As the home of nearly one in every five universities in the QS World University Rankings, the US remains the world’s leading destination for international students. In 2011-12, around 764,500 international students chose to study in the US, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report. The most popular states for international study in the US were California, New York and Texas, and the most popular subjects were business and management, engineering, mathematics and computer science.
Of course, it’s not just the high standard of US universities that draws students in. Whether you’re attracted to the bright lights and fast pace of the big city or to miles and miles of unspoiled wilderness; sun-kissed beaches or lush forests; the rustic and traditional or the sleek and modern, this huge and incredibly diverse country has something for everyone.
Universities in the US
The sheer volume and variety of universities in the US means that you can be pretty confident of finding a suitable institution in your preferred surroundings. And if you don’t get it right the first time, moving between universities in the US is not uncommon.
Undergraduate degrees at US universities typically take four years to complete. The first part of the degree is usually spent studying a wide range of subjects – some required and some electives – after which students choose the subject or subjects on which they want to focus – known as “major(s)”.
You may also earn a “minor” qualification alongside your major by completing classes in an additional field. This is often used to supplement the major degree. For example, business majors often minor in economics, while liberal arts majors may minor in philosophy. Some students also choose minors simply to explore a subject of interest to them without having to commit to a full study of the subject, and regardless of whether it pertains to the field in which they seek employment.
TOP 20 NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES RANKINGS
1) Harvard University
2) Princeton University
3) Yale University
4) Columbia University
5) Stanford University and University of Pennsylvania
6) California Institute of Technology
7) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8) Dartmouth College
9) Duke University
10) University of Chicago
11) Northwestern University
12) Johns Hopkins University
13) Washington University in St. Louis
14) Brown University
15) Cornell University
16) Rice University
17) Vanderbilt University
18) University of Notre Dame
19) Emory University
20) Georgetown University
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