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According to my experience :
1.All require GRE subject Test. Some claim that it is not needed but in order that your application stands out I recommend you take GRE subject Test. This will facilitate a decision in your favor.
2.They need some research work. Preferably published individually or jointly with a professor. You may even have some peer reviews. People plan this well in advance and somehow wriggle through and get their name inserted along with a professor.
3.Your field of interest should match with a professor willing to accept you as a graduate scholar.
4.Excellent Recommendations written by Professors / Superiors knowing you well and willing to write specifically about your reseach interest and scholarship. These should not be vague or general.
5.Outstanding Essays. Each School should be provided an essay specifically written for it and should not be a ‘copy-paste’ exercise.
6.Excellent GPA
7.Good GRE and TOEFL scores
8. Apply early.
9. Above all plan early about the steps required to be taken. Succesful people start taking the initial steps from Junior year. Do not wait till the Senior year.
All or some of these come to play to decide on your application.

If you are admitted by these institutes than financing your education will not be a problem.
An important observation
Admission in PhD is difficult as compared to admits to MS degree.
Universities generally require good academics and/or good research experience. If you have these you can get into a very high rank university. It is believed that good research experience can lead you to a top 1-20 ranked university.But this does not imply that academics and subject test is not given due weightage.
As you go to low rank universities (21-40) they concentrate more on academics and subject tests.Universities Ranked 41 and below concentrate on academics and experience but not subject test.
But once you get admits 80-90% of the times you get assistantships.
Academics play an important role if you don’t have experience.

A more Important Note

I am well aware that every applicant will not meet each of the criteria listed above.However if you cover about 80-90% of these you have a fair chance of admission and you must try. You may be lucky.GOOD LUCK
NBS

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Colleges focus on ‘angular’ students

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One of the buzzwords of today’s college-admissions process is “angular.”

Angular?

What does that mean?

Until the ’90s, the most successful college candidates were well-rounded high achievers, while today’s most sought-after students are referred to as “angular” or “focused.” One of the biggest mistakes students make today is not taking this new emphasis seriously.

When most parents applied to college decades ago, high school students were encouraged to dabble in a variety of clubs — be a candy striper, join the French Club, sell ads for the yearbook and be a member of the debate team, etc. Today, those “well-rounded” students would be considered “serial joiners” and would not be evaluated as enthusiastically.

‘Passion’: A hot property

Colleges are looking to build a well-rounded class with dedicated hospital interns, students who tutored younger students in French, yearbook editors and national debate winners. Colleges are less interested in jack-of-all-trades students. It’s the passion, the continued interest, and the leadership growth that intrigue and engage admissions committees. “Passion” — it’s undoubtedly the most overused word on the college admissions circuit, but that is what colleges say they are looking for. Helping students find their “passion” means guiding them to identify one, two or three interests or talents that they enjoy and will continue to pursue throughout their high school career and hopefully into their college years.

Nurture the passion, not because you think it will make the difference in being accepted to the college of their choice, but because it will help develop them into a more interesting and fulfilled person.

The reason for the change in priorities from well-rounded to angular is a growing belief among college admissions officials that commitment to an activity and the ability to do it well serve as strong predictors of success in all college endeavors. The serial joiner typically makes less of a contribution and has less of an effect than the one who is captivated and consumed by a few choice activities.

Beyond athletics

Many parents falsely believe that the only talents that interest colleges are athletics. In your effort to identify the right college “fit” for your student, explore college Web sites to see whether they offer courses, sponsor a club or compete in the “passion of choice.” All tiers of colleges are looking for achievers who can make a contribution to the college community. When considering extracurricular activities, after you’ve determined a real and sustained interest, ask yourselves if and how your student’s participation can possibly benefit a future college.

`Spike talents’ get attention

Applications from students with “spike talents” — top-tier ability or a highly original talent — tend to jump off the page. Spike talents can range from winning the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search to playing first oboe in the state orchestra. It is important to note, however, that spike talents will never make up for less-than-stellar grades for admission to the most selective colleges.

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Ireland

US

US

UK

US

UK

Germany

Belgium

Australia

Netherlands

Australia

UK

Germany

Germany

UK

Singapore

UK

US

Sweden

US

US

UK

UK

US

US

US

UK

UK

US

UK

Netherlands

US

China

Austria

Canada

Netherlands

US

Japan

US

Denmark

Canada

US

US

Canada

US

UK

Finland

UK

US

Taiwan

Japan

Switzerland

Sweden

US

Canada

UK

US

Netherlands

Japan

Canada

Denmark

Switzerland

New Zealand

US

Switzerland

US

US

UK

US

Belgium

Belgium

China

Germany

Canada

Israel

UK

Denmark

Netherlands

South Korea

France

US

US

Japan

UK

US

Canada

US

Switzerland

US

Germany

Germany

UK

Germany

UK

Netherlands

Hong Kong

UK

Japan

US

Israel

Belgium

China

US

France

UK

US

US

Japan

US

Netherlands

China

Germany

Canada

Austria

Germany

Australia

Finland

UK

Germany

Italy

Netherlands

US

Brazil

Brazil

Ireland

US

UK

Japan

Germany

Italy

France

UK

Netherlands

Belgium

New Zealand

Norway

UK

US

Sweden

Mexico

Spain

Netherlands

Australia

Sweden

Japan

Australia

South Africa

Australia

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THES-QS World University Rankings 2007

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Base salary MBA candidates expect to earn-2006

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Expected Salary first
job after graduation $
Industry Expected
Salary five
years after
graduation $
103,27498,088

97,563

95,971

95,726

95,342

93,155

92,838

92,809

92,733

91,531

91,432

91,426

90,752

90,220

89,500

89,097

89,043

88,919

88,424

88,326

88,200

87,763

87,743

87,046

87,012

86,962

86,871

86,684

86,667

86,100

85,724

85,592

85,289

85,266

85,178

84,908

84,339

84,027

83,180

82,130

81,394

79,908

79,804

56,531

88,087

Venture capitalInvestment management

Management consulting

Internet/e-commerce

Investment banking

Computer software

Financial services

Energy/power

Biotechnology

Telecommunications

Hospitality

Healthcare/pharmaceutical

Real estate

Computer hardware

Healthcare

Metals

Other

Electronics

Chemical/petroleum

IT consulting

Food service

Utilities

Airline/travel

Academic research

Automotive

Consumer goods

Hotel/restaurant/tourism

Retail/fashion/apparel

Engineering/manufacturing

Forestry/paper/pulp

Entertainment/media/public relations

Network communications/data networking

Insurance

Commercial banking

Government/public service

Engineering consulting

Aerospace/defense

Non-profit

Environmental/conservation

Transportation/distribution/logistics

Agricultural

Construction

Education/teaching

Advertising/public relations

Auditing/accounting/taxation

Average

234,344225,254

195,341

177,324

239,336

173,842

194,733

168,435

160,629

178,493

172,188

158,157

183,755

144,504

159,541

186,800

157,480

144,281

152,453

154,208

176,075

160,385

166,835

173,456

144,606

143,776

143,228

155,552

142,374

139,444

150,435

163,069

175,938

155,832

144,882

133,378

142,212

138,309

130,342

143,083

144,545

141,563

139,554

126,402

92,000

167,052

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WSJ Rankings Comparison of Top Business Schools

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Rank School Enrollment Tuition $ Test Scores Job
Offers %
Compensation
$
1 Dartmouth College 490 42,990 710 98 100,000
2 University of Cal-Berkeley 1381 26,881* 707 95 98,977
3 Columbia University 1869 43,436 706 94 101,428
4 MIT-Sloan 781 44,566 702 97.7 101,988
5. Carnegie Mellon 636 41,900 696 96.4 93,479
6. University Of NC-Chapel Hill 888 18,375* 664 92.8 90,044
7. University of Michigan 1745 39,800 701 91 93,474
8 Yale 469 42,000 701 95 92,213
9 University of Chicago 3180 44,500 703 97.3 98,289
10 University of Virginia 702 37,000 677 95 95,704

EXPLANTIONS

Enrollment : Number of full time students.

Tuition : Annual tuition and fee 2006-2007. *In-state tuition shown for public schools.

Test Scores : Mean GMAT of accepted students

Job Offers : percentage of job-seeking full time graduates who received prior to or within three months after graduation.

Compensation : Average starting salary of full time graduates who accepted employment.

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MBA DEADLINES

Canadian MBA

Concerns of an Admission Committee Member

When studying your folder, we are primarily interested in your potential to do independent research:

  • Past research. This is the best evidence of research potential, so please let us know in detail about any original research that you may have done already. Emphasize what was new and important about the problem and what creative or unusual steps you took to solve it. You may wish to include copies of published or unpublished papers.
  • Intellectual qualities. We also look for other evidence that you are skilled, creative, and persistent at solving problems. We take letters of recommendation very seriously — and if we are considering you seriously, we will probably contact your recommenders to discuss your intellectual qualities. Thus, the most useful recommendations come from professors or researchers who have discussed ideas with you and know how your mind works.Of course, we also consider your grades, since most strong researchers are also able to do well in classes. (However, doing well in classes does not prove that you will have the creativity and initiative to find new problems and new solutions.) If your grades are mixed, please tell us why.We don’t like to rely too much on the GRE, because it is just an artificial one-day exam. Very high GRE scores are most useful if your recommendations and grades come from a lower-ranked institution: your high GRE will reassure us that you will shine as brightly here as you did there. Surprisingly low GRE scores on an otherwise strong application may just be a fluke, so they do not disqualify you, but they will make us check your application for other signs of weakness. Most of our applicants do not take the GRE subject test unless they want to establish that they know CS despite having a non-CS major.
  • Relevant academic background. We sometimes do take exceptional students whose interest in NLP exceeds their background in it. However, we are very interested to learn about your past coursework, class projects, or original research in natural language processing, machine learning (including data mining, probability, or statistics), linguistics, or search/optimization. A good background in any of these areas will help you start doing research here immediately, and will give you a useful perspective as you take classes in the other areas.
  • Technical skills. While recognizing that different people have different strengths, I look for evidence of certain skills that are relevant to research in my lab:
    • Programming ability, part 1 — strength at building complicated systems and otherwise making software work well.
    • Programming ability, part 2 –strength at designing new algorithms or data structures.
    • Mathematical ability — strength at formalizing ideas, proving theorems, and reading mathematically dense papers. This may be indicated by strong grades (or advanced coursework) in pure or applied math or theoretical CS.
    • Linguistic ability and interest — a sensitivity to the nuances of sentences or words (their internal structure, meaning, and sound or written expression). This may be indicated by coursework in linguistics, a serious interest in writing, knowledge of multiple languages, etc.
    • Writing, speaking, and teaching ability — Basic skills that you will need to succeed as a researcher.
  • Quality of technical discussion. If I’m your advisor, we’ll be having lots of intense technical discussion over several years. Many of your research ideas, as well as mine, will be born in such discussions. Furthermore, I’ll probably ask you to write them up afterwards in an email.You will also spend a lot of time throwing ideas around with the other grad students. So it is important that you are articulate (in English), energetic, and interesting to talk to.Therefore, before recommending you to the admissions committee, the CLSP faculty will want to spend several hours talking with you, either in person or (for foreign students) over the phone. We want to see that you will pick up new ideas, draw connections to things you already know, ask good questions, and reply with ideas of your own.
  • These notes are  from Prof. Jason Eisner, Computer Science Dept. and Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University