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    True, it is tough for an international student to break into top-2 Canadian.. I am a Canadian PR ( domestic) .. I might have a shot at top-2 Canadian ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakonomist View Post
    Which schools in top-25 US do I realistically have a chance?...or should I have some safeties between top 30-50?
    Since you are already in the PhD stream of your current school, you ought to ask yourself how low (in terms of ranking) of a school in the US will you go to, that still dominates your current school. That will be the lower bound for schools that you ought to apply to. Personally, I don't think you ought to apply to schools in the 40-50 range, since your profile is actually quite good. You should also apply broadly; i.e. 2-3 in Top 10, 5 or more in Top 20, and then decide how low you want to go, in terms of the range you're applying to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutonic View Post
    Since you are already in the PhD stream of your current school, you ought to ask yourself how low (in terms of ranking) of a school in the US will you go to, that still dominates your current school. That will be the lower bound for schools that you ought to apply to. Personally, I don't think you ought to apply to schools in the 40-50 range, since your profile is actually quite good. You should also apply broadly; i.e. 2-3 in Top 10, 5 or more in Top 20, and then decide how low you want to go, in terms of the range you're applying to.
    Sounds about right !! I think it will all boil down to how good are the LOR's , although I am pretty hopeful..a few Top 10-20 offers is what I am looking for.

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    If I can add one word of caution, in my experience PhD admissions committeess tend to downweight students with as many years of work experience as you tend to have. Of course, not all universities do, but many in the top 10-20 appear to do so,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rohanps View Post
    If I can add one word of caution, in my experience PhD admissions committeess tend to downweight students with as many years of work experience as you tend to have. Of course, not all universities do, but many in the top 10-20 appear to do so,
    So having a work experience is actually diminishing your chance of acceptance rather than increasing it you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rohanps View Post
    If I can add one word of caution, in my experience PhD admissions committeess tend to downweight students with as many years of work experience as you tend to have. Of course, not all universities do, but many in the top 10-20 appear to do so,
    there may be some logic in what you are saying..Universities might think I have gotten rusty.. but shouldn't my recent Phd courses' grades from a reputed institution kind of assuage the gap-effect?

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    Mods should delete all these posts except the original post.

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    This is what I wrote on their original post:

    Note that this individual does not indicate that he/she is a faculty member, which he/she probably isn't. And if they were, they are not worth working for if they don't even have the RA funds to pay the person.

    This person is looking to exploit individuals for free labor, and probably is useless in the application process because their letter will not be worth a thing, and given what they can offer, is clearly a nobody. Don't waste your time or energy. Unless the person is a Nobel prize winner, working free is not worth it. Shame on this person. Can't believe they wrote "You must have solid GPA, GRE (or planning to sit) and have good excel/eviews/stata/R skills, excellent writing skills and be humble." and then offer no monetary compensation.

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