The higher education in the USA

The higher education in the USA
The higher education in the USA

THE HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE USA – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, HARVARD UNIVERSITY (TRAINING IN HARVARD), MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (M.I.T.)
University of California (U.C.) (1868): www.UniversityofCalifornia.edu <http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/>
Arrangement: various cities of the State of California
Description: The Californian university traditionally holds a leading position in the USA. 10 of its campuses located in various cities of staff in ratings are considered as independent higher education institutions and estimated separately. In particular, the campus in San Diego is well-known for that in four decades of its existence its walls left 14 Nobel laureates and even one astronaut. In the left year the US News & World Report magazine in the national rating gave to a university campus in the city of Riverside the 10th position, and a campus in the city of Santa Cruz – one of 10 most “green” to the USA.
Though the majority of campuses already for a long time in the rank of independent universities, nevertheless, they emphasize the communication with University of California through an abbreviation of “UC”
in the names.
The most known for Russians still remain the university of Berkeley located in 4 hours’ journey by car from San Francisco.
Number of students: 222 thousand
Programs and specializations: biology, ecology, business, economy, art, linguistics, engineering, architecture, design, medicine, anthropology, sociology, political science, ethnos, geography, history, informatics, political science, religion, ethics, management, economy, agriculture, meteorology, geology, hydrology, physics, chemistry, statistics, linguistics, pedagogics, paleontology, art, criminalistics, business, finance, philosophy, medicine
Beginning of programs: September-October, March-April
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $18’000 – 40’000 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: 10’000 – 15’000$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; SAT I or ACT; SAT II; TOEFL ibt: 83+; certificate on the previous academic education
Northeastern University (1898): www.northeastern.edu
Arrangement: Boston, State of Massachusetts
Description: The business school of university traditionally is included in the top ten in the USA. The Northeast university founded in 1898 located in the heart of Boston is private educational institution of the higher education. To services of students of 6 colleges where future bachelors, and 8 colleges for future masters study. The business school of university traditionally is included in the top ten in the USA.
Number of students: 25 thousand
Programs and specializations: architecture, design, biology, chemistry, economy, linguistics, history, business, management, engineering, right, journalism, physics, political science, sociology, mathematics, medicine, finance, accounting, business, informatics, engineering, music, philosophy, marketing, anthropology, pharmacology, philosophy.
Beginning of programs: September-October
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $35’000 – 40’000 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: 12’000$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; Certificate of A-Levels or IB; SAT I: 500+ or ACT; TOEFL ibt: 79-80+; certificate on the previous academic education
Harvard University (1636): www.harvard.edu <http://www.harvard.edu/>
Arrangement: Cambridge, State of Massachusetts
Description: The American magazine US News & World Report put Harvard on the 1st place in the world, in particular, on the academic indicators and employment of graduates.
Harvard by right is considered the American analog of the Cambridge university in England. Not without reason the town where it is located, is called Cambridge. From 320 thousand graduates of Harvard 50 ′ thousands – foreigners, representatives of 191 countries. In higher education institution about 20 thousand students are at the same time trained. In university campuses magnificent conditions for study, rest, sports activities. The well-known university library totals about 16 million volumes. The hall of glory of Harvard university is decorated by portraits of 43 Nobel laureates.
Number of students: 20 thousand
Programs and specializations: medicine, art, business, economy, management, mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, engineering, anthropology, informatics, ecology, history, music, design, sociology, philosophy, psychology, medicine, statistics, linguistics, right
Beginning of programs: September-October
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $35’000 – 63’000 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: 12’000$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; A-Levels; IB; SAT I: 650-800 or ACT; 3 SAT II tests: 650-800; TOEFL ibt; certificate on the previous academic education
Lock Haven University (1870): www.lhup.edu
Arrangement: Lok-Heyven, State of Pennsylvania
Description: one of the oldest universities of staff known for the traditions. The university distinguishes an individual approach to entrants and rather soft conditions of transfer. LHU – good start for foreign entrants for “entry” into system of the higher education of the USA and further transition to more prestigious higher education institutions of the country.
Number of students: 4,6 thousand
Programs and specializations: accounting, art, biology, chemistry, business, management, media, informatics, right, pedagogics, engineering, linguistics, geology, medicine, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, medicine
Beginning of programs: September-October
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $10’000 – 14’000
Cost of accommodation and food: 6’700$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; Certificate of A-Levels or IB; SAT I or ACT; TOEFL ibt: 79-80; certificate on the previous academic education
Marymount College (1932): www.marymountpv.edu
Arrangement: Los Angeles, State of California
Description: The college located gives fine opportunities for foreign students on improvement of English and training during two at the rate of the main higher education without the need for delivery of the SAT tests and possible subsequent transfer to universities of California (for example, U.C.) or other states. Besides, in Marymount college training according to the full four-year baccalaureate program is possible.
Programs and specializations: business, management, economy, psychology, globalization, media
Beginning of programs: September-October
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 2-4 years;
Training cost, 2011-2012: $25’000 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: $11’000/academic year
Requirements to applikant: age 14+; Certificate (9 classes); TOEFL ibt: 61+
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) (1861): web.mit.edu
Arrangement: State of Massachusetts
Description: Traditionally the university takes the leading positions in world and national ratings.
The tenth year in a row the influential American weekly U.S. News & World Report calls masterful programs of Engineering school MIT number 1 in the world. In the left year of MIT Sloan School of Management (Business school of university) “cavorted” from the 4th on the 3rd place in a national rating of the MBA programs. It has the luck to appear at list top in 2010 as well to programs in chemistry, physics and mathematics. MIT – enters so-called Evy League, community of super-top higher education institutions of the USA. Here always big competition. Only 12% of entrants have the luck to be accepted on the 1st course of university. Of 11 thousand students a third is made by foreigners.
Among graduates of MIT 26 of the Nobel laureate, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
Number of students: 11 thousand
Programs and specializations: architecture, art, urbanistics, engineering, anthropology, economy, linguistics, history, philosophy, music, theater, political science, management, biology, psychology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, business
Beginning of programs: September-October
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $39’500 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: 11’2’00$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; SAT I: 670-800 or ACT; SAT II; TOEFL ibt: 90+; certificate on the previous academic education
State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) (1948): www.suny.edu
Arrangement: various cities of the State of New York
Description: The university of the State of New York is 64 campuses in the different cities of staff, 7 thousand training programs. The majority of these campuses already for a long time are considered as independent universities, colleges and training centers. At Russians it is considered the most known university in Albany.
The U.S. News & World Report magazine in 2010 noted SUNY campuses in a number of categories, in particular: the best American colleges; the best general education colleges; the best national universities; the best regional universities of northern part of the USA (Geneseo No. 2, New Paltz No. 7, Oneonta No. 9 and Fredonia No. 10); the best masterful programs (14 programs of a campus of Albany got to Top 25); the best ratio price/quality of training; the best higher education institution on teaching level on a bachelor degree (Geneseo became No. 1). The Wall Street Journal newspaper placed SUNY Stony campus.
Number of students: about 400 thousand
Programs and specializations: forestry, biology, accounting, business, statistics, medicine, anthropology, sociology, psychology, geography, political science, economy, philosophy, right, linguistics, informatics, art, astronomy, meteorology, engineering
Beginning of programs: September-October; January
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $15’000 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: 10’000$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; SAT I or ACT; SAT II; TOEFL cbt: 173-213; certificate on the previous academic education
New Haven University (1920): www.newhaven.edu
Arrangement: Vest-Heyven, State of Connecticut
Description: The university is one of the best in the staff and differs in achievements in the academic plan and in sport.
In comparison with other American universities the percent of the students receiving doctor’s degrees is very high here.
Rather soft conditions for receipt in NHU – good start for foreign entrants. On condition of successful study on initial courses there is an opportunity for transition to more prestigious American higher education institutions.
Number of students: more than 5 thousand
Programs and specializations: accounting, art, biology, business, management, chemistry, informatics, right, pedagogics, engineering, linguistics, ecology, finance, forestry, design, history, marketing, mathematics, music, political science, psychology, sport, tourism, taxation
Beginning of programs: September-October
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $20’000 – 30’000 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: 12’000$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; Certificate of A-Levels or IB; SAT I or ACT; TOEFL ibt: 70+; certificate on the previous academic education
San Francisco State University (S.F.S.U.) (1899): www.sfsu.edu
Arrangement: San Francisco, State of California
Description: SFSU – one of the oldest universities of staff, the leader in a share of foreign all students in total, in it are trained young people from more, than 100 countries. He traditionally takes the leading positions in the field of medicine and biology, and according to the authoritative American weekly US News & World Report traditionally enters into number 50 of the best universities on quality of training at the master level.
Number of students: 27 thousand
Programs and specializations: anthropology, art, biology, chemistry, cinema, right, economy, geography, history, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, economy, business, management, informatics, engineering, medicine, geology, tourism, design, statistics
Beginning of programs: September-October
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $40’000 – 50’000 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: 12’500$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; Certificate of A-Levels or IB; SAT I or ACT; TOEFL ibt: 61+; certificate on the previous academic education
Washington State University (1890): www.wsu.edu
Arrangement: USA city of Seattle, State of Washington
Description: According to the magazine US News & World Report School of Engineering of University of the State of Washington traditionally enters in 100 of the strongest in the USA.
Owing to the remoteness (a favor in the most northwest staff, practically on border with Canada), the percent of foreign students at WSU is rather low (5%), and the higher education institution is very interested in involvement of entrants from abroad.
Number of students: 25 thousand
Programs and specializations: agriculture, business, management, engineering, architecture, pharmacology, veterinary science, economy
Beginning of programs: September-October
Duration of programs: bachelor degree: 4 years; magistracy: 1-1,5 years
Training cost, 2011-2012: $20’400 – 22’500 / academic year
Cost of accommodation and food: 10’000$/year
Requirements to applikant: age 17+; Certificate of A-Levels or IB; SAT I or ACT; TOEFL ibt: 68+; certificate on the previous academic education

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