STUDY IN US
ABOUT U.S

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. There are 50 states in the U.S. Forty-eight of the states form the contiguous United States. The U.S. borders on Canada to the north, and Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. On the east coast, the U.S. is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west coast it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.

To the northwest of Canada is the state of Alaska. The state of Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of California.

In addition to the 50 states, the U.S. has several territories and possessions, located in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

The US has more than 3000 colleges and university institutions where nearly 6 million International students study in different courses for various programs.

Because the US attracts talent, and the best brains from all over the world, people with a hunger to learn, enjoy the US as a study destination. Because there are no cultural boundaries, people are also fortunate enough to learn about different cultures of the world, as they find communities from different sections of the society within the campus.

USA is a leader in technology. This simply translates into an advantage, which gives the students who study here, an edge over others, in real life. Hence a US degree is beneficial in several aspects and preferred over others


EDUCATION SYSTEM IN U.S

Education in the United States is mainly pr ovided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: federal, state, and local. Child education is compulsory.

The American educational system comprises 12 grades of study over 12 calendar years of primary and secondary education before graduating and becoming eligible for college admission. After pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, there are five years in primary school (normally known as elementary school). After completing five grades, the student will enter junior high or middle school and then high school to get the high school diploma.

Students completing high school may apply to attend an undergraduate school. This may be a community college (one that offers two-year degrees, usually to prepare students to transfer to state universities), liberal arts college (one that concentrates on undergraduate education), or part of a larger research university.

Bachelor’s level education in USA normally starts after the completion of 12 years of primary and secondary education. Hence, education beyond class XII is also known as ‘post-secondary’ education, in USA.

Bachelor’s programs are of four years duration, and are offered by different types of colleges.

Liberal Arts colleges offer a general education in Arts and Sciences that develop general knowledge and reasoning ability. Most of these types of colleges are privately owned and have limited number of programs.

Upper-Division colleges are those that offer the last two years of undergraduate programs, which are specialized.

Community colleges are those that offer Associate Degrees of two years duration. On completion of such two-year Associate degrees, students join either upper-division colleges or universities to complete the balance two years for obtaining the Bachelors degree. Most community colleges are publicly owned ones and offer technical programs that prepare students for entry into job market, with Certificate and Diploma programs of six months to one year.

Specialized programs like Engineering are also offered, that are equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. These are known as ‘transfer’ programs.

ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING IN U.S

Academic Excellence : US has the World’s finest post-secondary educational system, which is globally acclaimed. It is far more advanced and different than the rest of the countries. With integrated programs in traditional disciplines as well as professional fields, US proclaims academic excellence that is unmatched. US Universities spend $20,000 per year on each student compared to $7,225 in Britain, $11,572 in Australia, $12,217 in Canada.

World Class Colleges and with Cutting Edge Technology : US Universities are leaders in high quality education and are at the forefront of technology. US Universities have outstanding facilities like-intricate , libraries and laboratories, which are fully equipped to help students study well.

Diversity and Flexibility : With over 4,600 institutions to choose from, US has become the only country to offer the most flexible and expansive study options. Some colleges offer broad-based education like Liberal Arts education, while others provide specialized programs, and some others provide vocational or technical degrees. The academic program provide students with a variety of course and at the same time gives them the freedom to design their major / programs of study, switch fields and petition specific courses. Independent study is also available in US university to suit the individual needs.

Hands-on Training : Co-operative educational programs, internship and practical training opportunities provide valuable practical experience to student’s academic profile. These programs offer financial assistance and enhance career prospects for students.

Global Acceptability : US degrees are recognized and sought after by employers worldwide. The long-term career prospect of a student are enhanced as studying in the US boosts and develops one’s self-confidence, individual thinking and cross-cultural communication skills.

Campus Diversity : All educational institutions in US seek the presence of International students in order to provide cultural diversity and enrichment on their campuses. Students from 160 countries study in the US Universities.

Support Services : Most Universities in US have a dedicated office/help desk for International Students and Services which can provide a variety of services ranging from campus orientation to assistance in resume preparation. Personal and career counselling services are also available to help students in need.

Financial Assistance : Scholarships, fellowships and assistantships are available for eligible International students. They are also eligible to work for 20 hours a week to partially meet their expenses.

Practical Experience : Opportunities to spend an additional year in US to earn valuable, relevant work experience are also available for all the International students. In Science and Technology department, the students have 29 months (2 and half years) for gaining practical work experience (called OPT) after completing studies.

TUTION FEE Under graduate -$8000/year(approximate)
Graduate-$8050/year(approximate)