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Hi Guys, 

Could you guys help me shortlist 3-4 universities for data science?
Please evaluate my profile:
10th : 92%
12th : 89%
UG Course : BE (Hons.) Electronics and Instrumentation + MSc. (Hons.) Economics
UG CGPA : 6.23 (Low!!! :()
College : BITS Pilani University

MOOCs : 1, Data science related from coursera (Planning to complete one more by Dec)

GRE : 170 q +153v

Internship (1 year) : National Council of Applied Economics Research
2 Projects (working with mentors). These reports were published:
1) E-Readiness Index of 2012 (Department of Technology, Government of India)
2) Aviation Meteorological Services, Sea,Water Desalination, Ornamental Fish Culture, and Lobster and Crab Fattening:Economic Benefits, Project Impact Analyses and Technology Policy (link: http://moes.gov.in/writereaddata/files/A...gical.pdf)

Work ex :
1) 18 months as a business analyst in a pure play analytics firm
2) 19 months as a data scientist for a top retail analytics firm operating across 13 countries

Skillset: Extensively used R, Python, SAS, SQL, Tableau in projects
Projects on the ML front: 
Supervised learning : xgboost, linear, logistic regression
Unsupervised : Clustering, collaborative filtering 

LORS: 1 from work manager, 1 from data science director, 1 from ex-assistant-prof of University or oregon (now Fellow, NCAER)
Universities that I am looking for:
2) University of Virginia : MSDS 
3) Indiana Uni (Bloomington) :MSDS 
4) Uni Cincinatti : MSBA with data science certification1) 
5) University of Rochester : MSDS (If the programme is good, currently no reviews)
6) Northwestern University :MS in Analytics 
7) University of San Francisco : MS in Analytics
8) University of Minnesota :MSDS 
9) NYU : MSDS 

What are my chances in these universities? What other universities can I look for Data Science?
What other universities should I target?
Should I do some online courses to offset by college cgpa?

Thanks!! Smile

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