Hi, I'm a first year Melbourne Uni student doing a 3-year Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems major).
This is what my course structure looks like: Computing & Software Systems Major: Melbourne School of Information, University of Melbourne
I'm considering doing a masters degree in comp sci at one of Stanford, MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley or Caltech.
I'm wondering do these unis accept 3-year degrees, particularly from Australia?
Melb Uni has a unique system (all Bachelors are 3 years + then you can do a 2 year masters degree). Bachelors degrees are 4 years at all other Aus unis.
Also, I averaged about 80% (actually, 79.5%) for my first semester at unimelb. How much would such grades be detrimental to my chances? (I have picked up this sem, and know I will do better).
What other factors are considered? I know of the GRE, work experience positions / research work and recommendations from staff. How significant are these other factors compared to grades/GPA?