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Chances with a 1800 SAT score.....

Addy999Addy999 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
edited February 2013 in India
Hello CC, This my first post on this forum. I got a 1800 on my SAT reasoning (650M, 580CR & 570W). Im from India. I have a score of 101 on my TOEFL and a 77% aggregate percentage in my c.b.s.e board exams. Obviously, I wont get into any ivy league's. As i missed the deadlines for fall. Im trying to apply for spring 2012. In the following universities:
1. Purdue University -WL
2. Virginia Tech
3. Texas a&m University

I was doubtful whether i'd get into these universities for electrical engineering undergraduate course. I'd really appreciate if anyone could recommend more universities that match my SAT score and are good for engineering.

I dont have many EC's in 9, 10, 11 or 12th grade. I've won a Physics Exhibition in my school last year for making a van de graaff generator. Participated in many Debates and Declamation Contests (Never Won....) and attended a NCC(National Cadet Corps) camp in 10th grade.

Can anyone help me.......what are my chances?
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Replies to: Chances with a 1800 SAT score.....

  • Addy999Addy999 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    cmon.......no one???
  • Addy999Addy999 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    49 views and still no reply......guys i need help urgently....pleaseeee
  • anialwaysanialways Registered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    SAT score for Math and CR=1600 Score

    Rankings Overall College Data
    Rank School Tuition Fall 2009 acceptance rate SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile

    #3 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
    $27,782 43,881 65% 93% 83% 38.4% 26-31

    #4 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
    35,843 22% 96% 90% 60.3% 1230-1470

    #5 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA
    $26,926 20,291 59% 92% 79% 37.7% 1230-1430

    #6 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
    $36,163 41,674 50% 96% 89% 46.1% 27-31

    #8 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

    $39,666 20,633 19% 96% 92% 56.1% 1290-1500

    #9 Purdue University--West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN

    39,697 73% 86% 70% 37.5% 1040-1280

    #10 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

    $41,940 11,443 36% 95% 84% 61.8% 1290-1500

    #11 University of Texas--Austin Pittsburgh, PA

    N/A 50,995 45% 92% 81% 36.2% 1100-1360

    #14 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

    $41,022 34,824 24% 96% 88% 62.6% 1270-1450

    #15 University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI

    N/A 42,099 57% 94% 82% 44.0% 26-30

    #17 University of Washington Seattle, WA

    $25,329 42,094 58% 93% 81% 33.0% 1100-1330

    #18 Texas A&M University--College Station College Station, TX
    $22,817 48,703 67% 92% 80% 22.0% 1100-1310

    #19 University of California--Los Angeles CA

    $33,660 39,984 22% 97% 89% 52.1% 1170-1410

    #20 University of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA

    $34,185 27,634 38% 94% 84% 40.2% 1150-1380
  • anialwaysanialways Registered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    Top Engineering Graduate Programs: Engineering Schools & University Rankings

    Also go to this link and click on one college at a time to match your SAT scores and program.
  • anialwaysanialways Registered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    Here is another list now you should do your own research to match the parametres that suit you. Also go to collegeboard.com and you should be able to figure out most of what you are looking for.

    Also check this link

    Electrical, Electronic, Communications Engineering School Rankings

    U.S. News Rank University

    1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2 University of California–Berkeley

    3 Stanford University (CA)

    4 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

    5 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

    6 California Institute of Technology

    7 Georgia Institute of Technology

    8 Cornell University (NY)

    9 Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN)

    10 University of Texas–Austin

    11 Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

    12 Princeton University (NJ)

    13 University of California–Los Angeles

    14 University of Southern California

    15 University of Wisconsin–Madison

    16 Texas A&M University–College Station

    17 Rice University (TX)

    18 Penn State University–University Park

    19 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

    20 University of California–San Diego

    21 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

    22 University of Washington

    23 Johns Hopkins University (MD)

    24 University of California–Santa Barbara

    25 Virginia Tech

    26 Ohio State University

    27 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY)

    28 University of Pennsylvania

    29 University of Arizona
  • LiveulifeLiveulife Registered User Posts: 248 Junior Member
    You need to improve on your writing. CR is usually a soft point for an international student. Since you have the summer and half a year to prepare before even the RD round passes, you should practice on past SAT tests. Writing can be really easy if you learn a few tricks and use them often while solving real problems. You can take more than 1 SAT and the colleges will take the best scores for each section from all of them.
    Ex) 560 CR 700M 580W
    Ex) 600 CR 690M 600W
    Super score: 600CR 700M 600W
    Some schools may be iffy on this, so check beforehand if this is applicable.
    I would do the following search before applying for next year if you seem content with your scores. Look at US news ranking and search for the category where unis are rated by admissions rate. You should apply to those that are not labeled as hard or so, but are still excellent for your program. These schools will even offer awards upon merit and can act as your safety schools.
  • Addy999Addy999 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Sadly i cant retake the SAT because i just passed my 12th and have to get into some college (India or US) this year. Or at most till january or february. Thats why im trying hard to get into above stated universities for 2012 winter or spring term
  • Sum2012Sum2012 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Andy999, did u get any positive responses form US colleges eventually?
  • Procrastinator14Procrastinator14 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Go to the collegeboard website. Enter your SAT scores, etc, and they'll match you with schools. They'll even give you all of the admission stats for the schools. (average GPA, SAT score, class rank, etc.)
  • iamthebistiamthebist Registered User Posts: 382 Member
    saar there is no hope saar you just merry rich girl and enjwoy lyf
  • voguekidvoguekid Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Dunno if this is the right place to ask but do any of you think i stand a chance in princeton RD ?
    Had a 1820 on sat reasning (math 700, CR 550, WR 570) SUB : PHY - 800,CHEM - 790, math lvl 2 - 750. TOEFL iBt - 113/120
    I am from India and m studying at the city montessori school.
    Keeping in mind that its the worlds largest school in terms of pupil strength i hv got a stellar EC record with al sorts of ECs art, esay writing, debatng, quizes etc .
    I ws the awardd the mst promisng stdnt of the year award, ws the head of the student council, hv won many national debates (the EC tht m mst pasnate abt)nd participatd in numerous internatnl ones (with lil sucs!) ... I hv volunterd at the internatnl cheif justices cnference nd stdnt quality cntrol circles ... Hd taught poor children during summer breaks .
    I hv been at the top of my class al my high school and never hd a B ... Its all As .
    Hd teachrs who would enthusiastcly recmnd me.
    Hd fine essays.
    The only blot seems to be my SAT reasning score ... Do i stand a chance as an intrnatnl ?
  • NoautographspleaseNoautographsplease - Posts: 93 Junior Member
    If u omttd vwels n ya applctn as well, thn NO. Otherwize ya hve a Gud chnce
  • hopingforbetterhopingforbetter Registered User Posts: 810 Member
    ^I don't think there is a good chance even if he didn't omit the vowels.
  • veethivveethiv Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    I don't know about Purdue, you can apply to Indiana University Bloomington, but you do have chances at the latter two. Also, if you don't require financial aid, then you can get admitted to possibly any good state school, even some decent liberal arts colleges, if you're willing to pay. Try applying to other schools as well, whose deadlines are in March or so, if I am not mistaken.

    Good luck.
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