Education in USA
USA is a dream destination, the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world. It is the 3rd largest country both by size and population. According to a United Nation report of 2011 it has the 4th highest standard of living in the world. It is among the most ethnically diverse country where people from all over the world have migrated. The official language is English and is spoken by 80% of the people. About 82% of American population lives in cities.
The USA education system
US education is valued everywhere in the world. Some of the world’s top educational institutions are in USA. It has over 3800 universities and colleges that facilitate several educational programs. There are both public and private universities which are well recognized in USA. Education in all streams is available. Since multiple options are available students can focus on specific areas of their interest. The advantage of studying in USA is that they can move to another university, city, or state, can change field at any time during their study often without wasting or losing any credits.
Academic requirement – To apply for undergraduate programs candidates require 10+2 or equivalent and also SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores. To apply for masters program 16 years of education (4 year bachelor’s degree or equivalent) is required. Some universities also require GRE scores Graduate Record Examination) for engineering related courses. Past academic record in the same field is preferable although students can change their field of study if they can substantiate it through a strong SOP. Admission into management field is open to all students. However some universities may additionally require past work experience and/or GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Tests) scores.
English proficiency - All students seeking to study in USA must be fluent in English. An IELTS, TOEFL or other English proficiency exams scores is required for admission and visa.