rank 40-70 schools list (international acceptance)

instrument.santosh
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rank 40-70 schools list (international acceptance)

Postby instrument.santosh » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:38 am

I searched everywhere for mid-low tier ranked schools (safeties worth going to) for physics/astro programs but was confused as to what to follow. I am an indian international student moving to physics Phd. (well yea ! have a strong research profile ) and PGRE's are yet to come (nov 25th) am expecting around 800-900 .I have selected few schools in top 30's and i wanted to select 4-5 mid-low tier ranked schools for Phd. as safeties ( just incase i screw my PGRE) I am interested in astro/cosmology too and wouldn't restrict myself to Physics schools. would any domestic(or any international) student be kind enough to name some 40-70 ranking schools with good international acceptance ?

you might think this as an redundant post, but i dint see any recent updates in safety schools for international applicants (apart from one astro list in some 2008 (or 2010?) post if i am not wrong ) so thought of making a compilation of these schools for future applicants as well especially with regards to the acceptance rate. I do know that safety schools are relative to ones profile, so let me be clear by saying safty schools that are safe for both high as well as average profile (like me shifting from engineering to physics with physics research background)

PS : i have already added NCSU Phd program to the list.
PPS : is UPitt astro possibly in the safe list too?

Cheers and thanks in advance !

Catria
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Re: rank 40-70 schools list (international acceptance)

Postby Catria » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:50 am

Georgia State perhaps...

bfollinprm
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Re: rank 40-70 schools list (international acceptance)

Postby bfollinprm » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:10 pm

Pitt wasn't terribly selective 4 years ago when I applied. It's probably still not too hard to get into--it's a big school with a big program that not everyone hears about.

instrument.santosh
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Re: rank 40-70 schools list (international acceptance)

Postby instrument.santosh » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:02 am

Okay bfollinprm, now i am officially panicking. these few i thought to be safeties are not safeties afterall ? ! Oh my ! :cry:
is there any chance you know any other safeties that are worth applying to ?

would be grateful for your help !

bfollinprm
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Re: rank 40-70 schools list (international acceptance)

Postby bfollinprm » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:34 pm

I don't believe there's such a thing as a safety in the USA for an international student. Your true safety option should be a domestic university.

That said, bar unusual circumstances, you should have no trouble getting into the likes of Pitt/Case/NC State with an decent PGRE and a non-negligible research background.




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