Q&A: Which One is the Best? I applied at 8 US Universities

It’s not always good to decide which is the best university from the list after you have submitted the applications without having a selection basis or criteria.

You should have some form of priority listing of schools by now. After your comment, I’ll share my ranking based on the list of universities you have applied at, with my basis.

Karthick Asks: I am a new comer here…your stuff here is really amazing..i am cursing myself for not seeing this some 3 months back…coz i’ve applied to 8 universities.

1. Texas A & M (rejected)
2. Penn State University
3. Arizona State University
4. University of South Florida (admitted)
5. University of Central Florida
6. Clemson University
7. University of Southern California
8. Suny — Buffalo.

I’ve heard later that the capital for University of Southern California is very high.. and in LA the living expenses are also to high to afford. Do you think I can still manage by getting campus jobs or part time jobs after going there..?

USC is Expensive

Yes, you are right. It’s very expensive to study at USC. You might be able to get part-time jobs but still you have to shoulder the school fees and living expenses covering 2 to 3 years.

The other schools you have listed are equally good. Since you already have a USF admission, it’s better to still wait to hear from the other universities.

From the list of schools you have applied at, this is how I will rank them:

  1. Penn State University
  2. University of Central Florida
  3. Clemson University
  4. University of South Florida (admitted)
  5. Arizona state University
  6. Suny — Buffalo
  7. University of Southern California

I’m pretty sure, most of you will ask how did I rank the list and what is the university ranking criteria that I used.

To find the answer, head over to 12 Step US University Selection process that I follow.

Following this selection process will be time consuming, but it’s worth the effort.

When you are going to spend a long time studying at a US university, then certainly you can spend time online finding answers to the 12 key questions so that your choice of college or university will be a sound, correct one.

You haven’t posted your GRE score and other important details. However, keep writing comments to this article (and in other related posts) as you get admits to the above mentioned schools.