Gatech/stanford/uiuc/columbia/cornell

<p>GATECH/STANFORD/UIUC/COLUMBIA/CORNELL</p>

<p>Yes, yes. This is my over-ambitious glorious college list! Hahaha. So I am an Indian student, in my senior year. My question to you guys is: Which out of these colleges is most favorable for internationals, in the respect that it is the easiest to settle in, has a considerably large international community, and is not very nerdy. </p>

<p>PS: This is what engendered the incipience of the question!
My friend went to UIUC, and dropped out in the first year. I think it were the Corn Fields, and Geeky Atmosphere, Coupled with homesickness which resulted in this mighty debacle.</p>

<p>Oh, and thanks. :)</p>

<p>An engineering student, especially, will be surrounded by many geeky students at any of these schools. At Stanford or Columbia they may be more balanced by extracurricular interests (which is one reason these schools are so very selective).</p>

<p>There are millions of "internationals" of all kinds living, working, and studying in Manhattan.</p>

<p>But your question is a little premature. You may not have the luxury of choice. If you are very uncomfortable with any of them, look for other schools. I would think Berkeley would be a better environment for international studdents than UIUC or GATech, maybe better than the others too.</p>

<p>Engineering students aren't always geeky, come on. Stereotypes! Keep AWAY!</p>

<p>Yes, I cannot 'choose' my college, but having information isn't any harm, now is it?
Why do you rate Berkeley higher than UIUC and GATECH for international students? any reasons, or is it just that it has more intl students?
What about Cornell?
thanks</p>

<p>Ermmmmm
anyone?</p>

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<p>Yes, of course engineering students aren't always geeky. </p>

<p>I suggested Berkeley just because I think the SF Bay area is attractive, much more interesting than Urbana-Champaign I would think (although I've never been to the latter). Whether or not Berkeley would be a good community for you personally is something you could probe in the Berkeley forum. </p>

<p>It might also help you to download the Common Data Set file for each of these schools. Examine section B2 for the number of nonresident aliens enrolled in the freshman class, or section H for the number of scholarships awarded (if any) to internationals. For example, 307 out of 2,660 Georgia Tech freshmen were international students in 2009-20010. Berkeley enrolled 331 internationals in a freshman class of 4,356. So, maybe this measurement bodes relatively well for Georgia Tech over Berkeley, especially if downtown Atlanta sounds appealing.</p>

<p>thanks!
where do I find the common data set file?</p>

<p>Just Google for "Common Data Set" + [school name].
Often it is listed on a page under the heading of "institutional research" or some such.</p>

<p>A few schools do not make it available, but many do.</p>

<p>thank you :)</p>

<p>There will be a considerable amount of international students at any of these amazing engineering schools. If you do get to choose among your multiple acceptances, just be ware of small town/rural aspect of UIUC and Cornell, and southern aspect of GT.</p>

<p>GATECH/STANFORD/UIUC/COLUMBIA/CORNELL</p>

<p>You should also check out the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. It is a top ten engineering school in a great town. Lots of internationals too and very good socially.</p>

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There will be a considerable amount of international students at any of these amazing engineering schools. If you do get to choose among your multiple acceptances, just be ware of small town/rural aspect of UIUC and Cornell, and southern aspect of GT.

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<p>Oh lawdy not southern</p>

<p>GT is in Atlanta, fact. Many Asian internationals are sensitive to race issues, at least that is the most politically correct way of putting it.</p>

<p>Kind of weird that you would associate southern with black. Fair enough that first generation asian families often do not like black people, but I figured you were taking a typical jab at the South for being backward like many northerners are wont to do.</p>

<p>Doesn't Atlanta have one of the highest proportions of American Asians outside of California? I remember reading an article somewhere . . .</p>

<p>So Atlanta is Southern, and predominantly black with a huge population of Asian Americans. Is that what I should take from this?</p>

<p>And yes, I will surely check out Umich. Thanks :)</p>