international students applying to Ivy Leagues??

Is there any chance international students from Southeast Asia get accepted in Ivy Leagues?wad about applying for financial aid?let's say, this student is very active, 1st in graduating class of 400+ students, actively involved in community services and has won a lot of competitions in her it worth a try?or just trying one's luck?as taking SAT I, SAT II, n TOEFL will cost her a lot of money.</p>

<p>At many of the top US universities (Harvard, MIT, Yale), there is full financial aid for 4 years for all needy students regardless of whether they are internationals. For example at MIT, tuition is free for families earning less than $USD 70,000. That is substantially cheaper than most other options. Of course admissions at these universities is highly competitive (MIT's international admit rate hovers around 4%). But well worth it if you can get in. If you need it, do not hesitate to apply for the admissions fee waivers, they will not count against you at any of the top schools.</p>

<p>"If you need it, do not hesitate to apply for the admissions fee waivers, they will not count against you at any of the top schools."</p>

<p>is it true that Ivys don't really care if you apply as international applicant for financial aid because theyr so rich?</p>

<p>No it definitely matters for Financial Aid at some Ivies. Some are needblind - HYPD I believe, but some definitely aren't. Penn and Cornell come to mind. Come on, a Singapore high school called Raffles Junior College had 94 students accepted one year. I bet very few of them got aid.</p>

<p>You may get aid from the stingy colleges if you're special. If you're from Singapore, good luck getting aid. But students who've shone in their own environment do stand a chance - Tsenguun, class of 2012, from Mongolia comes to mind.</p>

<p>There is no school that is so rich that they do not care. However there are a small number of schools who have adopted a different model ideologically. </p>

<p>At these schools, the job of the admissions office is to accept the best class that they can without regard to finances, and the job of the financial aid office is to ensure that every person that the admissions office has identified as someone that they want (regardless of where they are) can afford to attend that school.</p>

<p>These schools, not coincidentally, tend to be the toughest to get into. For example, the International admit rate at MIT is around 4%. Further, the quality of the international applicant pool tends to be stronger than the domestic pool, simply because fewer unqualified applicants apply there anyway as a "reach" school. HYP tend to be the similiar.</p>