Interactive classroom experience, vibrant campus life, multicultural crowd and world ranking universities are among few things you naturally picture in a US setting. It’s not a coincidence, for decades the United States has reigned as one of the top study destinations in the world. And stats support this conjecture, according to the reports of the annual survey by IIE, the US hosted over a million international students in the academic year 2019-20.
Among these students, a vast majority of almost one-third are from India and China. There are however a large number of international students coming from South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and other countries as well. The current global COVID pandemic did shake things up a bit but 7 out of 10 of our students are going to or are keen on going to the US for Fall ’21 session and beyond.
Why Study in the US?
United States is home to prestigious institutions that dominate the global university rankings. With over 5,300 universities and colleges based in the nation, the US is home to an unbeatable variety of programs attracting students with an appetite for academic excellence. Whatever your interests and career aspirations are, you’ll find a course that suits your needs.
6 Reasons Why US is a Popular Choice for Studying Abroad
We have asked our students why they have chosen US for their college studies. By and large these are the top 6 reasons why students are confident about this country more than any where else:
1. Optimized Classroom Experience:
American colleges are well equipped as well as welcoming when it comes to technology and modern approach. Most of the reputed schools are resourceful, updated, and are more likely to have high-end labs with modern facilities. The classes are structured to be relevant, up-to-date, and engaging.
A degree from a standard US college holds value in itself. Not to mention, about half of internationally well-known universities like Stanford University, Harvard University, MIT, Princeton University are in the US. With their advanced techniques, accredited professors, student-friendly environment, and well-structured education system, they are acknowledged everywhere.
3. Options & Flexible Academic Environment:
The American ideology of ‘you can be anything you want to be’ is very much reflected in their education system. There are always more than enough options to choose from. You can choose any subject of your interest, and there’s likely to be a range of courses and programs you can participate in among the thousands of colleges across the US. The courses and classes in the US are more inclined to student’s choices too. For example, at the undergraduate level, you can try out a few different subjects and select your preferable major by the end of the 2nd year. What’s more, if you can’t choose between two subjects you want to pursue, you can choose both. That would be counted as a ‘double major’ within your set graduation period. You will find similar freedom to focus on your strengths and interests in post-graduation courses as well. There are even options for you to customize your classes.
4. Groundbreaking Research:
Universities like Princeton and MIT have been a hub for groundbreaking research for decades. There is generous funding, ample guidance, and well-equipped labs in the US universities for a range of different streams of education. A large number of students interested in engineering, science, mathematics, and technology, are attracted to US universities every year because of these opportunities. The top universities of the US provide their best for innovation and have coordinated support systems for every aspect of research work.
5. Culture and Diversity:
The USA is a cultural hotspot of many different races, ethnicities, and different cultural backgrounds. So, a typical American campus culture is a blend of all these as well, making it easier for international students to blend in and feel included and get over the culture shock. Workshops and cultural activities held in the colleges add to this factor too.
6. The Career Perspective:
Studying in the US gives an opportunity to explore career options in the US too. Attaining higher education after getting a degree is a viable option as well. According to the Times Higher Education ranking, the top universities of the US have some of the highest Graduate Employability rates. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) calculates that the preliminary average starting salary for graduates from the US universities is about $50,004.
As a student, you can do on-campus jobs to support yourself while studying (off-campus as well if you get a permit). After graduation, you can get an opportunity to work as a trainee in the US for one to three years depending on your subject and some other factors by the OTP (optional training program) rules. This work experience can add value to your degree going further. There’s also an additional chance of getting a permanent job in the USA.
Taking all these factors into consideration, it makes sense why most Indian students are attracted to the US when deciding to study abroad.
If studying in US is your dream too, call us for a free 15 minute session and we will guide you regarding application timelines, college essays, profile building and various other requisites that you need to reach your dream college.