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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    what engineering school can i apply???
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    i have no idea... they hope that I can get in any college in top 100 or 150... Do i have a chance in cu boulder
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 29746 replies176 threads Senior Member
    If you can pay the full cost of your education, there are plenty of lower-tier institutions that will be happy to admit you provided you are willing to enroll in the remedial ESL classes that your CR and WR scores indicate you need.

    Find out what your parents are willing to pay each year, subtract $12,000 from that figure for transportation, books, living expenses, etc. and run the college-matching search engines to identify places where your tuition and fees will cost no more than the difference. For example, if your family can pay $30,000 each year, you can search for engineering programs where the tuition and fees are $18,000 or less.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42065 replies453 threads Senior Member
    If you have no idea how much money your parents can pay, that's the first step.
    With your stats, you can get into a top 100-150 college if they're willing to pay full costs.
    If not, you can get into a lower-tier college and hope for some kind of scholarship for your stats, but you'd likely attend a 4th tier university, or have a gap year so that you can try again.
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    oh hi. there are plenty of lower-tier institutions... Hmmm which are???
    4th tier?? which are...
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42065 replies453 threads Senior Member
    We need to know how much your parents can pay. Please have that discussion and come back to let us know.
    You can find out the universities yourself fairly easily:
    type "USNWR Liberal arts colleges" in your browser and start at #100 or so; type USNWR regional universities" and start at #20 or so, focusing on universities within your price range; you can even add "USNWR national universities" starting at rank 80 or so and "regional colleges", any ranking.
    This should give you a list of 100 schools or so. Select about 4-5 in each list and come back to post here (AFTER you tell us how much your parents can afford to pay).
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    30-36k per year... hmmm my family is not rich after all...
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42065 replies453 threads Senior Member
    30-36k per year is A LOT and will help you get into A LOT of schools. Obviously, not Michigan, but you never had a shot in the first place (you knew that, right?) :p

    Check out the schools suggested above and add Colleges that change lives (ctcl.org).
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    :( No michigan?? haha... its okay~ Can I apply for michigan state??
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    Im applying
    1. NYU-Poly (dream school)
    2. UWashington
    3. U of Illinois (reach school)
    4. Texas at Austin
    5. Ohio state U
    6. Penn state
    7. Stevens Institute of Technology
    8. University of Maryland College Park
    9. Purdue University
    10. Colorado Boulder (safety school)
    11. Rose-Hulman
    12. Yeshiva
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42065 replies453 threads Senior Member
    Considering your screenname is AbuBakar I would not have Yeshiva on that list.

    Just a question: have you looked at the lists suggested above? And have you looked at costs?

    Stevens and Colorado are matches, not safeties, but they're outside your price range. Everything else on your list is either a reach or unaffordable.

    Start with the regional universities and colleges to find safeties and matches, then add a a few national universities and colleges.
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  • sahihosahisahihosahi 19 replies6 threads New Member
    I suggest you not to send your score.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42065 replies453 threads Senior Member
    Actually that SAT score isn't bad for some schools and would strengthen the application if it's so-so in other ways, but NOT to these schools.
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    Just a question: have you looked at the lists suggested above? And have you looked at costs?
    what list?? im actually chinese ... haha... btw which are unaffordable and reach???
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42065 replies453 threads Senior Member
    see #27 - you have enough there to make a list of 25 universities.

    Read about each.
    Look at costs and application deadlines.
    I doubt your final list will include Yeshiva (even if you're Chinese from Malaysia)
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    why yeshiva doesnt like chinese or malaysian lol? btw the list re abit too low for my parents... :( i'll find the suitable 1... thanks alot for helping seriously!!
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42065 replies453 threads Senior Member
    Yeshiva, like BYU, Catholic University of America, Pepperdine, or Baylor, is a university meant in particular for the members of a religion, so that they can continue growing in their faith while studying a major. It's not a matter of the university "liking" a certain nationality, it's just not very well-suited if you're not a member of that faith.
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    hmmm... tell for telling me that. I'm considering that because it's in NYC and part of Columbia Engineering Program
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  • AbuBakar24AbuBakar24 22 replies7 threads New Member
    thanks for telling
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42065 replies453 threads Senior Member
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information. Use the method I told you about (US News World Report Rankings, national universities, regional universities, etc), then read the description for each, go to their website, etc.
    Yeshiva isn't part of Columbia and it's not a college of engineering....
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