a month ago
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Advice about applying to economics major in Harvard, Yale, Princeton

Hi, I'm a national curriculum student from the Commerce group, which is a considered business group in our country. I studied science in the 9th and 10th grades. After finishing my SSC exams (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Higher Math), which are at the same level as O level, I moved to the Commerce group (Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance), but I did not have economics during my 11th-12th grade. Should I apply to top universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton for an economics major? Since they don't have another related business program.


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a month ago[edited]

If you already spend a couple of years focused on business courses, why would shift you directions and take Economics for 4 years? Are you actually interested in getting a degree in Economics or is your main objective to get into an Ivy League college?

Let me ask you another question. If you have been focused on HYP as a goal, knowing that they don't offer undergraduate business degrees or courses, why did you complete the "Commerce Group" curriculum then? You could have used this time to take APs or IBs or work on other requirements that Ivy Leagues expect from admits like high SAT or ACT test scores? Do you have other plans like applying to business schools in India for example?

I'm just curious as why so many Indian students are focused on Ivys or MIT and not the other 4300 colleges in the US. Do high achieving Indian students only care about Top 20 schools and not the rest?


a month ago

Ivy League schools are extremely competitive. In order to get in, you need to have a high GPA (3.8 or higher), a good SAT score (1475 or up), and a lot of extracurriculars. You also need several AP classes and 3-4 years of a foreign language. Those three schools you have listed are very hard to get into, and you may want to also apply to a few slightly less prestigious universities. Good luck, hope this helps!


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