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What are my chances of getting into Grad School?

MechE2020MechE2020 1 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
edited August 12 in Engineering Majors
Hi everyone,
I am currently going into my senior year of college as a Mechanical Engineering major with minors in Electrical Engineering and Math at a CSU. I currently have a 3.7 overall GPA and 3.89 major GPA. I am not sure on what my chances are of getting into a good graduate program such as UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT. I also want to apply to other UCs like Irvine and SD. I have been a part of a bio-mechanics research lab at my university for a year but have not had any publications. I have been a lab assistant for the material science labs for a year also. I have also worked on several engineering teams that take part in engineering competitions like SpaceX Hyperloop and BAJA SAE competitions. I've had a total of 3 internships and am in talking for my 4th one. With this information, do I have a good chance at the schools I mentioned earlier?
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  • colorado_momcolorado_mom 8905 replies78 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 12
    You seem to have some good qualifications. Probably a lot depends on your desired specialty vs the programs. You should ask for advise from your research prof - he/she may even have some contacts at those schools.
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  • MechE2020MechE2020 1 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I will ask him about that! Thanks I didn’t even consider that.
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  • eyemgheyemgh 5569 replies121 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Do you want a terminal MS or a PhD?

    If it's the latter, you don't search by school name, but by the professor(s) doing the work that interests you. Depending on what that is, a school like Wisconsin or Texas A&M might be the best, and MIT and Stanford might not be that good.

    If you want a terminal MS, does your school have a 4+1? It is a very efficient way to get a MS. Going somewhere like Stanford where MS is both non-thesis based and non-funded, can cost $100,000.
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  • BunnyBlueBunnyBlue 841 replies8 threadsRegistered User Member
    Be sure to sign up to take the GRE if you haven't already.
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