Studying in USA

Geographically USA is divided into  East, South, Midwest and West.

Popular States and their features

Massachusetts (North East Region) : Highly developed, Job opportunities & Education hub.

New York (East) : Highly developed, Student city, Job opportunities, Niagara Falls.

Virginia : Hub for IT Sector, Job opportunities.

Florida (South) : Aviation related program, Travel & Tourism, International Trade. Florida has a lot of undeveloped land, which helps the construction industry to flourish.

Ohio : Tournaments location, Health Care Industry. Kansas : Low Tuition fee. Boeing Company, Transportation, milling, and meat-packing center.

Texas : Low tuition fee. Charges Instate tuition fee to international students. California : Hollywood, Disney World, Hub for IT Sector. Aviation related program.

Oregon : Manufacturing Industry because of raw material.

Currency : Dollars - USD 

Why USA.......?

  • Flexibility

  • Cutting Edge Technology

  • Research & Internship

  • Scholarships & Assistantships

Types of Collges & Universities 

  • Public Colleges & Universities
  • Private Colleges & Universities
  • The Ivy Leagues
  • Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Community Colleges                                         
  • Public Colleges & Universities
  • Private Colleges & Universities
  • The Ivy Leagues
  • Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Community Colleges

Public Universities 

State Funded Institutions
Not for profit and financially supported by Public Taxes
University offers Bachelors , Masters and Doctorate courses
Usually large in Size.
All levels of degrees with different fields of study are offered.

Ranked Universities : University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Florida - Gainesville, University of California - Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park.

Few Public Universities in order of ranking are:‐ George Mason University, Colorado State University, Oregon State University, University of South Florida, University of Tennessee, Knoxville , University of Cincinnati, Montana State University, Tennessee Tech University, Kent State University, University of Idaho, Wright State University, Wichita State University, Murray State University, California State University East Bay and Fresno, Pittsburg State University.

Private Universities

These Universities are not State funded
Tuition fees are higher
Even all ranked Ivy Leagues are Private Universities.
The tuition fees are almost the same for domestic as well as International students.

Ranked Private Universities : Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University.

Few Universities :‐ Long Island University-Brooklyn, Long Island University-C.W. Post, University of New Haven, University of Bridgeport, California Lutheran University, Golden Gate University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Dallas Baptist University, Oklahoma City University, Southern New Hampshire University, Upper Iowa University, City University of Seattle, Hult International Business School.

The Ivy Leagues

Oldest & most famous in USA.
Located mainly in the Northeastern part of the USA.
Give stress on Undergraduate Liberal Arts education & also have many graduate & professional schools.
Tuition fees at these private schools is among the highest in the country.
Admission is highly competitive.
Institutions :‐ University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Brown University, Dartmouth College , Cornell University & Columbia University.

Liberal Arts Colleges

Quite old & mostly private schools.
Mainly focus on the undergraduate study of the traditional Arts & Science disciplines.
Personal attention is given to individual students & have a closer relationship between the faculties & the students.
These colleges traditionally emphasize interactive instruction, emphasizing small class size.

Renowned Colleges : Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Haverford College, Middlebury College, Swarthmore College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University and Williams College.

Community Colleges

Two‐year community colleges usually offer the associate’s degree such as an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS).
Community colleges often have open admissions policies with low tuition.
These institutions offer academic, technical and vocational degrees. Provide Certificates, Diplomas & Associate Degrees.
Some community colleges have automatic enrollment agreements with a local 4 year college or University where the community college provides the first two years of study and the University provides the remaining two years of study. These programs are often called 2 + 2 programs.

Some Universities : ‐ San Mateo County Community College District, Seattle Central Community College.

Four Types of Degree are offered

Associate Degree : Academic degree of 2 years is awarded by Community Colleges. Completion of associate degree can lead to transfer to the remaining 2 years bachelors degree in high ranked university having an articulated agreement with the community college.

Bachelors Degree : It is Commonly known as Undergraduate Degree and the duration is of 4 years. For Eg : Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

Masters Degree : The duration generally for all the masters course is of 2 years. Common examples of master degree are Masters of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Business Administration. But some courses like MBA, Executive MBA, the duration may be of one year also.

Doctorate : Commonly known as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). Duration may range from 3-5 years. Ph.D students need to submit a research proposal as well as have to appear Standardized Test i.e. GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS for admission.

Note: In the United States, Students with Bachelor's degree may apply directly into doctoral program without first earning master degree in some majors.