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According to the 2019 Open Doors Report on the International Educational Exchange, there were about 1,095,299 international students in the U.S. 5 universities among the top 10 universities abroad are from the United States according to QS World Rankings, 2020. Around one-third of universities among the top 75 are US universities in the list.
Be it interactive classroom experience or vibrant campus life, Universities in the USA provide the best to their students. U.S. masters and bachelor degrees are not just globally recognized but have an excellent reputation. The educational institutions are well funded and invest profoundly in research areas. The staff at U.S. universities are understanding of international students’ needs and queries. International students in the USA flourish in a multicultural environment instilling an important trait of cultural sensitivity among them.
Commonly, the top courses in the US pursued by students are Computer Science, Architecture & Medicine. Also, housing some of the top universities in the country such as the University of California and the University of Southern California, has made California the most preferred state for international students in the USA.
Although the USA is like a dream for most. But the country is huge and there are certain cities in the USA, known best for their education and exposure. Whether it is MS in US or Bachelor degree or MBA or Phd , these are some of the most popular cities among international students:
These are some of the well-known cities but a lot of times, you also have to prefer a university over its location when it comes to your study in the USA. Students may choose to study in a great university based in a small town versus an average university based in the city.
Popular Universities in the U.S
According to World QS Rankings, 2020 following are the top universities in the United States.
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||1|
|California Institute of Technology||5|
|University of Chicago||10|
|University of Pennsylvania||15|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor||21|
Let us go through a list of higher education institutions in the U.S. in the table below.
|Types of institutions||Key points|
|State college or university||Subsidized by the government- local or state|
|Private college or university||Not supported by government Run privately Can be religiously affiliated|
|Community College||2-year colleges Award associate degrees and certifications Transferable courses can be used for 4-year university programs|
|Institute of Technology||Provides both graduate programs and short term courses 4 years program in Science & Technology|
|Types of courses||Key points|
|Core||Must-to-do courses that make the foundation of any program stronger for the students|
|Major||Taken for specializing in a particular subject or field of study|
|Elective||Can be explored to add courses other than mainstream subject to enhance the resume|
|Type of Institution||Tuition fees (USD)||Room and board charges (USD)||Books and supplies (USD)||Transportation (USD)||Other expenses (USD)|
|Public two-year colleges||3,730||8,990||1460||1840||2400|
|Public four-year colleges (in-state fees) On-campus||10,440||11,510||1240||1230||2170|
|Public four-year colleges (out-of-state fees) On-campus||26,820||11,510||1240||1230||2170|
|Private non-profit four-year colleges On Campus||36,880||12,990||1240||1060||1810|
|Fall||August to December||
|Spring||January to May||
|Summer||May to August||
|Associate degree||Lower TOEFL score than 4-year degree programs English second language program can be taken||These can be transferable e.g., associate of arts, associate of science Others prepare for entering the job market e.g., associate of applied science degree Offered by community college, junior or technical college|
|Bachelor’s degree||12th Standard Minimum GPA – 2.50 to 3. 60 TOEFL- 61 to 100 SAT||Mostly offered by universities|
|Master’s degree||Bachelor’s degree Minimum GPA – 2.50 to 3.50 TOEFL -78 to 100||Offered by Universities|
You would need to be prepared to show proof of sufficient funds to support your education. It is advised to explore the funding options to be involved before the visa interview.
Few points to remember before scheduling your Visa appointment are mentioned below.
There is a set of documents a student would need during the visa application. A student can read about how to prepare for Visa interviews. A student may also know about general rejection reasons for the visa application to prepare better.
Some points to know about scholarships are:
Life in the United States of America is something people from most countries dream of, as the US constitution gives a lot of importance to the freedom and the quality of living of its citizens. Here everything is based on merit. Americans like to approach their problems head-on, and being interactive with natives and people of other cultures around you in the university and your neighborhood will only do one good. International students can learn about American culture, history, and traditions by talking to American students and professors. Indian students usually have the option of living in dormitories (similar to a hostel system in India) or private accommodations. Wherever you stay, we advise you to live close to your university or near a university shuttle bus or metro station. A lot of times, the cost of studying masters and bachelors in the US depends on this.
The weather in the U.S. is diverse, depending on your location in this gigantic country. Now, deciding what outfits you might need is something very specific to the place you are going as one can see, form the section below that the weather can swing from one end of the spectrum to the other in a single location or stay in extremes in certain locations.
You cannot afford to fall sick if you don't have insurance is the rule you live by in the U.S. international students must have medical insurance to pursue higher education in the U.S. Most college and university campuses offer some type of general medical care. The cost of on-campus medical services is normally not very expensive. If you are a student studying using a scholarship from USAID or Fulbright, then they have their health insurance policies. Usually the university itself will provide options for international students to avail an insurance policy that suits their needs and budget.
Safety is a key concern no matter where you go to study. It is mandatory by federal law that the U.S. institutions where you are going to pursue your education reveal the crime statistics within the campus so that the students are better equipped to face situations in and around the campus. One will be able to find this statistic on the official website of the school or institution. Most institutions are very responsive to the safety needs of all their students, including international students as a result most institutions offer services such as late-night escort services and designated safe spots on campus to call for help during an emergency. Colleges also employ an on-campus police system that can respond much quicker than the police can. It is essential to research the locality that you are going to stay in, discover the kind of security facilities that you have in the locality.
For graduates with Bachelor's degrees, the following are the stats for field wise average salary in US dollars according to Erin Duffin in 2020.
|Discipline||Average salary (US Dollars)|
|Maths & Sciences||62488|
|Agriculture and Natural Resources||53504|
|Discipline||Average salary (US Dollars)|
|Math & Sciences||79717|
Since the rules for obtaining off-campus jobs are strict, listed below are some points for on-campus jobs.
Post completion of degree, OPT can be extended up to to 24 months if a student was enrolled in an STEM course.
You can ask your company to sponsor your stay in USA. It is called employer sponsorship. The company shall fill EB-2 or EB-3 basis your employment status.
Read the below articles to know more about studying in the USA
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There are 4500 accredited universities in the US. Navigating through them can be a difficult task. You can try the Grad School Finder tool here. You can then discuss the results of the Grad School Finder with seniors or other peers on Yocket discussions or read reviews of universities on Yocket. You should also check the accreditation of the universities on the official government website.
Students employed by companies under the E-Verify program and studying any of the following subjects can apply for a special extension of the OPT program for an additional 24 months. Subjects include Actuarial Science, Computer Science Applications, Engineering, Engineering Technologies, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Military Technologies, Physical Sciences, and other STEM Designated Degree Programs