Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Chances at Purdue, Texas A&M, NYU, etc.for International Student

iamdaoneiamdaone Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
Hey guys, just wanted to know my chances at a couple of Universities I'm planning to apply to.
I completed my 9th and 10th at a competitive high school in California. However, due to certain family issues we were forced to relocate to India, right in the middle of the school year. :(
Anyway I'm planning to apply to the following:
Purdue University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, NYU, Georgia Tech.
My preferred destination would be Purdue. (I'll also be applying to UC's but their fees are way too high.)

GPA:
10th High School : (Weighted: 3.83) (Unweighted: 3.67)
11th India: Converting it to GPA using official conversion, (Unweighted/Weighted: 4.00) We didn't have AP's or anything btw
SAT Score: 1460 (780 in Math, 680 in English)

Extracurriculars:
100 hours of volunteering as a homework coach at the Community Library
Math Club and Programming Club Member in 10th

AP's: (School had a rule of no AP's during 9th, a maximum of 1 AP in 10th)
AP World History Score : 3

BTW, I'm an American Citizen.

My intended major is Biomedical Engineering,
If you guys could recommend me any other schools that I could or should apply to, please let me know. Thanks!
«1

Replies to: Chances at Purdue, Texas A&M, NYU, etc.for International Student

  • geekgurlgeekgurl Registered User Posts: 336 Member
    If you're an American citizen then you're not an international student.
  • SJ2727SJ2727 Registered User Posts: 848 Member
    If UC fees are too high, surely NYU is too? Do you know what your EFC is?
  • iamdaoneiamdaone Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Yeah I just found out about NYU fees. Probably going to have to scratch that off the list. But our EFC is around 150k.
  • iamdaoneiamdaone Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    So will I be considered an out of state student then?
  • iwantcollegeplziwantcollegeplz Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    @geekgurl

    Many colleges indicate that American Citizens applying from foreign countries would be put into the international student pool for admission purposes.

  • SJ2727SJ2727 Registered User Posts: 848 Member
    edited February 10
    Many colleges indicate that American Citizens applying from foreign countries would be put into the international student pool for admission purposes.

    Really? That puts OP at a significant disadvantage for a number of colleges, if that’s the case. Can you give some examples of college sites that state that? (I know the college my daughter will attend distinguishes on the basis of whether you are a US citizen or green card holder, or not. The former are domestic. The “not” are international regardless of where they currently live.)
  • GreymeerGreymeer Registered User Posts: 542 Member
    "My preferred destination would be Purdue"

    If you perfer Purdue/A&M style universities, you should check out Iowa State, LSU, Virginia Tech, Penn State.

    Your list reasoning is confusing. You have 2 safeties a low reach (UT) and a reach (GT). Why bother listing/applying reaches if you prefer a safety?

  • iwantcollegeplziwantcollegeplz Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    @SJ2727

    I can't seem to find the exact quote on it, but I will keep looking later today.
    My high school(in China) consists of 1/3 American Citizens, and a lot of my friends have asked admission officers for this issue. Most of the colleges(UIUC, Purdue, Emory, NYU, Stanford) responded saying that they will be put in the international student pool as oversea applicants.


  • GreymeerGreymeer Registered User Posts: 542 Member
    ^ that makes sense to compare your scores and extra curriculars to similar schooling.
  • SJ2727SJ2727 Registered User Posts: 848 Member
    Maybe for comparing scores etc, but not otherwise. NYU is one of the schools that states citizens and green card holders are domestics and everyone else is international, on its website and in person by AOs. (We are green card holders so I very specifically needed this question answered properly too.) It’s well known that many holistic colleges compare people at the same high school to each other during the application process, so I’m guessing that’s what @iwantcollegeplz means by “international pool”. But I can’t see that they would put a citizen at a disadvantage by putting them fully in the international pool - for example, for NYU, that would mean the applicant is then assessed on a need-aware rather than need-blind basis.
  • iwantcollegeplziwantcollegeplz Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    @SJ2727

    Just wanted to say that the international pool is usually more competitive than the domestic pool.
  • SJ2727SJ2727 Registered User Posts: 848 Member
    edited February 10
    What do you mean by “more competitive”? Just that the acceptance rate is lower? If part of that is because internationals are usually not assessed need blind, that’s not as much of a problem for OP as for a true international. (Part of it is also sometimes that internationals seem to apply to schools that are often way too reachy for them than domestics because they often don’t have the kind of guidance domestic applicants have. Doesn’t sound like an issue for your school, but for others it often is.)
  • iamdaoneiamdaone Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @iwantcollegeplz I'm pretty sure it's less competitive... atleast for UC's. I don't know about Purdue and UIUC etc
  • iamdaoneiamdaone Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @Greymeer I'll definitely check them out but my dad can work in Indiana, Texas and Chicago, hence the reason why I chose Purdue and Texas A and M.
  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 Registered User Posts: 1,183 Senior Member
    Purdue is NOT a safety for engineering or CS, where only 10% of applicants make the cut for direct admit. I am not sure about biomedical engineering, since that is a different department. However, one can't determine whether or not the school is a safety only by looking at the school's overall acceptance rate.
«1
Sign In or Register to comment.