hellmean Posted November 24, 2011 Share Posted November 24, 2011 Hi, I have a very average profile. I am from a distant country. I have no relevant research exprience. One publication in an absolutely unknown journal. I have considerable work experience in various companies. I will get very strong LORs from my employers. My GRE is Q800 V550 AW4. However, I really know what i whant to do, which is OS related things. I also believe I can produce strong SOPs. I want to get into a PhD program. However, I think my changes of getting into a good school are quite weak. In the same time there are only a few schools ouside of top20 who do sensible OS reasearch (or am wrong?). Anyway I will apply to whole bunch of schools between top 20 and top 50. Here is the list. Do you think I have a standing chance there or should I aim even lower? University of Massachusetts--Amherst North Carolina State University University of California Santa Barbara University of Southern California Duke University SB SUNY UC Santa Cruz Ohio State University, Columbus Rutgers I also think maybe to apply to some masters programs. But I keep getting an impression that in most schools the admission rate to MS is just as low as to PhD. Here is a list of some top schools which really interest me. Could you say that yes I am right and I have not a chance there even for MS program (or is there one that is worth trying?): University of Texas--Austin University of Wisconsin--Madison University of California--San Diego University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Thanks a lot in advance! I would appreciate any response. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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