United States

Why Study In United States?

Life in the Country

The United States of America is home to beautiful and diverse landscapes with a rich history. It is the third-largest country in the world with about 327 million inhabitants, has six time zones, four between the east and the west coast, and one for Alaska and Hawaii. The United States is made up of 50 states along with Washington D.C. – the nation's capital, each region having a distinct regional identity.

Attitude and Etiquette of the Local People

The citizens play an important role in the governing process of the nation's representative democracy, based on several fundamental values, which include freedom, individual rights, equality, and opportunity. Understanding the basics of the government and US history is important for everyone in the United States.

Language

The United States of America does not have an official language at the federal level, but the most common language used is English along with more than 300 languages spoken or signed by the population. Some individual states list English as their official language. 

Top Universities in the USA with varied Course Options:

The USA is the most popular study destination hosting the most number of international students in the world. American Universities are considered to be the finest in the world offering a variety of courses and programs to choose from. The US has a diverse environment with people coming from different cultures, ethnicity, and races ensuring that international students feel accepted and included in the community.

American Universities have high academic standards and provide world-class quality education to students. Students pursuing their undergraduate and postgraduate education in the US have the freedom to select the course content as well as the structure of the program from a range of options available. 350 US Universities featured in the QS World University Rankings 2021 with two public universities in the top 5 and seven in the top 30.

The top Universities in the USA are:

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Berkley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Yale University
  • Columbia University
  • Princeton University

The US has one of the world's finest university systems, with exceptional programs in every field. Undergraduate programs have traditional disciplines as well as programs in professional fields. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with some of the brilliant minds in their respective fields, with chances to be involved with exclusive research and educational opportunities. The US degree is recognized throughout the world for its exceptional education.

Some of the top study destinations in the US are:

Washington D.C. Placed 64th in the QS Best Student Cities 2019.

Philadelphia – Placed 62nd in the QA Best Student Cities 2020.

Atlanta – Ranked 57th in the Best Student Cities; earning the top score in University Ranking Indicator (30th) due to its three universities in the world university ranking.

San Francisco – Ranked 35th in the Best Student Cities rank, home to three universities that are part of the prestigious Ivy League group: Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley.

New York – Ranked 19th in the Best Student Cities ranking 2020. New York has two Ivy League universities Columbia University and New York University.

Boston – Boston is placed 12th in the Best Student Cities and is home to two top three universities in the world: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

Part-Time and Post Study Work Opportunities

The US Government takes working illegally very seriously. There are limited work opportunities for F-1 students and before coming to the United States they must prove their finances to pay for tuition and living expenses while studying. If you wish to work, the first step will be to talk to your Designated School Official (DSO).

If you are working without permission, your DSO through SEVIS will report you, meaning the termination of your SEVIS record. This means you will have to leave the United States immediately and will not be allowed to return.

Depending on your program of study and your status, you will be eligible for the following employment opportunities:

  • On-Campus Employment: For F-1 students whose status is Active in SEVIS may apply for this type of employment. This is specific to work that takes place on campus or at an off-campus location affiliated with the Institute. For example, working at a university bookstore or cafeteria.

F-1 students may apply for on-campus employment up to 30 days before the start of classes. To apply, you will need to talk to your DSO. If approved, you will receive a letter of approval from your DSO. This letter of approval will be required to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). This is a must for students who wish to work.

When in school sessions, you may not work for more than 20 hours per week.

  • Off-Campus Employment: Work that takes place outside the school campus, available to F-1 students who have completed one full academic year of their program, who have economic difficulties which qualify for the Department of Homeland Security emergent circumstances. 

Routes to Permanent Settlement

For a foreign national to settle in the United States on a permanent base, he/she must become a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), conferred on those foreign nationals who have received approval to immigrate to the United States. They are given immigrant visas and provided with an Alien Registration Card (also called Green Card) as proof of permanent status. Immigration is provided based on family ties, employment, adoption, special immigrant categories, and the diversity visa.

The means to apply for a Permanent Residency in the United States are:

  • Sponsorship by a US citizen or permanent resident relative
  • An offer of permanent employment
  • An application for Asylum
  • Designation as a refugee
  • Investment and employment creation
  • The diversity lottery program, or 
  • An executive order of the President and a handful of other miscellaneous methods.

 

List of universities

S.No. Universities Country
1 American University District of Columbia, United States
2 Andrews University Michigan, United States
3 Arizona State University Arizona, United States
4 Arkansas State University Arkansas, United States
5 Auburn University Alabama, United States
6 Augusta University Georgia, United States
7 Barry University Florida, United States
8 Baylor University Texas, United States
9 Binghamton University New York, United States
10 Boise State University Idaho, United States
11 Boston University Massachusetts, United States
12 Brandeis University Massachusetts, United States
13 Brigham Young University Utah, United States
14 Brown University Rhode Island, United States
15 Chapman University California, United States
16 Clark University Massachusetts, United States
17 Clarkson University New York, United States
18 Clemson University South Carolina, United States
19 Delta State University Mississippi, United States
20 East Carolina University North Carolina, United States
21 Eastern Kentucky University Kentucky, United States
22 Emory University Georgia, United States
23 Fisher College Massachusetts, United States
24 Florida Atlantic University Florida, United States
25 Florida International University Florida, United States
26 Florida State University Florida, United States
27 Fordham University New York, United States
28 George Mason University Virginia, United States
29 Georgetown University District of Columbia, United States
30 Georgia State University Georgia, United States
31 Harvard University Massachusetts, United States
32 Hofstra University New York, United States
33 Howard University District of Columbia, United States
34 Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois, United States
35 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Indiana, United States
36 Iowa State University Iowa, United States
37 James Madison University Virginia, United States
38 Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States
39 Kent State University Ohio, United States
40 Lincoln University California, United States
41 Louisiana Tech University Louisiana, United States
42 Marshall University West Virginia, United States
43 Miami University Florida, United States
44 Mississippi State University Mississippi, United States
45 Murray State University Kentucky, United States
46 New Jersey Institute of Technology New Jersey, United States
47 New York Film Academy New York, United States
48 North Carolina State University North Carolina, United States
49 Northern Arizona University Arizona, United States
50 Oakland University California, United States
51 Ohio University Georgia, United States
52 Oregon State University Oregon, United States
53 Princeton University New Jersey, United States
54 Rice University Texas, United States
55 Rush University Illinois, United States
56 San Francisco State University California, United States
57 The Catholic University of America District of Columbia, United States
58 The University of Alabama Alabama, United States
59 Thomas Jefferson University Pennsylvania, United States
60 University of Montana Montana, United States
61 Tufts University Massachusetts, United States
62 University of South Florida Florida, United States
63 University of Southern California California, United States
64 University of the Potomac District of Columbia, United States
65 Washington State University Washington, United States
66 The University of Alabama in Huntsville Alabama, United States
67 University of North Alabama Alabama, United States
68 University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska, United States
69 University of Arizona Arizona, United States
70 University of Arkansas fayetteville Arkansas, United States
71 University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Arkansas, United States
72 Loma Linda University California, United States
73 Stanford University California, United States
74 University of the Pacific California, United States
75 California Institute of Technology California, United States
76 University of San Diego California, United States
77 California State University Long Beach California, United States
78 University of California Irvine California, United States
79 University of California Santa Cruz California, United States
80 California State University California, United States
81 University of California Merced California, United States
82 University of California Riverside California, United States
83 University of California Davis California, United States
84 University of California San Diego California, United States
85 University of San Diego Usa California, United States
86 San Diego State University California, United States
87 University of Colarado Colorado, United States
88 Colorado School of Mines Colorado, United States
89 University of Denver Colorado, United States
90 Colorado State University Colorado, United States
91 University of Colorado Boulder Colorado, United States
92 Yale University Connecticut, United States
93 University of Connecticut Connecticut, United States
94 University of Delaware Delaware, United States
95 Florida Institute Of Technology Florida, United States
96 University of Central Florida Florida, United States
97 University of Florida Florida, United States
98 Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia, United States
99 Valdosta State University Georgia, United States
100 University of Hawaii Hawaii, United States
101 University of Idaho Idaho, United States
102 Loyola University Chicago Illinois, United States
103 Northern Illinois University Illinois, United States
104 University of Illinois Chicago Illinois, United States
105 University of Chicago Illinois, United States
106 University of Notre Dame Indiana, United States
107 Purdue University Indiana, United States
108 The University of Iowa Iowa, United States
109 Wichita State University Kansas, United States
110 Kansas State University Kansas, United States
111 Louisiana State University Louisiana, United States
112 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Louisiana, United States
113 University of Maine Maine, United States
114 The University of Maryland Maryland, United States
115 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts, United States
116 Smith College Massachusetts, United States
117 Western Michigan University Michigan, United States
118 Wayne State University Michigan, United States
119 Michigan Technological University Michigan, United States
120 University of Michigan Michigan, United States
121 University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minnesota, United States
122 Southeast Missouri State University Missouri, United States
123 Truman State University Missouri, United States
124 University of Central Missouri Missouri, United States
125 Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri, United States
126 University of Missouri Missouri, United States
127 University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker Campus Missouri, United States
128 Saint Louis University Missouri, United States
129 Creighton University Nebraska, United States
130 University of Nevada Nevada, United States
131 Rutgers University New Jersey, United States
132 New Mexico State University New Mexico, United States
133 The University of New Mexico New Mexico, United States
134 Stony Brook University New York, United States
135 New York University New York, United States
136 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute New York, United States
137 University at Albany New York, United States
138 Cornell University New York, United States
139 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, United States
140 New School New York, United States
141 Syracuse University New York, United States
142 Wake Forest University North Carolina, United States
143 The University of North Carolina North Carolina, United States
144 North Dakota State University North Dakota, United States
145 Bowling Green State University Ohio, United States
146 Case Western Reserve University Ohio, United States
147 University of Cincinnati Ohio, United States
148 The Ohio State University Ohio, United States
149 The University of Akron Ohio, United States
150 Oklahoma State University Oklahoma, United States
151 The University of Oklahoma Oklahoma, United States
152 The University of Tulsa Oklahoma, United States
153 Portland State University Oregon, United States
154 Oregon Health and Science University Oregon, United States
155 University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, United States
156 Haverford College Pennsylvania, United States
157 University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, United States
158 Lehigh University Pennsylvania, United States
159 University of Rhode Island Rhode Island, United States
160 The Medical University of South Carolina South Carolina, United States
161 South Dakota State University South Dakota, United States
162 The University of Tennessee Knoxville USA Tennessee, United States
163 University of Memphis Tennessee, United States
164 Southern Methodist University Texas, United States
165 University of North Texas Texas, United States
166 Texas A&M University Texas, United States
167 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Texas, United States
168 University of Houston Texas, United States
169  University of Houston–Downtown Texas, United States
170 Texas Tech University Texas, United States
171 Utah State University Utah, United States
172 The University of Utah Utah, United States
173 University of Vermont Vermont, United States
174 Old Dominion University Virginia, United States
175 University of Virginia Virginia, United States
176 William and Mary Virginia, United States
177 George Washington University Washington, United States
178 University of Washington Washington, United States
179 University of Wisconsin Wisconsin, United States
180 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Wisconsin, United States
181 University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Wisconsin, United States
182 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Wisconsin, United States
183 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wisconsin, United States
184 University of Wisconsin-Stout Wisconsin, United States
185 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin, United States
186 University of Wyoming Wyoming, United States
187 Auburn University at Montgomery Alabama, United States
188 University of Toledo Ohio, United States
189 The New School New York, United States
190 University of California, Santa Barbara California, United States
191 University of Hawaiʻi Hawaii, United States