Friday, 29 December 2017

Study in United States: Find Out Different Categories of Universities in The USA

For anyone who aims to apply for the academia in the US, it’d be beneficial to have an idea about the kinds of universities there. Without the required information about the colleges, you may not be able to take advantage of the opportunities galore.
The universities in the USA are categorized into Public, Private, Ivy Leagues and Community Colleges. Whether you’re applying for undergraduate courses, master’s or doctorate, you can check for prospects in any of these colleges and have a comparative analysis of the essential criteria before forwarding your applications.

Public Universities



The highlights of the public universities are that they are:

•    State Funded Institutions
•    Usually large
•    Not for profit and financially supported by Public Taxes
•    They offer Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate courses in different fields of study
•    Tuition Fees is comparatively much less than private universities due to state funding

The oldest Public Universities in the US

Three universities claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States:

•    University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
•    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
•    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

High Ranked Public Universities:  

The University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Florida - Gainesville, University of California -  Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park are some of the high ranked public universities which are on par with the top-ranked private schools.

A few other public universities to name  are:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, George Mason University, Colorado State University, Oregon State University, University of South Florida, University of Nebraska - Lincoln,  University of Cincinnati, Auburn University, Montana State University, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, Tennessee Tech University, Kent State University, University of Idaho,  Wright State University, Wichita State University, Murray State University, California State University East Bay and Fresno, Pittsburgh State University and many more.

Community Colleges

Certain public universities in the US are also termed as community colleges. These schools usually offer the associate’s degree such as

•    Associate of Arts (AA)
•    Associate of Science (AS)

The common characteristics of Community Colleges:

•    Provide a two-year degree
•    Have open admissions policies with low tuition fees
•    Offer academic, technical and vocational degrees
•    Provide Certificates, Diplomas, and Associate Degrees too

List of Community Colleges:

American Honors (8-Community Colleges), San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley, Seattle Central Community College, Citrus College, Rio Hondo College, Mt. San Antonio College, Mt. Sierra College, Pacific Oaks, Westwood College, DeVry, ITT Tech, etc.…

Private Universities:


 The salient features of the private universities in the US:

•    All these schools have state of the art infrastructure
•    Highly Qualified and experienced instructors
•    Tuition fees is almost the same for Domestic as well as International students
•    Tuition fees higher compared to public universities as these Universities are not State funded
•    Opportunity to get scholarships

High Ranked Private Universities

Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University are a few globally known high ranked private Universities in the USA for International Students.

Private Universities in the order of ranking:

Brandeis University International Business School, Long Island University-Brooklyn, Long Island University-C.W. Post, University of New Haven, University of St. Thomas, University of Bridgeport, California Lutheran University, Golden Gate University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Dallas Baptist University, Oklahoma City University, Upper Iowa University, City University of Seattle, Hult International Business School are a select few universities in the order of ranking.

Ivy leagues

The Ivy League is an official branding, representing a specific conglomerate of private colleges and universities. This group is distinguished for academic excellence, discernment in admissions, and social exclusivity.

The eight institutions under IVY League are:

 Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.
The prominent attributes of Ivy League:

•    Located mainly in the North Eastern part of the USA
•    The oldest and the most famous group of Private academia in the US
•    Renowned for their Business Schools; also have many graduate and professional schools
•    Tuition fees at the Ivy League is the highest in the country
•    Getting admission in USA is a hard nut to crack


With this overview we hope you find this article useful, and by now you have acquired a fair idea of the kind of Universities in the USA for International Students. So this information will undoubtedly be beneficial for anyone of you who's looking ahead to Study in the US.

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