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Higher education in USA: structure, tuition fees

Higher education in USA: structure, tuition fees

Main features of getting higher education in USA

Higher education in USA is considered one of the best ways to start a serious career abroad.

One of the significant advantages of the US higher education system is the amazing flexibility that makes it possible to gain in-depth knowledge and become a narrow specialist. Moreover, at best universities in USA students independently choose specialization not upon admission, but after a certain time after the start of their studies. Even in those universities where you need to immediately choose a certain faculty, each student can change specialization after the first year of study.

In addition, American students choose additional courses and electives within the chosen specialization, for each credit hours are awarded. For successful studying, you need to score a certain number of credits in the chosen specialty and pass exams at the end of the semester or trimester.

It’s essential to note close fusion of education and science in best universities in USA. Leading US universities are the main centers of scientific research not only in North America, but also in the world. Moreover, most of researches are funded by the state (even in private universities), thanks to which senior students have the opportunity to conduct scientific research under the guidance of world-renowned scientists, using first-class equipment and laboratories.

Business Administration and Management remain highly popular with both American and international students. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree obtained at an American university opens any doors. Engineering sciences are in second place, and a mathematician closes TOP-3 most popular study programs. Medical specialties and IT are also in high demand.

TOP ranked universities and the cost of higher education in USA

There are several universities in USA that are included in the ratings of the best educational institutions in the world for decades. These are mainly private universities, 8 of which are included in the famous "Ivy League".

Harvard University is the oldest in America, the best in the world. 75 Nobel laureates studied or taught and teach here, 8 US presidents graduated from it. Former students and alumni include John F. Kennedy, Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Damon, Bill Gates, Rockefeller. The cost of training for foreigners is $ 65-70 thousand (for US citizens - $ 20,000).

California or Berkeley (University of California, Berkeley) - the best of the state, specializes in computer technology, research in physics, chemistry and biology. Photosynthesis was investigated here and several new chemical elements were discovered. Located near San Francisco. Gordon Moore (creator of Intel) and Steve Wozniak (one of the creators of Apple) studied here. The cost of studying at Berkeley for international students is from 33 to 43 thousand dollars per year (for Americans - $ 7.5-10 thousand).

Stanford University - located in California, in Silicon Valley, specializes in IT technologies, among the alumni are the founders of Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo! and Google. Silicon Valley itself, or Silicon Valley, was founded by former Stanford students who created small educational laboratories and enterprises here. Among the professors there are 50 Nobel laureates. The cost of a year of study for foreigners is $ 44-47 thousand.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the best technical university in the world. It has existed in Boston for over 150 years, all this time, it has been developing information technology and engineering. Tuition fees are $ 58,000 for international students and $ 20,000 for Americans.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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