Questions on seeking colleges(2017er)

<p>Which universities would be appropriate for me?
Present status:I have got my SAT and TOEFL scores(2190 and 109...I suppose it will do for most colleges...?), ranking TOP10% in my class(50 students).Got project research interns and experience as school club chief and member of school band.
I intend to go to lawschool in graduate school, so perhaps I will select history or politics major(I would appreciate any advice on major selection issue as well). Could someone give me any recommendations on my selection of colleges (the names of collges, if possible)?
Thx for your time!</p>

<p>Are you an international applicant or a US applicant?</p>

<p>If you are an international applicant, you should pursue your law studies in the country where you intend to practice. A US law school will not prepare you to work outside the US, is even more expensive than undergraduate studies in the US, and there are very few scholarship opportunities.</p>

<p>How much can you and your family afford to pay each year?</p>

<p>thanks for the warning.
I am an international student, but my parents want me to work in US in the future...so perhaps I still should go to American lawschools...?
My family can afford the fee of both undergraduate and graduate.(As far as I know, the general standard should be about 40,000$ each year for undergraduate and 70,000$each year for lawschool? If so, then the fee is acceptable.)</p>

<p>So, any idea on recommendations for me?Thx a lot!</p>

<p>If you're looking for top tier college, expect to pay closer to $60K per year. Of course you can attend many schools for $40K, but not the ones popular with internationals.</p>

<p>You need to give more info on the type, size and location of schools that would interest you.</p>

<p>It's important to realize that most intnls are not allowed to stay in the Sates after they graduate. You get one year to do some training but must return home. It's made clear when you're given a student visa. </p>

<p>While a few get sponsored by employers and win a lottery enabling them to get work visas, this is highly unlikely to happen for a lawyer. An employer would have to say you have skills they can't get from an American. As there is a large and growing number of unemployed lawyers in the US, it's unlikely an employer would sponsor a lawyer today.</p>

<p>If your parents can afford the roughly 500k cost of your studies in the US (undergrad plus grad school), they may be better off talking with an immigration lawyer themselves and finding out the details for an E2 investors visa. You could study in your own country on the cheap and prepare yourself to run that business.</p>

<p>If you want a legal career, and you hope to work in the US, it may make more sense to complete your degree in your own country, and then pursue advanced legal studies in the US. You also could look for work with a firm based in your own country that sends employees to work here.</p>