Posted on February 09 2023
Individuals who want to study in USA need to apply for a student visa. There are three student visas which include:
Candidates who want to go for an academic program or an English Language program have to apply for a US F1 visa. The duration of the program should be more than 18 hours of study in a week. All graduate and undergraduate programs like MS, MBA, etc., come under this visa. If F1 visa recipients are accompanied by spouses or children, the dependents have to apply for an F2 visa. Spouses having the F2 visa will not be allowed to work. They will get the opportunity to apply for a study or work visa so that they can achieve their goals.
The USA J1 visa is given to lecturers, students, or visiting scholars who want to pursue an exchange program. Usually, a J1 visa is applied by working professionals who want to migrate to USA on an exchange program. So it is also named as Exchange Visitor Visa. The exchange program can be a vocational training for 10 months or some research fellowship. If the recipients of the J1 visa are accompanied with spouses or children, they have to apply for the J2 visa.
M1 visa is reserved for vocational and technical schools. Students having this visa can stay up to a certain period in the country and then leave it.
The United States is a great choice for students who want to pursue higher education. The country has the highest number of international students who come from various countries to study in US. Immigrants come to study in the US due to the high standard of life, quality education, career opportunities, and many others.
The QS rankings for the top 10 universities in US can be found in the table below:
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||1|
|California Institute of Technology||6|
|University of Chicago||10|
|University of Pennsylvania||13|
Let us discuss the details of the top 10 universities in US in detail.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861 and classes were started in 1865. The QS ranking of the university is 1 while THE (Times Higher Education) ranking is 5. There are 56 major and 58 minor programs for undergraduate students. Many programs for graduate level students are also available. The application fee for international students is $75 and the full-time tuition fee is $55,510 per year.
Stanford University was founded in 1885 and now it has seven schools. Three schools offer both undergraduate and graduate courses which include:
The other four schools are:
These 4 schools offer only graduate level courses. The English language is used for communication and quarter system is used in the academic calendar. The table below reveals the details of the university:
|Total number of students||16,164|
|Number of international students||3,883|
|Total number of academic staff||2,264|
|Number of international staff||797|
|Number of undergraduate degrees awarded||1,771|
|Number of master's degrees awarded||2,378|
|Number of doctoral degrees awarded||1,044|
|Number of research only staff||3,398|
|Number of new undergraduate students||1,698|
|Number of new master's students||1,605|
|Number of new doctoral students||1,042|
Harvard University was founded in 1636 and it is the oldest university of the USA. The university has more than 20 percent of international students. Though the university is located in Cambridge, Harvard Medical School is located nearby Boston. The university has different range of disciplines which are taught in more than 100 centers. The university has one undergraduate and 11 graduate institutions. The academic calendar is based on semester and mode of communication is English. The details of the university can be found in the table below:
|Total number of students||21,887|
|Number of international students||5,377|
|Total number of academic staff||2,278|
|Number of international staff||528|
|Number of undergraduate degrees awarded||1,802|
|Number of master's degrees awarded||4,922|
|Number of doctoral degrees awarded||1,464|
|Number of research only staff||2,123|
|Number of new undergraduate students||1,658|
|Number of new master's students||3,581|
|Number of new doctoral students||1,479|
The California Institute of Technology was founded in 1891 by the name of Throop University. It received the name of California Institute of Technology in 1920 and is now also known as Caltech. The institute has around 2,200 students out of which 55 percent study at the graduate level. The institute has 6 academic divisions listed below:
The details of the university can be found in the table below:
|Total number of students||2,237|
|Number of international students||759|
|Total number of academic staff||363|
|Number of international staff||107|
|Number of undergraduate degrees awarded||207|
|Number of master's degrees awarded||101|
|Number of doctoral degrees awarded||146|
|Number of research only staff||597|
|Number of new undergraduate students||235|
|Number of new master's students||21|
|Number of new doctoral students||248|
The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 and it is a private educational institution. The number of undergraduate students in the university was 7,526 in 2021. The academic calendar is based on quarter. The fee of the university is $62,940. The university has many campuses located in various countries which include:
The university offers various courses through different departments: These departments are:
The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 and now it has total enrolment of 9,962 students for the undergraduate stream. The academic calendar of the university is based on semester system. The university has the QS ranking of 13 and the tuition fee is $63,452. The university has 12 schools out of which 5 provide both graduate and under graduate courses and rest of them only graduate ones.
Princeton University, a private educational institution, was founded in 1,746. As per the 2020-2021 data, the total number of enrolments for undergraduate students was 5,267. The number of graduate enrolment was 2,946 and international undergraduate was 638. The number of graduate enrolments for international students was 1,257.
Yale University was founded in 1701. This is a private university. The QS ranking of the university is 18. The total number of students enrolled in the university is 14,567. Students from 115 countries study in this university. The most prominent sources of students are
The university provides different courses and applicants have to pass language proficiency and other exams to get enrolment in the course.
Cornell University was founded in 1865. It is a private university having 15,503 undergraduate enrolments. The tuition fee of the university is $63,200. There are 100 academic departments that offer 4,000 courses. The most popular courses are:
This is the first university to start hotel administration and industrial and labour relations courses. The duration of these courses is 4 years.
Columbia University is a private institution established in 1754. The university comprises of 20 schools which also includes undergraduate and graduate institutes like:
The university has 28,000 postgraduate and 8,500 undergraduate students.
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