|By Unitethecows (Unitethecows) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 11:29 am: Edit|
I am an international student who does not need aid. im looking at engineering schools. and here are my stats
SAT: 1330 (Math 700; Verbal 630)
SAT II: 680(Writing); 750 (Physics); 730 (Math)
Top 10% of my class (no rankings. I study in a highly competitive, scholarship only school)
I have done a summer program in Stanford. I have had work experience for 2 summers. I also have a lot and lot of EC's. I am in NHS. I have also started my own website which gives me an income every month.
Where do you think I should apply?
Should i even apply to Umich, georiga tech???
Do i stand a chance in RPI?
i really need help.. tks
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 11:40 am: Edit|
When you say RPI, I assume you mean Rensselaer. You stand a chance at all three schools and all three are excellent in Engineering. If finances aren't a problem, other excellent schools for you to consider are:
Carnegie Mellon (Reach)
Georgia Tech (match/Reach)
Illinois-Urbana Champaign (Reach)
Michigan-Ann Arbor (Reach)
Purdue-West Lafayette (Safety)
Rensselaer P. I. (match)
That's a pretty good list if you ask me.
|By Unitethecows (Unitethecows) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:01 pm: Edit|
Alexandre..tks for ur reply. yes, i do mean Rensselaer polytechnic. why is it that purdue is right up there in the rankings but easier to get into than say RPI or even Northwestern?
|By Rtkysg (Rtkysg) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:53 pm: Edit|
Because Purdue's faculty and resources are very good although its selectivity is low.
|By Unitethecows (Unitethecows) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 11:36 pm: Edit|
can u recommend more private institutions for me?.. public schools like purdue, michigan, and wisconsin dont take in many intl students.
i am also wondering how Alexandre says georgia tech is a match for me...isnt my sat score bit low for that.
|By 007 (007) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 08:41 am: Edit|
That is WAY too harsh!!!
This is what it should look like:
Reaches: Stanford, Northwestern, CMU, Cornell
Matches: UMich, UIUC, Georgia Tech
Safeties: Purdue, Virginia Tech
ur SAT score is fine, just write good essays and u'll get in, also for UMich, UIUC apply early (like in Oct) to improve ur chances
|By Rtkysg (Rtkysg) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 08:48 am: Edit|
On the contrary, public institution like purdue, umich, winsconsin, gatech (georgia tech) accept quite a number of int'l applicants. Your SAT I looks pretty ok (a match) for all the public schools you mention before, so don't worry too much. I think you may also want to try at USC, Maryland, Stony Brook, University of Texas-Austin, UCSD ?
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 08:54 am: Edit|
I am affraid you underestimate Michigan's and Illinois' out-of-state admissions standards for their schools of Engineering. Michigan's acceptance rate for out-of-state Engineers is 30%, with a mean SAT score of 1400. Same goes for Illinois. Michigan's general admissions for all schools, including in-state applicants, is about as selective as Carnegie Mellon. But it is much tougher for out-of-staters to get into Engineering than it is for the general population to get into the rest of Michigan.
This said, I believe that he does have a shot at Michigan and Illinois, but there are slight reaches.
|By Rtkysg (Rtkysg) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 09:07 am: Edit|
Alexandre, you know Michigan more than I, it's your say
unitethecows, refer to Alexandre for Michigan or Cornell.
|By Unitethecows (Unitethecows) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 08:56 pm: Edit|
i am planning to apply to michigan early and also apply to Maryland. for now..here is my list..
University of Maryland
|By Rtkysg (Rtkysg) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 12:30 am: Edit|
looks good ! Good Luck !
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