Chance of Getting Admit in Stanford University – ZERO

Raghu Study in USA 3 Comments

I gave my GRE Exam today and scored 147(V), 162(Q). Total score: 309/340

  • My academic details are: 10th: 83%, 12th: 93%, B.tech(CSE): 72.1%
  • Work experience: 0 years
  • Projects: 2 (1 mini and 1 main project during my final year)
  • Graduated: 2012. Want to apply for fall 2013

and as I have to submit the scores to 4 universities after GRE exam, I have submitted the scores to the following 4 universities:

  1. University of Southern California, CA
  2. University of Cincinnati, Ohio
  3. Stanford University, CA
  4. Boston University, MA

What are my chances of getting into the above universities with my above profile for Computer science dept and please suggest me some good universities where i can get admissions?

Why are you being so ignorant?

This is the problem with several student applicants.

Being Ignorant.

Do you think you stand a chance to get into Stanford University for MS in Computer Science?

ZERO.

Some of you will be “Why are you discouraging students?”

I’m not discouraging, I’m being realistic.

Do you think, that you can get admit in Stanford, just because you forwarded the GRE Scores to Stanford University?

Positive thinking is good, but you need to be think about possibilities and options with respect to your academic profile.

Have some realistic expectations.

Learn about Graduate School admission and how universities accept students. When your expectations is to study in Stanford University, then your academic profile should reflect required skills and potential.

Read the profiles of admitted students. Spend your time wisely while browsing Universities websites.

You could have found good articles in this blog by spend less time searching than posting this question.

True Story About Expectations

3 Years back, I advised a student and his parents during my trip to India.

Looks like the student was class topper and worked as an Intern for 3 months at an IT company in Chennai.

He was over-confident and “assumed” he would get admit in Stanford and MIT for MS in Computer Science.

I spoke to him and within few minutes, I realized he’s way to over-confident without academic profile to back-up with speech.

After 15 minutes, I told straight to his face.

Listen, you are not going to get admission in Stanford or MIT. PERIOD. You just don’t have what it takes to get admission in top ranked schools.

His father got angry and walked out.

They were friends with my uncle. Looks like he’s studying in Houston. It could be UH, Main Campus or UHCL.

So, I’m not discouraging, I just being practical.

Let’s hear from you. What do you think?

Comments

  1. Hi.. My name is Abhay. I have a FRE score of 309 ( V-150 , Q – 159 ) . I have a two years of back log during my graduation years. Should I mention about it in my SOP ? I eam the reason for this gap during graduation.. And will this affect my candidature..??..

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      Hi.. My name is Abhay. I have a GRE score of 309 ( V-150 , Q – 159 ) . I have a two years of back log during my graduation years. Should I mention about it in my SOP ? I mean the reason for this gap during graduation.. And will this affect my candidature..??.. I am planning to apply for PhD.
      After the completion of grads (completed with 60%), i am doing masters a decent percentage of 73 in it..

  2. My GRE score is verbal: 152 Quantitative 166.
    TOEFL 102
    CGPA 3.83 (top 20%) UNIVERSITY : BUET (rank 1 in Bangladesh)

    I have applied for PhD CNSE, university of Albany
    What do you think my chance.

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