Advice for international graduate student
I'm an international student preparing to apply for graduate study at US universities.
I plan to pursue a PhD in music composition.
My undergraduate gpa equals to a 3.7, I have a Master's with merit from a UK university, my TOEFL is 105 (iBT) and my GRE is 146 verb., 150 quant., 4 an. writing.
I have strong recommendations and portfolio. Decent essays, papers.
Last year I only applied to some ivy league schools (Columbia, Princeton, Cornell) plus Stanford and UCSD. I rejected by all of them.
This year I am considering UC Berkeley, UCLA, U of Michigan, U of Miami, Brandeis U, U of Iowa, U of Florida.
What do you think about my chances being accepted to the aforementioned schools with a scholarship/teaching assistantship?
Any recommendations and advice would be much appreciated.