These are Government affiliated institutions financially supported by public funds/ taxes, usually in large amounts. Public universities are relatively easy on the pocket. There are many well-known public universities across the country, which have high intakes for International Students.
Eg: Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University, University of California, Kansas State University, University of Texas, California State University, State University of New York
Private institutions operate without control or support of the government. Tuition fees for these institutions are usually higher compared to Public Universities, but international and domestic students pay the same amount of fees. A few well known private institutions are Long Island University, George Washington University, New York University, University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University.
There are schools that offer programs mainly in engineering and are known for their active research projects and graduate programs. Most international students who attend these schools are at a graduate level. Students admitted in these schools tend to have a very strong background in math and science, as indicated by grades and standardized test scores (eg, SAT or GRE).
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cal Poly (California Polytechnic Institute), Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology), NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) and WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) are some of the schools International students choose to apply to.
The Ivy League
These schools are the oldest and very well-known globally. The members of the Ivy League are: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania. Ivy League universities emphasize on undergraduate liberal arts education, but also boast graduate and professional schools. Admission into these universities is highly competitive.
Liberal Arts Colleges
They usually focus on basic training of traditional arts and science disciplines: humanities, sciences and social sciences. Liberal arts colleges are often quite old and are mostly private schools. These colleges are highly rated because they emphasize on small classes, individual attention to students and closer relationships between teachers and students.
• Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardised graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS.
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• Education Cost for Studying in USA
If you are thinking of studying in the US, it is important that you are aware of education costs in USA. Considering the dollar rate, the cost of higher education in USA is quite high. Take a look at the USA education costs below to get an idea.