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International students- did u get in?

thnkprnctnthnkprnctn Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
edited February 2013 in International Students
Can some international students who got into US colleges (especially the IVY) post their stats? I have a feeling that mine isn't that good. Im an international student who wants to go to Columbia U.
Thanks.
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Replies to: International students- did u get in?

  • pegoooopegoooo Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Ivy Universities appreciate international students a lot, because they usually perform very well. But their numbers are increasing exponentially, so they can't pick everyone :( .
    If you're a top notch student whith excellent grade in your international Baccalaureate or French baccalaureate. along with excellent grades in high school years. well, don't hesitate, go ahead and apply, its worth the chance ;) .

    statistically speaking, a lot of Internationals go to CC first, perform extremely well, and then go to GREAT schools some of which go to IVYs (btw IVYs do not accept that many tranfers) .

    Good luck ;)
  • thnkprnctnthnkprnctn Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    what if my school doesn't have IBs? Would that be an obstacle? Also, do you know what the IVYs expect from an international?
  • aryuautkuaryuautku Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Pegoooo, do you mean COMMUNITY COLLEGES by CC?
  • TiagoCorreiaTiagoCorreia Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    i got in cornell last year.
    SAT - 660CR 800WR 800M
    SAT subject tests - 800 math2, 800 physics
    114 TOEFL
    top 2 of my school
    19/20 high school average
  • thnkprnctnthnkprnctn Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    any other stats? ECs and stuff?
    Thanks tho.
  • b@r!umb@r!um Registered User Posts: 9,910 Senior Member
    i got in cornell last year.
    Were you offered enough financial aid to attend? Cornell has a bad reputation for admitting internationals without funding.
  • pegoooopegoooo Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    yes I ment Community college by CC.

    lot of international students end up in great schools after transfering from CC. but if you want the top schools in the US, dont expect them to open seats from transfers. they open only a few seats. by few seats I mean between 0 and 50

    TiagoCorreia: you are definitively a special one. But like I said, once students with similar grades as yours fill in the holes, there isn't much hope for the rest. that is why they come to CC, it gives them a second chance. And CC is waaay cheaper since Out-of state tuition is usually high, with no financial aid, things are just way too expensive for some students.
  • TiagoCorreiaTiagoCorreia Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    Nope, no FA. This was the reason why i ended up not enrolling. I believe i've already posted my full stats (for last year, i've done some different stuff this last year) on some other threads, you can check it
  • InpersonalInpersonal Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    Tiago:

    Try some of the top LACs. You may get in with your stats.
  • TiagoCorreiaTiagoCorreia Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    Impersonal, LAC?
  • InpersonalInpersonal Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    LAC = Liberal Art School.

    Schools such as the SWAMP (Swarthmore, Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, and Pomona) have great financial aid. Also, they are very well regarded schools in the U.S., even though they may have less international recognition.
  • TiagoCorreiaTiagoCorreia Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    Ok, thanks for the tip!
  • LelykeLelyke Registered User Posts: 589 Member
    TiagoCorreia Even with your good stats you didn't get FA, I don't think I'm getting for ED then and I should start looking for other schools.
  • InpersonalInpersonal Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    Maybe b@r!um could chip in. I believe he/she went to a LAC for undergrad and now is at Stanford for grad school.
  • b@r!umb@r!um Registered User Posts: 9,910 Senior Member
    I was refraining from the discussion because I did not get accepted to an Ivy-type university as an undergrad. :) But yes, I attended Bryn Mawr as an undergraduate and I am now a PhD student at Stanford.
    Schools such as the SWAMP (Swarthmore, Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, and Pomona) have great financial aid. Also, they are very well regarded schools in the U.S.
    I have to disagree with you. LACs don't have the prestige-factor associated with an Ivy League education. (For example, I once went to a "how to interview for a job in consulting" workshop at Haverford College. At the end of the presentation, a student asked the presenter if his company had internships or entry-level positions for college students. She got a response along the lines of, "Yes, we do offer internships and entry-level positions, but we hire exclusively from Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania.")

    There are good reasons to attend a LAC but prestige is not one of them.
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