How to Select US Universities – Part 1

How is it to select U.S. universities for graduate school admission?

This will be a 3 part article and by the end of 3 parts, you will be able to make a selection of U.S. universities with confidence and in the right way.

This guide will list 12 different questions you have to answer for every university before making a final decision.

U.S. University Selection Factors

  1. Tuition Fees
  2. Cost of Living
  3. Jobs after M.S.
  4. Internship
  5. Length of the Program
  6. Thesis/Non-Thesis
  7. International Student Population
  8. Quality of Education
  9. Climate/Location
  10. Current Student Satisfaction
  11. Can you Afford it
  12. Crime Rate in the area

The next posts will discuss the above 12 factors in detail. You have to understand that university selection is a time consuming process.

If you decide to do it on your own, it can be overwhelming for most of you.

With so many universities in the U.S.A. that offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, it will be tough to decide on the best 10 universities to apply for admission.

Just the effort alone differentiates prospective students from the rest of the group. [Why International Students are Unique Creatures?]

Don’t forget to read Parts 2 and 3 of this U.S. universities selection process article.

  1. How to Select U.S. Universities – Part 1 [Current Post]
  2. How to Select U.S. Universities – Part 2
  3. How to Select U.S. Universities – Part 3.

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  1. Hey,

    I have done my 3 years of degree from BCom Computers stream and want to do my masters from Finance and writting my Gre. is it possible to get into usa universities..


  2. Hi
    My daughter wants to study at undergraduate level(Finance or Business).
    Her SAT score is 1500 .. counsellors cost a bomb and all have varied suggestions.
    what colleges/universities should we look at for autumn 2015 session
    Kind Regards

  3. hi sir ,
    my gre score 307(q-159, v-148, an-3.0)
    ielts 7.0 bands
    cgp 9.00
    i want to pursue my masters in electrical and computer engineering in new york region for spring session
    plz suggest me some good options (economical too)

  4. Hi! This is Mahasweta. I am interested in doing my masters in healthcare management/oncology. What are the 4 universities I should apply for based on my GRE marks?

  5. I got two admits i.e NJIT and University of Illinois-Springfield to pursue MS in CS. My scores are 5.89 in B.Tech (3back logs)GRE-1100, TOFEL-102 and work experience 2 years. My 3rd Visa interview was in june 2012. After that, now again I am trying. Of the two universities, which university I may select for Visa interview. with which university the chances are bright. Guide and give suggestions on the selection of univ. for visa interview.ra

  6. Hi,
    My GRE score is 299. TOEFL yet to take. in Production Engg. from Haldia Institute of Technology, West Bengal
    Done 2 projects:
    Durgapur Steel plant (SAIL) &
    South Eastern Railway workshop, Kharagpur
    Cgpa: 8.08
    12th: 82%
    10th: 85%
    2013 passout batch. Looking for MS/PhD in mechanical for Fall 2015.
    No work experience.
    Can you please suggest some universities based on this profile? Is it possible to get full scholarship with this score?

  7. Hi HSB Counselor,
    I have a B. Tech. in CSE with 77% aggregate and currently have a 5 year work experience on PeopleSoft ERP. My GRE score is 327 (Quant 170, Verbal 157) + 4 (Writing). I am planning to apply for Fall 2014 sessions for MS/PhD in US. Research Interest: Cloud Computing. Can you please suggest me some suitable universities to apply to?
    Thanks in advance!

  8. Hai,
    I got my gre score and toefl score 291 and 77 , i applied to the university of new haven, cleveland state university , university of texas arlington,kingsville,tyler, lousiana state university . if i get a admission from the new haven or cleve land ,what is the visa rating for the new haven and cleveland . help me .

  9. Hello,

    I have got admits from U Mass, UNCC, USU, SUNY Buffalo and SJSU for MS in Electrical Engineering. Among these, USU is a funded admit (G.A of $ 800/month for the first eight months). Kindly help me in selecting one among these admits for Embedded Specialization. I prefer to go for universities which has better internship chances and tuition/living expenses are economical

  10. Hi
    I got an admit for MS Electrical, fall 2013 with 8000$ financial aid.
    I am waiting for admission decisions from 2 more universities.
    Is RIT worth the money and time?

  11. I have admits from 5 universities and i need advice on which university to select. My department is Electrical Engineering.
    What i seek in an university is 1) job scenario after M.S, 2)quality of education, 3)funding, 4)internships. in the respective preference order.
    Admits from
    University of Arizona at Tucson,
    University of Texas at dallas,
    Rochester institute of technology,
    Auburn University and
    illinois institute of technology.

  12. Hi sir,
    I am planning for MS in computer science for fall 2013. My GRE score is 297 [V-143 & Q-154] and writing section score is 2.5/6.
    I completed my BE in Computer science from Mumbai Univ with distinction. Also from past 1 year I am associated with an UK based IT firm.
    I am considering following universities on the basis of their location, program structure and rank.
    Kent State Univ, SUNY Albany, San Diego State Univ, Florida International Univ, California Lutheran Univ., Univ of Central Missouri, Texas Tech Univ.
    I am bit concerned about the last 3 universities. CLU has high fees. UCM has no national ranking but is very economical.
    What do you suggest? Are the listed universities good in terms of placement?
    Also is it advisable to go further with my average scores. What role does my distinction BE degree and job experience will play in the admission process?
    Should I select good universities other than these listed above?
    Please help me here.

  13. Hello,
    I would like know which of these Universities would be better in terms of Course Structure and Placements.
    I am unable to decide.
    I have received admits from:
    Syracuse University – MS-Information management
    University of Florida- MS in ISOM
    University of Arizona- MS in MIS.
    Kindly let me know.
    Thanking you in anticipation,

    1. Hi Nandini,
      Well for course structure, you are the best judge to it. Check through the curriculum thoroughly. Try to get in touch with the faculty members and senior students.
      Syracuse university finds a better place in rankings compared to University of Florida and University of Arizona. Also as Syracuse is in New York, you may have better prospects for internship and placements.
      All the best!

      1. Thank you for the quick response.

        I want to know in terms of ranking, Should I give preference to US-National Rankings or in particular the Course rank?

        As you mentioned SU is ranked better than UOA. But UOA stands 3rd in MIS program in the US Best Rankings and Syracuse stands 1st among the list of i-schools and UFL is offered by
        Hough B-School which is within top 15 top B-Schools in the US.

        As a result, I am in dilemma to pick one amongst the three.

        Also I wanted know abt UTD as I have an admit from them as well.Is it any better than the rest of the colleges list above.

        I would like to know since Syracuse is in NY, would the salary offered be better than that in UFL or UOA.
        I’ll be glad if you can let me know the range of Salary offered at SU. (Lowest-Highest)
        Kindly let me know.

        Thanking you,

  14. Hello Brothers,
    Hi i am amit
    I have few question hope someone can help
    Right Now I am working with my family we are stock broker From my childhood i have learn lot about financial market
    But problem is that i quite my studies after 12 i have done some modules and program from NISM related to stock market
    why i quite there were few reasons like there were no specific studies related to my area of interest
    Second I was earning good with family business
    But now i want built career in financial studies and as related to stock market i know america is worlds financial hub
    Right now i am looking for some distance education online program from U.S i have found few university like New charter charter university ,penn foster, asshoworth collage , Straighline for my associate or bachelors program
    Then i will complete my masters there
    Some one can guide is my plan is good ?
    TO complete my masters from us will get visa and other thing which you should give your brother as advise
    Thank you

    1. Hi Amit,
      Go for full time programmes for your bachelor’s degree. You will find may programmes matching your interests. You can go for a bachelors degree and a Masters later on.
      Although there is no harm in online programmes. Choice should be totally based out on your family situation. An online programme will certainly help as you would be able to give sufficient time to to your family business.

      1. Thank You Sir For guiding me
        I am seeking online program because I Can also help my father in their business
        Until My younger brother complete his bachelors (2 Years Left) I will have to stay in india so i dont want waste my 2 to 3 years thats why i am thinking for an online collage so i can complete my associate or bachelors from india then i will complete my remaining studies or masters from U.S.

  15. hello sir,, I have taken my gre and scored 289 and ielts of 6.0.Iam having a undergraduate gpa of 8.9/10 or 3.7/4.0 . Will there be a problem for me during visa process sir??(F1 Process)

    1. Hi Ram, Yes GRE and IELTS score are on a lower side. Acads are certainly good. You will not find much trouble in the visa process if you have an admission offer from the University.
      IELTS I believe you may need to retake as most of the Universities ask for 6.5 wit no band score less than 6.0.
      All the best!

  16. hello sir I have completed m pharm.( pharmaceutical chemistry) with 77.06% but i dont have GRE score can I get admission in PhD in US universities? if yes then how?

    1. Hi Adixit, It is better to take up GRE scores as it adds to your profile and provides admission committee to assess your candidature. But yes if you have a strong research background, you may be accepted without GRE scores too.
      But my advice would always be to take up GRE for a hassle free admissions process.


  18. hi
    my profile
    gre= 275 (cant retake)
    btech 65% 4 backlogs majors CS
    currently working in a company from 5 months
    please suggest me some university for computer science

      1. Can you please take a look at my profile..
        Gre 320 ( v159 q161)
        Toefl 114
        BE 70% 2002 batch. XII. 85%. X 87%
        5 yrs teaching experience..
        Break of 3 yrs due to 2 kids
        In US on L 2 visa
        Does the break have a negative impact….
        Applied to CU Boulder and UNC chapell Hill…

  19. can you plz suggest me the univ for my profile ,MS in CS
    1.GRE V 149 Q 162 , AWA waiting for score
    2.Toefl yet to take
    3.B.E (CSE) 80%
    4.Inter 96%
    5. 10th 92%

    Most of the top 50 univ deadlines have been passed away already
    hoping to get atleast in the next 50 i.e top 100.

  20. GRE score is 298 n toefl z yet 2 give. i want to apply for masters in computer science (artificial intelligence) for fall 2013
    btech in cse:8.1 CGPA(2012 batch)
    2projects in artificial intelligence (NLP)

    can ny1 please suggest me good universities as per my profile????

    1. Hi Snigdha,
      Your relevant projects would help you get considered for projects in artificial intelligence in the University/department you apply to. All most all Universities offering a Masters in CS would be offering artificial intelligence as one of their research fields. For suggestions on Universities you can consider for Fall of 2013, kindly post your query in the forums section under appropriate thread.

  21. Hello admin,
    I am Tom
    I got a GRE score of 307 and I am BTech Computer Science with 72% marks,
    I am having an experience of 6 years in Software firms.
    Could you please suggest universities suited for me ..
    Thanks and Regards,

  22. Hi,

    This is my profile. Please suggest me the best that you can do

    GRE- 325
    TOEFL-110 -62.7% in ECE dept(2 backlogs cleared)
    Work Experience- 2yrs in IT industry

    Which range of universities should I apply to, for spring in CS stream?
    Do i have chance in top 50 Univ. ?
    Please help me in choosing good univ.’s for CS stream.

    Hope to see your reply soon, Thanks in advance


    1. Great scores!

      You can certainly consider Universities ranked among top 50. There are many Universities offering MS CS in spring session. Look for Universities where you find current projects in unison with your interests and work experience.

      For University suggestions, kindly post your query with detailed profile in the forums section. You will find appropriate threads to do so.

  23. HI i got gre score of 297 and academics of 66%(ECE) and planning to take ietls can you please help me pick universities I am planning for embedded program for ms.

    Thank you..

  24. my profile is gre-297,acad (aero)-8.17/10,ielts-taking on jan-10,
    i am applying for ms aerospace , specialization-structural designing…
    i have shortlisted following universities:
    1.Texas A&M
    2.North Carolina state university of central florida of alabama,huntsvile
    5.unversity of texas , arlington
    6.florida institute of technology. of southern california of california,irvine
    9.san diego state university
    10.san jose state university of arizona
    12.arizona state univeristy

    please any one …. suggest me list of 6 universities from the above…and assert me which is safe, moderate and ambicious

  25. Anand from chennai,

    my profile is gre-297,acad-8.17/10,ielts-taking on jan-10,
    i am applying for ms aerospace , specialization-structural designing..

  26. HI every 1 I have a score of 312 in gre 167 quants and 145 verbal I want to do MS in Management Of Information System can you suggest me some colleges that I can get in this score I am having yrouble selecting them.My academics are 67% in BE

  27. hello, sir, i m B.E. mechanical engg. and i have 2 years of work experience. and wann to do MS in mechanical engg. so, plzz, suggest me good universities for MS in mechanical engg. and how many i should score in GRE and IELTS?? and in my case , is this affect 2 years of study gap??

  28. Hi,

    I have completed my be in EEE on 2010, november (with 73%), my gre score is 303(V-147,Q-156) and toefl yet to take.I want to pursue MS in USA on Fall 2013. But i can’t select the university. And which toefl score will be better corresponding to my GRE score. someone please help me…………

  29. what r the chances of getting a seat in MS in CS in good college GRE:303 (Q158 + V145) TOEFL:94 BE:62.33% w/o backlogs can u pls kindly help me with this. which college should i opt for good climate ,less fees , warm climate and less crime rates?

  30. what r the chances of getting a seat in MS in CS GRE:303 (Q158 + V145) TOEFL:94 BE:62.33% w/o backlogs can u pls kindly help me with this

  31. Plzz evaluate my profile ….
    GRE – 312(Q-165&V-147)AWA-3.5,
    TOEFL – 98(r-23,l-26,s-24,w-25)
    BE Acads-87.4% ECE (till sixth sem)
    I am planning to do M.S. [in Signal Processing]

    Please suggest some safe univ.s for me…
    I am thinking of applying to these universities…Please give ur feedback about them…
    Univ. of Texas,Dallas
    Texas Tech University
    Iowa State univ.
    Ohio state univ.

    Thanks in advance!!!

  32. Hi,

    I have a GRE score 315. ( 145 in verbal and 170 in quant.)
    I had done my B.E. in Electronics and communication, with the C.G.P.A. of 8.52.
    2011 pass out, 1 and half year Work Experience.

    I wanna pursue MS in US.

    Please help me short-list universities.


  33. Hi, I scored 300/340 in GRE ( V-142, Q – 158) and want to do MS in material science.
    I hav 1 research paper published.
    plz tell me in which university i should apply !
    plz reply !

  34. Hello sir.I’m planning to give IELTS exam in late november 2012.Is it possible for me to apply for fall 2013?I have scored 1290 in GRE and my academics are not quite good only 64%. Are there chances for me to get admission in MS in USA for electronics and communication engineering?Please reply.

  35. I’m a BSc.VISCOMM student and have 93% in academics . Want to do MBA in advertising marketing or animation film technology in US. Should I’ve to attend GRE exam???? apart from TOEFL. Can u suggest me some idea of getting scholarship are relevant exam to get scholarship???

  36. none of the above colleges will provide funding for ms. but for phd funding is available in case of international students , but requires good scores and at least one published paper. If one doesnt have a paper funding at the time of joining is hard to get, but still afterwards one can try and get GRAs or TAs.

  37. hi this is sheshan here…..i had 21 backlogs in my engg…i ve completed it with overall 53%…i ve to give gre and ielts exam…will it be possibe for me to get admissions for ms computer science in us…please help me out in this

  38. If HSB replies for One In hunded posts then how will the student benefit??……Am Sorry to say this but thats the truth…..i nevar got a reply for my post….

    1. Yes, I know. Just to let you know, over 500,000 people come to the site every month and I have only 24 hours per day. I will be glad to respond, if you are want to schedule a consultation.

      1. Am Sorrry Sir,it came out of frustration…am actually applying for spring 13..plzz help me in evaluating my profile…..
        i completed my B.TECH with 65.76%(2012)…with 13 backlogs….
        Q-150 V-138 AWA-3
        L-7.5 S-7 R-6 W-6
        am looking forward for admission in the following universities….please rate them according to my profile and suggest a few universities in texas
        2.Gorvernors state university
        i dont hav time to take GRE and then apply…so can i get admission only with ielts and write GRE to show in the VISA INTERVIEW???

  39. Hi!

    I am doing Electronics and Communication Engineering ,currently in my 4th year of my B. Tech degree. I want to apply to US colleges for Industrial engineering programs.

    My profile:

    Standard 10th : 86%
    Standard 12th : 77%
    B. tech CGPA 8.8
    GRE score : 303 ( verbal : 148; Quant : 155 Analytical essay: 3.5))
    TOEFL : yet to take.

    I have no paper publication, just that I have a 4th year mandatory project and another one I am doing in digital financing.I have already sent my scores to UFL, Rochester Inst. of Technology, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech as the test-takers have to select 4 recipients of the GRE scores. what are my chances of making it to these colleges?

    Please can somebody select some other decent colleges in US that fit my profile where I can apply.


  40. Hi,Everone,
    My CGPA in Computer science an engineering is 7.23 out of 10.Most of the universities requireGPA 3out of 4.I can not unerstan if I am elligible or not.I am very worried about my CGPA.ANY boy plz help…………plz plz plz,plz………….

    1. There is no necessary to convert to a 4 point scale bro the reason is conversion varies from one country to another so it wud be better to apply without converting the department will convert them if needed so its not an issue 🙂 Cheers

  41. Hi there! I’m an A-Level graduate student who is going to apply for this January 2013 intake. I got my grades as given below:
    Maths- A
    Computing- C
    Physics- C
    are these grades suitable to apply for US universities?
    Please reply me ASAP
    Thank you!

  42. Hi
    i have completed my BE in electrical and electronics engineering…i plan to pursue MS in embedded engineering or nanotechnology….my gre score is 281 and tooefl score is 86..i have no backlogs and have an aggregate of 69.2% in BE….can u suggest some good universities considering the fees

    1. Nanotechnology and Embedded are two leading departments where UG graduate seek to do Masters. And your TOELF and GRE score is low if possible take TOEFL cos the minimum is 92+ required to assure 85% of chances for admission and GRE its very low bro need 295+

  43. Hi ,

    I finished my b.e in 2011 and now working in a IT company but my dream is to persue ms in texas institutes or university of florida or califinia institute i know those institutes requires high profile i want to know wat is gre score and toefl scores to get into such institutions and my undergraduate percentage is 80% with one year experience can u plz help me wat gre score i need to get n is it correct time to write gre for fall 2013 or is late n toefl scores n what will be tution fees and wat are funding oppturnities.

  44. Hi.., I m gouthami… I have done my B-tech in Electronics & Instrumentation..I would like to pursue MS in USA..Can u help me regarding some specializations in COMPUTER ENGINEERING…(not COMPUTER SCIENCE)

  45. Hi!

    I am doing Electronics and Communication Engineering ,currently in my 4th year of my B. Tech degree. I want to apply to US colleges for Industrial engineering programs.

    My profile:

    Standard 10th : 86%
    Standard 12th : 77%
    B. tech CGPA 8.8
    GRE score : 303 ( verbal : 148; Quant : 155)
    TOEFL : yet to take.

    Training in satellite communication from Doordarshan, Training in mobile communication and networking from BSNL. I have represented my college on a national platform for an event organized by COGNIZANT.I am the head editor of the technical articles in my departmental magazine. Other than these, I have also participated and organized various events in college and school but none technical oriented. I have no paper publication, just that I have a 4th year mandatory project.

    Please can somebody select some decent colleges in US that fir my profile.


  46. HI,
    I gave my GRE on 10th July , and ,my score was 302 (145 in verbal and 157 in quant),I had a cgpa of 7.73 in my B.Tech in Instrumaentation and Control Engg. from NIT,Jalandhar.My 12th %age was 89.4% and 10th was 87.2%.I have 1year and 5 months work experience in power sector, and i have 2 research papers published in control field.Kindly suggest what universities can i get with this score and profile,woth financial aid.Can i get scholarships with this score?
    Kindly guide someone…I want to apply for Fall 2013 session in U.S universities.

  47. Can anyone give review about CSU-LA?I got admission into it for Computer Science for Masters??PLease reply asap…

  48. Hi im kishore .. I have completed B.Tech in EEE,and I am looking to do MS in USA. Within 2 days i am going to take gre xam.I Have to select universties at the ending time . am expecting moderate score (285-295) Pls suggest me some good university which can suit to my profile.
    I have 72% in B.Tech.

  49. Please evaluate my profile for spring 2013
    My profile:
    Class x-85%
    class xi-76% in computer science engineering from west bengal university of technology
    gre score-310 verbal-152 quanti-158
    toefl-yet to give
    please suggest some universitites dat may provide me with full funding in phd/ms in computer science.
    Chosen universities:
    Michigan State University
    Ohio state university
    John hopkins uni
    University of utah
    universiyt of florida
    Texas tech university
    university of oklahama
    University of pittsburg
    Rochester state uni

  50. Hi…I have scored 307/340 (quants 164 and verbal 143) in the revised GRE format and will be giving TOEFL.I would like to know how m I suppose to select universities for courses in civil engineering(transportation/construction management)

    1. hii ruchi,,, i have done msc biotechnology,, now preparing for GRE and TOEFL.. wud u plzz let me know the details and information regarding this exam ,, how cud i enroll for it and the best book,, plzz mail it to my email id.

  51. please what are requirments for PG and MS in PHYSICALTHERAPY in any of USA university. i have just finish my degree program in physiotherapy in 2010.

  52. Hi!!

    I have done my engineering in Information Technology from Pune University
    my gre score is 301 (Quant-153 & Verbal-148) according to the new pattern..
    Toefl score – 109
    acads – 55%
    will be applying for fall 2013..
    pls suggest some good universities for MS in computer science and also in MIS (managnt of info systems)
    waiting for a reply…..


  53. Hi… I need help from you regarding univ selection

    My GRE score was 291/340
    Verbal :136
    Quant :155
    AWA 3.0

    IELTS 7
    L 6.5
    R 7
    S 7
    W 6.5

    I have shortlisted these universities

    university of North corolina charlotte
    university of texas-arlington
    univ of delaware
    Illinois institute of technology
    Univ of Idaho,
    University of kentucky,
    Oklahoma state university,
    Lousiana state university-baton rogue,
    university of pittsburgh,
    colorado state university,
    University of tennessee knoxville,
    University of OKlahoma,
    University of missouri rolla,
    George mason University,
    University of mississippi ole
    My X % 89.8
    12th % 88.2
    MY acads upto 3-1 are 78.3%

    I am planning to go For Fall 2013 for Civil Engineering

    how many of those universities are safe and moderate for my profile

    Can u suggest me some univ which are likely ro get based on my profile to do MS in Civil Engineering ?

    My intended specialisation is either construction management or transportation engineering

    Please help me….

      1. HSB,
        Kindly, let me know i m a fourth year student planning to write my GRE in coming October , my current GPA is 3.2 , i just want to know which which GPA the college send to the Universities which we have applied the overall or the current one ,means after 3rd year.
        Please help me in ….

  54. hii all…
    am aplying to spring 2013|MS|ElectricalEngineering|


    2yrs wrk exp in embedded systems, am retaking gre in aug ..
    have shorlisted univs :: pls help which is to slelect and go frwrd.
    Univ of New Haven-connecticut,EE
    California state universi- Fullerton,EE
    Univ of Texas – El Paso.EE

  55. hello my gre score is very low if any one tel me with out gre having some univercitys r haveing those are taken by tofel score is it best are then plzzzzzzzzzz guide me those univercitys …………i a going to plan the jan

  56. please educate me in the following subject. many students having degrees from substandard universities are going abroad with GRE criteria. i wonder how a candidate with nil knowledge gets accommodated in American universities. this is not applicable to merit students who studied in reputed campus. i am talking about those students who could not score 40% in EAMSET. please reply. i am retired aviation specialist coaching maths to higher classes. i know many incompetent students flown to states. what will be their fate. i want to restrict them to avoid future problem to them as well to their parents.

    1. if they score great marks in gre that means they have good potential, dont think EAMSET is the golden line with which u judge a students worth…. u should probably think the other way around, why are students with great EAMSET scores not getting great gre scores ? probably because they are only good at mugging things and dont have a logical brain…. why are you saying that u r so worried about the students who went to the US becoz of their gre scores? i think u resent the fact that people u judged stupid are getting a chance at a better life than u envisioned for them…. 😀

  57. I HSB i have finished my Bachelors in Mechanical Engg. from Mumbai University First Class with First Class(63.33%).
    My GRE score is 302/340 (148-Verbal 154-Quantitative)
    My Toefl Score is 94/120.
    I am planning to apply in Jan intake for Masters in MECHANICAL in CANADA.
    Please reply asap.

  58. please somebody help me in shortlisting universities,i am expecting a gre score of 310-320,
    I have work experience of 4 years…..Please suggest some universities for MS in computer science…

  59. Hi
    I have jus given my GRE. I got 303 – 158 quant and 145 verbal. I am confused if it is a score good enough to get admission in a good university so that I could go ahead with tofel and application process OR should I consider retaking GRE. My academic are decent through out with CGPA 9.0 Please help me

  60. Hi ,
    I have done BE from RVCE Bangalore in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with 69% score.
    And I have workexperice in Software Devlopement for about 5 years.
    Now I am Planning to do MS in computer science in top universities in USA.Please let me know your suggestions…

    Thanks in Advance

  61. i just recently gave my GRE exam.
    got 324/340 ( 154 in verbal, 170 in quant)
    AWA 3.5
    I am a B.Tech.Computer from Jamia Millia Islamia.
    My Overall Engg. CGPA is 8.26/10
    10th SSC – 73%
    12th HSC – 88%
    I have 4 years of Work Experience in Software Development in MNC’s.
    Kindly guide me , what are the chances of getting through the following univ. with these scores?
    I want to pursue Computer Engineering.
    1) Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA.
    2)Carnegie Mellon Univ.
    3)University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell) Austin, TX
    4) Cornell University Ithaca, NY
    5) University of Southern California (Viterbi) Los Angeles, CA
    6) University of California–Los Angeles (Samueli) Los Angeles, CA
    7) University of California–San Diego (Jacobs) La Jolla, CA
    8) University of Florida Gainesville, FL

    I am scheduled to give TOEFL iBT next month.

    1. Hey Ankit u kindly let me know which books u have followed while preparing and other than have u taken some coaching classes for writing GRE .

  62. Hi,
    My GRE score is 300, 142 in verbal and 158 in quantitative with 3.0 in my awa. My engineering average is 66%. Can you please suggest me few good universities suitable for my scores?

  63. Sir,
    I am forth year on going student of engineering in ECE and my current GPA is 7.2.
    My question is i am preparing for GRE and planning to give my exam in October .
    I want to know which GPA is going to be send to the Universities if we have to apply for Fall 2013 my current or overall at the end of my degree.
    Need help.

  64. hiiii…am suffering to get admsn frm good univ which suits me. plz suggest some univs in EE dept.. profile 55% 12 bl, 930 gre 6.5 ielts . 2 years of wrk exprnc, looking for spring’13

  65. hey can any1 please tell me with the GRE score of 310 and TOEFL 104 and engineering avg 58% in which university can i apply for m.s in embedded systems.

  66. Hello,
    I wrote GRE got 294(136 in verbal, 158 in quants) I completed my Btech with 79% in cs
    Iam planning for 2013 spring.
    Can anyone suggest me the best universities for my score in my program computer science…

  67. Can anybody suggest me about CSU-LA ??I have got I-20 from it ??Should i take admission or not??IS it a gud university??
    Please reply…

  68. Hiiii,
    Can anyone suggest me universities for the following profile:
    GRE: 1090(Q-720,V-370,AWA:2.5),TOEFL:98,Academics:78.4 . I want to persue my masters in EE Dept for the spring 2013……please reply me as soon as possible

    1. It is difficult. You must be lucky to get into a college ranked from 1to 100.Try University of Southern California for MS. you will get it. Otherwise try colleges like Arizona tech, UMBC. My scores were almost same. i had a total of 1140 and academics of 85 in mu UG.I got into USC and UMBC only. Improve your GRE score if possible

  69. hai this is abhinav .i would like to take ece group is this group help me to go for ms in foregin for aerospace engineering

  70. Hi am pursuing final year in MECHANICAL engineering form KLuniversity with GPA 7.3/10(upto 3-1 semester) with no backlogs.I want to do MS in AEROSPACE engineering from top universities in US…..Am about to take GRE and TOEFL with in 2 months and sure of getting good score ,.but much worried abut GPA..any one please help..

  71. Hi,
    Does anybody have any idea about the universities in Singapore like NUS, NTU, etc.
    What are the future prospects of doing MS from these universities in Singapore and what are the requirements to get admission into these universities for MS?

  72. Hi,
    Does anybody have any idea about the universities in Singapore like NUS, NTU, etc.
    What are the future prospects of doing MS from these universities in Singapore and what are the requirements to get admission into these universities?

  73. Dear brothers,

    I am a mechanical engineer(2011 passout) from INDIA.I have graduated from a Anna university affiliated engineering college.Now,I am working as a Mechanical Design Engineer(R&D) in INDIA’s 3rd largest windturbine manufacturing company.I am an aspirant to come to US.I got 1160(Quants-780 & English-380) in GRE and 6.5 in IELTS.I am having aggregate of 72% ,But i had a backlog in Heat and Mass Transfer.I am working in Design using Pro-E.And I want to improve my knowledge in CAD & CAE.Please suggest some universities which suits my profile.

    1. Dear Ashokan, Your Profile suits for Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) of Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (IIT C). Need any help revert back to me.

  74. Hii HSB,
    I have done my graduation in the field of electronics ( GRE score which I got is of 303 (Q-156,V-147) the toefl score is of 100.I have 2 years of work exp in power sector in India & have commissione dtwo projects here.My grad percent is 81% & 12th is 78.8%.pL tell me where I can get admission for MS in control systems.Can I get a good university.

  75. hi,
    i have got GRE score of 308 ( 158 – quant and 150- verbal) awa is 4, my CPI in B.TECH is 9.3/10 and i m in final year of mechanical engineering. so friends please suggest me some universities to apply for 2013. or should i take GRE again?

    1. Hii HSB,
      I have completed my graduation in the field of electronics ( GRE score which I got is of 303 (Q-156,V-147) the toefl score is of 100.I have 2 years of work exp in power sector in India & have commissione dtwo projects here.My grad percent is 81% & 12th is 78.8%.pL tell me where I can get admission for MS in control systems.Can I get a good university.

      1. please can you assist me as i need a good university can you tell me whether i can get a good university for doing MS in control systems

    2. Hi Kushal, You have great academic standing, Kudos! Your GRE of 308 and AW of 4 is good enough to apply for Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (IIT C). If you would want any help pl do revert back to me.

  76. Hi HSB,

    I’ve received admits from Portland State University for the MS-ETM (Engineering and Technology Management) program as well as the IIT Chicago MITO (Masters of Industrial Technology and Operations Management) program for FALL 2012.

    Could you provide a better insight as to which one should be my final selection?

    The factors I am considering are mainly the course itself, and the career options after graduation.

    Appreciate any info on this.

    Links for both:


    IIT Chicaco MITO:


  77. hi am abhilash and my profile .. BE -58(57.58) , GRE -298 (Q-152, V-146 -AWA-3) , TOEFL -88 , 12-68%, 10-65% .. presented 2 papers on vlsi chip n sdr , vlsi physical automation design .. 2 projects ( based on microcontroller n embedded c ) .. n two mini project( based on verilog and cadence)… 2 seminars (wireless usb and advancements in digital design) .. captained coll football n basketball team for all 4years of my graduation n won zonal competitions in both f them … also i ve short listed some universitys , please let me know my chances n suggest me some uniys so that i could be assured of getting visa ..
    the universitys that i shortlisted are
    1 — usc , asu , u mass at amherst
    2 —–u of pittsburg , lehigh u , ut dallas , u of delaware
    3—- ut arlington , sanjose state u ( am afraid theres no spring intake ?? let me know ), portland state u , u of cincinnati
    4—– nyit , stevens institute of tech , csu northridge , u of texas at sanantonio , TAMU kingsville , lawrence tech u …
    i want to apply ASAP for spring 2013 .. please help me .. to find good universities with my profile

    1. also let me know which s the best palce to do my specialisation that is ms in dvlsi .. based on region , job oppurtunities and cost factor ..texas ??

        1. hi sai kranthi , i have 3 backs , please reply me since i got to decide upon universitys to apply for spring and already i believe i am late
          THANK YOU

          1. csu northridge , u of texas at sanantonio,ut arlington,asu,u of pittsburg,TAMU kingsville,,i knw these r good…becz my prfile also same as u and also trying for sprng 13. but bcks are 10. and gre is 930. if u aply to any univs let me knw yarr…..

  78. Hi everyone

    I took my GRE in the old pattern where the scores were:
    Quant: 770/800
    Verbal: 500/800
    AWA: 3
    Now the revised score in the new GRE comes to be:
    Quant: 161/170
    Verbal: 153/170
    Total comes out to be 314/340
    CGPA is 8.3
    Have two papers in networking.
    TOEFL yet to take.
    I want to apply for MS/ Phd in CS for fall 2013 in good universities.
    I am a bit concerned about my AWA score.
    What are the chances of getting an admission?
    Do you think I should retake the GRE?

    1. Hi Vijay, Having CGPA 8.3 with GRE of 1270 and AWA 3, I think is good enough for seeking admit in a decent University.

  79. hi
    10th 81%
    inter 76%
    btech 70% with 10 backlogs which i cleared before my last semister
    gre 305
    tofel 98
    will i get admission in good colleges
    iam worried because of my backlogs please suggest me………..

  80. Hi,

    I am dentist who graduated from india.i would like to pursue a masters degree in clinical research.I got 296/340(147-verbal,149-quant)..toefl-99/120.I s there anyone who can help me as i find very indians to opt in to this.I hadve a few queries: u need a masters/certificate program to get a job here? to find a mentor?is there any course/program that i can take inorder to have a research mentor for my masters in clinical research?
    3.universities which are prominent in this program?

    Hope someone can find answers to these questions.

    1. dear TJ,
      I appreciate your aim to pursue masters in clinical research in the field of dentistry.however,the graduation (b.d.s) from india is not valid in united have an option called advanced placement programme for international dentists.more than ten universities have this program.all you need to do is to take nbde part 1 exam,and pass (75 on 100) it.if you are confident,u can take part 2 exam as well.but most universities need part 1 of nbde.then,u will be directly joining the 3rd year of d.d.s(equivalent to b.d.s in india) and u need to complete the final year as well.once you succesfully complete this programme,u will be awarded american d.d.s degree.later if you pass the exam for license,u can start practicing in u.s.a AND ALSO U WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO PURSUE A MASTERS DEGREE IN U.S.A.i am not sure whether we need a green card for pursuing masters and continuing education.

      all the best.

  81. Hi HSB,

    I found that this is the most famous blog on internet providing the valuable information about the education in USA. But, I am planning to go canada for my post graduate study. I found that if study there 2 years then I can get 3 years of work-permit. I think in 3 years of time I can obtain good experience and can apply for the pr. So, after that I can easily move to USA. I think its best way to go USA because tuition fees are vey less compare to USA universities and chances of getting visa is more for canada. Following are my educational qualification regarding selecting course from canadian university or college,

    BE(IT) – 2010

    2 years of experience

    expecting 6.5 in IELTS.

    Kindly, suggest good course, so that I can easily get job after study.

    Thank you all,

  82. hello..this is priyatham,doing my final year now,i am thinking to take GRE in the month of AUGUST .my aggregate till my 3rd year 1st semester is 67%(2nd semester yet to revealed)
    which is the best time to apply for universities for fall 2013?
    can we send the expected scores to universities (my expected score is 300) and later we can write GRE?
    which are the best universities to apply for CS in US?
    which specialization will be better?
    plz guide and answer me patiently..thankyou

    1. hi priyatham ,
      good is to knw dat u have planned ur career well in advance.. if u r looking for cs programme.. texas A & M univ is quite famous for score range above 300.. try to conc more on quants so tht u can score decent score close to 310.. and henceforth u can be confident of good universities.. i will update u with university list soon ..

  83. hi,
    im planning for masters in gre score is 279/340.
    My btech agregate is 70%.can u please suggest me if there any chanches for admission with that score.Yet to rite my toefl

    1. Archana, 279 is low for most of the good univs. You should estimate which univs. u r applying 2 b4 proceeding. if u plan to apply to the higher bracket, consider taking gre again. for engineering/ economics masters, they generally prefer a 160+ in math and 145+ in verbals, as a standard. all the best !

      1. hello archana,
        as everyone suggested u .. u retake GRE and make sure ur TOEFL score is 90+ only then u will be confident abt ur admission

  84. hey hsb and other friends,

    i am in a dilemma when it comes to selection of a college to pursue a phd in aerospace engineering (as i didnt want to waste 2 years doing ms just to do another five years for phd)…. i have a btech degree in mechanical engineering with 65 % marks but with some backlogs which i finished before the last semester. i have a 161/170 score for verbal and a 170/170 for quantitative, i havent taken toefl yet but will take it soon and am confident i will get a good score…. what approach and which universities would u recommend?

    please help as soon as possible anyone and everyone, welcome….

        1. dont worry abt ur academic percentage .. although it’s just average it might not effect ur chances of getting decent u have a good GRE ..and most importantly try building a strong SOP … and ur work is done

  85. Hey,
    I’m Madhu from Chennai.
    I’m planning to pursue MS in biotechnology in Spring 2013 and I’m having a tough time selecting universities. There is a list of universities that I’m considering but unable to figure out how good they r, or if I’m suitable for those universities. Kindly help me find a good and suitable university for my profile.

    B.Tech, biotechnology – 78% (no backlogs)
    GRE- 301 (quants- 153 and eng – 148)
    TOEFL – 98

    The list of universities that I’m considering are:
    university of pennsylvania
    SUNY buffalo
    University of illinois, chicago
    university of texas, dallas
    California state university
    University of Houston, clear lake

    Also, I want to know if my scores r good enough to get into a good university.
    Thank you.

      1. hi madhu ,
        i did my BIOINFORMATICS in chennai too, I am confused which field to choose between cse and bitoinfo, would their be good career after doin MS in bioinfo ? if so plzz guide me

      2. Hi Madhu, How would Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (IIT C) work for you. They have good Bio-related programs and your profile also matches. Any help I would be able to help you.

  86. am abhilash , my profile – gre 298 awa 3 ( v-146, q-152 ) , toefl -88 ( r-22 l-20 s-24 w-22 ) , BE(ece)-56.60 , 12grade-68 ,10grade-65 .. interested in ms in vlsi , i ve sent my scores through ets to usc, utdallas,utarlington n nyit , please let me know the chances of getting any of the universitys that i ve mentioned n also suggest me the universitys that ll suit my profile

    1. Dallas.NYIT-SAFE
      In order to suggest I need ur other curricular activies and the no of papers u’ve presented

    2. hello Mr. Abhilash,
      I suggest u to re-take GRE becoz ur academics as such is too low and ur GRE score is moderate ,So plan fr GRE with score greater than 310 . U can try for good universities then

  87. I have a GRE score of 1170 and TOEFL ibt score is 115. I want to apply for MS in AEROSPACE / AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING. My Undergraduate (B.E) aggregate of the first three years is 76% and i’m currently pursuing my 4th year. Which Colleges can I apply to?

    1. If u are fully interested in AEROSPACE i’d suggest u to go ahead blindly for EMBRY-RIDDLE anad CIT Caltec institue of Tech the best aerospace schools

      1. Thanks! I have started the app process for Embry-Riddle! Could you also suggest a few more probably mid-range universities. I have published only 1 paper and extra curricular activities is also almost nothing.

  88. Hello!
    I have completed my in physics from Trivuwan University ,Nepal.with 67%.My GRE score is 1360 (Verbal-580 and Quants-780) I have 52% in SLC ,53% IN I.SC. and 58% in B.Sc.. Currently i am teaching fer 12th grade.I am interested to do my Ph.D. from the USA. PLEASE suggest the suitable university that provides adequate funding.

  89. Hello Every one
    Can anybody help me ?? I have got 75% in High School; and 65% in Inter and I am doing Btech in biotechnology with 70% and have done two research papers and worked on 1 project and I have not yet given the GRE and planning to give this SEP in my final year so that I can get selected in the Fall session.
    As I wanted to apply for the PhD program so I wanted to ask that at this percentage what all universities can I apply for if GRE score is 310 and TOEFL is 105
    Thank you

    1. Hi, I have taken up the GRE(297, Quants-150 English-147) and toefl (89). I am in the process of finalizing on which university to apply. But, totally confused about each university tuition fee. Could somebody explain about the credits and the hours which I see on the fee structure page of every university.

      1. Can u post the universities which u have selected such that we can know regarding them. Well, I hope u are confused with in-state and out-state tuition fees. See the in-state tuition fees is for the students who are residents of usa, where as out-state tuition fees is meant for international students …. When it comes to credits it varies from univ’s and u have contact the international adviser of that concern univ to get the details about the credits….

      2. Dear Vamshee krishna, Credit hours is basically a Unit of measurement that counts for your Graduate study. For eg ; a professional masters in CS would demand 30 credits. Presuming a course is 3 credits ( 3 hours of teaching /workload per course) . Hence you need to 10 courses.

  90. Hi ,
    I am a 2012 engineering passout
    With a score of 320/340 and Toefel : 110/120 and Under grad : 7 cgpa / 10
    Is it possible to get a decent university in USA for masters in Computer Science/IT ?

    I am under the impresion after going thru some of the good universities websites which have a eligibility criteria saying 3 cgpa/4 as the minimum! Mine undergraduate cgpa was 7 upon 10 .
    I plan to apply onli for fall 2013 or later . My biggest worry is am i even eligible to apply with my CGPA????!! Can i have the hope of landing in a good univ! Please give me an answer!

    P.S.:What can i do to compensate the low CGPA!~ will work experience compensate!

    1. I have given new GRE on 15 may and i have got Q-160,V-141, which is 301/340.

      Here i have attached my resume .below i have selected few universities please evaluate my profile for below university.plz guide me which universities are safe for my profile.

      list of university

      1.Colorado state university,
      2.sunny buffalo
      3. iitChicago
      4.Michigan technology
      5.University of Denver of rhode island
      7. university of texas dallas
      8. university of southern california

      u can suggest more universities which are in favour of my profile.

      Thanking YOU

      I am interested for MS in Optical fiber Communication from Electrical Engineering .I did 4 projects which are mostly related to Optical fiber Communication. I have 6 international publications out of 6 publications 4 publications are related to Optical fiber Communication field.I have reviewed many papers for International journals and conferences which are related to Optical fiber Communication field.

      GRE SCORE (301/340)
      Quantitative – 160

      Verbal – 141

      Analytical – 3.0
      B.E. Vidya Pratishtan’s College of Engg.
      Baramati,Pune University
      Aug,2011 60.00%
      Vidya Pratishtan’s College of Engg.
      Baramati,Pune University

      Aug 2010 50.00 %

      S.E. Vidya Pratishtan’s College of Engg.
      Baramati,Pune University

      Aug 2009 53.00%
      Vidya Pratishtan’s College of Engg.
      Baramati,Pune University

      Aug 2008 58.00%
      HSC Maharashtra Board June,2006 62.00%
      SSC Maharashtra Board June,2004 87.66%

      Total Backlogs – 6
      1. Cost -effective WDM-PON delivering up/down -stream data on a single wavelength using Soliton pulse.
      Duration: Sep, 2010 – April, 2011
      2. The Reduction of FWM effects using Duobinary Modulation in a Two-Channel D-WDM System.

      Duration: Aug, 2010 – Oct, 2010
      3. Investigation of FWM effect on BER in WDM optical communication system with Binary & Duobinary modulation format”.
      Duration: Aug, 2010 – Oct, 2010

      4. Presented Seminar on Wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON) Technology at various National Conferences.

      I have worked on the project on WDM & Chromatic dispersion at Reliance Technology Innovation Center, Dhirubahi Ambani Knowledge City, Mumbai.

      1. Reviewer for International Journal of Optical photonic letter

      ? Reviewed 2 papers.

      1. Title : Monitoring and Compensation of optical telecommunication channels by using Optical add drop multiplexers for Optical OFDM system Authors: kamal bhatia, Ph.D*;Dr.Rajinder singh Kaler, Ph.D;Dr.Tara Singh Kamal, Ph.D 2.Title : Designing and Modeling of Chirped Fiber Bragg Grating for Gas Sensor Authors: Dr. Anubhuti Khare, Jaikaran Singh
      2. Reviewer for Progress In Electromagnetics Research (PIER) Journals.

      ? Reviewed 1 paper.

      1.Title : Pulse compression and pedestal suppression for the high-order solitons.
      Authors: Wen-Jun Liu?, Bo Tian, Min Li, Pan Wang and Yan Jiang

      3. Reviewer for International Journal COMPUTER NETWORK & COMMUNICATION

      ? Reviewed 1 papers.

      1.Title : Performance Analysis of Receivers in WDM for Extended Reach Passive Optical Networks Authors: S. Rajalakshmi#1, Ankit Srivastava*2, Ashish Pandey*3
      4. Reviewer for International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering.

      ? Reviewed 1 papers.

      1.Title : Comparative Studies of Wireless Communication Networks and its Future
      Authors: Manish Gupta

      5. Reviewer for International Journal of Computer Engineering Research.

      ? Reviewed 3 papers.

      1.Title : Entropy calculation in color Image Processing using Wavelets Authors: 2. Title : High Performance Photonic Devices For Multiplexing/Demultiplexing application in Multi Band Operating Regions
      6. Reviewer for 2012 IEEE ICCIC.
      7. Reviewer for IEEE Sponsored International conference ICMET 2011.
      8. Reviewer for IEEE Sponsored International conference ICMLC 2011
      9. REVIEWER for IEEE Sponsored International conference CSNT 2011
      10. REVIEWER for IEEE Sponsored International conference WICT 2011
      11. REVIEWER OF for IEEE Sponsored International conference CSNT 2011


      1. Programme Committee member of IEEE International Conference CICN
      2. Programme Committee member of IEEE International Conference CSNT
      3. Programme Committee member of IEEE Sponsored International Conference
      WICT 2011.
      4. Programme Committee member of IEEE Sponsored International Conference
      CSNT 2012.
      5. Programme Committee member of IEEE Sponsored International Conference
      WICT 2012.


      1. International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology
      2. Academy & industry research collaboration center (AIRCC).
      3. Member of MIR Lab
      4. Affiliate member of signal processing for communication and networking
      technical committee.

      1. Laxman Tawade “Cost -effective WDM-PON delivering up/down -stream data on a single wavelength using Soliton pulse.” International journal MICROWAVE OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTER, john Wiley & son’s publication, Vol.54, No.2, P.508-511, 2011, Impact Factor = 0.68

      2. Laxman Tawade” A Novel Analysis of Single Mode Fiber for Reduction of Chromatic Dispersion Using Dispersion Compensated Fiber” Published by ACN 2010 in Communications in Computer and Information Science, 2010, Volume 77, 124-133, at Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

      3. Laxman Tawade” Investigation Of Fwm Effect On Ber In Wdm Optical Communication System with Binary And Duobinary Modulation Format.”International Journal of Distributed and Parallel Systems, Vol.1, No.2, Nov.2010, p.109-116

      4 Laxman Tawade” The Reduction of FWM effects using Duobinary Modulation in a Two-Channel D-WDM System.” International Journal of Distributed and Parallel Systems, Vol.2, No.6, Nov.2011, p.303-308

      5. Laxman Tawade” Detection of epilepsy disorder using discrete wavelet transforms using MATLABs.” International journal of Advanced science of Technology (IJAST), Vol.24, March 2011, p.17-24

      6. Laxman Tawade” Efficient & Secure Data Hiding Using Secret Reference Matrix” International journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA) Vol.4, No.1 Jan. 2012, p.43-50.

      1. Laxman Tawade ” A Novel Analysis of Single Mode Fiber for Reduction of Chromatic Dispersion Using Dispersion Compensated Fiber” Presented At International Conference on Advance Communication and Networking (ACN-2010) Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort, Miyazaki, Japan, June 23 – 25, 2010.


      1. PhD qualified Prof. From College
      2. Head of Reliance Innovation Lab, Mumbai
      3. PhD Qualified Prof. which is specialized in Optical COMMUNICATION.

        1. Thanks for your reply.

          I am interested to apply IIT Chicago.But my counsellor suggested me not to include this university as it demands mini. gre score 304 and u r having 301 so it will be risky for me. so what should i do? whether include or not?

          She suggested me

          1. michigan tech
          2.clemson univ.
          4.texas ei paso
          please reply as soon as possible

    2. Yeah dont worry me to plannig to apply after 2013. And i have around 7.6 the CGPA alone doesn’t matter during admission they see all aspects

  91. Hi,

    Please note my credentials:
    1) Academics: Have done along with GNIIT (Software Engg)- Grade A & MSc IT (result awaiting)

    2) Work Exp- 3 years as Senior Implementation Analyst

    Please suggest me, what should be my approach and chances to get admission in a decent MBA college for Fall 2013, specifically in Boston, NewYork, Florida, Texas or California regions in US .

    Also suggest that as considering my GPA will be too less, can I somehow convince the good scored earned in GNIIT degree course that I pursued in parallel to BCom.

    Please help & Reply soon.


  92. Hi HSB
    I am a Fall 2012 Prospective Student my Profile Toefl=95 GRE=293 Academics=80% I Have Applied to 7 universities and got admits from 6 university i.e 1. Poly Nyu with $3k Funding 2. NIU 3.Suny Binghamton 4. CSU Sacramento 5. CSU Fullerton 6.Bradley State University With 4k Funding …..I Have Finally decided upon CSU Sacramento as my Final Destination so my Question is that is my Decision of Choosing CSU Sacramento a Apt one and also how is the Job Prospectus at CSU Sacramento ….need help Guys !!!!

  93. Hi all…recently i got my I20 from Virginia Internation University…and most probably i am gonna schedule my visa interview in june…..
    I applied for masters in c.s…so need ur help about the university which i have choosen…it was suggested by my colleague who lives in virginia…howz the university any one graduated fromit.
    I got overall 3.5yrs of work experience with wipro in hardwaretech engineer for desktop computers…
    And my IELTS was 6.0 which i tuk after talking to university ppl..they said they will acpt that too..
    As allknows that Ms in Cs is comn programme which mostlychoosen by evryone…wat answers can be given to VO abt y this univsty and y this course…
    please need ur inputs….

  94. Hi my name is vineel. I just completed my btech in 2012. My undergraduation major is mechanical engineering. I want to do ms in computer science. I am applying for spring 2013. so please evaluate my chances for computer science in the universities listed below

    Profile: = s.v. university, tirupati, andhra pradesh
    ug percentage =74%
    gre = 1340; verbal=570; quantitative =770; Awa= 3.5
    toefl= 88
    work expirence = 0
    publications =0


    Arizona state university
    University of florida
    North Eastern university
    north carolina state university
    university of utah

    1. IF u can improve u r TOEFL score then it can fetch u scholarship because u r gre score is too good and where as toefl is avg….. It will be better if u write TOEFL again…

      1. hello vineel,
        ur Gre score is really good. Even i am planning to do MS in computer science , my background in bioinformatics, What is the procedure for us to slide to computer streams. Which universities accepts change in branch, If so what is the criterion to change, I am planning for spring 2013.. please help its urgent

        1. Dear Ram and Vineel, I am not sure about other Universities but I can comment based on Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT C) . There is a program called as bridge program in IIT C. This program is basically for students whose Majors doesn’t match their Intended Graduate Program. This bridge program basically is of 3 courses like
          CS 201 – Intro to Java, CS 401 deals with data structures using Java.
          CS 402 deals with Computer Architecture and Java, an intense course

          If you have been working on Software projects for some time, it is possible to get you a waiver based on the proficiency exam that you need to take.

          DEFICIENCY Course by definition is required to be done to plug knowledge gap that may exist in you in that area hence these courses DOESN’T carry credits to your Masters.

  95. Hi ,
    I scored 297 in new GRE and not yet given toefl nd want to tk admission in computer science (MS) for Fall 2013. Can anyone suggest me better /decent universities where i cn apply for ?
    and if universities are near NEW JERSEY state then it will be good.
    thank you


    1. hi krina, i am same contemporary as u r and got a gre score of 297… very similar to urs , but can u tell me how much it is equivalent as per the old gre scores.

      1. 297 is some where around 1100.

        It depends on the subject marks you have got.
        Refer the ets site. You will get to know more there..!!

  96. i have got admits from university of kansas and syracuse university for master’s in aerospace engg.can u suggest best in the above???????

  97. i have got admits from university of kansas and syracuse university for master’s in aerospace engg

  98. Hi,

    I have got admit for MS CS from
    1. George Mason University, Virginia
    2. University of Denver
    3. University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
    4. SUNY, Binghamton
    5. University of Texas, San Antonio

    Which would be a better option with regards to getting TA and job opportunities after MS.

  99. Hi All,
    I need help selecting the from the following universities(For MS Computer Science):
    My stats are GRE:320/340 TOEFL:109 Work Exp: 1.5 yrs
    1. North Carolina State University
    2. NYU Poly with $10,000 scholarship per year

    Will it be a wise decision to go with NYU Poly. After analyzing the tuition fees of both places, there is a difference of $10,000 for the entire 2 yr course. However I am aware that living expenses at NYC will be double that of NCSU.Also proximity to jobs in NYC is a plus.Can somebody offer their opinions? Thanks!

    1. nyu poly is a better option according to 2011-2012 payscale college salary report.of usa.

  100. My TOEFL ibt score is 79. I want to pursue MS in supply chain management in USA. could u tell me which are the universities in US accept this score ?

    1. there are very few univ which accept this score …. Every univ has its own requirements for toefl(79 is min)…I hope it will be better for u if u retake the toefl by working hard ……..

  101. I have score 5.5 in overall band in ielts could u tell me which are the universities in US accept this score ?

  102. Which one to choose…for MS-Aerospace (Maj CFD)
    1) Embry Riddle , DB/FL
    2)Suny Buffalo
    3) UTA Arlington
    4) OSU okhlama……………………..please help me out guys , it would help me in my admission process…

    Btech(Honors) Mech Eng
    VIT university

  103. hi, i have score 5.5 in ielts…..want to do masters (computer science) in usa., can anyone plz suggest me the universities which accept ielts 5.5 score..plz plz

    1. I want to go USA for M.S, in now i start reading for GRE, how much time is required every day to get good result. I want to appointed at July 2013, so when i give my examination?

  104. I want to pursue Masters in Electronics Engineering (PG) from AUT or UOA from New Zealand. Iam a b.Tech (hons.) with 72% work ex of 18 months.
    and what is the difference b/w “Master Of Engineering & Maste Of Engineering Studies ?

    Help me!

  105. I am a Smita
    I have done mechanical engineering and after that PGDM in international business. I have 2 years of work ex. I want to pursue MBA or Ms in international business in USA. can you suggest me some good universities where i too have a chance of getting admission.
    10th- 79%
    BE- 69%

    1. Business is always best in europe and its the better option US are concentrated mainly for engineering purpose

  106. hey guys…i need some advice from you all. I want to know the universities(top ten in usa) offering masters in aerospace field, and the scope of job after completion.

  107. I got 1250 gre score and had two major projects on telecommunications , one summer internghip in Norway.Iam ECE, NIT Durgapur, India. which univ can i prefer for applying for ms in telecom and what abt phd?

  108. Hi,
    I am a graduate of Applied geophysics and I wish to obtain MSc in Exploration Geophysics in a good graduate school in Canada or US (preferably Canada). I took GRE (Q=670, V=540, Total= 1210) and TOEFL(R=28, W=25, L=21, S=20, Total= 94) and had a CGPA of 3.28/5.0. Please, I need your sincere advice as per which schools to apply to as I will like to send my application documents to some graduate schools before this month runs out.

    Thank you as you respond promptly.

  109. Hi,
    I have received admits from ASU,Indiana Uni and Uni at Buffalo[Applied for MS Computer Science Fall2012]. I have received funding from Indiana Uni. Which uni should i prefer? My criteria are(with priority: 1->Highest)
    1. Research Work- I have interest in Operating Systems,Database, Networking,Languages
    2. Job after MS
    3. Weather
    4. Internships and on campus jobs

  110. hi,
    I am a final year IT student with 63 percentage(present) i have a low gre score of 930(Q-610,V-320,AWA-3.0).my toefl score is 81 .my 10th percent is 75,inter percentage is 84. can u please suggest me universities for my profile.I am planning for a fall-2012 intake and do i have time to start the processing for the same?? plz help.
    thankz in advance..

    1. Man… you have real low scores….it would be very tough to get a good university along with scholarship. Improve on your English if you want to do your MS from any foreign country. Work hard and take GRE and TOFEL again then apply for MS from any foreign university. Best of luck

    2. I dont have idea abt low scores go to u can get the university for ur profile but not the best one

  111. i got an admit from NYU Poly for ms in financial engineering and from rutgers newark for masters in quantitative finance..which is better??is nyu poly good??need help!!!

  112. I am MUSA LUNYIRIJA from Tanzania; I want to know the procedures on how to get scholarship with sponsorship in USA Universities. I want to study a master degree in chemistry as my first choice and or in business managements as a second choice.

  113. Hi,my Revised GRE scores are 317/340,
    gpa-8.58/10(B TECH in electronics and instrumentation engg)’
    10th -83.6%
    Work Exp-1 year in a core instrumentation company
    What are my chances of getting into these univs for MS in EE
    Virginia Tech

  114. i just recently gave my GRE exam.
    got 314/340 ( 152 in verbal, 162 in quant)
    I am a Final year Mechanical Student, from University of Pune.
    My Overall Engg. Aggregate is 60%
    10th SSC – 86%
    12th HSC – 76%
    I have participated in Many technical competitions and paper presentations of national and state level and have won 1st, 2nd prizes in quite a number of them.
    also, i’ve played basketball upto district level.
    Kindly guide me as to is it necessary for me to give GRE again or what are the chances of getting through the following univ. with these scores?
    I want to pursue automobile / Motorsports engg.
    1) North Carolina State University.
    2)Carnegie Mellon Univ.
    3)Ohio State Univ.
    4) Michigan State
    5) Detroit Mercy
    6) Michigan Ann Arbor
    7) Illinois state Univ.
    8) John’s Hopkin’s Univ.
    9) Harvard Univ.

    I am scheduled to give TOEFL iBT this month.

    1. hey shrikrishna- i think NCSU n MSU is realistic option for u….let me knw wic universities u decide…n wic college u frm..i m frm sinhgad,pune…i scored 305(162-Q,143-V,4-AW)

  115. Hi, I am Robayet from Dhaka,Bangladesh.
    I applied for the PhD program in Pharmaceutical sciences. The session is fall 2012.
    My credentials are listing below-
    GRE-1260 (V-490,Q-770,AWA-3.00),TOEFL-94(R-24,L-23,S-22,W-25),CGPA-3.86 (B.Pharm), CGPA-3.69(M.Pharm).I applied to the following institutions-
    1. University of Kentucky (Ranking-05) **
    2. University of Georgia (Ranking-24) **
    3. University of The Sciences in Philadelphia (31) **
    4. The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers (24) **
    5. University of South Carolina (42) **
    6. University of New Mexico (32) **

    Fact is that one of my classmates has got admission into University of Georgia.He got the
    Offer in February. After getting the news, I contacted the graduate coordinator and said that they are still evaluating applications & making offers. Final offers should be made in April. In that case, does it mean that I have a less chance of getting admission into University of Georgia
    So, please give me some explanations regarding the admission in University of Georgia.
    What are the chances of getting admissions into the institutions where I have applied for the PhD program?
    ** (Ranking based on the subject Pharmacy)

  116. Hello
    I have scored 304 in my GRE.I am a chemical engineer from Pune University with First class with Distinction.I am currently pursuing my job.But i wish to do a MS inBiochemistry.Could you tell me what is the best college i could get(range of ranking of colleges i should apply)?

    1. hey sayali….even i m frm pune university and got 305 in gre……i am thinking of UTD, TAMU-CS,UMCP,UFL,IUB……let me knw if u decide some universities……our profile match so i think we can help each other 🙂

        1. ram- yeah bro….this blog can b helpful if we help each other….”for the students, by the students”…… 😉

          1. For the students is good… by the students doesn’t work as tag line..I still have to find a good line.

    2. Hello Sayali,
      You have good score in GRE.
      Regarding your question, you can get the list of good colleges in your field by searching on google and as your GRE score is good, you can apply in the universities ranked between 1 to 50 or 1 to 60.


  118. i am doing final year with electronics….
    and i wnt to do ms….! bt i don’t know anything …..and i have 75% in

  119. hey my enng percentage upto 3rd yr is 61 and i hav 13 backlogs……….my gre is 288(q-150 and v-138,awa-3)..ielts is 6.5….am applyin for fall 2012…….let me kw about these universities………….marist,nyit,neiu and whichita…………

  120. Hello HSB,
    I am a final year E&TC student frm Pune University. Please suggest me with my chances in some of the universities tht i have shortlisted.
    engg avg- 61%

    Universities are-

    1. university of maryland–college park
    2.Texas A&M university–college station
    3. university of masachhuets, amherst
    4. university of georgia
    5. Iowa state university
    6. North carolina state university
    7. ohio state university
    8. indiana university, bloomington
    9. university of minnessota-twin cities
    10. university of colorado boulder of florida
    12. UT dallas
    please suggest me if any other good university u think shd be in my list.

    no papers published but I have taken part in many college events like paper presentations, robotics.
    have done certifications in- C,JAVA,Embedded systems & rtos
    currently placed in Accenture and will have a year of work exp till i join the uni. Applying for fall’13.

    1. hello abhishek,
      U indeed h’ve good background as in terms of GRE as well as ur academics. I feel ur chances of getting admission in texas A &M is high. Morover i’ve seen u will be applyng for fall’13. So what are u gonna do meanwhile? because it is equally important for u to mention ur profile.

      1. @ Ram…thnxx for the reply…. meanwhile i’ll be doing job in a software MNC so i’ll get 1 year of exp till i join university…plz go thru the university lists n tell me abt my chances in thm…..
        and i wanna pursue MS in telecomm so will my software exp count???
        My frnds r sayin tht TAMU can be ambitious for me is it so???
        sincerely waiting for ur reply…

    2. guys…plz reply me…i waiting eagerly….plz do comment on my post n tell me abt d universities.

  121. hello everyone,
    I have a query regarding my career, I am currently in final semester BTECH in the stream BIOINFORMATICS. I got placed in COGNIZANT company at the pay of 3.35L p.a, I wish to pursue my masters IN US, for which I have given GRE in new pattern and scored 294/340 and not given my TOEFL yet. I am really confused regarding my career, whether to go for job or re-appear GRE and score well for my admissions in top tier universities,. Please suggest me with ur advices as soon as possible

    1. Dear Ram…what i feel is tht u can go for job and side by side u can prepare for gre again….CTS is a cool company n thrs not much work load…or if u have a decent profile in acads thn u can find a good university on this score also…best luck 🙂

    2. Dear Ram…what i feel is tht u can go for job and side by side u can prepare for gre again….CTS is a cool company n thrs not much work load…or if u have a decent profile in acads thn u can find a good university on this score also…best luck

  122. Hello………. I scored 295 in revised GRE… TOEFL 84………….applying for MS in Electrical eng…..specialization Telecommunications For FALL 2012…..
    my profile is
    54% aggregate(3.02/4.0 gpa), one IEEE paper, One international conference, Workshop for 10 days at MTNL, one national paper………….applying following universities…plz tell which one ll i get ?
    1. USC, LA
    2. Northeastern uni. boston
    3.portland state uni, oregon
    4. san jose state uni
    5. nyu poly
    6. texas arlington
    7. okloham state uni, stillwater
    8. michigan technological uni, houghton

    plz have open suggestions………..

    1. what i feel is your score can be improved and morover ur acadamic background is not strong , So it is my suggestion to re-appear GRE and score more than 310 or so that ur admission gets easier

  123. Hi,
    i have taken GRE ,2 times , both in old format, first time i got 970(quant-740 , verbal-230) and second time 1050 (quant-670 , verbal-380), should i again take GRE in this new format?

    1. Hi Rohith ,
      If you feel taking New pattern would increase your score , you can very well take a 3rd Attempt . As for your information , the Verbal in New Pattern is very Easier than the OLd pattern because of the Lots of Reading Comprehension and No Analogies and Antonyms section . So i guess you can very well improve your Verbal Score in New Pattern . Since you have gone down in quants in second attempt , if you think you can put little effort to increase it after having seen all the New syllabus for Quants in New Revised GRE , Then I would strongly suggest you to have a 3rd attempt which would surely be of Great Value if you put little more effort only in Quants .

      Wish you All the Best !! 🙂 🙂


    1. Hi Mohan ,
      You must have atleast 80 Above ( and some universities ask 20 above in Each Section )in TOEFL for doing MS in any good US Universities . So I would strongly Suggest you to take the TOEFL Exam again to score above 80 .
      Regarding your GRE Scores ,I would say it is better you take that also again if and only if you think you can improve the score . But to be precise about your eligibilty , you need to mention you Verbal and Quants ( Each out of 170 ) . It would be much more better if you mention them out of 1600 using the concordance table( Used to convert New Pattern Score to Old Pattern Score ) . Here is the link for Converting your Scores to Old Pattern ( )

      Anyways , for Now Wish You All The Best for your TOEFL Exams !!! 🙂


      1. hello mohan ,
        what i feel is you dont have enough score to do MS, because ur GRE is too low, I can suggest u to go for another attempt and re-apply good luck

  124. Hi, At the onset , I would like to appreciate HSB for their wonderful and encouraging writing which really motivate students and also helps in taking a correct decision to choose the University as well as the attitude to fight the challenges to achieve .. ,Well, speaking about me , I am pursing my Masters in Information Technology and into my 3rd Semester, ,Though I have scored above 65% in my 1st Sem and will surely try to complete my Masters with a good and sound percentage, Also preparing myself for GRE and TOEFL , Since it is a longing desire for me to study at US since class 10th, I have a doubt , whether MS and MSc. both are same?And after completion of MSc can I apply for MS ? There is also a serious doubt that I have and so would like to share with you, I did my grads on Zoology Honors and post which I find Information Technology very interesting so I skipped to IT,Would like to know will there is any concern into it in terms of enrollment for higher studies such as MS or Phd. in my near future…I will be anticipating your feedback into my queries…. Thanks

  125. dear HSB,
    iam sushmitha.This is the first time iam posting although i am in coorodination with your blog.
    i have completed my gre and toefl.i got 1010(eng-400,math-610) in gre and in toefl i got 84(writ-24,red-17,spe-23,list-21).
    i have also applied for universities.basically i am pharmacy course student.i have gpa -3.5.iam listing the universities.
    university of northcarolina-chapell hill-pharmaceutics
    state university of buffalo,-pharmaceutics
    northeastern university,-pharmaceutics
    longisland university-brooklyn ,pharmaceutics
    murray -chemistry,
    campbell university-pharmaceutics
    could you please suggest me in which universities can i get admission.
    Thanking you,

    1. hello sushmitha,
      I appreciate ur ambission for pursuing higher study, Pharmacy as such is a bright career if added with PG . But although since u applied for state university of buffalo, I suggest u to give another attempt for GRE and score better which makes ur admission simple and easy

  126. hi im pursuing my b-tech in electrical engg recently i written gre exam i got in verbal 139 ,quantative 141 is it better score to apply any univresity for ms in us {or}shall i write again?? piz give suggest for me…

  127. Hello, HSB. Which university is preferable for me to admitted MSc in minig engineering in USA or Australia. i completed my BSc(Engg.) from SUST, Bangladesh. My CGPA is 3.18 (out of 4).

  128. Present i am doing job as a software aim is to do ms in us.i am planning to write gre and ielts in 2012. Can I have a chance of getting admission or not.i have passed out betcha in 2010.

  129. Dear all !!!
    I am a BTech (Biotechnology )passout from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in year 2011.
    i took my GRE and IELTS exams recently and now i am planning on applying to some universities.
    CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME ABOUT HOW TO GET THE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM UPTU(GBTU now). And how much time will it take to get them issued ??????
    I am in hurry as my university deadlines are approaching.
    Thnks 🙂

  130. hi
    I have a query on how to select my universities for GRE score and my score is133(V),147(Q).At present i am doing my final(computer science and engineering)and trying to write my TOFEL, plz tell me the university name as early as possible

  131. I have New GRE Score of 318/340( 164 quant + 154 Verbal) equivalent to 1310/1600. With analytical writing 3.0, Reco from ISRO,L&T and project at ISRO. want to do Phd in top 50 univ in USA. Is it worth trying. what are my chances of getting any

    1. Hello Benoy,
      You have secured such a good score in GRE. Your project in ISRO also boosts your chances for admission in Phd. It is really worth trying for you. You have very very good chances of getting admission into a top university.
      All the best. 🙂

  132. HI!!! I got 298 (verbal-143,quant-155) 3 in awa in new Gre out of 340,I have done my Btech in electrical and elctronics engg..Please suggest me universities which are good for power systems,machines or power electronics or maybe some other area of electrical with this score…..willing to apply for fall2012 please reply…….

  133. Hello HSB
    please suggest me if i can apply in IEM course.My profile is
    BE in instrumentation and control (79.28%)
    completed training in DRDO
    my gre score (156 quant and 138 verbal) awa 3.5
    currently working in TCS(2yr experience)

    can i get admission in Engineering management or such type of courses.I have heard only mechanical engineers can apply for this course?Please shortlist some universities according to my profile.

  134. HI!!! I got 293 (verbal-138,quant-155)in new Gre out of 340,I have done my B.E from electronics and telecommunication branch.Please suggest me universities which are good for embedded/robotics with this score…..willing to apply for fall2012 please reply…….

  135. hii
    i got 277 marks out of 340 in new gre pattern… can i proceed with this s me score?
    please suggest me some universites.. iam having 75.04% in my Btech .. with 1 backlog…
    so plz suggest me some gud schools….

  136. Hello HSB,
    I have done B. Pharmacy with 67%, GRE-910 n TOEFL-80
    Plz suggest me 5 to 6 universities for PhD in chemistry based on my profile. Or even some other optional course which I should go for.
    even I re-took GRE, but there was on improvement in my score.
    It would be pleasure for me if you can suggest. Hoping for valuable reply.

    1. hi anjali..i would suggest you to retake your GRE if u r interested in phD only coz most univ look for atleast 1100+ for admission if you have work experiance..else for fresher the requirement is even much higher especially in our field(pharmacy).

  137. hello friends,
    i hav completed my M.E in Multimedia Technology. And am planning to do my p.hd., in U.S.A. Can u send me the proceeding steps to get an p.hd., in U.S.A/U.K.


  138. I have 1440 score in GRE. doing last year. want to do MS – specifically in Physics. Please suggest me the University where I could get chance to admit and scholarship also.

  139. Can u pls suggest me some good universities with good placements and a reasonable tution fee:

    My profile is as follow:
    GRE: Quant: 750-800, Verbal: 420-520 80.19%(JNTU-Hyderabad)
    Working for Computer Sciences Corporation Since Aug 2010

    And also pls lt me know, chanches of getting admit from below universities..
    UMass Amherst
    TAMU College Station
    Arizona State Univ

  140. I am studying in final year engg.(Electronics & Telecommunications) in Pune.I want to do MS in USA in signal engineering.Please suggest me sutaible universities & also scholerships available.My GRE score is 1540 & TOEFL score is 111

  141. Hi,
    HSB could u pls tell me how to count GPA I have read already on internet but could’nt understand
    pls reply me

    1. Its really not complicated…. in USA GPA is for 4 that means maximum you could get in a exam is 4,where as in india (100) …if You get 80% that mean you got 80 out of 100(india)…….where as in USA –80 marks for 100, how much if the maximum marks allowed which is 4……= 4/100X80=3.2

  142. I have a cgpa of 8.0 from Amrita University.
    -toefl :105
    -2 paper presented (1 national and 1 International conference)
    -1 paper published in International journal
    -Certified by ASHRAE in HVAC design contest hosted by IIT-Kgp
    -2 Projects from IIT-M
    -LOR from an IIT-M prof
    Can you please suggest me schools for MS in Chemical Engineering?
    Am I eligible for the Ivy league schools?

    1. Ivy leages see what they need. They don’t care what you have. GIve them what they need. IIT or any other state university doesnt make any difference to US educational institutions.

  143. the list of universities:
    – Kansas university
    – western Michigan univ.
    – Arkansas univ.
    – Utah stat univ.
    – Portland stat univ.

    1. Dont go to Utah for God sake. It’s a damn racist place. It’s a redneck state. You gonna find rocks and extreme cold over there.

  144. hi can help me to choose the best university from this list
    NOTE: PhD in cellular biology as will as analytical chemistry for my wife
    my regards to all

  145. hi hbs
    i am
    BSC agri. graduat – 68.50 % at graduate level and gpa-3.92 out of 4 scale at MS from bangaldesh agricultural university, bangladesh in faculty of fisheries.
    now i would like to get ms or phd scholarship in usa university. how i proceed and how much gre score will be needed to get scholarship. pls inform

  146. hi hsb: i completed my btech in 2011 april from electronis and communication background, i want to do ms in usa, i have my gre score 1010(new score = 294) is it the decent score ???and i have to write my ielts xam my 10th = 86.6%,
    12th=93.5% and btech= 76.6% , is the gre score sufficient for me , plzzz help in suggesting some of the universities that suites my profile
    thanks a lot plzzzz

  147. Hi,
    I am avani I wants to apply for P.hd in Environmental Chemistry. I am sending some information about my degrees. i scored in 10th 60%, in 12th standard i scored 58% in graduation i scored 56% with zoology,botany,chemistry. in master’s i scored 79% in Industrial Chemistry. I did also diploma in forensic science and criminal law . but i have no any experience of research work.
    would u tell me where from i start and is there any chance to get admission in U.S university?
    Pls HSB reply me soon about some good universities

  148. hi
    i completed my ms in fisheries biology and genetics. now i want to get scholarship on phd program in usa university. can anybody suggest me what i will do to get that opportunities. how much gre score will be needed?

    1. if u r already in usa so why u ask to us . talk to your usa teachers definitely u will get a best answer from them . my cousin is also in USA and completed ms in chemical eng but he didnt give gre but due to good performance he got a good scholarship from stanford university.

  149. Hi I am presently working in a construction company in Oman as a electrical engineer for 2 years .Finished my BE with 7.12 CGPA .Can you tell me which are the colleges offers god Ms programs in Power system .If i have the work experience ,is it necessary to write GRE 0r TOEFL .How is the placement opportunities in this field ?????? thanks

  150. hi,
    i am pursuing B.e in computer sci and engg and my aggregate is 60% till 6th semester…
    So what are the chances for getting adm in us universities for doing MS in computer sci ?
    What will be my GPA or else how to calculate it..

    1. hi hsb,
      Pls am an undergraduate,and i want
      to transfer to a USA university with a
      GPA 4.64 in Political Science/Law.
      I want you to please give me some
      universities list that do waive TOEFL
      Am asking you this favour because i
      dont have a toefl score.thanks

  151. HI HSB,
    my daughter in final yr of engin (EEE) Q 760, V640, TOEFL 112, PUBLISHED ONE PAPER IN IEEE
    12TH TN BOARD 96%
    GPA 8.2


  152. Hello!
    I have a GRE score of 1280 (510 v, 770 q, 3.5 awa) I am in my B.Tech final year right now. Have a percentage of 72 till date. I have a backlog from first year. Could you suggest some good universities? I want to apply for Texas A&M, University of Southern California and SUNY Stony Brook. Are these in my league?

  153. hi i am sumit…
    my gre score is 1200.
    i am looking for an admission in engineering management for fall 2012…..can anyone suggest good universities for me

  154. My GRE score is 1370 ( New score- 326) and Tofel – 112. presently, i am in last year Computer engg.-Mumbai.
    T want to do MIS cource from good University of USA.

    Can you send me list of 15 best university ?


    1. hi ,congrats for ur score,evn i am looking for MIS ,i have gone through many universities, and found suny buffallo,florida state university, has ms in mis,fairfiled university has ms mot,…stil i am doing research with the universities,will let u knw more universities once i do shortlisting

  155. hiiiiiiiii
    my GRE score 1070 (780+290) 60.6 (up to 3rd year 2nd sem) with 2 backlogs i hope it wil be 64% at final
    plz tellme some universitys exept in texas state

  156. Hi,
    I need ur help , can you review my profile

    1) Btech in EE From NIT Kuruk with 69%
    2) 6 years of work ex in power sector ( renewable energy) , with Energy Manager certificate from Bureau of EE + have certification as CDM verifier as well
    3) Gre score Quant (570-670), VA (530-630) , quant is the biggest worry , or shall i retake gre

    Which univ should i lookout for top 1-20 , or 20-40 or 40-60 , im planning for MS with focus in Energy efficiency and renewable energy
    thnx and rgds

  157. Hi HSB,
    I am interested to join MS Computer Engineering in any one of the following universities:
    1, San Jose State University
    2, California State University,Sacramento
    I would like to know whether i should take any prerequisite courses for Masters in Computer Engineering since i had completed my BE in Electronics and Communicaton Engineering(from Anna University).Could some one help me at the earliest,as i need to decide upon the department based upon the length of the course.

    Thanks in advance.

  158. Hello. am planning to do a masters in enterpreneural managemet or enterpreneurship and would want a list of schools in california that offer full scholarship. please help. mawuli.

    1. NONE!! Nobody offers full scholarship and why would you assume such thing I just wonder. Don’t you read news regarding economy? They reserve for US citizens only and thats too competitive now.

  159. hi…
    my gre score is 1010
    i am from pharmacy background.
    want to join for 2012 fall
    still have to write my toefl
    my academics percentage is 82 till 6th semester
    can you suggest me some universities for courses like regulatory affairs,analytical chemistry

  160. I am Susmit from Pune. I am applying for MS in Chemical Engineering in Fall 2012.
    Please tell me good universities for Process Design
    Also, can any one please tell me about the quality of the following universities for chem Engg (please dont tell me the rankings) in terms of is it money worth spending?
    1. TAMU
    2. UCLA
    3. Clarkson
    4. University of Illinois Chicago
    5. University of Oklahoma
    6. Rutgers

    1. Hi Susmit,
      For electrical, electronics, chemical and even for Communication, TAMU is the best one to do your Masters in chemical engineering….So u can choose it.. My far relative, his name is Seenu, he did in TAMU only….All the best.

  161. Hi
    I am in a dilema here , like
    stanford has a program –>Mobile and Internet Computing
    CMU –>MS in IT -Embadded Software Engg.(MSIT-ESE)
    ie courses related to mobile/PDA/Tablet application and OS development
    I am unable to find parellel(nearly the same gener) courses in other university where i can get admitted.

    My Profile:
    BE(IT)–>68%(first class with Distinction) Form Government Collage of Engg.
    GRE :1st attempt–>1100
    GRE :2nd attempt (New Pattern)
    WOrk X–>Infosys TEchnology Ltd (2.6 years uptill )

    Planning to move into serearch assistantship to boost my profile

    Please help me with this ….I need to find good universities that have such programs
    SOS people !!!

    By any means do u think this profile will get me in CMU or stanford???

    Thanks A LOT !!!


  162. Hello HSB
    I am looking forward to applying for MS in US for the fall 2012. I have answered my GRE and TOEFL last year scoring 1460 (Q660+ A800) and 112 respectively. I have a distinction (77%) aggregate in my under grad from Goa University. With these basic necessities taken care, I am hoping to apply and get admits from Georgia Tech, UCLA, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, North Carolina. I have currently zeroed in on these universities. What are my chances in these, and also is it preferable to apply to some lower ranked universities too, with my scores? What about the scholarships and living expenses in the universities I mentioned?

    Hoping for valuable guidance.

  163. hey guys this is paresh kotwani. this is mi profile
    BE agg – 60 % from mumbai university in mechanical engg
    GRE – 730+ 620 = 1350
    TOEFL – 95
    i have applied for MS in the following colleges for spring 2012
    auburn university – mechanical
    university of south carolina – mechanical
    houston university – industrial
    colorado state university – mechanical
    lehigh university – industrial
    dayton university – mechanical

    I got an acceptance from auburn university till now and i am waiting for others.

    can u please suggest me which university should i select.
    i also wanted help on deciding whether to chose industrial or mechanical
    anyone from these university ???????

  164. Hi friends
    I am doing my final year Information Technology).
    I got 1050 in GRE(New pattern) and 68 in TOEFL .I am strong in academic side 9.4/10 (till 6th sem).
    Planning to do MS in computer science.
    Plz suggest me some universities where i can apply.

    1. please help yourself. why dont you ask your friends.
      have a look at the websites . there are plenty of websites on the internet to help you out.


      1. I want to know that.. can i get a university with this score ? or i have take test again ?
        If possible suggest some university and website . It will be helpful for me .
        thanks in advance.

  165. i’m Mike from Nigeria.studied Mechanical Engineering.But I made a horribly pathetic GPA in my 1st degree studies(below 2.0)..ok before u crucify me or burst out lauhging,let me explain how it happened.I had expected to move to the U.S to complete my tertiary education because my family reside in the U.S and had filed for me to join them…so i focused more on the immigration issues and paid little attention to my academics here in Nigeria.I had believed i’d move to the U.S before graduation,since the U.S immigrations had approved my application…Unfortunately it didn’t turn out as i had expected.Due to the humongous number of applicants,it takes a lot of years to process the immigration stuff. …Now the question;is there any way i can pursue an MBA in any U.S school with such GPA???…i’m yet to write the GRE.but there’s no point writing the GRE if no school will accept such poor/pathetic GPA.

    1. Brother, i just want to encourage you about the fact that you must try to get yourself admitted taking the GRE. Remember something is better than nothing. If the the GPA is poor so what, you can do well in GRE and TOEFL. Best of luck.

    2. Hello Micheal,
      Am also from Nigeria and i have an idea on what you can do.where in Nigeria are you from and what school do u graduate me on Facebook ok.just search for Bea Sey.

  166. Should I apply to School like Stanford, Berkeley, UIUC, Georgia Tech, TX Austin?
    GPA: 8.5/10
    Dept: Electonics Engineering (
    2 international publications
    gold medal from Intel for one research project (best embedded research of India)
    most innovative student of India award for another project by Schneider Electric, India
    Best final year project and seminar of the University
    Currently doing research under a Texas A&M prof and he is willingly to take me as his Ph.D candidate with Fellowship.
    I can reco from him and also my Dept. Head and my University Vice Chancellor

    Please do suggest me whether should I apply to those top notch school or else I ll be moving to Texas A&M.

    1. Ofcourse you can . I dont get it why are u asking this Question. Even Texas A&M University is very recognized. Go for it!!!!

  167. i want to get admission in ucla , my gpa and gre are good enough and i can pay for my 1st semester at ucla. can i get a scholarship or assistanship there to pay for my other semesters? and is this a good idea to apply to ucla? 🙁 someone plz reply, im a regular reader of hsb and have ur joined ur facebook page too , if it makes any difference!

    1. The only way to answer your Query is by asking you to go through UCLA’s Website.
      Have a look at their Class Profile . The Class Profile shows the kind of students they usually give acceptance.

      Regarding the Fees, some universities ask you to apply for scholarship well in advance. The best would be for you to contact the desired person of the University. Email them all your specific Questions.

      If you are a very regular reader of HSB. Why dont you have a look at the articles 🙂

      Good Luck..

      1. Sorry to say but UCLA doesn’t confirm scholarships in advance. They look at a lot of things. Why don’t you people forget that US universities give preference to US citizens first and then they make exceptions if they find talent in other categories. Additionally, they would help you with your tuition or housing in campus. They not gonna support you fully. Come prepared and have multiple options. Nobody gonna reply from there unless you contact the International student counsellor and you actually apply.

  168. Is it worth doing MS from California State University in Computers ?

    What is the avg salary pattern after graduating from there ?

    1. Google can answer you and what do you mean by WORTH? What’s your priority? Only making money or Education in field of your interest?

  169. i  am  Richard  and  have  a  gre  score   verbal 730  and  Quant  800.i  have  shrtlisted   schools   in  the  U.S.A   n  want  to   study  MBA (finance).hope   to  get  full  schorlaship  with  this  score.please  reply  me.

  170. i  am  Richard  and  have  a  gre  score   verbal 730  and  Quant  800.i  have  shrtlisted   schools   in  the  U.S.A   n  want  to   study  MBA (finance).hope   to  get  full  schorlaship  with  this  score.please  reply  me.

  171. Hello HSB,
    my profile,
    GRE: Q(790),V(340),AWA(2.5)
    B.E C.G.P.A : 9.66/10 (TILL 6 SEM)
    do i have a chance of getting admitted in TEXAS A&M?
    please reply.

  172. Hello HSB and friends
    I have shortlisted 6 universities suitable to my profile for pursuing MS/PhD in cancer biology in USA
    Profile: GRE-1100; Toefl-95; Academic Percentage- 85%
    Shortlisted Universities:
    1. Wayne state university, Michigan
    2. university of Miami, florida
    3. Colorado state university, Fort Collins
    4. University of connecticut
    5. SUNY at Buffalo
    6. Oklahoma state university

    Please suggest me the best one out of these for doing MS/PhD cancer biology

  173. Hello Sir,

    I have completed my engineering in ECE from JNTU-H. Please suggest me some Universities sir. I am preparing for Spring 2012 (Jan) sir.
    10th= 75.16%
    12th= 85.2%
    Btech= 60.2% (16 backlogs)
    GRE= 1000 (verbal: 320, quants: 680)
    TOEFL= Expecting >90

    Please suggest some universities that are safe for me sir.

  174. HSB,
    pls suggest me some good university which can suit to my profile.
    10th-77.5%,12th-77.1%,Undergrade cgpa-2.69(out of 4 or 58.5% with 11 backlog which I clear them in due time).GRE-1230(Q-780+V-450,AWA-2.5),2nd attempt-1280(Q-760+V-520,AWA-expecting over 3),TOEFl(expecting over 100)
    Work experience-3.5yr(1yr with one international Japaneese company)
    I m a civil engineer & wanna persue my M.S. in structure.So far I v applied UTA,UT austin,FIT,Texas A & M.Do I stand any chance for these university with or without scholarship?I m also planning to apply clemson university,university of Houston,Lamar University,UTD and Florida University……….
    Pls suggest me some good university that suits my profile……………

  175. Hi
    I got 1080 marks in genaral GRE and now preparing for TOEFL. I donot know how can we choose the best universities for phd in physics with scholaship. So plz help me how can i do.

  176. Hi,
    I am SIDDHARTHA.I got 1020 marks in GRE and didn’t took TOEFL.Can u people suggest me what are the best universities for me to get eee branch with fundings and scholar ship in USA.Plz dont hesitate to reply me how small the information might be.Plz support me by giving suggestions to me plz plz.

  177. pl. intimate tuetion fees, cost of leaving, scope of job after MS in computer science in top 5 universities of USA.

  178. Hi everyone, can someone please assist/ help me … I have a GPA of 3.82/4.0 and a TOEFL of 77. Currently i have received I20 from one university and another I20 from I will receive it on thursday. Shall i attend the Visa Interview with one admit or wait for another. Just having one admit will creat negative impression…Also I’m currently working in Abu Dhabi and i can attend Visa Interview here without appointment since i have a residence Visa for UAE. Can anyone suggest is it wise to attend here or in my home country back in India – Chennai.

  179. hi……….
    i have gre score 1040 and toffel score 82……………which are the university that i should apply for my M.S in mechanical engg field specialization automotive engg…. I have 65% in B.E….Can i get scholarship ……

  180. Hi to all… I have received admits from Clemson and UMich Dearborn for MS in Auto engg.

    I’m finding it difficult in choosing between them. Apart i have received 40% waiver on tuition fee from dearborn and have also got my f1 stamped for dearborn (Admit from clemson received only after visa interview)

    Kindly help me!!!

    1. Hi prashant!I dont know about dearborn but clemson is really a good university,can U inform me how’s ur cgpa N gre,toeffl score bcoz I m also going to apply clemson,pls reply,I ll look forward for ur reply.

  181. hi, i got a Gre score f 910. got i get any1 good university dat gives me Scholar ship n any1 could u kindy help me how to apply for university.. Can i do my self R could i go for consultancy wt is d bst way??

    1. With your GRE score it is difficult to get a scholarship.
      You can still apply in tier 2 universities.
      What is your major?

  182. Hi, i am tsering gurung from nepal.i got the i20 from gramling state university and i am going to study bba because my ambition is to become marketing officer but i dont know about the bba programme available in this can you please help me to find out the best bba programme which suit my destination.

  183. pl tell me about the kansas state university,University of Bridgeport, whether these univ. are good to do phd programme or not .I am very much confused about thse univ.

  184. Hi my name is prathyusha. I am in US on L2 visa. I am pretty much interested to do my masters. I had given my TOEFL exam and scored 98. I wanted to change my visa status to F1 after getting admission. Can you please suggest me some universities based on TOEFL scores. If i get admission any TOEFL based university is there any possibility to change my visa status to F1. Is GRE score compulsory for F1 visa.Could you please suggest me sir. I am really getting confused.

  185. I’m selected in the following universities :
    1)california state universty fresno
    2) oklahoma city university oklahoma
    3) university of texas kwingsville
    4)houston – clear lake

    Now which university should I choose for my MASTERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE for fall 2011.

  186. I’m selected in the following universities :

    1) Rochester Institute of Technology
    2) Illinois Institute of Technology
    3) Florida Institute of Technology
    4) New Jersey Institute of Technology
    5) California State University , Los Angeles
    6) California State University , Long Beach
    7) University of Houston

    Now which university should I choose for my MASTERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE for fall 2011.

  187. Hello,
    I am student at SPSU, Udaipur..
    I stood 1 in semester 7 in Comp Sci. Department
    Overall my Ranking is 7 th out of 48 . My Cgpa is 7.7 out 10. Topper CGPA is 8.7 out 10.
    Have published two research papers and curently working on two more.
    Done offshore project for seweden company as summer project. Done collaborative project with university of wisconsin eua claire and university of nebraska students.
    Have SCJP 1.6 certification
    Volunteered several events in college.
    Participated in some events in college.
    Have strong minor and major project related my area of interest i.e distributed systems,networks and databases.

    What u say about my chances and what much should i score to get into these top universities?

    this will help me or more need to be added.
    You talked above about that in order to apply in top university requires extra ordinary acadmics can u please explain the statement with some elaboration..
    so we could consider during our study as under graduate?

    With Regards
    Madhur khandelwal

  188. my place is A.P and would u tell me which state the visa is accepted i mean probability is high to accepted the visa tell me as soon as possible ……thank u sir

  189. excuse me sir i’m hemanth i got the i20’s in these universties ( california state universty fresno , oklahoma city university oklahoma , northern illinois university dekalb , university of texas kwingsville , hosten and clear lake ) would u plz tell me which university is best among all these universties and which university has given high pririty to give the visa . sir plz tell me the answers as early as possible thank u sir.. and also tell me these 5universities priority one by one plz sir

  190. i have received the I20 from Rochester Institute of Technology but i think there is a error in my I20 as it is mentioned in the 3rd point of my I20 that reprint reason damaged, as I’m deferred for fall 2011 from spring 2011, as sevis no is same which was mentioned on my previous I20 but why it is mentioned reprint reason damaged I’m bit worried about it as one of my friend also get the I20 from the same university but there is no such thing like Reprint reason on his I20 as we both are deferred.. can anyone please help me why the reprint reason damaged is mentioned on my I20.

  191. HI first of all thanks to HSB for this awesome blog.

    MY query is as follow:

    I am being offered post professional degree in physical therapy from 3 of the best coll

    one in MGH institute of health sciences( ranked7th),University of PIttsburgh(ranked 1st) and LOma Linda ranked 95th .the first two unis have awesome courses but are very very costly goin up to $50,000 and more without any aid. while other comes up to 35000 again without aid so just wanted to know which one to go for???M really confused HSB plz help.

    1. why dont you try for a assistantship by contacting the faculty….all you need to do is dropping a mail which has to reflect your career interests and summation of all your credentials… feel free to contact them..Good luck

  192. hi thanks for making such blog.i'm going to complete my honours in economics within this year. I'm eagerly keen to do my ms program in abroad.i have a modest result.i have a two years season jot problem. i would like to go firstly usa or Canada with scholarship.please suggest me what should i do now? How can i prepare myself?which universities would be perfect for me study and to get job?

  193. HI,

    I am altaf from hyderabad,i am having a gap of ten years,completed my BACHELORS IN,2000,recently wrote my ielts,my overall score is 6.0,can anybody suggest me some universities in usa,where i can get i20,based on my ielts scores for my masters degree,at the same time fees should be withing 10000 $ to 12000 $

  194. Hi ! can anyone tell me the worth of one year Professional Masters degrees e.g. University of Massacheuts,in Food Science. But they are self funded degrees with no RA or TA. Can an international student manage to support himself/herself.

    Another question, my GRE expires in oct 2011. Can i apply for spring? what if the score expires before application deadline?

  195. Hi,

    My daughter is a MS aspirant. I thank HSB and this blog for helping me to understand about higher education in USA. I closely followed this blog and helped my daughter to select universities that would exactly fit her profile.She applied to 7 universities for MS Computer Science for Fall 2011. So far she has got admit from

    three namely UNCC, Texas Tech and UTA. TAMUK is in the pipeline sending mails stating that she is eligible for merit scholarship. But she has not submitted her supplemental documents to this university. She scored only 1110 in GRE, 104 in Toefl. Over 80% from Anna university. Instead of applying to many dream universities, she applied to reach and safe universities to increase her chances of admission. I am grateful to this wonderful blog. Thank you once again.

  196. I 'll go to england this september for continue my major.I 'll study in master of integrated product design….I 'd like to apply for doctorial of arts in US for september 2013….can you guide me in correctly way?

  197. Can you please suggest me universities having deadlines around march 15 and above for fall semester admission?GRE score of mine is 1070 and I am about to receive my score of toefl on 27th february.I want to persue my MS in electrical engineering.

  198. Hi

    will i get i20 and if yes, will i get visa. will i cherish my dream to study in us? ya iam definitely one in a million. this case is very rare, because after a gap of 8 years i joined bsc.. please do check my profile..

    I secured 1070 in gre and toefl is on mar 12.. i can easily manage 85+ in toefl

    i secured 80.6% in bsc computer maint and engg, which is a 3 yr degree.. my college is ranked as A+. i received awards for academic excellence and i did project on "VIRTUAL HOSTING ON IIS 7.0" which fetched me 287/300.

    i worked in cognizant for a period of 5 months as process executive..

    i completed my intermediate in 1998 and i persued my undergraduation during 2007-2010. I joined my family business after intermediate, i-e in 1999.

    i applied to the following universities through mohan overseas consultancy.

    I am interested in ms computer science

    1)new jersy institute of technology

    2) florida international university

    3)california state university northridge

    4)fairleigh dickinson university newjersy

    did i choose appropriate universities based on my profile… i am straight a way looking for ms in cse without bridge course, so i opted these universities…

    please guide me



  199. I would like to advice people not to go to Texas A & M University, College Station, TX for doing Masters or Ph.D. programs. One reason is that it is next to impossible to get any funding especially in Engineering programs. They give admission to students, professors try to extract free research work from students by false promise of funding next semester, next year and it never comes. About job fair/career fair, company representatives openly say that they do not recruit international students. It is a very conservative and boring town. Avoid this university.

  200. hello i got 1020 in gre 330 verbal 690 quants

    iam planning to do my ms in mechanical engg

    my under graduate percentage is 72

    please suggest me good universities

  201. hello…i have done my be in biotechnology(4 years) in india….and i wish to pursue a ms in molecular biology/biochemistry/immunology in a reputed university in academic score is gre score is 1390 (780 Q v 610 V)….and a toefl score of 108…i am looking out for universities that will provide me maximum scholarship (100%) or a financial aid on the basis of gre score and academic performance…this is a very important criteria for me…..please provide me a list of universities dat match my requirements……

  202. gre:1350(800M+550V)


    BTech mechanical(presently in 8th sem):6.5/10(gpa).

    work experience 1 year

    Please suggest me good universities for MS in mechanical engg.

    1. hi…..i gt 970 in gre and 95 in planing to take fall in plz help me in getting good universities in california

  203. hi,

    I hav got a score of 850 in gre. I should go 4 fall 2011. So pls guide me. should i retake my gre r should i go wit this score without any aid n do a part time job. am confused. so pls help me out…………i hv not given my tofel yet. i hav done my M.E n my cgpa is 8.3. I am again planning to do do M.S. so wat steps i hv to take right now……………………….

  204. Hi,

    I was planning to apply U of Minnesota for spring 2012,but today i browsed their site,i was shocked to know that there is no more freshman spring admissions will be offered.anebdy any comments?

  205. hello,

    i am planning for MS in Computer science .I got 1100 in GRE and 79 in TOEFl.

    Is there are any colleges which allow toefl score of 79.I have 76% in Btech.Plz suggest me some universities where i can apply with this profile……

  206. I am planning to apply for MS in industrial Engineering. I gave GRE twice. score are for first time- Quant 750 and Verbal 380 . Second time – Quant 700 and verbal 510 and analytical score is 3 for both times.. My toefl score is 90. 10th percentage is 83% and 12th is 79.33%.

    I have 3 years of work experience of A reputed MNC.

    I dont know how the universities will consider my score. Plz guide me for the same. And also suggest me some universities where i can apply with this profile…

  207. hello,

    i am currentlly in b.e. second year and my academics is not good at all,i ve failed twice and this could have been my final year in b.e. but i am considering appearing for gre.I want to know that are there any chances that i get admission in a nice college for m.s. in robotics with scholorship if i do exceptinally well in my gre test.

    pls do reply to my query.

    Thank you

  208. Hello,
    Thank u for the great work u are doing, I have obtained a lot of useful information from ur blog. I did apply to 3 universities in USA for admission into PhD Food Science (with specialization in Food Microbiology) for Spring 2011. I have not yet received admission decision from Univ. of Florida and Univ. of Georgia but North Carolina State Univ. sent a mail to say they would not offer me admission. In view of the fact that Spring 2011 is ‘around the corner’, I wish to apply to some other univs. for Fall 2011. Kindly suggest some univs. I could send my application.
    My profile includes: GRE 910 (Verbal 480, Qtve 430); Toefl iBT 93; B.Sc Microbiology average GPA: 3.16/4; M.Sc Food Technology average score: 61.5%
    Thank for helping me out.

    Nse Eyen

  209. Hi happyschool,
    I am planning my MS at Germany for financial reasons. My GRE was 1070 with quants 670 and verbal 400. Tofel was 97. I already have MTech in Digital E&C from VTU, Karnataka. My main motive for MS now is because i learn that for PHd, they hardly recognize Mtech done from non premier universities. I consulted a consultancy who shockingly told that there would be VISA related issues for my MS as i already have a MTech. Is that so??
    Please guide me. I am literally helpless and shaken. My BE has a average score of 65% and MTech 68.5%

  210. this is my profile
    GRE 1st attempt – 1060 V:420 Q:640 AWA:4
    2nd attempt- 1210 V:480 Q:730 AWA:3.5
    TOEFL 104

    1oth : 86%
    12th : 84%
    B.E upto 6th sem: 71.14 ( 2HSA)
    interested field: Automotive/ Mechanical with specialization in Automotive

    I have selected a few list of colleges. I would like to know your comments on these. Please suggest a few more if you know

    Clemson University SC – Auto
    University of Michigan, Dearborn MI- Auto
    Minnesota State University- Manufacturing Tech with Auto
    University of Alabama- Mech
    Colorado State university
    University of Oklahoma
    University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
    Michigan Technological University

    1. hey..hi suteja

      do u get admission in USA?

      plz tell me the procedure for taking admission for MS

      i want to do MS in USA

      m doing engg 2nd year in elect engg.

  211. Sir, i got a score of 1030, Break Up– Quants-720 & Verbal-310. Can you please consider my profile for Best Fit University Selection Program. I really need guidance form HSB. Waiting for your reply.

  212. i I m Anand. I have completed my MSc in pharmaceutical chemistry from VIT university.I did my BSc in chemistry, biotechnology and botany from Bangalore univ.

    I have given my GRE and TOEFL

    My gre score is 1370 and the break up score is

    v- 630

    q- 740

    awa – 3.5

    and my TOEFL score is 114 and the break up score is –

    r -30

    l- 30

    s- 26

    w- 28

    I am applying for phd and the universities shortlisted are –

    Univ of Iowa

    Purdue university

    Univ of Maryland at Baltimore county

    University of Nebraska Lincoln

    Suny buffalo

    univ of Louisiana at monroe

    SUNY at stony brook

    My CGPA in MSc was 8.60/10 and

    My percentage in Bsc was 74.6/100

    I dont have much of ECA. i have participated in couple of quizzes at the BSc level and a quiz at Msc level. But now i doing a training in the field of peptide synthesis at RGCB

    I am looking for phd in the field of peptides and the related work

    Please evaluate my profile and let me know my chances in the above univ and if u can also pls suggest some univ that match my profile

    Thank u in advance

  213. Hi,

    I have got admission offers from the following universities for Spring 2011, for my MS in Computer Science:

    1. California state university,Chico
    2. University of Texas, Arlington
    3.University of North Texas

    Please suggest me on which one to opt for?
    My Profile:

    GRE : 1070
    Work Ex : 3.5 years

    2 years with Infosys technologies ltd

    1 Year with Oracle India

    Please suggest me the good one amongst the 3 universities.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Deepak H C

  214. gre:1480(800M+680V)


    Be(presently in 7th sem):9/10(gpa).

    Please suggest me good universites for MS in EE for Fall,2011 which offer good funding.

  215. Hi everyone, please help me shortlist univs

    I’ve got scores of,

    GRE : 1250(Q720,V530, AWA 3.0)


    ACADS:80.5%(anna university)

    Co-Curricular Avtivites:

    1. Have won a lot of prizes in local technical symposiums

    2. Active member of SAE,IshrAE(have won prizes in theses too)

    3. In plant training: Delphi-TVS for 3 weeks

    Extra Curricular: Public Speaking, Cultural Symps

    I wanna pursue, M.S Mechanical Engineering,no thoughts of PhD for now..

    1.Texas A&M (college Station)


    3.University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign(may just try)

    4.University of Illinois, Chicago

    5.University of Southern California

    6.Ohio State Univ

    7.SUNY, Buffalo

    8.Rutgers State, NJ

    9.Arizona State University(Fulton)

    10.Univ of Florida(Gainesville)

    11.Univ of Cincinatti

    Pls seniors leave your comments and advice me on any university that I can add to the list,ty.

    Please HSB please tell me if I should retake my GRE as my quants score is too low or can I just go ahead and apply.

    Also how much does the AWA score matter, as i got a score of only 3.0 and not sure if the univs listed above are critical of AWA

    …so guys pls help as my deadlines are really close!!

  216. Hi,

    I got admitted for spring 2011 from Texas state university and university of Houston-clearlake for MS in software engineering. Can you please suggest which university to choose. I have done M.Sc in computer science and have been working in a reputed MNC for 4 years .

  217. This is in reference to ur reply.

    Thanks a lot for ur feedback. I actually do not want to get into industrial or mech engg per se. I found that in some colleges, the subjects in IT and cs can be chosen as electives for this course. The core subjects are more related to management and not to ind engg.

    The reason I do not want to do an MBa is because :-

    a> I do not have any work experience as I'm currently studying in the fourth year of engg in India.

    b> I have not decided on what field I would do an MBa in.

    I thus feel i should do an MS in EM. if you feel otherwise and for your views, please inform me immediately.

    1. Your argument is right, but in current job market you will be competing with guys who have degree in CS to get job. You are not true Engg Mgmnt to apply in industrial firms. I think MIS is better for you.

  218. m taking my GRE on 7 dec…i knw m late….but dere ws no choice lft wid me….currently m in final year of B. Pharmacy….n i wanna join in fall 2011… plz suggest me wen shd i apply n plz suggest me sum universities since m gonna apply 4 Ph.D in pharmacology….waiting eagerly 4 d reply….plz plz…

  219. Hi,

    My gre is 1400 (800+600) toefl 107, aggregate 82% please suggest me good universities with possibilities of funding for MS in Electrical n computers..

  220. my son has 1280 gre and 116 in toefl. he wants to apply for MS at US. what is the 2 years tution fees approx for a good university and ehat will be the living expenses. the sites fees structures are confusin. pls help

  221. Can u suggest me what universities i should apply my GRE 1190 GPA 58%

    with own funds. Please reply soon as I need to apply in this month. Iwill take Toefel now

  222. my gre score is 1090 and toefl score is 88.I got 81% in U.G(B.E. in EEE)I got 93% in Xstd and 95% in XIIstd.My final year project received a national award.suggest me some good universities where i have the chances to get through

  223. Hi HSB,

    Thanks for your help last time.

    I have a query on university selection.

    Now I have completed M.Tech and I am looking to do MS in USA. But while selecting Universities for admission, should I consider my M.Tech marks and apply or should I consider B E Marks and apply.

    I have 67.35% in M.Tech but in BE I have 61%. On what basis I should select universities for applying to MS. Should I consider M.Tech percentage or BE percentage.

    Please help in this matter.


    Ajay R

  224. hi
    Can you please tell me what are my chances to get into decent university, I don’t want to hurry up, as I have an internship with electronics company,wanna apply for jan2010. is dat k! whaz the effect that my backlogs are gonna show on my univs. I want to spclz in embedded systems, can u suggest me sme univz too.
    well, acaedemics go like 10th-86%, 12th-84%, engg in ece with 68% with 8backlogs ive cleared all of them. I’ve done my project work from rocket launching centre SHAR, nd am also gonna take an internship at electronics company which manufactures cellphones for 4months. I’ve gotta score of 1100 split is 680quant nd 420 verbal nd expecting an AWA score of 3 or 3.5.
    thank u.


    1. @Sasirekha You should be ok to get admission with 1100. If you have cleared all the backlogs then you should be fine. Internship adds more value to your application.

      1. Hii HSB,

        I have a query on visa procedure.

        Now I have completed M.Tech and I am looking to do MS (biotechnology) in USA. I have 74% in Integrated M.Tech (biotechnology) (Bioinformatics) 5 yr program. 1280 (560 verbal n 720 maths).Now i have a doubt regarding visa as I think d chances of getting rejected in interview is high due to repeated degree thing (like again MS tht too in biotech). Is that true or just a misconception.

        Also i heard from many people r people r not getting visa in biotechnology courses. Is it so?

        I m really confused and people r suggesting me to change my branch into bioinformatics but m really not interested in doing tht.

        Please help in this matter.


        1. I am Mohan from New Delhi.

          My GRE score is 1280 with verbal 570 and quantitative 710 . I am worried about my quantitative score.So,would you please help me to find the universities where my score would be accepted.

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