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β€’ 05/16/2020 at 12:48PM[edited]

What to do???

Hello ,

I am a student.

I have learned a lot in programming only but not worked on any projects apart from winning a app development competition. My class ten percentage was 96.4%,in 9th and 11th I got more than 80but less than 85. I look forward to study abroad in USA in a good college and get a outstanding placement. I got 1490 in SAT. I will also take SAT subjects. I am going in with CS50 by Harvard these months and will publish an mobile application on play store to this year.

Pls suggest any improvement in my profile as well.

I wish to persue a Computer Science degree.

Now my problem is can anyone give me a list suitable for according to the information above and below?I depend totally upon education loan from Indian Banks one question is that also what is the amount of loan I'll receive and one question is that also is there any international loan service which can provide me with financial aisistance . My parents can only manage to pay an extra of 4.5 lakhs INR. I want to know that the Universities you suggest me how will they financially aid me and how can I persue my plan for its financial aid and also will that University admit me and supposing I get a 25000 lakh INR of loan. Plz do suggest Universities which will give me a good career. Plz do give your review on full sail University's computer science course and future placements. While suggesting plz consider ranking and placements also.

Plz make a long list about 50 Universities if possible or atleat 20.

Plz tell me which Universities should I look for depending upon my requirements and there scholarship's and grants and internships and Do explain me what to do in order to get into them and how the financial aid works there or what is the maximum amount of grant which they can give?


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1 answer

β€’ 05/27/2020 at 06:18PM


Your profile looks very strong, I would recommend you get a SAT score of more than 1530 in order to have a good chance of getting into the colleges listed below. Also you should take the SAT Math 2 Subject Test if you are planning on pursuing a degree in CS.

(Ranked, starting from the best)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - (This is also a need blind college, which means that they will financially support you depending on how much your family earn)

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Stanford (Good financial aid)

Harvard (Need blind for all applicants)

Carnegie Mellon

University of California, Berkeley

Princeton (Need blind for all applicants)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Cornell University (Generous financial aid)

University of Washington

University of Texas, Austin

University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign

Columbia (Generous financial aid)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of California, San Diego

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@Pratyush05/31/2020 at 05:29AM

Do you really think that I can get into those which you mentioned like mit, Stanford and others

Becoz on my collegevine dashboard it's showing long reach

[🎀 AUTHOR]@Pratyush05/31/2020 at 05:30AM

Well thanks

@Addman05/31/2020 at 05:35AM

well you said u wanted financial aid, so only some of the best colleges (Ivy Leagues, MIT, Stanford, etc) provide generous aid. if u work hard and try to get above a 1550 in the SAT and do well in the SAT Subject Test (try getting a 800 in math 2), then you will have a good chance. Also make sure your extracurricular profile is strong and shows your passion and interest for computer science.

[🎀 AUTHOR]@Pratyush05/31/2020 at 05:38AM

I also told you that I love computer science and building projects but from my class 11 only and never uploaded any on some fancy platforms like PlayStore,etc

[🎀 AUTHOR]@Pratyush05/31/2020 at 05:39AM

So do these Universities will still accept my profile with two year of an extracurricular

@Addman05/31/2020 at 05:55AM

only having two extracurriculars won't get you into these universities. You need to show leadership qualities (eg. if u were head boy), some interests that you have apart from computer science (eg. if u were in a club, or play sports for a team, or play a musical instrument) and list awards that you have won

@Addman05/31/2020 at 05:56AM

and for all the projects you have done, u have to upload them to a platform so that the colleges can see what you have actually done. U can't just write that you did projects on your essay. You need to give them proof and evidence. Some examples include making a website and uploading them there, or writing a blog