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is there a cap on the admissions for International students

TGK1248TGK1248 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
If an international student studying in an american school seeking no aid with GPA of 4, 5 in APs (8+APs) and 1500+SAT score ,athlete at National level and a sound musician, is seeking admission in the top 20 universities in the US at undergraduate level- are the chances really still only 10% .

Replies to: is there a cap on the admissions for International students

  • oldladyandmomoldladyandmom Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    edited August 28
    Hello @TGK1248 - is your student a recruited athlete? And to help more, which sport?
  • TGK1248TGK1248 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    No but represents the school- cross country and track.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 25,206 Super Moderator
    is there a cap on the admissions for International students
    For top schools, yes. It may be a hard cap or a soft cap. Few colleges will come right out (exception noted below) and say it, but many top colleges will limit international students to about 10-12%

    MIT specifically mentions their cap:
    Every year more than 4,000 international students apply to MIT, and we can admit fewer than 150.
    http://mitadmissions.org/apply/international/howto
    are the chances really still only 10% .
    It depends upon the college, but the acceptance rate for international students at many top schools is roughly half the overall rate. So if the overall rate is 10%, the international acceptance rate will be around 5%.
  • AroundHereAroundHere Registered User Posts: 1,960 Senior Member
    Your chances will be higher than another international with a less stellar record. However, nobody can really put a percentage on it.
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