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hotpot

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My chance as a foreign national?
« on: November 10, 2006, 11:27:35 PM »
I have a pretty decent lsat: 169. But I am not a US citizen. English is not my native language either.

Somebody just told me schools will strongly prefer US citizens. Is that true?

Although my undergraduate degree is from overseas, I have the highest graduate degree in Computer Science from US. Since I have been here for more than four years, my English is fluent. 

But just the idea that being a non-citizen can hurt me chance really makes me uncomfortable, although I can't say anything to that. Is that true that for a non-citizen to get admitted you have to be better than US applicants or they won't admit you?
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Re: My chance as a foreign national?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 01:44:17 AM »
I have not found that to be true. In fact, I'm pretty convinced that top schools will want to have at least some foreigners.
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