Hi, I am a Korean(South) citizen finishing my undergraduate degree in Canada and planning to apply to US graduate schools. I heard that public gradaute schools are more stringent towards admitting international student because amount of funding is less available compared to domestic student (due to more expensive tuition for international student etc.). Is this true? Then should I apply to more private grad schools than public schools to increase my chances? Btw, my area of interest is semiconductor physics and devices so I will apply to ECE, MSE, or physics department depending on universities. Thank you.