I’m an international final year student in Pakistan and intend to major in theoretical physics at a US university. I am from a financially weak family and will be requiring full financial aid.
I have to decide between Uchicago, stanford, duke and Caltech for E.D. I know you’re supposed to apply ED to your top school but I dont want to overestimate my chances and essentially waste E.D. Which of these universities will be the most suitable for E.D.?
IGCSE: 7a*s, 1a
2 national distinctions in chemistry and CS. A world distinction in math
A level: 4 a*s predicted in math, further math, chemistry and math
SAT: 800 math/ 760 eng
800 math II
physics to be taken in December
EC’s: very weak due to lack of opportunities here. A couple of internships at local engineering universities
I know my extra curricular’s are extremely weak so caltech seems like a huge longshot right away. None of these universities are need-blind either so there s a varying disadvantage to be considered too.