<p>Try to clarify your residency status with each admission office. I would think they typically go by your official status at the time of application, or by the deadline. Of course, it's the policy and interpretations at each school that matter, not what you or I think is reasonable.</p>
<p>To be safe, let's suppose you are considered an international. Here's a list of some of the best schools for aid to internationals. These are good schools in other respects, too.
Top</a> 25 Financial Aid Colleges in US for International Students (Need-aware) - Desperate Guide: Undergraduate College Financial Aid, Scholarship</p>
<p>Application deadlines for many of these are closing in fast. Your qualifications are in match-to-reach range for many of them. Colorado College, for example, looks like a high match, is a good science school, and is eager I believe for more student diversity. Their RD deadline is 1/15 (a little later than some of the others).
Colorado</a> College - Desperate Guide: Undergraduate College Financial Aid, Scholarship</p>
<p>Compare this school with Clarkson.
USNWR rank = 27
Student:Facuty Ratio = 10:1
4 year graduation rate: 81%
average aid to internationals: $44,966</p>
USNWR rank = 119
Student:Faculty Ratio = 15:1
4 year graduation rate: 58%
average aid to internationals: unk</p>
<p>Among NY and New England schools, consider Bates, Colby, Colgate, Hamilton, and Trinity. U Rochester is another good one, though I don't know about their aid to internationals. These are all more selective than Clarkson. Skidmore or Union would be a little less selective than these 6 and Colorado College (but still more so than Clarkson).</p>