I'm only a rather above average candidate, so i definitely need something that will make me stand out. Not playing the race card or anything, but does being of a foreign nationality help (still a US citizen and everything though)? If so, how much? Also how about location? I'm guessing it's harder to get in from Maryland than, let's say, Iowa. I'm an Indian (from India) from Kentucky. Once again, not playing the race card, but just wondering if it'll help. Also, I don't think many people are applying from KY.