Graduates of Russian schools and even universities (in the case of 1-2 courses) often choose Pathway to continue to receive education already in the US . Especially for you, we picked the most prestigious and respected US universities , listed the most popular specialties - you can apply soon and start training in January! This is a great way to not waste time and do not make a big break in training, having already entered the winter trimester.
So, the best universities in the US where you can start learning from January of the coming year.
1) Drew University (location: Madison, NJ) .
The university holds 112th place in the general ranking of US News among the best colleges of the humanities (statistics for 2016), and also holds the prestigious title "University Creating the Future" (according to Princeton Review).
The University is distinguished by a green, well-groomed campus - many even call it University in the Forest, "Forest University". At the same time, you can get to vibrant Manhattan from the campus in just an hour: students actively use the proximity of the most developed area of New York, going on excursions and walks, visiting the sights and visiting interesting places.
A lot of special, unique programs are offered here - they were made possible by the proximity of Manhattan: for example, a student can break a semester in the UN, deal with media or contemporary art, and take internships on the legendary Wall Street. Imagine that in the morning you are waiting for useful lectures on the modern securities market, and already at lunch you will meet with the leading traders in Barclay's! In addition to the valuable practical knowledge that graduates receive, such programs provide an opportunity to get useful links and make the necessary acquaintances, which will be useful for the subsequent employment.
The university is known for its strong teaching staff: among them are many Ivy League graduates, professors and specialists with great practical experience. Groups for training are formed small, the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 9.
The most popular specialties are: natural sciences, arts, humanities (social) sciences, business, engineering sciences.
How the program is implemented Pathway : Training here is perfect for students who appreciate an individual approach and are not yet fully determined with their future specialty. Foreign students from all countries and schools of the world are welcome here - they are provided with effective language and academic training, ideal for starting the study in the USA. The training program includes classes on academic English and public speaking, the letter and American culture are studied, plus selected subjects corresponding to the prospective specialty. Students study for 2 years and after a successful graduation they can apply immediately for the 3 course of the Bachelor's program.
Entry requirements : age of 17, TOEFL iBT 60 / IELTS 5.5.
2) George Mason University (location: Fairfax, Va.)
University Ranked 18th among the most innovative universities in the US (according to US News in 2016), is in the TOP-50 on teaching public policy and law (the same source), and was awarded the title "Best opportunities for internships" (Princeton Review, 2016 year).
The University is proud of the international composition of its students - immigrants from 130 countries of the world are educated here! The teaching staff includes professional experts with extensive experience (Washington) - this helps to make the curricula as effective and relevant for the future work in modern conditions. Due to their proximity to the capital city of Washington, students can take internships in the institutions of Capitol Hill. Constantly held various activities - interviews and interviews, master classes, lectures and creative meetings, training in speaking skills and writing resumes, job fairs - which are conducted by a special Career Service at the university. There is a special program of ambassadors, many sports teams are based (even on such amazing sports as Quidditch and underwater hockey).
This is an ideal option for students who want to decide the destinies of states and the world community, strive to become real cosmopolitans, appreciate the opportunities for internships and active public work.
The most popular specialties are : international relations and communications, politics, law.
How the program is implemented Pathway : The foreigner must attend intensive English courses (including reading and writing classes), study American culture and World history, are trained to speak publicly and develop oratory skills. Various methods of research are being studied, academic disciplines are taught. The duration of the training is 2 semesters, after which successful students can immediately be enrolled for the 2nd semester of the 1-year bachelor's program.
Entry requirements : age from 17 years, TOEFL iBT 60 / IELTS 5.5.
3 ) Oregon State University (location: Corvallis, Oregon)
The university is considered the best in the country in the teaching of earth sciences, flora and fauna, environmental disciplines, as well as the best in computer science and engineering (US News-2016). He holds the title of the US Greenest College (Princeton Review, 2016).
It is obvious that the university has scientific research priorities, it provides an opportunity to study in demanded, even rare specialties: marine science and oceanology, nuclear engineering, forestry, various food systems. A truly motivating environment has been set up in the university - those who burn their business and are striving for the realization of their dreams, want to open their own business or become a sought after, highly respected expert of high competence study here.
In their free time, students can take part in the activities of more than 300 clubs, sections and communities, as well as stroll through the small town of Corvallis and its environs: green, well-groomed, quiet and very picturesque.
This is ideal for those students who want to fully appreciate the life on the traditional American campus, as well as for all those who want to take care of nature.
The most popular specialties are: natural and sports sciences, engineering specialties; Technology of food products, renewable natural resources, forestry.
Pathways : for the students from abroad the courses of academic English are organized (Reading, writing, speaking, listening), workshops are held on public speaking and oratorical skills. Courses for writing (English) are provided, mathematics and chemistry are taught. The duration of the training is 3 terms, after which the students can transfer immediately to the second year of the university (bachelor's program).
Entry requirements : age from 17 years, TOEFL iBT 60 / IELTS 5.5 certificate.
[ 999.121] 4 ) Colorado State University (location: Fort Collins, Colorado)
Along with Oregon State University is considered the most environmentally friendly college in the USA ( Princeton Review, 2016), bears the title of America's best university for teaching computer science and engineering (US News, 2016). Fort Collins in 2015 was named the best city for life (according to the College Ranker version). The total number of students reaches 30,000.
The student's extra-curricular life is really boiling here: students are constantly organizing work-in-training, internships, volunteer and charitable programs. The administration is always attentive to the initiatives and needs of students, pays attention to each of their requests.
Separately it is worth noting the unusually successful territorial location of the university. Fort Collins is a successful combination of quiet pastoral coziness and developed infrastructure: there are many shopping and entertainment centers, cafes, restaurants, bars, cinemas. Just a few kilometers away is the famous popular park Rocky Mountains. The region is famous for its warm and mild climate (about 300 sunny days per year), which gives ample opportunities for active recreation and sports: climbing, mountain skiing, snowboarding, running and cycling. Nearby are the major sports centers of Denver and Boulder, where students often go to see interesting matches and competitions.
This is a great place to train active and sports students, alma mater of IT developers and future bold start-ups.
The most popular specialties are : computer science, programming, IT.
How the program is implementedPathway : Intensive English course and in-depth training in mathematics. We study the fundamentals of programming, special technological and computer disciplines, popular culture (introductory course). The training lasts 2 semesters, after which the students can be enrolled immediately to the second year of the university (bachelor's program).
Admission requirements : age from 17 years, certificate TOEFL iBT 60 / IELTS 5.5.