Hey I'm a canadian international student and REA/ED/(wtv the school decides to call it) is pretty important to have a CHANCE for admissions.
I actually think Stanford is my dream dream school so the top option for me. However, Stanford accepts like 6 canadians each year or something and of those people , there are american citizens, recruited athletes, some godly kids who competed in IMO or ISEF, etc. Soooo I don't think I can compare to them especially if I apply for financial aid.
That being said, I'm strongly considering applying ED to Columbia college. Ive done some bs calculations and there are around 15 Canadians at Columbia each year. I know that there probably aren't as many Canadians who are recruited athletes since Columbia doesn't have d1 for hockey or skiing which are probably the most common/best sports in Canada. I also don't know of any Canadians who've even applied there RD, so there are probably even less who did ED. There probably aren't too many Canadians who apply, and there probably is a *decent amount who get in (compared to stanford at least).
Does anyone have a guess as to how many Canadians apply ED (or get accepted) , how many undergrads in general get in ED, or how much Columbia (need-aware) considers international students' financial aid in their admission.
Also, in your experiences, are my "calculations" generally correct?