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07/11/2020 at 02:15PM

Small country helps chances

I am a US citizen living in a very small country in Europe where only a handful of students apply to USA each year. Does this give me a small boost in chances, all other things being equal, in top universities?

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2 answers

07/11/2020 at 09:10PM[edited]

Since you are a US citizen where you live doesn’t really matter because you aren’t applying as a foreign student, so you’re not considered an international student. That being said, your application is going to be viewed slightly differently from other American applicants due to the fact that you live overseas. It won’t really help you cause you’re technically a domestic applicant, but you can write about your experience.

Edited to differentiate from his answer

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@crsgo042207/11/2020 at 10:35PM

I’m not sure why people are downvoting this is literally correct

@crsgo042207/11/2020 at 10:37PM

yes your application will be viewed slightly differently but pls look at the link to understand where i’m coming from >

@DebaterMAX07/11/2020 at 10:38PM

IMO you seem to mostly copy mine but not entirely? I’m not sure.

@crsgo042207/11/2020 at 10:40PM

oh i’m sorry it came off that way! i really didn’t mean to do that... but i mean there really is only one way to say it. i think we covered some other points tho. i can edit if you want

@DebaterMAX07/11/2020 at 10:41PM

It’s fine you added more details (geographical) but I don’t really care

@cp83907/11/2020 at 10:41PM

Yeah you don't really add anything so maybe it should've been a comment but it was accepted so it doesn't matter.

@crsgo042207/11/2020 at 10:43PM

duly noted; ill do that next time. sorry bout it again

07/11/2020 at 06:30PM[edited]

So for all intents and purposes you are a US domestic student the only “boost” you’d get is being able to talk about your expirences and if your essay isn’t great that is heavily mitigated. Schools want international students to brag about, a US citizen is not “brag worthy.” So there is no impact besides being a US applicant instead of international. The boosts are sometimes positive and sometimes negative.

Hope this helps and comment if you need clarification.