An Introduction to the United States' top universities
(Palo Alto, California)
Application due date: Dec 5 2018
Intake - Fall : 28/10/19 – 3/4/19 Summer : 18/9/18 - 13/3/19
Majors - Technology, Biology, Biochemistry, law, public policy, physics, computer science – project based learning,, anthropology, Community health & prevention research, bioengineering, biomedical computation.
Top 3 majors: Computer Science & Information Science & support services, multidisciplinary studies, Biological & biomedical computation.
For Autumn Quarter 2018-19
Sept 19 – English Placement exam for international students
Sept 10 – 24 - Orientation program for international students
Sept 24 -1st day of day classes
Requirements - High school English, Maths, History/Social studies, Science n foreign Language.
SAT & ACT accepted, score 1390 -1540 & 32 to 35, 25th to 75th percentile
Tuition fees for 4 years US$53k, Room, books etc. US$26k. Total US$ 79k.
Student population: 15 000 students, 22% international.
Applying for financial aid (for books, clothing, phone bills, medical expenses)
Early new students by 15 Nov Award on 15 dec
Regular students by 15 Feb Award on 1st April
Transfer students by 15 Mar Award on 15th May
Continuing students by 30 Apr Award on 30 August
Scholarships $5K a year
Loans – low interest rates, repay between 10 to 25 years.
Graduate employment – 2017, for law major, 187 employed out of 197.
Safety in the campus – 45 sexual offenses reported to university officials in 2016, 5 weapons arrests in 2015, 57 in 2015, 35 stolen vehicles mostly golf carts.
2017 – 6 hate crimes, 3 vandalism related to religion and national origin, 1 to race, 1 battery to race, 1 threat to sexual orientation.
Population in Palo Alto: 67 178 (2017)
Climate: February to May - 6 degrees to 23 degrees
Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Faculties :engineering, computer science
SAT 1570, 4.16 GPA n any accomplishments n extra curriculum.
Fees for 4 years $50K, $17K room, books,etc.
Student population: 11 000 students, 33% international.
Majors: Science & engineering, arts, architecture, humanities, social science & management, interdisciplinary programs, pioneer digital education, MITX offer flexible access for learners of all ages.
Application due date: Nov 1 – 30
2020 application available online in August
Graduate employment rate 89% within 3 months
2017 survey- 53.5 % work full time, 37.4% graduate /Professional school
Mean salary $88K, Master Engineering $109K, MBA $129K
Internships led to job offer 34%
Career fair 26%
On campus reccruitng25%
Top 3 employer :Google, Microsoft & General Motors
Top 3 employers of Master’s:Amazon, McKinsey& co,US Navy.
Industry June 2017
Computer software 22%
Financial services 8.6%
Industry, consumer manufacturing 6.6%
Automotive & transportation4.3%
Crime rate 73% lower than National average. For every 100 000 people, 2 daily crimes in MIT. MIT safer than 98% of cities in Massachusetts.
Violence against women 12%, disciplinary action 40.5%, arrests for major crimes 45.6%, arrests for possessions 1.9%.
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Los Angeles (LA)
Faculties : Natural Science, engineering, energy, computer & information Science & support services, Physical Science, Maths & Statistics, Biological & Biomedical sciences.
International students:24 %
Students : staff 14%
2016 - 979 undergraduates & 1261 post graduates.
SAT 1530 = below average1590 = above averagePerfect score 1600
Application deadlines Nov 1, Jan 3, May 1.
Graduate employment- 60% of 2017 class work recruited by wide variety of organisations on campus.
Average starting salary:$ 105 500
Safety n crime rate based on reported incidents.
57.7 % arrests for major crimes
19.2 % violence against women
23.1 % disciplinary action
Most popular majors Social Sciences, General; Biology, Maths, History & Physical Sciences.
Fees for 4 years $46K, $67K incl room.
Application – Nov 1 to Jan 1
Admission committee considers strong personal qualities, all kinds of talents n perspectives formed by unusual personal circumstances and ability to use resources and opportunities.
Graduate employment rate is 98%.
Financial aid – term time and summer employment
Academics -advising on choices that reflect students’ goals
General education where every student completes
Research opportunities from leading a study to performing lab work with a faculty mentor. Include summer and term time opportunities.
In applying for scholarship and grants 100% of need, they factor in student employment
(Princeton, New Jersey)
Majors: Humanities, Natural science, Social Science, Engineering & Applied Science.
Tuition fees $47K, average National $28K, average New Jersey $21K.
Fellowship, stipends/salaries, debt free studies.
5300 undergraduates , 2700 graduates & 1100 faculty members.
Students who qualify for financial aid will receive a grant rather than a loan that has to be repaid and a term time job (8-9 hours per week) to meet their need.
Princeton does not offer academic or athletic merit scholarships.
Financial aid awards cover the difference between Princeton’s costs and the amount your parents contribute.
Graded written paper must be submitted in English for ‘O’ or ‘A’ level coursework.
TOEFL, IELTS (Academic) in addition to SAT must be submitted. Results of 2 different SAT subjects are recommended but not required.