Self Assessment

Follow 3simple steps to see what it takes to get into your dream US university:
 
STEP 1 :
The map below represents the most sought after universities/colleges in the US. See if you can spot your dream one:
Universities in US

 
STEP 2 :
Have a quick look at what your dream university is looking for in you and analyze where you currently stand:
Tiers Academics GPA (Unweighted) SAT Subject SAT LOR Overall Profile & Application
Tier 1 3.8-4 2200+ 730+ Exceptionally Impressive Extraordinary
Tier 2 3.6-4 2100+ 700+ Highly Impressive Extraordinary-Extremely Strong
Tier 3 3.2-4* 2000+ 680+ Highly Impressive Extremely  Strong
Tier 4 2.7+* 1800+ University Specific Impressive Strong
*Approximate Range
Grade Percentage GPA
A 93-100 4
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2
Approximate Grading Policy
 
TIER 1
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • CalTech
  • Stanford
  • Columbia
  • Princeton
  • Yale
  • University of Chicago
Overall acceptance rate: 6-9%
TIER 2
  • Cornell
  • Darthmouth
  • Brown
  • Vanderbilt
  • Duke
  • John Hopkins
  • Northwestern University
  • UPenn
Overall acceptance rate: 10-15%
TIER 3
  • UCLA
  • UC - Berkley
  • Rice
  • Emory University
  • Tufts
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Overall acceptance rate: 16-23%
TIER 4
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Wisconsin - Madison
  • New York University
  • UC - San Diego
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • UIUC
  • Wake Forest University
Overall acceptance rate: 26-40%
Note that the data has been taken from various internationally acclaimed ranking agencies and is an approximation of an overall entering class profile of 2013-2014.
The above list consists of only a few top Universities in each tier, in no particular order. Also, the University classification in various tiers may vary on the basis of chosen fields of study.
 
STEP 3 :
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