Low-income, International student?

<p>I've heard that being low-income, especially in the top schools such as HYPSM, is considered a mini-hook, and that it can be advantageous. </p>

<p>Does this notion hold true for international students as well?</p>

<p>I don't think it will detract from your application because some of the top schools you mentioned are need blind for international students. Stanford and MIT are not need blind for international students, but again, it shouldn't matter if your application is amazing.</p>

<p>Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, <em>MIT</em> and Amherst are need blind for internationals.</p>