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Fall 2018 | MS | CS | GRE 335 (Q-168/ V-167/ AWA-5.5) | 9.2 CGPA | MU
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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CS | GRE 335 (Q-168/ V-167/ AWA-5.5) | 9.2 CGPA | MU
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The non-thesis programs tend to be less competitive as compared to the thesis ones, and I know of and for a fact that both Cornell MEngg and UIUC MCS have taken MU grads in the past. So, I think you should apply to both of them. On the flipside though, since they are non-thesis, they do not generally offer funding in most cases. Be cognizant of that.

1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CS | GRE 335 (Q-168/ V-167/ AWA-5.5) | 9.2 CGPA | MU
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The_Observer Sorry did not see your reply before posting the above details. M.Engg at Cornell, and MCS at UIUC are 2 and 2-3 semester long courses respectively. Are these courses in any way different from a MS CS non-thesis that takes 2 years to complete? I am asking in terms of lack of time to take depth courses.

Also, Cornell's M.Engg is quite expensive for me considering its a 1-year course, so that would be ruled out.

Any specific reason for UT Austin over UMCP, since I think UMCP is more gettable.

The_Observer Missed your reply again. Both the professional courses would be a drop for me then, since funding and tuition fees is a primary deciding factor.
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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CS | GRE 335 (Q-168/ V-167/ AWA-5.5) | 9.2 CGPA | MU
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The collection of threads here, as well as this thread, are good places to start reading from.

Quote:Both the professional courses would be a drop for me then, since funding and tuition fees is a primary deciding factor.

Let me be brutally honest here. I know money is important, but if you're fixated on the fact that you absolutely want to get funded admits, then you might have to apply (a) to schools that aren't probably very highly selective, and/or (b) with lower expectations. Something's gotta give. Why? Because although you have a very good profile with a great GPA and GRE scores, the cold hard fact is that especially at the top schools (a) there is always someone better in terms of profile, and (b) your lack of research experience and publications might hurt. Keep that in the back of your mind while applying.

1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

"Don't be daft." - Ancalagon The Black

"With the exchange rate where it is now, it should be a strong deterrent against picking a slightly better program for a lot more tuition fees." - coolguru
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