What all are top ranked universities in the USA

What comes in your mind when I ask study in top ranked
university in USA??

Yes, Harvard, Princton, MIT, Stanford, Yale or Cornell
University…

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These
all are top ranked universities in the USA and doesn’t need any introduction where
students come from across the world, representing diverse experiences,
backgrounds and cultures.

 

Have
you ever thought of applying to any of this? Lots of student underestimate
themselves and think only super talented students only get into to top ranked
universities in USA, In reality all you need is lots of of preparation and may
little bit of a luck,

 

All the top ranked universities in USA have several
programs like Bachelors, Masters and PHD. To seek admission in any of this
program all one has to do is listed below

 

1.    Exams

IELTS/Toefl : International
students have to appear for any of English language test.

GRE/GMAT :

If
you are management background student then appear for GMAT and for all the
other program GRE is required, Both exams are for master degree program.

 

SAT : This exam is for bachelor degree
programs

Trust
me all these exams are really tiny part of your application because you also
need to submit you statement of purpose often call as a SOP

2.    SOP

 

Statement
of purpose is 30% important for your application because this is the admission committee
will see you as a person, when they open your application they see your
numbers, exams, results, GPA but to really know you as a person to know what
effected your choice of subjects or what effected your decision to apply for
particular university, So in all they need to know you as a person.

So
kindly take your SOP very seriously.

 

3.    GPA

Another
thing you should remember that GPA should be relatively high to apply these top
ranked universities. If you think your GPA is low then your percentage, In that
case you have an advantage to explain why your GPA is low because it happens to
many of us when we start studying somewhere and we realizing somewhere the
subjects we have chosen are really not for us and that’s okay all you have to
do is explain it with valid reason.

 

4.    Letter
of recommendation  (LOR)

 

LOR
play around 10% role in your application so this means your should spend 10% of
your time in LOR

You
should talk to your recommender and tell them the questions that the university
is going to ask about yourself and think of the story recommender can tell
about you for example, how candidate compares to others in same area?

Then
they should be able to give example from your student life or work life, Yes if
you are holding valid work experience you should include it, it is not
compulsory that letter of recommendation should be from the educational
institute.

Another
point where lot of students makes mistakes, the content of your LOR, It
shouldn’t be like this student is really good, very good in academics, we recommended
him, all these kind of motivational letters, that doesn’t make sense at all,
because university is receiving hundreds of applications like this on daily
basis and they are not interested in motivational letters.

What
you should tell is, some of your classroom example like it was cultural event
at the university and somehow any student supposes to help till late and you’re
were one of them and how you have handled stressful situation.

 

5.    Resume

 

It
is depend on type of program you are getting into, but normally they would
require one page resume which talk about your achievements your career
achievements.

When
you are talking about career achievements do not just write your duties and
responsibilities instead what makes you different in that position or how you
got promoted two times faster or may be some unique example of team work. So,
qualify your success and list it in your resume.

 

Tips:

 

Hope
this can be useful to my readers, If you think you have low score but have
something that really makes you standout then trust your instinct and start
your application today itself, I have met and known many people who are
studying with ivy league in USA who were not having those top scores but had
something which makes them different from others and they were able to get into
ivy league, for example you are holding an MBA degree with  no top scores but you have your own startup
experience then this can be helpful to you. People who are studying at Howard
or Princeton are not aliens they are normal humans like us, yes interacting
with them is always interesting, they have work hard and they are confident in
whatever they do.

If
you need any help or have any questions related to same topic then please
contact me I will be more than happy to help you, don’t forget to leave your
comment.