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Chance me for university of washington

sr1995sr1995 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
edited January 2014 in University of Washington
Hi, I'm from india. I have my CR+Math equal to 1320 where math is 760 and cr is 560. My overall score is 1880. I have good marks in grade 11 and 12 half yearlies. 11th is 86% and 12th hy is 87%. I'm applying for Biomedical Engineering. I have great extra curriculars:

Vice President Students Council of my school
Awarded Best Student of the batch last year
National level Cricket Player been captain of the state team
Model United Nations where won best delegates and been a part of Executive Board of international MUNs twice
Won international 1st prizes at essay writing competitions
Worked with few of the best doctors as internships
Awarded Scholarship worth 5000 dollars where I stood 6th in India and 1st in my state
French language DELF exam cleared with distinction

I have been placed in top 1% by my counselor in a class of 1010 students. I have also got great recommendations and a winning essay.
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Replies to: Chance me for university of washington

  • WawapowerWawapower Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    You will get in without a doubt. Good luck!
  • travelboy110travelboy110 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Gees, if you can't get it, nobody can!!!!
  • sr1995sr1995 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    How can you be so sure? I mean my SAT CR isn't that great.
  • JuanitaRebelJuanitaRebel Registered User Posts: 337 Member
    Disregard the previous commenters, they don't know what they are talking about.

    It is my understanding (I could be wrong) that the average SAT score for Intl. students is significantly higher than that for US students. I believe UW's average was 1830 (for all students), making your SAT score somewhat low (in my estimation) compared to other Intl. students. This is all conjecture, but most of the Intl. students I know (granted these stats are from like 7 intl. students) got 2000+ on their SAT, with near perfect scores on the M and W, but with lower CR scores.

    One question I have is how do your grades compare to your peers and what do you think your grades would convert to on a 4.0 scale? For US students, UW really focuses on your GPA, so it might be the most important aspect of your application. That said, UW probably gives more weight to the SAT for Intl. students since they won't be familiar with the grading environment of your school.

    Your ECs look pretty good.

    Overall it is hard to assess your chances because I don't understand what your GPA looks like on a 4.0 scale, but I think you have a fair chance of getting in.
  • ChristophernolanChristophernolan Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    In response to @juanitaRebel Actually International profile is lower or same based on my research and couple of my friends who are in UCs had score less than their average admitted score the reason being that funding is being cut for UW and most of the public universities .international students pay thrice the fee than an instate student.

    Your point was valid for couple of years ago when the influx of students from India was high and financial problems were less
  • JuanitaRebelJuanitaRebel Registered User Posts: 337 Member
    @Christophernolan I am aware of the financial implications involving international admissions, however, I am still pretty confident that the international profile is higher than the domestic one. Obviously the admissions committee will allow more leeway when it comes to CR, but when it comes to M and W, the numbers are typically higher from what I've seen and heard. Additionally, I know some people within the admissions dept. (not people on the admission committee mind you, but people who would have intimate knowledge of the topic), and upon reading your response I directly asked this question, they unequivocally stated that international students have it harder when it comes to metrics.
    When you are refer to research on the subject, are you talking about something similar to what I was basing my original comments on (informally just taking note of SAT scores of Intl. students you know) or is it based on published admission statistics? If it is based on published admission statistics, then it will include students from countries outside of the traditional intl. sphere (India, China, Japan, etc), this too severely deflating the averages. Secondly, you cannot necessarily extrapolate research from one university and apply it to another, even though I am sure there are some definite admissions trends between public universities.
    I understand the logic behind your comment, but I find it a tenuous assertion provided the comments from people in the admissions dept.
  • ChristophernolanChristophernolan Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Your point may be correct.my research is based on personal experiences and online help.the point made by you was valid few years ago but now it has changed due to the reason above.Other thing is having more int students increases the college ranking marginally
  • Rusty34Rusty34 Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    Hey there @sr1995 ! Even I'm from India. Our scores are scarily similar. My superstore is 1930 and well I've ot ECs like sports captain, lead guitarist , etc. We'll just have to see what happens. But from whati think is UW puts more emphasis on your personal statement. I know competition is intense but if you have a particularly good essay, you never know what may happen. All the best fellow countryman
  • ChristophernolanChristophernolan Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Hello @rusty34 and @sr1995 I am from India too but I will apply for fall 2015 .please do give me tips for applying to university of Washington .......I think they are very holistic PM Me please
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