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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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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.

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