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What are my chances of getting into graduate school?

matts0344matts0344 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
edited January 2008 in Graduate School
And if so what are some example of schools I could get into?

I'm currently a junior at Northeastern University in Boston
dual major BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
GPA 3.7
I spent 6 months as a software engineer working for Motorola
and 1 year as a hardware engineer working for Intel.
I am working with a professor on a project this semester
and will have to still complete a senior capstone project next year.
Done a few extra curricular clubs, nothing too interesting.
Assume good GRE score. (Haven't taken it yet).


Other than that I don't have much. What are my chances of getting into a good graduate school for a MS in computer engineering or a PhD in EECS or similar? If I have decent chances what are examples of schools I could get into that have good computer engineering degrees.

Maybe my question is too broad because I'm a little overwhelmed at the moment. Should I even be considering graduate school? What do graduate schools look for?

I have only recently begun to consider graduate school so I wanted to have an idea of what schools I could get into. Thanks.
Post edited by matts0344 on

Replies to: What are my chances of getting into graduate school?

  • WilliamCWilliamC Posts: 785Registered User Member
    Don't be overwhelmed - it isn't really that complicated.

    First, read the first page of the "Graduate School Admissions 101" thread. All your questions are answered there...

    Except for the "what are my chances" one. As you'll soon see, graduate admissions is completely different from undergrad and the concept of "chances" is so fuzzy as to be almost meaningless.

    However, its not a complete crapshoot. Your professors (the ones who will write your LoRs) will be able to give you good advice as to where your should apply. Or, given your career goals if you should even bother.

    Good Luck!
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