Study in U.S.A

The USA is an educational hub with over 4500 institutions offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degrees.

Commitment to Excellence:

One of the highest selling points of American education is perhaps its worldwide reputation of commitment to excellence. Only the best students around the world are admitted to the top schools in the US, where quality education is imparted to them by an expertly trained faculty. This quality education is thereby upheld year after year and the degrees that students attained in the US are not just widely recognized and accepted, but also widely respected around the world.

Brilliant Scope for Research:

If you are inclined toward academic research, the US is your perfect choice for higher education. You can get the opportunity to earn while you learn when you enrol into an MS/PhD program. Your research grant will help support your personal needs by waiving your tuition and providing you with a stipend, while the intellectual challenges that you will overcome academically will certainly help satisfy your professional appetite. Funding and grants for most research projects at the university are obtained from either the federal government or reputed multinational corporations in the industry.

Academic Flexibility:

You will soon discover that the education system in the US is a lot different from your home country. The US education system offers a kind of flexibility in terms of the courses that are offered, which enables you to select your choice of subject from a variety of topics. You can now specialize in the area of your choice without having to take any unnecessary classes. You also have the flexibility to choose a class at any time during the academic year, since some courses are offered multiple times during the academic year. The quarterly or semester system gives you the flexibility to complete your academic program at your own pace and take additional time on a research project if required. For instance, if you can complete the total number of courses required for you to graduate, you can finish up your master’s degree within a year. You can also spread out your course completion schedule in such a manner as to devote more time for research and complete your course in a couple of years.

Financial Support:

Availability of financial aid is another major incentive for international students to opt for higher education in the US. Most universities offer its students grants, loans and stipends to cover their daily expenses as well as tuition in some cases. University assistantship is provided on the basis of merit rather than financial need. If you can prove your excellence in academics, then your US education may even turn out to be free. Otherwise, obtaining grants and loans from banks is also easy if you can provide proof of your admission. On-campus work programs are also available for students who qualify for a specific kind of job. For instance, if you have a humanities major, you can seek employment at the library. If you are a certified lifeguard, you can work at the Aquatic Center.

Lucrative Job Opportunities:

On completion of your degree, you are legally authorized to work in the US in your related field for about a year. You need to apply for Optional Practical Training Employment Authorization (OPT). Most international students get inducted into the company that hires them during their OPT period, by sponsoring their H1-B or work visa. The H1-B work visa is usually granted by employers if they are hiring international students in speciality areas such as software, engineering, accountancy, teaching or marketing. Once your employer grants your H1-B, you are allowed to work in the US without returning to your home country.

Value Addition and Cultural Enhancement:

Around 30 per cent of all international students in the world study in the US. So, as an international student, you will have the unique privilege to interact with a lot of people from a lot of different nationalities. This exposure will not only enhance your cultural and artistic faculties but will also help you learn a lot more about the world. The exciting cultural exchange and international diversity will certainly enrich your life both personally and academically. Your new friends will be your new family.

Some of the Popular Universities for Indians Students

Texas A&M University, College Station

The oldest public university in Texas, Texas A&M is a large research institution with a flagship campus in College Station, TX. Texas A&M offers its students more than 130 majors across 17 academic schools.

Carnegie Mellon University

Known for its strong STEM programs and arts education, Carnegie Mellon University is a leading research institution in Pittsburgh, PA. More than 100 research centers and institutes call Carnegie Mellon home, an environment that has helped produce 20 Nobel Laureates.

Colgate University

Colgate University is a leading liberal arts school located in the small town of Hamilton, NY. All Colgate students complete the same five-class core curriculum by the end of their sophomore years.

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine is a top public research institution in Irvine, CA. The campus buildings form a ring around historic Aldrich Park. UC Irvine offers more than 70 majors, its most popular in biology, economics and social psychology.

Claremont McKenna College

Located just outside of Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna is a small private college that provides students an intimate, rich liberal arts experience. Students have robust extracurricular lives: 94% take part in internships and 75% conduct research with faculty members.

University of Texas, Austin

Located in Texas’s vibrant capital, the University of Texas, Austin, is a large research institution and the flagship of Texas’s public university system. The university offers more than 170 majors across 13 schools, but UT-Austin is best known academically for its business and engineering programs.

Middlebury College

Middlebury College is a small private liberal arts college in Middlebury, VT, that offers 45 majors in humanities, foreign languages, cultural studies, natural sciences and social sciences.

Swarthmore College

A small but mighty school in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College provides students an elite liberal arts education. Outside of town, Swarthmore houses the 300-acre Scott Arboretum.

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public land-grant research university and the flagship campus of Maryland’s public university system. UMD offers undergraduate students more than 90 majors across 12 schools and colleges, with the option to complete a tailored interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree.

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame is a Catholic research university in Notre Dame, IN, north of South Bend. The university offers programs in 5 schools, including the colleges of Arts and Letters, Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, and the Mendoza College of Business.

California Institute of Technology

The California Institute of Technology—commonly known as Caltech—is a cutting edge private research university in Pasadena, CA. With more than 50 research centers and institutes (including five NASA facilities) over 80% of students conduct research during their undergraduate career.

University of California, Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara was founded in Isla Vista, CA, as a teachers’ college. It’s since grown: It now offers more than 100 undergraduate majors across its three schools. Popular areas of study include biological sciences, psychology and mathematics.

Tufts University

Tufts University is a prestigious medium-size, private institution in the Boston suburb of Medford, MA. Interdisciplinary education is strongly emphasized at Tufts, with courses like Engineering Psychology uniting its Arts & Sciences and Engineering schools.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is one of the nation’s oldest research institutions, located in an iconic red-brick campus in Baltimore. Research is at the core of Johns Hopkins, and its faculty and alumni have made groundbreaking discoveries in everything from surgical innovations to water purification.

Bowdoin College

Located in the town of Brunswick, ME, Bowdoin is a small, private college that provides students a tight-knit community and a comprehensive liberal arts education. Bowdoin offers over 40 majors across 23 departments, with its most popular programs in government and legal studies, economics and mathematics.

Emory University

A southern academic powerhouse, Emory is a midsize private research university in Atlanta. Emory’s 600-acre Atlanta campus is characterized by wide, grassy quads and buildings done in a distinctive Italian Renaissance style.

Georgia Institute of Technology

One of the most research-intensive universities in the country, the Georgia Institute of Technology provides students the opportunity to take part in developing the next generation of cutting-edge inventions. Georgia Tech offers 36 undergraduate majors focused on STEM and business.

Washington University in St. Louis

A private research university, Washington University in St. Louis is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions in the Midwest. Wash attracts students from more than 100 countries, and 65% of students travel more than 500 miles to attend the school.

Wellesley College

Known for creating the “most powerful women’s network,” Wellesley College is a private liberal art college located outside of Boston that prides itself on its tight-knit community. Wellesley considers applicants who identify as women or those who were assigned female at birth, identify as non-binary, or who feel they belong in the community of women.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The flagship school of the Illinois system, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign boasts some of the top STEM programs in the U.S. The school is consistently ranked as one of the top schools for engineering and computer science.

University of Virginia

This public research university of Charlottesville, VA, was established by Thomas Jefferson over two centuries ago. The campus, commonly known as “The Grounds,” has received praise for its Jeffersonian architecture.

United States Military Academy

The United States Military Academy, located in West Point, NY, prepares cadets to serve as officers in the United States Army. Cadets can choose from 36 majors, including popular programs like engineering and social sciences. The academy also houses over 20 centers for students to conduct research.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

One of the “Public Ivies”, UNC-Chapel Hill is a public research institution known for its acclaimed academic programs and lively sports fans. The university offers 74 bachelor’s degrees—notably in political science, biology and psychology—through the College of Arts & Sciences and 13 professional schools.

University of Washington, Seattle

One of the oldest colleges on the West Coast, the University of Washington, Seattle is a large public research university in the heart of Seattle. UW is known for its STEM programs, with its College of Built Environments offering six degrees in majors including Real Estate and Urban Design & Planning.

Brown University

Brown University is a midsize Ivy League university located in the heart of Providence, RI, famous for its progressive, unconventional atmosphere. Brown’s signature “Open Curriculum” allows students to freely pick their academic path, with concentrations (the equivalent of a major at other schools) spanning from Applied Mathematics to Archaeology and the Ancient World.

University of Florida

The University of Florida is a large public research university in Gainesville, FL. The school’s immense campus houses more than 900 buildings and spans over 2,000 acres.UF athletic teams compete in the Southeastern Conference, and the Gators have won 42 national championships.

Rice University

Rice is a private research institution in Houston’s Museum District that prides itself on a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, providing a close-knit undergraduate education. The university offers 74 undergraduate programs across seven schools.

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is an elite urban research university tucked away in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The University of Chicago is an elite urban research university tucked away in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. UChicago’s broad core curriculum has been in place since the 1920s, and aims to teach students “how, not what, to think.”

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

One of the “public Ivies,” the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is a large research university that provides rigorous academics and a vibrant campus culture. Michigan offers more than 280 degree programs across 14 undergraduate colleges and schools, with popular programs in STEM, social sciences and business.

Georgetown University

This private Jesuit research institution in Washington, D.C., is home to the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the oldest school in the U.S. for international affairs, and the prestigious McDonough School of Business. Georgetown offers 62 majors among its schools.

University of California, Davis

The second-oldest member of the University of California system, UC Davis is a large public university in the Sacramento Valley. UC Davis received $941 million in research funding last year.

Pomona College

Pomona College in Claremont, CA. is one of the top liberal arts universities in the nation and the oldest member of the Claremont Colleges consortium. Pomona prides itself on small classes—often just 10 to 15 students—and close-knit relationships with faculty.

Williams College

Located in rural Williamstown, MA, Williams College is among the oldest and most prestigious liberal arts schools in the country. Williams does not have any mandatory courses, but it does have rigorous requirements for students in the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and mathematics.

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California’s proximity to downtown Los Angeles makes it a prime location for students in business, communications, engineering and performing arts. Students are encouraged to combine different fields of study within 23 distinct schools.

Amherst College

A top liberal arts school, Amherst is located in the college town of Amherst, MA. The school is a member of the cooperative 5 College Consortium along with the nearby Smith College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

University of California, San Diego

The University of California, San Diego is a large public research institution in La Jolla, CA, just steps from the beach. UC San Diego received more than $1.4 billion in research funding last year, giving the school one of the most well-funded research programs in the country.

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, offers 70 undergraduate majors across five schools, most notably in economics, computer science and biological studies. The university offers interdisciplinary and research centres for health care, the humanities, engineering and public policy, making it a top research institution in the south.

Cornell University

Set on a hill overlooking Ithaca, NY, Cornell is a midsize, private Ivy League university that prides itself on providing students research opportunities through its 100-plus research centres and labs.

Duke University

Duke offers 53 undergraduate majors at its Durham, NC, campus, including top programs in computer science, economics and public policy. The university also offers a number of interdisciplinary centers where students research collaboratively or apply classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Dartmouth College

The smallest Ivy League school, Dartmouth College has educated some of America’s brightest in rural Hanover, NH since 1769. Dartmouth adheres to a unique calendar of four 10-week terms, allowing students flexibility to take classes, pursue research, internship or study abroad.

Northwestern University

An elite private university in Evanston, IL, Northwestern provides students a powerhouse education in a wide range of disciplines. Northwestern maintains three campuses globally: Its flagship main campus in Evanston, just north of Chicago; a graduate and professional school hub in downtown Chicago; and an overseas campus in Doha, Qatar, where students can easily study abroad.

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania covers almost 300 acres in west Philadelphia with close proximity to downtown and several neighboring colleges. UPenn offers four undergraduate colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Nursing and the Wharton School, the first collegiate business school.

University of California, Los Angeles

Applicants to the University of California, Los Angeles, have some stiff competition: The public research university is the most applied-to university in the country. This year, it saw over 139,000 applications from prospective freshmen.

Harvard University

Founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S. and has long been the gold standard of American education.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A leading global research university, MIT attracts some of the most brilliant young brainiacs to its Cambridge, MA, campus every year. Innovation runs deep at MIT. Last year, researchers at MIT filed 439 patents and 25 companies formed using the school’s intellectual property.

Columbia University

Columbia University in the City of New York is a private, Ivy League university in upper Manhattan. The school utilizes its location to provide students with a wealth of resources and learning opportunities.

Stanford University

Located just outside of Palo Alto, CA, Stanford University is a world-class private research university renowned for its STEM programs, which have produced numerous Nobel Prize, Turing Award and Fields Medal recipients.

Princeton University

Princeton is a leading private research university in Princeton, NJ, and the fourth oldest college in the United States. Students are placed into one of six residential colleges and are guaranteed housing for all four years of school.

Yale University & University of California, Berkeley

The second oldest Ivy League institution, Yale is known for its highly-regarded programs in history, economics, psychology and English. Students are assigned to one of fourteen residential colleges on the school’s New Haven, CT, campus.

University of California, Berkeley

One of the top public universities in the country, UC Berkeley has a rich tradition of leading technological and social change. Berkeley’s faculty has had a hand in the discovery of Vitamins E and K, the development of the atomic bomb and the creation of the flu vaccine.

Popular programs in the U.S.A

Health Professionals (1.2% increase)

Courses like Medicine and Nursing have long been popular with international students studying abroad in the USA, allowing them to utilise the advanced facilities that many colleges have to offer their students.

Mathematics (14.3% increase)

Last year saw healthy growth in international students studying Mathematics in the USA. Mathematics graduates can go on to work in many different areas including accountancy, finance, statistics, engineering, computer science and beyond.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences (2.3% increase)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences are popular majors for international students who want to work in the Biology field without being patient-facing.

Intensive English (17% decrease)

Last year saw a big reduction, just over 1/6th, in international students studying Intensive English courses in America. Perhaps students are looking at studying English in other locations, or maybe the availability of free language learning tools, such as the DuoLingo App, are reducing the numbers.

Liberal Arts & Sciences (10% increase)

Liberal arts majors vary from college to college and cover anything from Psychology, History, Philosophy, Languages, Literature, Art History and more. The main benefit of studying for a Liberal Arts degree is that you can tailor the course as you go, taking different modules in a number of subjects to give you a broad understanding of ‘the arts’. If you’re looking to develop your language skills, love literature and the arts and want a varied and engaging course, liberal arts may just be the course for you.

Social Sciences

Number of international students: (6.5% increase)

Like Liberal Arts, Social Sciences also covers a number of different subjects including Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science and Sociology. Social Sciences are focused on looking at how society works from a scientific perspective.

Visual & Applied Arts (5.2% increase)

Visual and Applied Arts include Music, Theatre, Media, Architecture & Design, Art & Film. Generally, very hands-on and creative, Visual and Applied Arts will typically by assessed via a mix of exams and practical assessments, portfolios and project work. Courses in these subjects are very popular as they can help graduates get into satisfying careers in the arts, as well as a wide range of other jobs with the transferable skills that they offer.

Computer Science (29.4% increase)

Last year saw a monumental growth in the area of Computer Science in the USA, the highest in any sector. Graduates working in IT have consistently high rates of pay, as well as lots of job opportunities, both in the USA and worldwide. Courses in Computer Science are particularly popular with students from India.

Business Administration (1.5% increase)

Unsurprisingly Business Administration & Management is still one of the most popular majors amongst international students, although for the first time in recent history it has been knocked off the top position over the last academic year.

Engineering (9% increase)

Engineering has consistently been the second most popular course for international students in the USA, but last year saw it soar to the top spot with a massive 9% year-on-year growth. Engineering is a very practical degree, and there is a wide range of Engineering jobs available for graduates including Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.