What comes in
your mind when I ask study in top ranked university in USA??
Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Yale or Cornell University…
These all are
top ranked universities in the USA and doesn’t need any introduction where
students come from across the world, representing diverse experiences,
backgrounds and cultures.
Have you ever
thought of applying to any of this? Lots of student underestimate themselves
and think only super talented students only get into to top ranked universities
in USA, In reality all you need is lots of preparation and may little bit of a
All the top
ranked universities in USA have several programs like Bachelors, Masters and
PHD. To seek admission in any of this program all one has to do is listed below
International students have to appear for any
of English language test.
If you are
management background student then appear for GMAT and for all the other
program GRE is required, Both exams are for master degree program.
SAT: This exam
is for bachelor degree programs
Trust me all
these exams are really tiny part of your application because you also need to
submit you statement of purpose often call as a SOP
purpose is 30% important for your application because this is the admission committee
will see you as a person, when they open your application they see your
numbers, exams, results, GPA but to really know you as a person to know what
effected your choice of subjects or what effected your decision to apply for
particular university, So in all they need to know you as a person.
take your SOP very seriously.
you should remember that GPA should be relatively high to apply these top
ranked universities. If you think your GPA is low then your percentage, In that
case you have an advantage to explain why your GPA is low because it happens to
many of us when we start studying somewhere and we realizing somewhere the
subjects we have chosen are really not for us and that’s okay all you have to
do is explain it with valid reason.
Letter of recommendation
around 10% role in your application so this means your should spend 10% of your
time in LOR
talk to your recommender and tell them the questions that the university is going
to ask about yourself and think of the story recommender can tell about you for
example, how candidate compares to others in same area?
should be able to give example from your student life or work life, Yes if you
are holding valid work experience you should include it, it is not compulsory
that letter of recommendation should be from the educational institute.
where lot of students makes mistakes, the content of your LOR, It shouldn’t be
like this student is really good, very good in academics, we recommended him,
all these kind of motivational letters, that doesn’t make sense at all, because
university is receiving hundreds of applications like this on daily basis and
they are not interested in motivational letters.
should tell is, some of your classroom example like it was cultural event at the
university and somehow any student supposes to help till late and you’re were
one of them and how you have handled stressful situation.
It is depend
on type of program you are getting into, but normally they would require one
page resume which talk about your achievements your career achievements.
When you are
talking about career achievements do not just write your duties and
responsibilities instead what makes you different in that position or how you
got promoted two times faster or may be some unique example of team work. So,
qualify your success and list it in your resume.
Hope this can
be useful to my readers, If you think you have low score but have something
that really makes you standout then trust your instinct and start your
application today itself, I have met and known many people who are studying with
ivy league in USA who were not having those top scores but had something which
makes them different from others and they were able to get into ivy league, for
example you are holding an MBA degree with
no top scores but you have your own startup experience then this can be
helpful to you. People who are studying at Howard or Princeton are not aliens
they are normal humans like us, yes interacting with them is always
interesting, they have work hard and they are confident in whatever they do.
If you need
any help or have any questions related to same topic then please contact me I
will be more than happy to help you, don’t forget to leave your comment.
yourself and stay blessed J