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have a look at my ECs and college list and pls suggest a few more colleges

harshalpatel93harshalpatel93 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
edited July 2010 in India
Hey everyone i want to study business or econ 4 undergrad..........my SAT score is math-740
CR-730 writing-710. i've been a regular member of my school quiz team and have won quite a few national quizzes. i was also a delegate at my school's annual MUN this year......and i'm gonna do a bit of social service this year........i've been averaging around 75-80% in my school exams (top 10% of class) with a 91 in my class X boards. here's my college list (provisional)-

Wooster
Amherst
Villanova
UChicago
Colgate
Washington at St. Louis
Vassar

Could you suggest some more colleges looking at my stats as well as the fact that i need a lot of aid?????? Thanx
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Replies to: have a look at my ECs and college list and pls suggest a few more colleges

  • harshalpatel93harshalpatel93 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    umm howz boston college with aid for int'l students
  • blue_boxblue_box Registered User Posts: 1,755 Senior Member
    i've been averaging around 75-80% in my school exams (top 10% of class)

    Really? Are you sure?
  • blue_boxblue_box Registered User Posts: 1,755 Senior Member
    Anyway.

    Wooster - good with aid, you have a good shot.
    Amherst - probably need-blind, or at least need-aware. Very competitive. A reach for you.
    Villanova - rather pathetic with aid, perhaps a match-reach
    UChicago - dont expect aid, also a high-ish reach
    Colgate - they give aid sometimes, you'll get admitted if you don't need aid, but since you require aid it again looks doubtful
    Washington at St. Louis - no idea
    Vassar - no idea
    Boston College - no idea.

    How much are you able to pay?
  • nban92nban92 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Amherst - need blind, but the aid is on a year by year basis i.e. they see your financials every year. It's almost out for you, though, with a 75-80%.
    Wooster - they give good aid to US citizens, don't quite know about internationals. I assume it's fairly limited. It's a good shot for you with regard to your stats.
    Villanova - Excellent undergrad business school, do give aid, but as far as I know, not much aid to look forward to as it's pretty limited.
    UChicago - It's considered to be one of the best colleges in the world for studying economics, they don't consider writing scores, major reach for you. They barely give any aid to internationals.
    Colgate - Should be a match for you, but again, limited with aid for internationals.
    Washington at St. Louis - They do provide financial assistance, but it's competitive and seen on a case-by-case basis.
    Vassar - It's a reach with your academics. Aid is highly competitive, but they meet your full need if they think you're fit for them.
    Boston College - Does not give aid to international students.

    Well, try and get some more ECs. Do some more MUNs, try and win a best delegate award etc. Get your marks up, because getting substantial aid with 75-80% and 1-2 ECs can be a bit of a reach. But, you seem to be at the top in quizzing, so thats pretty great. Business colleges are plenty, and you've got a good shot at getting through in quite a few. Why don't you explore from here? Top Undergraduate Business Programs 2010 - BusinessWeek
  • blue_boxblue_box Registered User Posts: 1,755 Senior Member
    ^ That's very good advice right there. Especially if you're a commerce student, 75 is too low for good aid at colleges like Colgate.
  • harshalpatel93harshalpatel93 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    umm thanks.....i've only got 1 more term exam in which to improve my marks before the app deadline but anyway.....and as regards blue_box's query, umm yeah i am in the top10% of my class. i'm gonna give SAT II in Math I, II, Lit and World History (the last one's just 4 a bit of choice when it comes to submitting scores, and with my quizzing background and some prep, i should do pretty well in it) and i'm also gonna give the TOEFL iBT (my english is pretty good, should get above a 110)......i'll get good teacher recommendations and i write pretty good essays...so i need to know a few more decent colleges 4 business which offer aid to international students......and yeah, i don't know if this is the right place to discuss this but i'm also gonna apply to SMU and NUS in Singapore.....are they good???? Thanx
  • harshalpatel93harshalpatel93 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    oh and i always forget......how about Purdue and DePauw???? (same parameters as above)
  • nban92nban92 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Purdue's a good bet. Cost is much less, they do give aid, and the acceptance rate is around 60%. It's usually a great safety college, especially for a science kid. Their requirements aren't that difficult to meet either.
    DePauw gives financial aid and it is a good college. Purdue & DePauw aren't really known for Eco/Business though.... Check the websites of the business colleges from the link I posted to see which offer good aid.
    SMU/NUS are good. All you need are excellent board marks, especially for NUS, for SMU 90%+ and 1900+ in SAT are the minimum requirements. Their cost is more or less akin to UK.
  • blue_boxblue_box Registered User Posts: 1,755 Senior Member
    they do give aid

    Of what kind?
  • harshalpatel93harshalpatel93 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    How's Wake Forest with aid????? this is what it says on the site-

    International students are eligible for most Wake Forest merit-based scholarship programs. However, students classified as international students by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are not eligible to receive need-based aid.
  • anriudhaanriudha Registered User Posts: 2,446 Senior Member
    This means that they don't give financial aid to international students.
  • anriudhaanriudha Registered User Posts: 2,446 Senior Member
    There's no point giving Math I AND Math II because most universities take them as one only
  • anriudhaanriudha Registered User Posts: 2,446 Senior Member
    Dude, give biology. If you've done it till the 10th then no problem for you!

    There are two bio SAT2 tests: E and M. I'm not VERY sure though, go and check the CB website out.
  • harshalpatel93harshalpatel93 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    And how's Southern Methodist??????
  • nban92nban92 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Purdue aid is a mix of scholarship, loans and work - the usual. harshal, Southern Methodist doesn't give aid to internationals. Same as Wake Forest.
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