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ghionusghionus Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
edited May 2009 in Iowa State University
Hi everybody,

I will finish my BS here in Italy next year and I want to move to US in order to take a MS in Aerospace Engineering.

Nationality: Italian (International)
Actually my GPA is 3.2.
GRE: on the simulation i scored 770Q

Would I qualify for Iowa State?

Help me please!

Matteo
Post edited by ghionus on

Replies to: Chances?

  • mm99mm99 Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    Well, they only thing I know is that you need a 550 (213 on the computer based test) on the TOEFL.

    Good Luck!
  • Come_Sail_AwayCome_Sail_Away Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    Dude, your from Italy they'll take you.
  • mm99mm99 Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    I'd probably agree with Come_Sail_Away, unless the Aerospace Engineering program is competitive.
  • ghionusghionus Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    I got more than 213..

    Are you sure that my nationality status will help me to get in? Why?
    Thank you so much.
  • Come_Sail_AwayCome_Sail_Away Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    Colleges like having diversity on campus and I think as long as your test scores are at least average, they will take you. Iowa State is a great engineering school but not nationally acclaimed as it should be so a lot of people get in who arent geniuses by any means.
  • mm99mm99 Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    Iowa State engineering does get some very smart people since it attracks a different group of students. They will get engineering students that want to specialize in Aerospace or Agriculture, which are offered at fewer schools.
  • mm99mm99 Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    From Iowa State's website: News Service: Iowa State University

    "America's Best Graduate Schools" published online today by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked Iowa State's Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering: 27th overall and 19th among public schools.
  • Come_Sail_AwayCome_Sail_Away Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    Wow wow wow I am not saying that it is a bad school, I am just stating that ISU doesnt get as many applicants with a 4.0 GPA and a 35 on their ACT. i think it is a great school
  • jasper60103jasper60103 Registered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    wow, come sail away. You're really slammin our school. For what its worth, my son has a 4.0 GPA and scholar, but he still mixes well with his peers and willing to help them if he can.
    Anyway, I think the academic profile will vary widely depending upon area of study as mm99 stated.
  • Come_Sail_AwayCome_Sail_Away Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    Im not slammin anything you are just interpreting it how you want o....
  • mm99mm99 Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    It's is just because it is typed out. It's easy to only read one fragment of the conversation and interpret it out of context.
  • Come_Sail_AwayCome_Sail_Away Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    Yea i understand, but I am going there next year so there is no reason to be slammin it. I am actually very excited
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