ash09 Posted October 25, 2010 Share Posted October 25, 2010 Hey guys, I am an international student, and I would like to apply to do my PhD in the biological sciences in USA. could you please evaluate my chances, so that I can decide which universities to apply to (since I heard it is really tough for international students to get accepted? I cannot afford to apply to many unis..) my GPA for the Bachelor's degree is 3.95, and for my Master's degree it is 4.0 the TOEFL score is 118 (ibT) letters of recommendation should be pretty good, from well-known professors in their field i also have 2 1/2 years of lab experience so far I am happy with my profile, but I am a little worried about my GRE score: 550V (75%) / 770Q (87%) / 4.0 AW (45%) I am most concerned about my analytical writing score. Could it hurt my application? Moreover, do you think the verbal score is too low? It is very tough for non-native speakers to learn all the gre vocabulary. I also took the GRE subject test in biochemistry, but I am still waiting for the result. Here is the list of my favorite universites: Harvard (BBS) Columbia University Rockefeller University Mount Sinai School of Medicine UC Berkeley UC San Francisco UC San Diego Texas Southwestern Medical Center University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Is it true that international students basically have no chance to get into one of the UC's? I'd be delighted if you could help me evaluate my chances! Cheers Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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