United State

American symbols are recognized the world over.The Statue of Liberty, the White House, and the Bald Eagle are just some of the iconic images that may come to mind when students think of the United States of America (also known as the US or America.

Indeed, the US means many things to different people. For some, it is an economic and political powerhouse and an influential player on the world stage; for others, it is defined by its entertainment industry – Hollywood films and the bright lights of Broadway. And for years, many have seen it as the land of opportunity, a destination for immigrants seeking new freedoms and wealth.

But the US is much more than its symbols and stereotypes. For international students, the US education system offers world-renowned educational opportunities of all shapes and sizes.The US has more than 3000 colleges and university institutions where nearly 6 million International students study in different courses for various programs. Students can choose from a variety of excellent education institutions in cities and towns across the country. They can experience American college life in a nation that is known for its ethnic and geographic diversity, while discovering the sights, sounds, and tastes of the US.

Because the US attracts talent, and the best brains from all over the world, people with a hunger to learn, enjoy the US as a study destination. Because there are no cultural boundaries, people are also fortunate enough to learn about different cultures of the world, as they find communities from different sections of the society within the campus.

USA is a leader in technology. This simply translates into an advantage, which gives the students who study here, an edge over others, in real life. Hence a US degree is beneficial in several aspects and preferred over others.


Natural resources, a stable government, and a relatively well-educated workforce are just some of America’s competitive advantages in the global marketplace. Although Americans make up less than 5% of the world’s population, they generate and earn more than 20% of the world’s total income.


The United States is a federal republic with a strong tradition of democracy. Its government is based on a written Constitution that was adopted in 1789 and continues to be the country’s overarching law. Political powers are constitutionally divided between the Federal and State governments, and the legislative, judicial, and executive branches: The President is the leader of the executive branch and the Head of State. American presidents are elected every four years and are not permitted to serve more than two term.


Around 314 million people live in the United States, making it the third most populous country in the world, after China and India. The majority of Americans – just over 80% – live in urban areas. Many American cities are thriving thanks to multiculturalism, artistic offerings, and greener lifestyles than in the past. As of 2012, the largest US cities are:

New York (8.4 million)
Los Angeles (3.9 million)
Chicago (2.7 million)
Houston (2.2 million)


The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. The United States is made up of 50 states and one federal district. The U.S. borders on Canada to the north, and Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. On the east coast, the U.S. is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west coast it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.
To the northwest of Canada is the state of Alaska. The state of Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of California. According to different sources, there are anywhere from 4 to 14 regions in the US, but for the purposes of understanding, we have identified six main areas:
New England
The mid-Atlantic
The South
The Midwest
The Southwest
The West

Public Universities

Most public universities are operated by the states and territories, usually as part of a state university system (which is a group of public universities supported by an individual state). Each state supports at least one state university and several support many more. California, for example, has an 11-campus University of California system, a 23-campus California State University system, and a 109-campus California Community Colleges System.

Local cities and counties may also support colleges and universities. The federal government manages only the five “service” academies (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine) that are public; there is no “national” university.

It is very important to understand, therefore, that the use of the term “national” in a university names does not indicate federal support or stature. For example, National University of San Diego, California, is a private university. Similarly, the use of a state or city name does not automatically imply that an institution is public. Murray State University is a public university; the University of Pennsylvania, by contrast, is a private institution.

Public universities are often larger, and require international students to pay out-of-state tuition; but, they are often less expensive than private universities.

Private Universities

Private colleges and universities are those that do not receive their primary support from the government. Among these, some are secular while others have a religious affiliation (e.g., Roman Catholic, Judaism, etc). In general, religiously affiliated institutions welcome students of all faiths, and religious courses are minimal or optional.

Private institutions are either non-profit or for-profit. For-profit institutions are often more focused on careers and technical education. The University of Phoenix is a prominent example of a private, for-profit institution. Private universities are often more expensive than public ones, but they sometimes have more financial assistance set aside for international students.

Whether they are public or private, US colleges and universities vary in terms of what their overall focus is. Some emphasize a vocational, business, engineering, or technical curriculum; others emphasize a liberal arts curriculum. Many institutions combine some or all of the above.