I have went through all the previous years application result. I found that not many has the same background as mine. Feeling pretty much screwed up, I need suggestion.
Chinese student studied in US tiny liberal art college, no physics reputation and I am the only one physics major.
Major: Physics & Math
Length: 3 yr
PGRE: 790 72%
GRE: will take on Nov 26th
Research: One year irrelevant computer science research on 3D filming. I did the electronics. The research results in a international conference talk and a paper.
Other Experience: Electronics class TA and Intro Physics Lab Assistant
Since I am Chinese, am I just competing with other Chinese in the international pool? If so， PGRE probably kills me, but will my US education background help me in this case?
I feel so regretful that I should have done these things during 3 years college.
1: persuade my parents to buy me a green card
2: go for a trans-gender surgery
3: go for plastic surgery so that I could pretend to be not Chinese.
Open for any school selection suggestion