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Updated on - October 11th 2019 by Piyush Bhartiya

About the United States of America

The United States of America, according to recent university rankings, has emerged as a leading country known for its quality education. It is called the Holy Grail of international higher education. The country has, somewhat, a special allure and has always been drawing talented students like a magnet. Studying in an American environment allows for invaluable personal and professional growth, and opens up an infinite number of career opportunities after graduation.

One of the main reasons to choose the United States to study is the country's reputation for renowned higher-education programs. In the said country, approximately fifty percent of the world's top 50 universities are located. They consist of small class sizes, highly accredited professors, and advanced technology and research capabilities. 

The United States is considered as the leader in many areas of technology and research, also benefitting from generous funding and offering support to international Ph.D. students. Even undergraduates and postgraduates have the opportunity to attend a Bachelor's and Master's program that involves research.

Apart from studies, University campuses in the United States have a life of their own, and they are like small student towns and encouraging students to socialize, interact, and make friends. America also has a multicultural environment, and American universities support cultural diversity, and in this respect, organize various social and cultural activities. Graduating from an American University also offers a competitive edge once you enter the job market. Interacting with people with diverse backgrounds while studying in the USA enhance one's ability to interact with people from other cultures and analyze issues with a global perspective. 

Top Universities in the United States of America

The university or college that one chooses to go to can have a significant impact on the rest of one's life that's why it is better to have some research about the universities and their rankings. 

In the United States, California is the most represented state among the best US universities, with 15 universities, followed by 13 universities in New York, 12 universities in Texas and ten universities in Massachusetts. The institutions at the very top of the ranking are concentrated in these aforementioned popular destinations that are well known for their higher education opportunities. 

According to the QS World University Rankings 2019, following are the top 15 universities in the United States:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. Stanford University
  3. Harvard University
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  5. University of Chicago
  6. Princeton University
  7. Cornell University
  8. University of Pennsylvania
  9. Yale University
  10. Columbia University
  11. University of Michigan
  12. Johns Hopkins University
  13. Duke University
  14. The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  15. Northwestern University

Popular Courses in the United States in America

The United States of America has always been a top choice destination for study abroad students from around the world because of its diverse programs offered by different universities. According to Istudentglobal's research, the top 10 most popular majors in the United States are as follows:

  • Engineering (Be it Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, et cetera).
  • Business Administration.
  • Computer Science.
  • Visual and Applied Arts.
  • Social Sciences (including Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, and Sociology).
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Psychology, History, Philosophy, Languages, Literature, Art History, and more)
  • Intensive English.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Health Professionals (courses like medicine and nursing)


Living Expenses and Part-time Jobs

The United States offers some of the best undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the world, but also potentially high living costs one should know.

Though, living costs in the United States vary a lot because of the large territory the country covers but estimated the living cost for the US is around $10000 to $12000 per year, which averages around $700 to $1000 per month. It includes accommodation costs, travel, food, textbooks, weather-appropriate clothing, and entertainment expenses as well. Generally, living in urban areas (in or near a big city) is more expensive than living in smaller towns or suburban areas. Students should be able to meet the costs mentioned above while they are studying in the US. Prices may increase by about 5% to 7% per year due to inflation and other external factors.

In the United States, campus jobs are customized in such a manner that they adhere to all the visa guidelines. These jobs are regarded as a path to earn extra cash and interact with all the Students. In a sense, part-time jobs give students a complete experience of the student culture and life prevalent in the country. Following are the ten most popular on-campus jobs that a student can take up at American universities:

  • Library Monitor
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Tour Guide
  • Peer Tutor
  • Academic Department Assistant
  • Campus Tech Support
  • Production Assistant
  • University Book Store Assistant
  • Babysitter
  • Barista


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Updated on - October 13th 2019 by Rachit Agrawal


This field is closely related to those who opt for and IT courses. It is a 3 years course unlike which ranges to 4 years. Another comparison that can be done for this course is, students from any stream they had opted in 12th can join this course which is not considered in and some of the other IT courses. The course deals with varied computer languages, processing of various applications etc.

The minimum score required to get into a computer application course such as this is 45%. As this field doesn’t require your expertise in maths, the curriculum is specialized for non-maths candidates and makes their study more efficient and understandable. Some of the computer programs which the student learns are C, C++, VB, HTML, iOS and android, Unix, Linux etc.

This course in the industry has a lot of employment and need hence more and more students are thriving towards this next-gen field of technology. Many Indian students go abroad to study computer applications and get highly paid jobs after their degree as there is an high need of technologically-fit candidates who can run the complex computer systems. Many students who have not opted maths but are still interested in IT can take this course.

Top colleges for BCA

Some of the famous colleges abroad for BCA in USA are listed below

  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Stanford University
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • The University of Texas – Austin
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University

Some of the top universities in Australia for this course are

  • University of Melbourne
  • Australian National University
  • Monash University
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of South Wales


  • Carleton University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Concordia University


Degree Course Details


Under Graduate


3 years

Examination Type

Semester System


10+2 from a recognized high school or college from any stream.

Admission Process

Entrance test by various colleges abroad and through counselling.

Top recruiters

IT, Software Companies, Software Development, Testing, Digital Markting,

Average Starting Salary

INR 2 to 8 lacs

Positions Offered

Software tester, software developer, web developer, computer application developer, etc


Degree – Top Universities

The universities abroad give many good courses in computer applications both bachelors and masters. The universities situated in the US give the most popular and best courses for computer application. US are also the most popular employer for the candidates of computer application.



Fees (Yearly)

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Massachusetts. USA


Stanford University

California, USA


University of California – Berkeley

Berkeley, USA


Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


University of Illinois - Urbana

Champaign, Illinois, USA


Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Michigan, USA


The University of Texas – Austin

Austin, Texas, USA


California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California, USA


Cornell University

Itaca, New York, USA



Eligibility and Requirement Criteria

The students who apply for BCA courses abroad for their bachelor’s require minimum of 45% to 50% score in their 12th.

  • 10+2 with 50% score at minimum for admission
  • Students from any field can apply for this course
  • Along with it the TOEFL or IELTS scores are important which range from 79 -90 and 6.5 to 7 respectively for admission.

Degree Course and Syllabus Details

Semester 1

Semester 2

Hardware Lab

Case Tools Lab

Creative English

Communicative English

Foundational Mathematics

Basic Discrete Mathematics

Statistics I For BCA

Operating Systems

Digital Computer Fundamentals

Data Structures

Introduction - Programming Using C

Data Structures Lab

C Programming

Visual Programming

PC Software Lab


Semester 3

Semester 4

Interpersonal Communication

Professional English

Introduction - Algebra

Financial Management

Financial Accounting

Computer Networks

Software Engineering

Programming In Java

Database Management Systems

Java Programming

Object Oriented Programming Using C++

DBMS Project

C++ Lab

Web Technology Lab

Oracle Lab

Language Lab

Domain Lab


Semester 5

Semester 6

Unix Programming

Design And Analysis Of Algorithms


Client-Server Computing

User Interface Design

Computer Architecture

Graphics & Animation

Cloud Computing

Python Programming

Multimedia Applications

Business Intelligence

Introduction To Soft Computing

Unix Lab

Advanced Database Management System

Web Designing Project


Graphics And Animation

Python Programming Lab

Business Intelligence


Career Prospects

As mentioned above, there have a lot of jobs recently opened for the candidates pursuing this degree. They can work in artificial intelligence, app development, front-end web development, java script etc.

Some of the job posts you can acquire are –

  • Web developer
  • Web designer
  • System manager
  • Computer programmer
  • Software tester

Many MNCs hire these BCA graduates, the most popular companies are

  • Wipro
  • Infosys
  • HCL technologies
  • TCS
  • Capegemini
  • Tech Mahindra

In the abroad universities, they offer good internships and placements which lead you to high paid jobs at the very start of your career.

Average Salary and Scope

Only getting a graduation degree in BCA doesn’t get you good jobs, many other computer skills, experience is a must which helps you to get a good job. Many students work online to gain experience.

The average salary for fresher’s in India are given below

Job Title

Average Salary Range (Per Month)

Software Developer Trainee


Trainee Programmer


Ecommerce Executive


Technical Support


Server Monitoring


Networking Trainee


System Administrator-Computer


Server Administrator


Software Engineer Trainee


Bank Operations

Rs. 22250

IT Recruiter Trainee

Rs. 18500

Online Marketing

Rs. 22000

Search Engine Marketing

Rs. 19500

Data Administration

Rs. 22000

IT Executive

Rs. 21200

Online Sales Admin

Rs. 20000

Inventory Management Online

Rs. 19600

Backoffice Operations

Rs. 17500

Non Voice Process

Rs. 16200


Industry – wise the salary breakup is as follows


Average Salary In Rupees

Information Technology and ITES


Software as a Service (SaaS)


Software Development


Information Technology (Consulting)









Co-Founder @ AdmitKard

Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.