Study In USA

Why Study in USA

Every year, more than 100,000 Indian students travel to the USA to pursue their dream of higher education.  The USA boasts of some of the Best Universities in the world and there wide range of options of Universities and Institutions offering some of the best courses.

A post-graduate degree in three broad fields, Science, Engineering and Management, from the USA is considered the passport to a successful career anywhere in the world.

 There are many features of studying in USA.  USA is considered as the fountain head of technological advancements, in medicine, heath and life sciences, space technology, manufacturing and engineering, information technology and therefore, students with ambitions in these sectors prefer to study in USA.  The other being that it is multi-cultural hub as one can find people from all countries giving students an orientation of various cultures and traditions from around the world.

Studying in the USA is not only considered important from an educational and career perspective but it is considered prestigious given the history of professions who have attained international acclaim for their achievements in the professional world.

You want answers as to why you should prefer to study in the USA, then read on….

Options, Option and Options!

As of 2012, the latest figures made available in 2015, the US has a total of 4,726 Title IV-eligible, degree-granting institutions: 3,026 4-year institutions and 1,700 2-year institutions. (source Wikipedia)

The structure of the education system varies from the rest of the world and is also considered as advanced and the same time complex.  Everything about the Colleges and Universities has evolved, right from the quality of education, infrastructure to the admission process.

In fact, Universities in the USA vie with each other to attract overseas students.  Some even universities offer attractive scholarship and internship options as well.

One of the best aspects of the University structure in the USA being that research is an integral component of the education process which is why USA remains at the top of development of cutting edge technology in manufacturing, space programmes, information technology (IT), development of management systems.  Students get to access a lot of data, previous research, books, and reference materials in digital as well as print format which is an added advantage.

Education system in the USA

The education system in the USA allows you to carry on research project, take up professional teaching or assistant-ship to professors conducting research which helps students to finance their education and other expenses.

Students also get an opportunity to take breaks to pursue short-term courses or programmes which will add to their overall course value, adding to your perspective, enabling you to perform better at your academics.

It also has a very open system and allows students to interact freely with professors and industry experts.

Since USA hosts the maximum number of students, you also get exposed to multiple cultures from around the world.  Each student brings a lot of knowledge and each one brings new and their own local knowledge, ideas and skills thereby adding tremendous value to the group.

The environment in the USA is liberal and relaxed but the rules and regulations are very stringent.  As a student, you cannot err where discipline is considered which is considered supreme.  One reckless act and you could end up damaging your career.

Universities in USA

The USA is geographically divided into four regions called as Census Regions, which are as under:

Northeast

North Eastern United States

CONNECTICUT

  • Connecticut State University System
    • Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
    • Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU)
    • Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)
    • Western Connecticut State University (WCSU)
  • University of Connecticut system
    • University of Connecticut (UConn) (Storrs- flagship/main campus)
    • UConn Avery Point Campus in Groton
    • UConn Graduate Business Campus in Hartford
    • UConn Greater Hartford Campus in West Hartford (The campus will be moving to downtown Hartford in the fall of 2016.)
    • UConn Stamford Campus in Stamford
    • UConn Torrington Campus in Torrington
    • UConn Waterbury Campus in Waterbury

MAINE

  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • University of Maine System
  • University of Maine (Maine) (Orono-flagship/main campus)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (UMaine Augusta, UM-Augusta, or UMA)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (UMaine Farmington, UM-Farmington, or UMF)
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMaine Fort Kent, UM-Fort Kent, or UMFK)
  • University of Maine at Machias (UMaine Machias, UM-Machias, or UMM (pronounced UM M))
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMaine Presque Isle, UM-Presque Isle, or UMPI (pronounced UM PI))
  • University of Southern Maine (Southern Maine or USM)
    • University of Maine Law School

MASSACHUSETTS

  • University of Massachusetts system
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) (Amherst-flagship/main campus)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • State University system
    • Bridgewater State University
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Framingham State University
    • Salem State University
    • Westfield State University
    • Worcester State University
    • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    • Massachusetts Maritime Academy

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • University System of New Hampshire
  • Granite State College
  • Keene State College
  • Plymouth State University
  • University of New Hampshire (UNH)

NEW JERSEY

  • The College of New Jersey
  • Kean University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Stockton University
  • Rowan University
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (from dissolved University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ))
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (established in partnership with Cooper Health System in 2009)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey system
    • Rutgers University (Rutgers) (New Brunswick and Piscataway-flagship/main campus)
    • Rutgers–Newark
    • Rutgers–Camden
    • Rutgers Schools of Biomedical and Health Sciences (from dissolved University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ))
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey

NEW YORK

  • State University of New York (SUNY) system
  • University Centers
    • University at Albany, State University of New York (University at Albany, UAlbany, or Albany)
    • Binghamton University
    • The State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo)
    • Stony Brook University (Stony Brook)
  • Other Doctoral-Granting Institutions
    • Health Science Center Brooklyn
    • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
    • State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)
    • New York State College of Ceramics (contract college at Alfred University)
    • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (contract college at Cornell University)
    • College of Human Ecology (contract college at Cornell University)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine (contract college at Cornell University)
    • School of Industrial and Labor Relations (contract college at Cornell University)
    • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • State University of New York State College of Optometry
  • University Colleges
    • Buffalo State College
    • Empire State College
    • State University of New York at Brockport (SUNY Brockport)
    • State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland)
    • State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY Fredonia)
    • State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo)
    • State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)
    • State University of New York at Old Westbury (SUNY Old Westbury)
    • State University of New York at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta)
    • State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego)
    • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh)
    • State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam)
    • State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase)
  • Technology Colleges
    • Alfred State College
    • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (a SUNY community college which, in addition to associate’s degrees, also offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees)
    • State University of New York at Canton (SUNY Canton)
    • State University of New York at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill)
    • State University of New York at Delhi (SUNY Delhi)
    • State University of New York at Farmingdale (SUNY Farmingdale)
    • State University of New York at Morrisville (SUNY Morrisville)
    • State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime)
  • City University of New York (CUNY) system
  • Colleges
    • Baruch College
    • Brooklyn College
    • City College of New York
    • College of Staten Island
    • Hunter College
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • Lehman College
    • Medgar Evers College
    • New York City College of Technology
    • Queens College
    • Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
    • York College
  • Graduate and professional schools
    • CUNY Graduate Center
    • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
    • CUNY School of Law
    • CUNY School of Professional Studies
    • CUNY School of Public Health
    • Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
    • William E. Macaulay Honors College

PENNSYLVANIA

  • State-owned universities:
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    • Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Venango
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Academy of Culinary Arts
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Armstrong (IUP-Armstrong)
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Northpointe (IUP-Northpointe)
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney (IUP-Punxsutawney)
    • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
    • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Clearfield
    • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
    • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
    • West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth System of Higher Education

Universities of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education receive public funds and reduce tuition for residents of Pennsylvania. Gubernatorial appointees are always a minority of their respective governing boards.

  • State-related institutions:
  • Lincoln University
  • Pennsylvania State University (Penn State or PSU) (A multi-college campus administered at University Park) (University Park-flagship/main campus)
    • Penn State Abington (PSU-Abingdon)
    • Penn State Altoona (PSU-Altoona)
    • Penn State Berks (PSU-Berks)
    • Penn State Beaver (PSU-Beaver)
    • Penn State Brandywine (PSU-Brandywine)
    • Penn State DuBois (PSU-DuBois)
    • Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus (PSU-Fayette)
    • Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (PSU-Erie or Behrend)
    • Penn State Greater Allegheny (PSU-Greater Allegheny)
    • Penn State Harrisburg (PSU-Harrisburg)
    • Penn State Hazleton (PSU-Hazleton)
    • Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-Lehigh Valley)
    • Penn State Mont Alto (PSU-Mont Alto)
    • Penn State New Kensington (PSU-New Kensington)
    • Penn State Schuylkill (PSU-Schuylkill)
    • Penn State Shenango (PSU-Shenango)
    • Penn State Wilkes-Barre (PSU-Wilkes-Barre)
    • Penn State Worthington Scranton (PSU-Worthington/Scranton)
    • Penn State York (PSU-York)
    • Pennsylvania State University’s special mission colleges
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  • Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
  • Penn State Online
    • Temple University (Temple or TU)
  • Temple University Ambler (TU-Ambler)
    • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh or Pitt)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Pittsburgh-Bradford)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (Pittsburgh-Greensburg)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pittsburgh-Johnstown)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (Pittsburgh-Titusville)

 RHODE ISLAND

  • Rhode Island College (RIC)
  • University of Rhode Island system
    • University of Rhode Island (Rhode Island or URI) (Kingston-flagship/main campus)
    • URI Feinstein Campus in Providence
    • URI Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett
    • URI W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich

VERMONT

  • Vermont State Colleges (Listed below are the state universities. The VSC also includes the state’s community college and technical college.)
    • Castleton State College (Castleton State or Castleton)
    • Johnson State College
    • Lyndon State College
    • University of Vermont (UVM)

Midwest

MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES

ILLINOIS

  • Chicago State University (Chicago State)
  • Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University (Illinois State)
  • University of Illinois system
  • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (Illinois) (Urbana and Champaign-flagship/main campus)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (UI-Springfield)
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University (NIU)
  • Southern Illinois University system
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) (Carbondale-flagship/main campus)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE (pronounced SIU E))
  • Western Illinois University (WIU)
  • Western Illinois University-Quad Cities (WIU-QC)

INDIANA

  • Ball State University
  • Indiana University System
  • Indiana University Bloomington (Indiana or IU) (Bloomington-flagship/main campus)
  • Indiana University East
  • Indiana University Kokomo (IUK)
  • Indiana University Northwest
  • Indiana University South Bend (IUSB)
  • Indiana University Southeast
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) – (IU appoints chancellor; joint academics with Purdue.)
    • Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)
  • Indiana State University (ISU)
  • Purdue University system
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette- flagship/main campus)
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) – (Purdue appoints chancellor; joint academics with IU.)
  • Purdue University Calumet
  • Purdue University North Central
  • University of Southern Indiana (USI)

IOWA

  • University of Iowa (Iowa)
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Northern Iowa (UNI)

KANSAS

  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • University of Kansas (Kansas or KU)
  • Kansas State University (K-State or KSU)
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Wichita State University

MICHIGAN

  • Central Michigan University (CMU)
  • Eastern Michigan University (EMU)
  • Ferris State University (Ferris State)
  • Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley State or GVSU)
  • Lake Superior State University
  • University of Michigan system
    • University of Michigan (Michigan) (Ann Arbor- flagship/main campus)
    • University of Michigan-Dearborn
    • University of Michigan-Flint
  • Michigan State University (Michigan State)
  • Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)
  • Northern Michigan University (NMU)
  • Oakland University
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University (WMU)

MINNESOTA

MISSOURI

NEBRASKA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

SOUTH DAKOTA

WISCONSIN

South

Southern United States

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia

West

Western United States

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington (state)
  • Wyoming