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Best Programs For Study US Aspirants!

by Gloria Arze-Bravo

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If you are considering attending a college or university in the US, you are probably interested in hearing about some of the top-rated institutions and the programs they offer. From specific professional programs to liberal arts degrees, the US has a world of academic choices for you to discover.

Make sure to explore all your options. It's important to find a good fit between your academic goals and the organizational culture of the school of your choice. Think about it: it's a commitment of several years, so you want to save yourself the trouble of having to transfer if you decide to switch programs or schools.

For this reason alone, surveys and rankings are a very easy way to compare your goals with available schools and programs. There are also organizations dedicated to promoting and monitoring a consistent level of quality in higher education, though some are governmental agencies, while others are for profit or businesses with vested interest in the highly-skilled graduates from these institutions.

High-Profile Surveys and Organizations

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is described in the following paragraph from their official site,
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education."
The Carnegie Foundation aims to maintain an objective distance by overseeing learning and teaching processes in addition to excellence in curriculum design.

Although there are many surveys available in both academic and business worlds, the U.S. News & World Report magazine (founded in 1933) has published an annual survey since 1983, and The Princeton Review (a for-profit organization started in 1981 by a Princeton University graduate) is also one of the most visible and popular sources for this type of information.

The U.S. News & World Report magazine uses a few different criteria for evaluating school performance, but they also provide lists for the most popular programs. Their criteria include:

  • National universities
  • Liberal Arts colleges
  • Universities-Master's
  • Baccalaureate colleges
  • Specialty schools (Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, etc.)
For further information on the various taxonomies and methodologies, visit their survey page.

For a less formal approach and a survey with a definite slant towards students as consumers, see The Princeton Review's Best 366 Colleges Survey, with such diverse criteria as
  • Academics
  • Demographics
  • Party
  • Schools byType
  • Politics
  • Quality of Life
  • Extra-curricular
  • Social
To explore further classifications within the above categories and the latest results, visit The Princeton Review's main suvey page.

You may also be able to register and view more inside information regarding these surveys for free.



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    malhi- thaman
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    malhi- thamanSat, 05 Jul 2014 07:28:09 -0000

    i have complete myy gnm this month with internship nd ihave scored 6 bands in ilets cn i appy for my post basic study with these scores nd plzz tell the universities which accept this ilets score

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    spectrojin
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    spectrojinFri, 18 Jan 2013 09:15:39 -0000

    Hi,
    I have completed my B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I am working from last 2.5 years with IBM as an IT Consultant. I need to know about courses and universities related to my background, having good demand in US with a good placement record. My family's economic background is not very strong. Please help me out with this.

    Thanks.

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    BAHPHARMA
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    BAHPHARMASun, 16 Sep 2012 09:15:39 -0000

    I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN PHARMACY PH.D IN AMERICA,PLESE GIVE ME INFORMATION.

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    shynisha shaikWed, 14 Dec 2011 05:23:20 -0000

    hi, i am shynisha from india. i am pursuing my final b.tech in the stream of ece with an agrregate of 68%.Basically iam from poor family background can i have any scholarships to pursue masters in abroad.

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    c_malik1982
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    Charu MalikWed, 17 Nov 2010 07:43:16 -0000

    Hello,

    For MBA in USA, we can help you with the following universities:

    1. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
    2. Benedictine College":http://apply.learnhub.com/apply/benedictine-college
    3. National University
    4. Troy University
    5. "Mercer University"http://apply.learnhub.com/apply/mercer
    6. Loyola University Chicago
    7. "Northwest Missouri State Universtity"http://apply.learnhub.com/apply/northwest
    8. Emporia State University

    Our article on GMAT 2010 will surely help you prepare strategically fr the test and you should check out the GMAT Practice Tests

    For any assistance while filing up the form for the above mentioned colleges and universities for MBA , you can get in touch with ms Rupal at rupal.malhotra@learnhub.com. You can also send us your complete documents at the same email id and our experts will take your application forward and help you in getting admission.

    Best of Luck!

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    PushpenderKadian
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    Pushpender KadianTue, 02 Nov 2010 08:06:34 -0000

    Hiii, Im Pushpender, from India. After my B.com. n having 2 years of work exp., now a days preparing for GMAT n TOEFL (for masters in Business Administrations). My score in IELTS was 6.5 bands. Im looking for some university nearby NY, plz guide me. And what about scholarship there????

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    ACHIN COOL
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    ACHIN ARORAWed, 10 Jun 2009 06:10:32 -0000

    HI AM ACHIN ARORA AM A VET DOC AND MASTER'S IN ANIMAL BIOCHEMISTRY! WHICH UNIVERSITIES WUD BE BETTER FR A PHD PROGRAM IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMSITRY!

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    Dan AlbrechtFri, 28 Nov 2008 21:21:48 -0000

    Hi Manisha,

    There are lots of good reasons to do your undergraduate (bachelors) degree in the USA. So many that we created a lesson here on LearnHub all about why students should consider studying their undergraduate abroad.

    Have a look at the lesson and let me know if it helps!

    Dan

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    manisha jadavMon, 24 Nov 2008 13:34:58 -0000

    Hi, I am manisha jadav.
    is electrical engineering in bachlor's is do better for me in USA?

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