Hey everyone, I'd really appreciate it if you could give some advice or suggestion on where to apply to. (I'm very worried about my profile as I don't have much research experience) Below is my profile
Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts College (top 15)
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 3.8 overall (3.9 Math)
Awards: Two departmental awards for excellence and contribution in mathematics, Honorable mention in a math modeling contest, Phi Beta Kappa
Type of Student: International SE Asian Female
Relevant Courses: Multi (A), DiffEq (A) Linear Algebra(A+), Number Theory (A+), Prob/Statistics (A), Analysis (A), Abstract Algebra (B), Math computing (B), Nonlinear dynamical system & Chaos (A), Mathematical Biology (A+), Applied math in Social Science (A), senior research seminar
GRE:
Q:168
V: 161
W: 4 (Didn't practice for this at all. Might take the GRE again to get the score up)
GRE Subject Math: (taking this Oct 27 for the first time)
Programs Applying: Computational and Applied Math PhD (Computation biology/Mathematical Biology)
Research Experience:
 Senior seminar: Researched and constructed an agentbased model on a social science topic
 Research with my academic adviser on disease modeling  paper in preparation but probably will not be ready before program deadline
 1.5 years of research with an Econ professor in which I did data analysis
 Currently taking a gap year and working for a policy research institute where I also do a lot of data analysis
 Will be taking a night class at the NIH on Machine Learning this fall where we'll be working on several projects
Teaching Experience:
 Tutor & grader for Linear Algebra, Number theory, Intro to Stats
Recommendation Letters:
 Three math professors and the Econ professor I worked with for 1.5 years
Coding/Scripting Experience: Mathlab, Python, Latex
Other: women in math club, several leadership activities, writes extensively about equity in math/STEM education, >5 research presentations outside of my own school
Research Interests: Mathematical/Computational Biology, Data Science/Statistics
Schools that I'm considering:
Reach
 UW Seattle (where my adviser went)
 UCLA/UCB
 Duke
Match
 UMD
 U Mich, Ann Arbor
 Northwestern
Safety
 U Nevada, Lincoln
 Ohio State
 U of Iowa
 Rochester Institute of Technology
This is still a very rough list. I'd appreciate any suggestion for school, especially match and safety. Also my top choice is UW so I'd also appreciate any comment on my chance of getting accepted there.
2019 Profile Evaluation
Re: 2019 Profile Evaluation
Your match schools should probably include UC Davis. Maybe Washington State for a safety as well.
Re: 2019 Profile Evaluation
Curious about your safety schools Lincoln and Iowa are they known for math bio?
Also consider adding Notre Dame and Colorado Boulder to your list.
Also consider adding Notre Dame and Colorado Boulder to your list.

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Re: 2019 Profile Evaluation
Wow your profile is soooo good