Sci Arc for MArch? I applied for design of cities

Feb 24, 22 11:11 am  · 
 · 
acnearc

Yes MArch 2

Feb 24, 22 12:27 pm  · 
1  · 
cmb15

Yale has sent our some

Feb 25, 22 11:20 pm  · 
 · 
loo26

Applied: Berkeley, Cornell, GSAPP, Sci-Arc, RISD, Syracuse 


Accepted so far: Berkeley M.Arch 1 and Sci-Arc M.Arch 2 both with scholarships 

Feb 24, 22 1:33 pm  · 
 · 
dougy99

Congrats! Are you an international student or domestic?

Feb 24, 22 3:33 pm  · 
 · 
loo26

Thank you! Domestic :)

Feb 24, 22 3:43 pm  · 
 · 
fizh

Hi! Congrats! May I know if you were notified by department email? So far I only heard from the department but no acceptance email from admission office yet. Btw, i'm an international student.

Feb 25, 22 5:20 am  · 
 · 
dougy99

I’m in the same boat as you (international applicant) waiting on admission office letter. I think that one indicates funding which
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for.

Feb 25, 22 4:15 pm  · 
1  · 
rjhrjh

I heard from the department (Berkeley) on the 11th and got the official letter on the 14th. Maybe you should wait for a couple more days?

Feb 25, 22 8:19 pm  · 
 · 
loo26

Accepted into Cornell and RISD with $$

Mar 1, 22 5:09 pm  · 
1  · 
sabbyyuu

congrats!! also got into sci-arc with dean's scholarship, waiting to hear back on the applied scholarships too... was thinking to ask them for an increased amount as its still necessary for me

Mar 10, 22 10:06 am  · 
 · 
kd2022

Hi y'all thanks for sharing, I have been looking at this forum and previous years, so even though I am a very a-typical candidate thought I d share.

  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

Bachelor Design (Arch) 2007

Master of Architecture (Design) 2009

Australian university

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

We dont really have GPA in the same way my grad school equivalent would be 3.8/4.0 - didnt do GRE or TOEFL

  • Letter of recommendations 

I struggled with this, it has been so long since uni, my professors were happy to do a letter but wanted me to coach them on what I had done at uni. because its been over a decade since I finished my masters I opted not to do this. I think this may be my weakest point and potential downfall because I took the approach of emphasising how I work with collaborators, not what they typically want I know, but most reflective of what I have done since uni - and the more academic work I do now.

former boss - managing principal of top tier NYC & Toronto archi firm + adjunct prof at an ivy knows my technical and architectural design skills and advocacy both in the office and in the profession generally.

a client/collaborator who commissioned me to do some work with the National Gallery in Australia and is connected with the community led projects I had done adjacent to architecture. (I am interested in developing community-led approaches to design)

a collaborator - an architect who went to Cambridge and is part of a collective I formed about African urbanism (speaks to my interest in diaspora)

a collaborator - film maker who I did a mapping film-making project of Black Diasporas in New York

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

Tailored each essay to the school and the professors I am interested in. The intro and conculusion tied my background in with my interest in the school and profs - focussing on my interest in investigating community led design process and equity in the built environment. I spoke about equity in the built environment through my own lens (gay African-Australian immigrant living in NYC) It may have been too much for some, but again it is who I am and the projects I have done both in and out of traditional practice (or at least the way I think about them) reflects this - I hope. Spoke a bit about being a licensed architect (I have been for a while) not sure if this counts as a positive or negative. Maybe they ll think I m too old now to be doing this... eek.

The statements took me a month - pretty much 20 hours a week, I m not the greatest writer (as you can read) so this was a feat and a half. In the end it was extremely formative for me whatever happens - I got to know myself better lol - very weird to say that.

  • Portfolio

Standard 30 pages everywhere except Columbia (max 20) Website for Media Lab.

I only put 2 built professional projects, I have contributed on teams on some major NYC projects including an airport, performance center and convention center (in my cv). I chose not to put these in the portfolio but focus on the Canadian civic project (federal) that I worked on, and a transport project (train) here in New York because these spoke more to connections with community. Dont know if this was a good choice.

Showed the mapping project I worked on and my advocacy through a collective that shows more nuanced representation of African cities.

Then I looked at projects I worked on during the two years I ran my own practice, including down sizing a house without moving, some competition entries that provided community led approaches to design, and a cabin- relating to understanding Indigenous Knowledge systems.

In the end this process was extremely helpful to me in understanding who I am as a person and professional (weird I know) but over the last decade all I have done is work without taking a step back to see the arch of my 'story' or where i want it to go.

  • Schools 

I think almost all are a long shot for me, but I shot my shot:

MIT Media Lab

Harvard GSD - MDes 

Yale M Arch II

Columbia MS AAD

Cornell MS AAD

  • Open house impressions 

(All online this year - where I went)

MIT had no open house, very unapproachable it is very competitive because the Media Lab gives a stipend and tuition is fully paid.

Harvard GSD was my top choice after the open house, I have read a lot of not great opinions on the Mdes -about too much freedom in choice-  but to be honest this made me more keen on it. I believe we need to re-consider the way architecture is done. I also think this re-consideration needs the skills of other disciplines which is why most of my other projects are collaborations with film makers, artists, social workers, psychologists etc.

Yale - also an amazing open house not as stuffy as I thought, the school seems small so my chances are slim, but the session with March II and the students made me believe the school is truly trying to de-colonize.

Columbia - less impressed with the open house - the school felt a little under resourced. I went to 3 sessions over a month and a half and asked to be connected with alumni which only happened a month after I applied despite sending follow up emails and promises from staff. No issue with them saying they could not connect me if it was going to be too hard, I would have just tried myself - which I did in the end. Having said that it wasnt for a lack of effort on their side I think it was just time pressures. I m still not sure this program is for me because of the lack of opportunity to define and follow one's own research interests (so its a negative for me in all the opposite ways the MDes doesnt suite some of the critics of its flexibility)

Cornell - did not see any information about an openhouse - for me the same issues as Columbia on flexibility.

  • Results 

Waiting anxiously, very anxiously.

MIT Media Lab results come on the 28th but I know I didnt get this because I got through the first round but never got an email to attend an interview after the second. All the blogs say if you dont get an interview you are out.

  • Tips

Start early! Also my mentee is applying for almost all the same programs. I think she gave me the best advice: 'be yourself what will be will be'. 

Sorry this is so long I use this so often and rarely come across more aged applicants like myself so either way I think it may be useful to some one else. 

Good luck everyone!!


Feb 25, 22 3:33 pm  · 
1  · 
kd2022

in at Cornell with $$, dont know funding for Yale. Good luck to everyone with GSD

Mar 1, 22 11:35 am  · 
 · 
kd2022

out at MIT media lab

Mar 1, 22 3:56 pm  · 
 · 
gjjar

Congrats on Cornell!! How did they contact you? Did the ApplyWeb portal status update?

Mar 1, 22 4:11 pm  · 
 · 
kd2022

I got an email with the letter.

Mar 1, 22 4:19 pm  · 
1  · 
kd2022

In at GSD with $

Mar 1, 22 5:01 pm  · 
 · 
sabbyyuu

amazing! congratulations, i also received GSD but no $... may I ask whether they offered you a substantial amount and if you are domestic? x

Mar 10, 22 10:05 am  · 
 · 
kd2022

hey it was very little, I am international, they dont give internationals much aid generally i hear.

Mar 10, 22 4:13 pm  · 
 · 
OMAf fAMO

Congrats! Did you hear from GSAPP MSAAD yet?

Mar 16, 22 4:06 pm  · 
 · 
kd2022

Hey sorry for the delayed response I did get into GSAPP, I heard around the time you posted.

Mar 31, 22 6:04 pm  · 
 · 
kd2022

in at Yale, still in shock!

Feb 25, 22 6:03 pm  · 
3  · 
greengrasshopper

Wow, congrats!! Was it a call or email?

Feb 25, 22 6:16 pm  · 
 · 
kd2022

Thanks it was an email! with a status update.

Feb 25, 22 6:32 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Congratulations

Feb 25, 22 11:35 pm  · 
1  · 
XUNITRT

Congratulations!

Feb 26, 22 1:20 am  · 
1  · 
Notastarchitect

Has anyone heard back from MIT M.Arch I? One person posted an acceptance on GradCafe but didn't say anything. I know they started sending out acceptances last year on Feb 25th so they should be sending them out soon.

Feb 25, 22 9:29 pm  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

I haven’t heard from them either. Mine is SMARCHS Urbanism tho

Feb 26, 22 1:44 am  · 
 · 
SoCalArchStudent

I am mostly an M.Arch 1 applicant. My undergraduate degree is in Art History. I applied to 10 schools. I have only gotten 4 acceptances but honestly, I doubt they are any worthy as all of yours.

I am still waiting for 6 decisions.

I am in at 
University of Oregon
University of Colorado Denver
Woodbury
New School (which I wont take seriously)

I am really waiting on Sci Arc and USC. I feel discouraged now.

Feb 26, 22 3:03 am  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

There's no need to get discouraged. I believe Colorado Denver and Wooodbury are great schools. If you get in Sci Arc or USC nothing like it. Have Hope

Feb 26, 22 5:17 am  · 
 · 
Themothalex

Does anyone know the chances for the waitlists for Yale March2? I feel like not too many people give up a Yale offer so it pretty much means rejected:(

Feb 26, 22 10:09 am  · 
 · 
MTTS

The same people who have gotten into Yale will have likely also gotten into competitors like Columbia or Harvard so of course not everyone will accept the Yale offer, which is why they waitlist some people. So there's definitely a chance. However, I will say this, if you have been waitlisted at Yale, you have a pretty good chance of being accepted into the other schools you have applied to, assuming you've applied to more than Yale.

Feb 26, 22 12:37 pm  · 
 · 
Themothalex

Thanks! Congrats on Yale! Are u M1 or M2?

Feb 27, 22 4:41 am  · 
 · 
MTTS

Thanks. I'm M1

Feb 28, 22 5:06 pm  · 
 · 
Themothalex

Does anyone hear from MIT SMarchS Urbanism yet ? I saw in previous years they start interviews during mid February so I’m quite anxious not hearing from them at all:(

Feb 26, 22 10:11 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Same, same. I would love hearing from someone about the SMarchS Urbanism. Also GSD releases results in the beginning of March. Any ideas when should it be?

Feb 26, 22 10:20 am  · 
 · 
Themothalex

Previously GSD always releases in the first week of March, mostly 3.1-3.4. I’m guessing this year is the same

Feb 26, 22 10:26 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

This is all so stressful :(

Feb 26, 22 11:12 am  · 
1  · 
I.M.Pain

Do they also hold interviews for SMarchS Computation or other streams? Or is it just Urbanism?

Feb 26, 22 12:13 pm  · 
 · 
gjjar

Did SMarchS Urbanism ever require interviews? I thought they were only conducted if necessary...

Feb 28, 22 4:22 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

I read on the old forums that sometimes they interview Urbanism students. I haven’t heard any interviews happening this year at all.

Mar 3, 22 4:14 am  · 
 · 
sanahmengi

I read on the old forums that sometimes they interview Urbanism students. I haven’t heard any interviews happening this year at all.

Mar 3, 22 4:14 am  · 
 · 
MTTS
  • Undergraduate Degree/ School/ Year graduated 

B.SC in Arch at Ga Tech

  • GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

3.55 - Didn't Need It - N/A

  • Letter of recommendations 

3 Professors 

  • Personal Essay/Statement 

I wrote about my unique experiences growing up that have shaped my career path and how that has affected my trajectory and why the specific grad school matters to that end and even how the insights from my experiences will be my contribution to the school.  

  • Portfolio

6 studio projects, some at length and others briefly. 

  • Schools 

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Columbia, Cornell 

  • Open house impressions 

I went to last year's not this year. Most of what I heard was stuff I could get from the website. The open house just expands on the information I already know 

  • Results 

In at Yale, Waiting on others

  • Tips

Start early, at least 3 months ahead of time assuming you already have a decent portfolio and are in the art/architecture world, otherwise start even earlier. Take the time to work on your wording on the portfolio and organize the whole meaningfully, not just to make it look nice. Don't just focus on providing final renders and drawings, but provide in process drawings or drawings that describe the project thought process. Work and rework your essays, it takes time to get the wording right and to convey what you mean concisely (Being concise matters). Give yourself the time to read and re-read the essays over a period of time and to get input from others. Make sure at least 1 other person reads your essays and looks at your portfolio, hopefully more than one person and ideally people who have gone to at least one of the schools you are applying to. 

Best of luck!

Feb 26, 22 1:19 pm  · 
2  · 
MTTS

In at cornell with $$

Mar 1, 22 5:00 pm  · 
2  · 
MTTS

Out at GSD

Mar 1, 22 7:41 pm  · 
 · 
nioma

We have identical results so far! I’d love to get in touch if you decide to go to Yale (I’m 98% sure that’s my pick??)

Mar 3, 22 2:14 pm  · 
2  · 
MTTS

Congrats! Absolutely, here's to hoping for good funding!

Mar 3, 22 3:19 pm  · 
1  · 
nioma

Fingers crossed! I'm surprised it's been taking so long when every other school released decisions with FA attached.

Mar 3, 22 3:35 pm  · 
 · 
MTTS

Update: Waitlisted at MIT

Mar 7, 22 9:23 am  · 
1  · 
MTTS

Update: In at Princeton - Funding TBD

Mar 9, 22 12:32 pm  · 
2  · 
FrankLloydWhy

Congrats! What is your top choice? I have similar results as you, except waitlisted at Princeton!

Mar 11, 22 4:07 pm  · 
 · 
MTTS

Thanks, I haven't given it much thought yet, the only thing I know is that it will likely not be Cornell given the low funding and not getting advanced placement. Still waiting to get the final news on Columbia and MIT. Once I have all the information I can begin to decide.

Mar 11, 22 4:44 pm  · 
1  · 
MTTS

Update. In at Columbia with $$

Mar 11, 22 10:04 pm  · 
1  · 
FrankLloydWhy

Congrats! Same here. Pretty excited about this one.

Mar 12, 22 12:28 am  · 
1  · 
MTTS

Congrats to you as well. How do you feel about the funding? Were you able to get decent funding?

Mar 12, 22 7:38 am  · 
 · 
manalalg

Congrats! May i ask, did u get an email regarding Colombia?

Mar 13, 22 12:31 pm  · 
 · 
MTTS

Thanks, I got an email saying there was an update to my application portal.

Mar 13, 22 5:03 pm  · 
 · 
FrankLloydWhy

Hey @MTTS, has Princeton updated you on the financial package?

Mar 14, 22 10:43 pm  · 
 · 
MTTS

Yes, they gave me 85% funding.

Mar 15, 22 12:16 am  · 
 · 
OMAf fAMO

Hey Congrats MTTS, what program from GSAPP did you get your acceptance from?

Mar 16, 22 4:04 pm  · 
 · 
MTTS

MArch1

Mar 16, 22 5:48 pm  · 
1  · 
gjjar

Hey MTTS, may I ask why you passed up on Yale from last year? Was it personal, or did you want to try again for GSD/Princeton/better funding, etc.?

Mar 22, 22 12:14 pm  · 
 · 
MTTS

A circumstance prevented me from going so I had to reapply.

Mar 22, 22 2:44 pm  · 
 · 
MTTS

Final results: GSD: Out, MIT: Waitlisted, Yale: In $$$, Princeton: In $$$, Columbia In: $$$$

Apr 15, 22 3:01 pm  · 
 · 
parkkim

Did you get any contact from mit?

Apr 20, 22 8:43 pm  · 
 · 
MTTS

No, but I didn't. If you are waiting for them, you should reach out and make your continued interest known.

Apr 20, 22 10:45 pm  · 
 · 
c_b_97

Has anyone received calls/emails from MIT about it's M.Arch 1 program?

Mar 1, 22 5:13 am  · 
 · 
Notastarchitect

I don't think so. I haven't seen any posts on grad cafe and I check about 6 times a day, but I assume it's go
ing to happen within the week.

Mar 1, 22 7:44 am  · 
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thispersondoesnotexist

received a call sunday

Mar 2, 22 1:49 pm  · 
1  · 
leeeem

Wow what did they tell you? 

Mar 3, 22 3:17 am  · 
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thispersondoesnotexist

essentially just let me know that i was accepted with a scholarship and an official email would be sent in the coming weeks.

Mar 3, 22 6:46 pm  · 
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dougy99

Has it updated on the portal for you
?

Mar 4, 22 12:53 pm  · 
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sumedhgangurde

Any view on this need some advice...

choosing NYIT's ms in architecture, computation and technologies (55k usd and 2 year course) or going for march in australian uni mainly UTS, UQ, UNSW with 2 year course and 40k usd tution???

Mar 1, 22 8:34 am  · 
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kd2022

hmm, I am Australian so can speak a bit to this, there isn't as much hierarchy with Aussie unis, all the programs would be fine, although opportunity wise I d stick to Melbourne (centre of Australian design) or Sydney (financial capital - largest city). Also if international Australia has a much more open immigration policy than the US. I dont know much about NYIT as a school, so wont comment on that, but I really enjoy living in NYC for connection and some access to some of the greatest minds. Dunno how helpful my comments are.

Mar 1, 22 10:47 am  · 
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sumedhgangurde

Thanks for the response, yes im an international applicant. my consultancy IDP said my marks are v low to get waiver for sydney. hence i have not applied there and also AUS admissions is majorly on gpa as they dont ask lor sop. my key interest is computational architecture and this nyit provides that course but the uni is not as big on the like of UCLA UPENN ETC and its in ny to. i wanted to know whether getting into the mentioned AUS unis would be benificial w.r.t salary or taking the us route? UQ had given avg salary as 55k aud for architect

Mar 1, 22 11:59 am  · 
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kd2022

I m not sure its easily comparable because cost of living and general life is so different in Australia as compared to the US.

Mar 1, 22 4:21 pm  · 
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dougy99

Has it updated on the portal for you
?

Mar 4, 22 11:38 am  · 
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dougy99

Whoops, ignore ^

Mar 4, 22 12:53 pm  · 
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anaisziwei

Hi all,


i was offered a US$11,000/Semester tuition scholarship for 5 Semester with Pratt MArch (1st Professional). Is that a good scholarship amount?

Mar 1, 22 6:34 pm  · 
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gjjar

They list the tuition for the M.Arch 1 as $55,552/year, so that would leave you with around $33,552 in tuition costs. Which means they offered around 40% funding... Does anyone have experience negotiating with Pratt?

Mar 1, 22 6:40 pm  · 
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Notastarchitect

If anyone applied to Austin you should check the portal they posted the results. I didn't get in and an pretty bummed because I thought we were a good match, but oh well on to the others. Congratulations to everyone that got in!

Mar 1, 22 10:24 pm  · 
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maithilili

Same with me :(

Mar 2, 22 7:08 am  · 
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juliashehadi

Same

Mar 3, 22 12:48 pm  · 
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sanahmengi

Same w me :(




Mar 1, 22 11:10 pm  · 
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loo26

anyone heard from gsapp?

Mar 2, 22 7:34 pm  · 
1  · 
cmb15

from what I've heard they tend to send decisions later in the month, like 3/19 or so. but that's just based on last year...

Mar 2, 22 7:57 pm  · 
1  · 
Zs1225

Anyone heard from Cornell?

Mar 2, 22 10:16 pm  · 
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Notastarchitect

A few people on here and on GradCafe already got acceptances. I haven't heard anything from them so far though. This

has me a little a scared, can't be a great sign.

Mar 2, 22 11:11 pm  · 
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sanahmengi

Cornell sent out the MArch (1st professional) degree’s decisions yesterday

Mar 3, 22 12:07 am  · 
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Zs1225

Does that mean people who didn't get it already got rejected?

Mar 3, 22 9:29 am  · 
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MTTS

Grad Cafe is a really good resource for looking at current and previous year trends for acceptances/rejections. There have been a number of acceptances reported for Cornell this year but no rejections or waitlists. This holds true to previous trends. Cornell over the past couple of years released decisions 2-3 different times over a 2 week period, where they do 1 main round of acceptances, 1 round of rejections and waitlists and another smaller round of acceptances. So, no I don't think it means just rejections are left. However, I don't want to get your hopes up.

Mar 3, 22 11:07 am  · 
2  · 
Sunshine101

Cornell's M.Arch program is also smaller than I realized, so they likely need to do batch decisions based on how many students commit in the first round of acceptances.

Mar 3, 22 11:29 am  · 
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ipshapatel

Hello,

I just got accepted from University of Michigan, Taubman College, Ann Arbor for Masters in Architecture, Advance standing. Also, I wish to contact anyone else who has received admit to this program.

Mar 3, 22 9:58 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Hey I got into the MUD program. I have a friend who is currently doing a dual degree of March and MAAD there

Mar 3, 22 11:10 am  · 
1  · 
ipshapatel

Would really want to connect with her regarding the course curriculum. If possible can you please help.

Mar 3, 22 1:14 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Hey her name is Stuti Bindlish, give her my reference on LinkdedIn maybe.

Mar 4, 22 7:51 am  · 
1  · 
ipshapatel

Thank you so much :) Will try to connect with her..

Mar 5, 22 10:48 am  · 
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ipshapatel

Can you also connect on LinkdeIn...

Mar 5, 22 10:50 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Could you find me there, I’m by Sanah Mengi

Mar 7, 22 2:19 am  · 
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lysolbucks

has anyone heard from MIT smarchs? when do results typically come out?

Mar 3, 22 10:51 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Waiting for the same

Mar 3, 22 11:11 am  · 
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lysolbucks

i saw that results came out the week of march 15th which is the third week of march. maybe too earl y to start getting anxious haha

Mar 3, 22 11:32 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Waiting till 14th March then

Mar 3, 22 12:31 pm  · 
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s.aaron

In at UMich and Ohio State, still waiting on MIT and UPenn, happy to connect with anyone else who got in :)

also applied to Yale but sadly rejected :/

Mar 3, 22 12:15 pm  · 
1  · 
lysolbucks

last year MIT sent decisions in february, i guess this year is late?

Mar 3, 22 12:16 pm  · 
2  · 
s.aaron

Update - just got accepted to UPenn :)

Mar 3, 22 3:15 pm  · 
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marczhao

Hi, What program did you get in? March or MLA? I got admitted to Upenn's MLA program in Feb, but the school told me that the architecture program's decision are coming out in March 10th.

Mar 3, 22 8:07 pm  · 
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s.aaron

MArch! I wasn’t expecting a decision until the 10th either but got a surprise email saying I’m in but the official
letter and financial aid info will still come on the 10th

Mar 3, 22 10:01 pm  · 
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juliashehadi

Has anyone else not yet heard from Pratt? Does this mean likely rejection?

Mar 3, 22 12:47 pm  · 
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dougy99

I haven’t heard yet either. It looks like only a few acceptances have been given out so I’m not considering it a rejection yet.

Mar 3, 22 1:13 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Talked to Pratt, they said they give out letters slowly. One day at a time. So everyone should hear from them by April 1st

Mar 3, 22 2:20 pm  · 
2  · 
swan_

also waiting! : \

Mar 3, 22 2:49 pm  · 
1  · 
swan_

just heard from pratt! hope y’all did too

Mar 4, 22 5:46 pm  · 
1  · 
fuller

Has anyone else been waitlisted at SMarchS AD?

Any accepted AD students looking to decline their offer?

Mar 3, 22 5:46 pm  · 
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lysolbucks

is smarchs already out? i didnt get any email

Mar 3, 22 6:26 pm  · 
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gjjar

did your status on gradapply change btw?

Mar 3, 22 7:36 pm  · 
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sanahmengi

The portal doesn’t show anything

Mar 3, 22 8:02 pm  · 
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anon2828

someone I know also got waitlisted for SMarchS AD. Do you have any idea how is the ranking on the waitlist?

Mar 4, 22 6:01 am  · 
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fuller

I was informally waitlisted a few days ago, and formally an hour ago via email. Portal still isn't updated.

Mar 4, 22 3:11 pm  · 
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I.M.Pain

That's strange. when I got waitlisted for SMarchS a few years back, I just received an email asking me if I wanted to join the waitlist; not sure I see the point of informally telling someone they're on the waitlist. This year, I haven't gotten any notification email, phone call or otherwise from SMarchS.
however, I remember seeing a post that mentioned that different SMarchS groups work and notify applicants at different times.

Mar 5, 22 6:44 am  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

@I.M.Pain Could you DM me I have information about the SMArchS program, this stupid page won’t let me DM you

Mar 7, 22 2:06 pm  · 
1  · 
calchaire92

Would you mind trying to DM me? I also applied and would like to know any information you may have, but not sure how DMs work. Thank you !

Mar 7, 22 3:32 pm  · 
1  · 
sanahmengi

Same I’m not able to DM anyone.

Mar 7, 22 5:27 pm  · 
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calchaire92

I was able to DM you, did you receive it?

Mar 7, 22 5:32 pm  · 
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