Top university in my country (Taiwan) Undergrad GPA: 3.3/3.1 overall/major Grad (Master) GPA: 3.5 sGRE: 970 GRE: 580/800/4 v/q/w TOEFL: 112 Publication: 3rd out of 50+ authors in PRL I would like to pursue a PhD in physics, but to do that I'd need to get admitted somewhere first... I can get excellent recommendations from my advisor, who is well-known in the field, and from the spokesperson in the collaboration I participated in. I guess the only weak point in my application will be GPA. So I need some realistic advice on which programs to apply for in the field of high energy physics. Top10 is most likely impossible for me, and I'm aiming at schools in top50 (like Rochester). Or is even top50 out of my league?