I am pursuing MS in Physics from top school (IISc, Bangalore) in India. I have done several projects in astronomy in top schools (in astronomy) in India. All projects are quite good, but I don't have any publication yet. But will be able to get publication in near future for my current project. My referees are very well known in US and they will write good letters. Can somebody comment on how competitive my profile looks for these universities?
My Interests - Star Formation, Observational and Computational Astronomy, Radio Astronomy, Chemical Abundances, Multi-wavelength photometry, Planetary science.
My GRE scores-
General GRE- 316 (Q-163, V-153)
PGRE - 920 (87 %ile)
TOEFL (106- (S-23,L-27, R-28, W-28))
My CGPA - (6.5/8)
I am applying in following institutes (all astronomy)-
UT Austin, Univ of Arizona, Univ of Virginia, UIUC, Ohio State, Penn State, Univ of Toronto, Univ of Maryland, ANU, NMSU, Vanderbilt Univ, MIT Planetary Science (Just for my satisfaction), Univ of Michigan.
Thanks in advance.