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What are my chances for the schools I am applying to as a Nuclear Engineer? (I am very nervous!)

Undergrad Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major(s): Nuclear Engineering

GPA in Major: 3.85

Overall GPA: 3.50

Length of Degree: Finished in 4 years (graduated 2008)

Position in Class: Near top

Type of Student: Domestic / Male / Asian

GRE Scores:

Q: 800

V: 640

W: 4.0

Research Experience: 2 years of undergraduate research in related field resulting in 2 publications as co-author, 1 summer research position with National Science Foundation

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, NSF scholar, a handful of industry awards for nuclear engineers, Alpha Nu Sigma member

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3 years of industry experience (2008 to present) at a national lab in related field

Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Completed M.ENG in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University (GPA: 3.97) at the same time I was in industry, performed research for the M.ENG degree at Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute, completed FE exam (planning on taking PE in April, also for nuclear engineering)

Applying for PhD at:

University of Michigan - Nuclear Engineering - pending

Texas A&M - Nuclear Engineering - pending

Penn State University - Nuclear Engineering - pending

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