I'm an undergrad at Carleton University (Canada) in EngPhys. I just finished my third year. My interest is in semiconductor physics. I have a A average grade, and two years research experience. I was wondering, is aiming for MSE at Berkeley or UIllinois or Michigan too high for me? What about McGil, UofT? Any other recommendations (is MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon even reaches??) Is coming from a university that's not one of the top ranked, famous ones going to be a drawback for US grad schools If anyone has graduated from Carleton Uni and gone on to top US grad schools in Applied Phys, EngPhys or MatSci, or if you know anyone who has, their stats/experience would be helpful.