I think this should be statistical science or simply, statistics.
pleasure in extracting information out of raw data.
At xxx College, I took courses that helped
me learn about regression
I had a series of courses in Economics during my undergraduate years that gave
opportunity to analyze different types of data-sets.
a research project at an Econometrics class,
taught by Professor xxx,
to utilize the statistical
So while I am preparing my application to graduate school for Statistics program, I start learning computer programming language such as C++ and mathematics topics again through MIT Open Courseware and UC Berkeley Webcasts.
This is an awkward sentence.
My version would be: To prepare myself accordingly, I have started learning C++ and relevant mathematical topics through MIT Open Courseware and UC Berkeley Webcasts.
I am convinced
that I am well equipped to start
The best place, the program I like most, is xxx College.
Rephrase this sentence.
Especially, many professors in the department pay attention to both theory and practical areas
This is a weird observation. Don't all the professors do so, especially when they are from a world class institution?
As you can see, I took out a lot of unnecessary words. You can also improve the conclusion. Add one more sentence that highlights your future plan.