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Mystery Man
06-19-2006, 06:05 AM
Hi all

I am from India and an aspirant for MS in Network Security in Fall 2007.
I am in a tricky situation. I have taken the date for toefl and it is 21 June. I have to select universities after the test to which my score will be sent free. Having not given the gre it is a bit tough to determine the chances of acceptance but still there are other factors which govern it. Please help in selecting universities where the chances of my acceptance are there so that the chance of sending the scores free does not go to waste.

Profile

Xth 79%
XIIth 85%
B.E. in CS 81% (No backlogs) from M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana

Projects:-
1. C++ Bank Management System
2. Error Detection and Correction Code on Linux(Data Security)
3. An undergoing project on Cryptography (Security again)

I'll be doing one more project as a part of my curriculum as i'm presently in 3rd year.

Mathematics Olympiad Certification in School.
The project on error C&D code went for a national level project presentation.
I do not have any publications.

I've always remained among the top 5 candidates in my college out of 90 students in CS. I had university ranks of 6th and 14th in 1st and 3rd semesters of college and was also awarded scholarships for these semesters from college for academic performance.

Please rate my chances without a subject test and a need for financial aid.

The universities are:-
1. Purdue
2. Columbia University
3. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
4. Virginia Poly Tech
5. North Carolina State University
6. Iowa State University
7. Rutgers
8. Rice University
9. University of California Irvine
10. Michigan State University.

Please give your opinion on my chance of admission at these universities. Please also suggest some more for consideration where my chances might be good.

Thanks.

luvmickey18
06-19-2006, 07:55 AM
Hi

Your profile is very good. U can apply higher and should get into first 30-40 ranked univ. I myself am a fall 07 applicant, so not too much aware of the admit rates, but as per my knowledge i can try and guide u, see if it helps u.


Please rate my chances without a subject test and a need for financial aid.

The universities are:-
1. Purdue --- Moderate
2. Columbia University ---- Mod
3. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities --- ambi to mod(for ur profile)
4. Virginia Poly Tech --- Mod(should make it here)
5. North Carolina State University --- Moderate to safe
6. Iowa State University --- Mod(acad centric)
7. Rutgers --- Mod to safe
8. Rice University --- No idea
9. University of California Irvine --- Mod(should make it here)
10. Michigan State University. --- No idea

Please give your opinion on my chance of admission at these universities. Please also suggest some more for consideration where my chances might be good.

Thanks.

See all this ratings are for a very good profile as urs. This would nt hold true for an avg profile......this is as per my knowledge

ALL the best for ut Toefl, do well

Try stony brook that would go as safe for u.
EVen look for UFL and Drexel....cuz ur over list should include ambis, mods and safes. U so far have all mods and ambis, for better atleast put 1 or 2 safes.

Mystery Man
06-19-2006, 08:44 AM
Hi thanks for the advice. I had earlier not seen the sites of Drexel and stony brook but now i have and would like to include both of them in my list.

The MS at drexel requires 45 credits as compared to 30 at most universities.

So now my list has 2 more universities.

Other members please comment too.

simba
06-20-2006, 07:15 PM
Projects:-
1. C++ Bank Management System
2. Error Detection and Correction Code on Linux(Data Security)
3. An undergoing project on Cryptography (Security again)

I'll be doing one more project as a part of my curriculum as i'm presently in 3rd year.


Well Do u have a proof of submission of these projects?
To whom have you submitted them?

simba:grad:

NJIT
06-20-2006, 08:24 PM
GRE and TOEFL score range might have helped me to make a educated suggestion.

rashika
06-28-2006, 02:32 AM
hi
you can use university selection tool of www.ets.org/gre

Ruchika_Rawat
07-28-2006, 08:53 AM
Hi Mystery man,
So how did it go? Which clgs u got in ?

luvmickey18
07-29-2006, 07:08 AM
ruchika, Mystery man is a fall 2007 applicant, he wud have still not send his application packets and you are asking him what are the admits....atleast read the post properly

Mystery Man
07-29-2006, 07:59 AM
Yes i am a Fall 2007 applicant. Have given my TOEFL and got 283 with a 6.0 in essay.

I selected the following univs for sending my free score

Purdue
NCSU
NJIT
Univ of South Carolina

Preparing for GRE now. Best of luck to all !