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By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 09:44 am: Edit

I have a friend he is international.He is going to get a 1000-1050 on the SAT(Jan), he got 64% in the boards, 65% in 11th and 60% in 12th mid term, ordinary Essay and EC's, good recs. Coarse load most difficult. He will get a 600 on the math section and about 450 verbal. Where do you think he has a chance.He want to major in mechanical engineering. What would be the schools he can apply to.

Is Purdue and University of Ma- Amherst a possibility.

By Anger (Anger) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 11:11 am: Edit

Hardly any chance at Purdue....Purdue gets good applicants for the engineering stream...those scores you mentioned are much much below the average scores!

He has a better shot at U Mass @Amherst but that will be difficult!Its very hard for an international(Indian?) to get into Tier 1 or Tier 2 scores with those scores.

Unless something else in the application really stands out...he is going to need a lot of luck!

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 11:34 am: Edit

which decent colleges do you think he can get in.
How about IIT(Illinois Institute of Technology or U of I -chicago or U of I-springfeild

By Ibkid (Ibkid) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 01:24 pm: Edit


By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 02:39 pm: Edit

Is he looking for financial aid? If so, his chances will become more complicated. If he can pay his own way, he should look at these schools - some will be matches, some safeties, one or two reaches:

Boston University
Clarkson (NY)
Cal Poly Pomona
Michigan State
U of Minn
Virginia Polytechnic
Seattle University

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 03:00 pm: Edit

True- Purdue wont be easy for him- Look at colleges which have less internationals- possibly in southern or central US: they might favor him:

And yes he has a chance at UIC: and that seems a good school: how about ISU- Illinois state university if he wants to come to illinois: And just like ISU there r tons of other state univs that will accept him: University of Missouri- Rolla is an excellent Engineering school and not too far from urbana champaign where u r headed.

By Financelad (Financelad) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 06:13 pm: Edit

it is not worth that he come to the US for undergrad with such low scores because international students work really ahrd to get a lot of merit scholarships cuz they can't qualify for federal aid. it would be a waste of time and money and its very hard to get in. Well if he has exceptional EC's hemight have a chance. Maybe he can come here for his Masters.

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 07:35 pm: Edit

True- i was gonna say that too

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 10:37 pm: Edit

thanks everyone for looking and evaluating.He does need aid a lot of it.Even look at it the same way its going to be difficult for him. He still needs to give the TOFEL.He wants to stay in illinois. So may be UIC,UIS,Northeastern and Illinois State U will be fine. He cant get into any engineering school in India so he is trying for America

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 10:38 pm: Edit

Carolyn where do you think he can get 1/2 aid or more.Are the colleges listed above favourable for intl

By Maryville (Maryville) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 10:41 pm: Edit

He can get into some of these schools. I've had people from my high school get into Purdue with a 1000-1050. Financial aid based on merit, might be more difficult. It seems like the people on the board think that you need a 1400+ to get into a moderately selective school. Please...

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 12:28 am: Edit


By Anger (Anger) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 12:43 am: Edit

hmm....if he is struggling with college could be a good option!its really can get 2 years worth of credits...and if you do well enough transfer to a really good university!is he open to that option?

By Smac86 (Smac86) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 01:19 am: Edit

IIT is NOT that easy to get in to.
I wouldn't be too sure about him getting in there.

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 07:52 am: Edit


By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 07:55 am: Edit


By Acennace (Acennace) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 10:24 am: Edit

Truman State University is in the midwest. It is a less known state univ. It costs approx. US$15,000 yearly for int'l student, which is only 1/2 of the normal state school tuition fee.

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 11:46 am: Edit


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