Why Study in Virginia Tech?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, is a public, land-grant, and research university with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, educational facilities in six regions statewide, and a study-abroad site in Switzerland. The commonwealth’s third-largest university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs […]

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Why should I study in Boston University?

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Boston University  (most commonly referred to as BU or otherwise known as Boston U.) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is non-sectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

The university has more than 3,800 faculty members and 33,000 students, and is one of Boston’s largest employers. It offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through eighteen schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston’s Fenway – Kenmore and Allston neighbourhoods, while the BU Medical Campus is in Boston’s South End neighbourhood.

BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Association of American Universities.

The university counts seven Nobel Laureates, twenty-three Pulitzer Prize winners, nine Academy Award winners, and several Emmy and Tony Award winners among its faculty and alumni. BU also has MacArthur, Sloan, and Guggenheim Fellowship holders as well as American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences members among its past and present graduates and faculty.

The Boston University Terriers compete in the NCAA’s Division I. BU athletic teams
compete in the Patriot League, and Hockey East conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. It is well known for men’s hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009.

Boston University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, and law degrees through its 18 schools and colleges. The newest school at Boston University is the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies (established 2014), and the newest name is the Questrom School of Business (renamed in 2015).

U.S. News & World Report ranks BU tied for 41st among national universities and 32nd among global universities for 2016. Boston University was also ranked 10th among public health graduate schools, 16th among social work schools, tied for 26th among law schools, 30th among medical schools (research), tied for 37th among engineering schools, tied for 43rd among business schools, and 52nd among education schools.

QS World University Rankings in 2015 ranked Boston University 91st overall in the world. Times Higher Education in 2015 ranked BU 64th overall in the world and 30th among U.S. universities.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Boston University 42nd in the United States and 73rd in the world, in its 2015 list. Newsweek (International Edition), in its list of the Top 100 Global Universities, ranked BU the 35th in the United States, and 65th in the world.

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Why is the University of Florida so well-renowned?

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The University of Florida  (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906.

The University of Florida is one of sixty-two elected member institutions of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the association of preeminent North American research universities, and the only AAU member university located in Florida. UF is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Following the creation of performance standards by the Florida state legislature in 2013, the Florida Board of Governors designated the University of as one of the two “preeminent universities” among the twelve universities of the State University System of Florida. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked UF as the
fourteenth best public university in the United States.

The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It is the third largest Florida University by student population, and is the eighth largest single-campus university in the United States with 49,913 students enrolled for the fall 2012 semester. The U F is home to sixteen academic colleges and more than 150 research centres and institutes. It offers multiple graduate professional programs—including business administration, engineering, law, dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine—on one contiguous campus, and administers 123 master’s degree programs and seventy-six doctoral degree programs in eighty-seven schools and departments.

The Universirty of Florida’s intercollegiate sports teams, commonly known by their “Florida Gators” nickname, compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the South-eastern Conference (SEC). In their 108-year history, the university’s varsity sports teams have won thirty-five national team championships, thirty of which are NCAA titles, and Gator athletes have won 275 individual national championships.

In its 2016 edition, U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) ranked the University of Florida as tied for the 14th-best public university in the United States, and tied for 47th overall among all national universities, public and private. The 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities list assessed the University of Florida as 83rd among world universities and 44th in the United States based on overall research output and faculty awards.

The University of Florida has more than 330,000 alumni. Over 57,000 are dues-paying members of UF Alumni Association. Florida alumni live in every state and more than 100 foreign countries. Florida alumni include two Nobel Prize winners, ten U.S. Senators, forty-two U.S. Representatives, eight U.S. ambassadors, eleven state governors, eleven state Supreme Court justices, and over fifty federal court judges. UF graduates have served as the executive leaders of such diverse institutions as the U.S. Marine Corps and the National Organization for Women.

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Why pursue MS in UC Irvine?

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The  University of California, Irvine  (UCI, UC Irvine, or Irvine), is a public research university located in Irvine, California, and one of the 10 general campuses in the University of California (UC) system. UC Irvine is considered a Public Ivy and offers 80 undergraduate degrees and 98 graduate and professional degrees. The university is designated as having very high research activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and in fiscal year 2013 had $348 million in research and development expenditures according to the National Science Foundation. UC Irvine became a member of the Association of American Universities in 1996, and is the youngest university to hold membership. The university also administers the UC Irvine Medical Centre, a large teaching hospital in Orange, and its affiliated health sciences system; the University of California, Irvine, Arboretum; and a portion of the University of California Natural Reserve System.

UCI was one of three new UC campuses established in the 1960s to accommodate growing enrolments across the UC system. A site in Orange County was identified in 1959, and in the following year the Irvine Company sold the University of California 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land for one dollar to establish the new campus. President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated the campus in 1964. Fifty years later President Barack Obama spoke at UCI’s 2014 commencement ceremony, held at Angel Stadium.

The UC Irvine Anteaters compete in 18 men’s and women’s sports in the NCAA Division I as members of the Big West Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The Anteaters have won 28 national championships in nine different team sports, 64 Anteaters have won individual national championships, and 53 Anteaters have competed in the Olympics.

UC Irvine’s academic units are referred to as Schools. As of the 2013-2014 school year, there are twelve Schools, two Programs, one Department, and various interdisciplinary programs. The College of Health Sciences was established in 2004, but no longer exists as a separate academic unit. On November 16, 2006, the UC Regents approved the establishment of the School of Law, with an expected opening in fall 2009. The School of Education was established by the Regents of the University of California in 2012. Supplementary education programs offer accelerated or community education in the form of Summer Session and UC
Irvine Extension.

To complement its mission as a research university, UCI hosts a diverse array of nationally and internationally recognized research organizations. These organizations are either chaired by or composed of UCI faculty, frequently draw upon undergraduates and graduates for research assistance, and produce a multitude of innovations, patents, and scholarly works. Some are housed in a school or department office; others are housed in their own multimillion-dollar facilities.

UC Irvine is considered a Public Ivy. Money Magazine ranked UC Irvine 13th in the country (and 3rd among public colleges) out of the nearly 1500 schools it evaluated for its 2015 Best Colleges ranking. For 2015-2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Irvine tied for 39th among national universities and tied for 9th among public universities in the U.S.

As of 2011, UCI has more than 124,000 alumni. As with any large university, many UC Irvine alumni have achieved fame after graduating. These people include athletes (Steve Scott, Scott Brooks, Greg Louganis and 34 Olympians), Broadway, film, and television actors (Bob Gunton, James LeGros, Jon Lovitz, Brian Thompson, Teal Wicks, and Windell Middlebrooks), international concert pianist and arts entrepreneur Kevin Kwan Loucks, astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, and technological innovators (Roy Fielding, Paul Mockapetris, and Patrick J. Hanratty.

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