Friday, September 19, 2014

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States. The framework primarily serves educational and research purposes, where it is often important to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions.There are 108 institutions that are classified as "RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)".

Saturday, August 9, 2014

US Universities that Attract the Most International Students

America’s reputation around the world may wax and wane as its foreign policies and leaders change, but its colleges seem only to grow in global luster and appeal. Foreign students contributed $24 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2012-2013 school year, 12% more than the previous year, according to trade group NAFSA, the Association of International Educators.


University of Southern California

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Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Number of international students: 9,840
Proximity to Hollywood and the California sunshine certainly don't hurt. USC, where 72% of its foreign population is graduate students (most in the engineering school), has led this list for 12 straight years. As a state, California attracts more international students than any other.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Location: Urbana Champaign, Ill.
Number of international students: 9,804
The most-highly ranked public university on the list, U of I may not score points for its brutal winters, but it wins international students nonetheless, in part because of its well-regarded computer science and engineering programs.

Purdue University

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Location: West Lafayette, Ind.
Number of international students: 9,509
Twenty-four percent of Boilermakers hailed from overseas last year, including 4,974 undergraduates (the largest international undergraduate population in the U.S.). The university, best known for producing top-notch engineers, hosts students from 126 countries.

New York University

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Location: New York, N.Y.
Number of international students: 9,362
NYU, which has campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai (and 11 other academic centers around the world), brands itself as a global university. Big city appeal, strong academic reputation, and celebrity alums have all helped lure students from 133 countries to its Manhattan campus.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

JOURNEY TO USA #1 - Arizona State University

Arizona State University is regarded as one of the best public university of USA. Founded in 1885, it ranked #79 in the world as per Academic Ranking of World Universities(Shanghai Ranking). The Fulton Schools of Engineering is one the favorite destination of many international students. Arizona State University's Fulton Schools of Engineering is one the top 50 engineering schools of USA. Here is the profile of one of our student who is heading to ASU for Fall 2014 session. We hope this will help you to get an idea of what it takes to make it to ASU.
Name: Annonymous
Education: Completed B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering this year from a private engineering college affiliated to a government university of India. (GPA: 8.1)
GRE Score: 319 (Q- 166 V- 153 AWA- 4.0)
TOEFL Score: 108( With 27 in Speaking Section)
Paper Publication: None
Projects: 3
Work Ex/Internship: None
Course: MS in Computer Science ( with thesis )
[Info: ASU is one of top 50 for MS in Computer Science as per US News Ranking]
Number of Universities applied to: 7
Admits: Arizona State University, North Carolina State University, Indiana University and Iowa State University.
Rejects: University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Texas Austin, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Texas A&M University College Station.
Visa Consulate: Delhi
Visa Status: Approved in 1st Attempt
Questions asked:
1. Which university?
2. What course?
3. Where you got admits from?
4. Why ASU? [ ASU is more reputed for computer science than the rest of the universities from where i got admits.Moreover I want to do my thesis on data mining and ASU provides excellent course work and research opportunities for data mining]
5. Who will be sponsoring you?  [ My parents ]

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

More about I-20s, Visas, Internships, Co-ops, CPT, OPT, STEM OPT Extensions and H-1Bs.

What is an I-20?

A Form I-20 (or just an "I-20") is an official document that is issued by your university and attached to multiple entities, namely, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). This document contains supporting information that is relative to all these entities so that you can obtain something called a VISA and so that they can track your duration of stay and make sure you are eligible to be in the United States.

The most important pieces of information on your I-20 are: your SEVIS number (which is reported to SEVIS and USCIS when the university generates your I-20), your university, the university number, the degree granting program, and the duration of the program along with the projected costs of the program for a year.

The United States consulate/embassy in your home country uses this document to make a decision on whether you can be granted entry into the United States, on the basis of your academic credentials and your financial status as outlined in the I-20, and which are justified and proven by the financial documents you furnish at the in-person Visa Interview.

Why is the duration mentioned on the I-20 so important? This is because your degree granting program is generally governed by something called a Statute of Limitations, which specifies a time frame in which you are supposed to complete your program and obtain your degree. For most masters I-20s that I have seen, it is thirty-six (36) months or three (3) years, and for most PhD programs or doctoral I-20s, it is seven (7) years. If you are not able to finish your program in this time-frame, your graduate program director needs to request an extension to the Statute of Limitations justifying the extension and why you need more time. One this is done, the graduate dean signs off on this and USCIS and the other agencies are notified by the issuing of a renewed I-20 through the SEVIS.


Each section contains details about what exactly is to be filled in which field of the DS-160 form 
GO to : 
select location and then click on start an application.



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Tuesday, January 7, 2014



(For M.S. in USA)
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