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.
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:
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:
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:
For all international students with an inclination towards software testing, maintenance, and support, computer operations, database administration, sales/marketing, data-center management, networking, web designing, search engine optimization, computer programming, gaming, etc; courses abroad make an ideal study option. Countries abroad such as UK, USA, Japan, Germany, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, New Zealand offers a plethora of courses as a diploma, degrees, and certificates.
CS and IT streams offer study of subjects such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Structures, Mathematics, Logic, etc, and leads to professional careers such as computer hardware engineer, software engineer, programmer, computer and information scientist, network systems and data analyst, information systems manager, systems analyst, systems administrator, database administrator, support specialist, , teacher, and college or university professor.
Computer Science and Information and Technology is an umbrella term for a plethora of courses taught with the aim to inculcate skills and knowledge on manufacturing, development, programming, software testing, maintenance and support, computer operations, database administration, sales/marketing, data-centre management, networking, web designing, search engine optimisation, computer programming, gaming, system/database administration, software testing, security, desktop support, technical writing, e-commerce, and software training.
In order to study Computer Science and Information and Technology abroad, these are the requirements-
Good Aggregate in 10th and 12th grade, above 90% in both for the top universities and above 75% with Maths and English as mandatory subjects for the others.
SAT Range: 1200-1570/1600 (writing, critical reading, and mathematics)/ ACT Range: 27-35. Minimum score differs for countries, course levels, and individual universities.
Letters of Recommendation from your recent professor.
TOEFL or IELTS (Above 6.0 band)- This is an English language testing assessment and it is necessary to score above 6.5 for top universities and 6.0 for other universities.
In addition, interviews are also conducted by universities for eligible students and you might require to take the written or practical assessment at the interview.
Most of the Computer Science and Information and Technology graduates and postgraduates get employed in the following fields- IT consultancy, Cloud architecture, Computer, the forensic investigation team, Health IT specialist, Mobile application development, Web development, Software engineering, etc.
Bachelor of Technology
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Computer
Bachelor of Computer Applications
Master of Technology
Master of Science
Master of Computer Applications
Master of Computer
The Computer Science and Information and Technology courses abroad include a wide spectrum of subjects, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Algorithms
Data Structures, Mathematics, Logic, etc. Here are the sought-after subjects in Computer Science and Information and Technology courses abroad.
Business Information Technology
Oxford University, UK
Stanford University, USA
University of Melbourne
National University of Singapore
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), United States of America
Harvard University, United States of America
Manchester School of Architecture, United Kingdom of Britain
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom of Britain
Tsinghua University, China
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Toronto, Canada
Princeton University, USA
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Tsinghua University, China
Peking University, China
University of Washington, United States
The University of Tokyo, Japan
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
Cornell University, United States
The University of Edinburgh,United Kingdom
University of British Columbia, Canada
EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Computer Science (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)
Computer Graphics, Vision and Games BSc (Hons)
Data Science BSc (Hons)
Robotics and Embedded Systems Engineering (with integrated year in industry) BEng (Hons)
Space Science and Robotics BSc (Hons)
Digital Curation MSc
Digital Curation MSc (Distance Learning)
Information and Library Studies MA (Distance Learning)
Internet Computing and Systems Administration BSc (Hons)
Business Information Technology BSc (Hons)
Computer Science/Mathematics BSc (Hons)
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)
Archive Administration MA
Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems MSc
Management of Library and Information Services MSc
Computer Science (Software Engineering) MSc
Computer Science MComp
Computer Science PhD
Most of the students, who are graduates and postgraduates in computer science and information and technology, choose to work upon completion of their respective degrees. However, a majority of students abroad are also keen on pursuing higher studies such as research and PhD. PhD in computer science and information and technology field can be opted in the subjects such as Business Information Technology, Robotics, Management, Archive Administration, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Structures, Mathematics, Logic, Embedded Systems, Data Science, Digital Curation, Internet Computing, Systems Administration, Computer Science, Data Science, Information and Technology, etc.
The careers and professional positions and job roles for graduates and postgraduates in computer science and information and technology are as follows-
Software application developer
Business Systems Analysts
Computer forensic investigator
Health IT specialist
Mobile application developer
Network systems administrator
Information technology vendor manager
The leading computer science and information and technology employers abroad include the following names-
Hon Hai Precision Industry
J P Morgan