USA opens its doors to international students...
A total of 1,65,918 students from India went to the US in 2015-16, which is 15.9% of all international students. The numbers have increased by more than 24.9% over the previous year. This is the highest growth among all the countries sending students to USA.
China has sent 3,28,547 students, which represents an increase of only 8.1% over 2014-15. Saudi Arabia is the third nation which has sent 61,287 students to USA.
Overall, a total of 10,43,839 students have joined US universities and colleges in 2015-16, which represents an increase of 7.1% over the previous year.
Among Universities, New York University has attracted the highest number of international students (15,000+), followed by University of Southern California (13,000+) and (surprisingly) Arizona State University (ASU) (12,000+) students. Among the top 3, ASU has come in the list for the first time, reflecting the popularity the university has gained over the years.
California, New York and Texas are the three top states that attracted international students.
20.8% of the students opted for Engineering, followed by 19.2% for Management courses. Maths & Computer Science attracted 13.6% of the students.
More than 2/3rd of the students depended on their own (sponsored) funding, while only 17% were given funding by American universities.
Finally, as always, Graduate level education (Masters and beyond) is most popular, followed by the Bachelor’s level. There is a decline in the number of students going for secondary level education below the Bachelor’s level.
No doubt, the US election results are a big surprise the world over. There have been several reports about the Trump effect over non-US citizens, immigrants and others. Over a period of time and based on the reports of various news agencies, a few things stand-out, about Trump’s approach towards the world and especially the student world.
- Genuine immigrants will not be affected
- Only those who illegally entered USA will be ‘trumpeted’
- Since international students contribute more than 30 billion dollars to the US economy every year, the country cannot afford to lose this revenue
- As the international student diaspora contribute immensely to the working class at a higher level (Software, hardware and other fields that required highly talented and trained skills), it is neither practical nor possible to alienate such contributors to their economy.
Therefore, students who want to study in the US and later plan for a career there genuinely should never be afraid of Donald Trump or any new policies that US might bring in. It is in their own interest that international students should be welcomed with open arms.
If you have not been bowled over (or fallen) by Fall 2017’s attraction to join American universities, it is time to fall head over heels!
Fall 2017 deadlines are close, for applying. Any further delay will affect good students’ chances for financial aid and admission in very good universities. Since Fall is the semester during which maximum amount of funding will be available for international (and domestic as well) students, it is important to apply IMMEDIATELY, without any further delay. For many universities, the deadlines are just a month away – end December. It is in your best interests to apply for funding/aid as early as possible.
Many students have an impression that they could apply by the deadline date and still expect some ‘miracle’ will help them get aid. Please note that while the prescribed deadline is the last date to apply, US universities encourage students to apply “well before” the deadlines, in order for them to process the applications carefully and favorably.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit our centers across India and start your application process with US universities TODAY! Manhattan Review will be with you throughout the whole process right from the selection of program, universities till you reach USA. Help your friends by informing them about the impending deadlines and walk-in together to help yourself and your friends. After all, if we don’t do good to others, we’ll become fat J
On a parting note:
While Donald Trump has shocked the world, our PM Modi has ‘surgically struck’ the black economy in India with devastating effect. There is no doubt about the long-term benefit with this action. We advise all our students who wish to pay the balance amounts or who would like to avail any other services to make payments with your Credit or Debit Cards. And, you can also make payment into our bank account directly. No cash, no hassles!
Wish you all less time in the banks and at ATMs!