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Fall 2018 | MS | CE | GRE 315 (Q-170/V-145/AWA 3.5) | GPA 8.5 | BITS Pilani
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Fall 2018 | MS | CE | GRE 315 (Q-170/V-145/AWA 3.5) | GPA 8.5 | BITS Pilani
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MS in Computer Engineering/ Electrical Engineering, Fall 2018
GRE: 315 (Q:170, V:145, AWA:3.5)
TOEFL: Yet to give.

At present, working in a top MNC as ASIC design engineer. Work experience of 5 years 1 month by Fall '18.

I have good LORs, but all from the Industry. Passed out a long time ago, so no LORs from academia.

GPA: 8.5/10 [B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani]

Universities shortlisted:
1. NCSU
2. TAMU
3. SUNY, Stony Brook
4. ASU
5. UFL
6. UMTC
7. UC Boulder

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Please evaluate my profile and classify the universities based on possibility of getting an admit.

And please let me know if I should retake my GRE considering my low verbal score.

And does getting good score in TOEFL make up for verbal in GRE?

Thanks.

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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CE | GRE 315 (Q-170/V-145/AWA 3.5) | GPA 8.5 | BITS Pilani
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Ambitious:
TAMU
UFL
UMTC
UC Boulder

Moderate
NCSU (Moderate to ambitious)
SUNY, Stony Brook
ASU

Safe
UT Arlington
Syracuse
SJSU
SDSU
GMU

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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CE | GRE 315 (Q-170/V-145/AWA 3.5) | GPA 8.5 | BITS Pilani
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Thanks for the reply Edulix_Editor.

Can you let me know why UFL and TAMU would be ambitious? Is it because of,
1. my low verbal score?
2. lack of LORs from academia?
3. lack of research papers and publications?

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TAMU obviously because of GRE. UFL, a combination of factors.

Please use AdmitTrend tool to look at average GRE of admitted students.

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Am unhelpful here. Good luck.

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Until you understand this thread, keep reading it. Unless, and until you understand it, please try avoiding to apply to US.
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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CE | GRE 315 (Q-170/V-145/AWA 3.5) | GPA 8.5 | BITS Pilani
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(08-26-2017 02:07 AM)rasute Wrote:  MS in Computer Engineering/ Electrical Engineering, Fall 2018
GRE: 315 (Q:170, V:145, AWA:3.5)
TOEFL: Yet to give.

At present, working in a top MNC as ASIC design engineer. Work experience of 5 years 1 month by Fall '18.

I have good LORs, but all from the Industry. Passed out a long time ago, so no LORs from academia.

GPA: 8.5/10 [B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani]

Universities shortlisted:
1. NCSU
2. TAMU
3. SUNY, Stony Brook
4. ASU
5. UFL
6. UMTC
7. UC Boulder

Tagging seniors:
@[gurkanwals]
@[Chirantar]
@[The_Chharraa]

Please evaluate my profile and classify the universities based on possibility of getting an admit.

And please let me know if I should retake my GRE considering my low verbal score.

And does getting good score in TOEFL make up for verbal in GRE?

Thanks.

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(08-31-2017 05:35 PM)Edulix_Editor Wrote:  TAMU obviously because of GRE. UFL, a combination of factors.

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I am thinking to retake GRE. But at max I feel I can score 320(q-170/v-150). I now have 315(q-170/v-145). Do you think its worth it to retake GRE for increase of 4-5 points?

Do you think my profile would look much better if I had 320 instead on 315 in GRE?

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If you can pull your verbal score up to 150 without losing much on the quant, it might be worth it. Again, most schools - not all, though - take the best total score, and then look at the individual sectional scores of that attempt. So, even if you score less overall than the older score, the older one would be considered by most schools. Again, this isn't a guarantee, but it is a possibility. It depends on your appetite for risk here: getting a verbal of 150+ is definitely good, but do you think the risk of getting a lower quant score is worth the possibly higher verbal you might get (if at all)? If you're confident of getting a higher verbal score in your next attempt, as well of not losing a lot on the quant, retake it. Otherwise, don't. Depends on the amount of risk you're willing to take.

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1. NCSU - Safe. Good for front-end, but not very good
2. TAMU - Mod. Good for Mixed Signal. Great RoI.
3. SUNY, Stony Brook - Safe. I would suggest dropping this one
4. ASU - Mod. Good for Mixed Signal and CE.
5. UFL - Safe
6. UMTC - Mod/Safe. Great work in back-end digital VLSI
7. UC Boulder - Not sure. Moderate I think and good for CE


You can add Gatech, UCI or UMCP to your list


And please let me know if I should retake my GRE considering my low verbal score.

Depends. If you have time you can. This score is perfectly fine for universities in your list. My suggestion is NO.

And does getting good score in TOEFL make up for verbal in GRE?

Nope. You just need to meet the TOEFL score requirement of the univ.


Good luck.

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