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What are my chances? (International Student)

Neeldedhia10Neeldedhia10 3 replies1 threads New Member
Hi, I am an international student applying from India. My stats are: SAT E: 600 M: 790; SAT 2: MATH 2 - 800; PHYSICS - 800; GRADE 10th: 97.8% (100/100 in two subjects); Grade 11th: 85%; Predicted grade 12th: 93%; EC: School House Captain, Marketing Head of college's cultural fest, Merit Certificate by CBSE board in class 10th, Volunteering teaching to underpriviliged students for 200 hours, Volunteer in Animal welfare centre in my village.
I know C++ and HTML.
I have applied to the following universities for computer science:
UIUC, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Georgia Tech, Purdue, UT Austin, UC Irvine, Purdue, Texas A&M, UW Madison, Northeastern University, Cornell (Fin Aid, TATA Scholarship)

What are my chances?
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  • me29034me29034 1800 replies92 threads Senior Member
    To be honest, your chances are not great. There seem to a very large number of students from India with perfect stats applying for computer science. It’s almost cliche. These schools are all very difficult to get into. Your 600 is english will separate you from the pack but not in a good way. It’s a very low score for most of those schools, and they won’t ignore it just because you are applying for computer science.

    What does it mean when you put fin aid in parentheses at the end? Does that mean you will need financial aid? Most of these schools do not give any financial aid to international students.

    Miracles happen. You could still get in, but I hope you have safeties in India.
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  • Neeldedhia10Neeldedhia10 3 replies1 threads New Member
    fin aid means I have applied to cornell for financial aid
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  • Neeldedhia10Neeldedhia10 3 replies1 threads New Member
    Also, my TOEFL score is 106
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2827 replies65 threads Senior Member
    Most of the universities on your list are public colleges that will not give you any financial aid. And as the previous poster mentioned, that 600 is low for a highly competitive major such as CS.

    Tell us what you can afford, though, and folks here may have other suggestions for places, most likely private colleges, where you might have slightly better odds. They likely won't be in the top 100, though.
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  • Neeldedhia10Neeldedhia10 3 replies1 threads New Member
    I have applied for financial aid to only one university (Cornell)
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 29199 replies254 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    But do you need FA to afford these schools? UCB, UCSD and UCI will be $65K/year so you can you pay this price?
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  • delocalisedpidelocalisedpi 24 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Hi, I'm and Intl student and I've gotten into UIUC, UTDallas for CS and Stony Brook for Bio. What are the chances I'd get a scholarship.

    Class 10 ICSE - 97.2
    Class 12 ISC(Predicted) - 93
    SAT: E-720, M-800, Physics - 740
    sorry, I'm too lazy to list my ECs
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 10093 replies68 threads Senior Member
    edited January 6
    Start your own thread @delocalisedpi, don't hijack this one.

    UT Dallas is a public university which is funded by Texas residents.
    It is largely unlikely that you will receive any funding. Typically the funding page comes with the acceptance.
    from UT Dallas:
    International students applying for an F-1 visa must provide proof of funds for one academic year as a part of the I-20 request process. . . . Undergraduate paying non-resident tuition $61,225 per year.

    SUNY Stony Brook is also a public NY university. If they didn't promise you anything beforehand, don't expect anything now.
    International students are not eligible for Federal or State aid.
    The only form of aid available to an international student is a private loan
    edited January 6
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2827 replies65 threads Senior Member
    @delocalisedpi UIUC is also a public university and will not offer financial aid to out-of-state or international students. I believe your cost of attendance will be in the mid $50,000/year range, not including travel, visa, dorm room supplies, laptop, or miscellaneous expenses.
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