what are american universities like for british students?
You'll be fine. If people make jokes about your accent, their probably just joking around with you, don't take it personally, you can fire back and make fun of our accents too. People are more focused on their studies and work at the college level, rather than making fun of people for their accents (like in high school).
As far as what university you choose, certain universities are known to accel in different areas of study. For example, University of Wisconsin, Madison (known as UWM) is well known for medical studies, while the University of Maryland is well known for it's architecture program. University of Nebraska has an excellent agricultural program.
The list goes on and on.
So it depends on what you'll be studying and where in the country you're looking to go. I would research what universities are known for what, and what kind of success rates they have for their graduates in their respective work fields.
Canadians are considered international students for US universities.
You do have to take the SATs to apply to most American universities. You can take them in Canada. Go to www.collegeboard.com for more information on that.
You'll need to check the admissions requirements for each American university you're interested in to see if they, specifically, require the SATs.
In most fields, no, the process of actually becoming a US citizen is not much easier just because you're Canadian. What is easier in some fields is the process of obtaining a green card. If you come to the US with a skill that is in extreme demand, such as nursing, the green card process is eased, and that can speed the citizenship process.
how to study at a american university? ( english)?
Hi Ellie 2,
American and English education system are almost diametrically opposed. In the UK you begin refining your area of study with GCSEs, the A-level and then finally at university you study one subject for three years. Whereas in the US high school students study a variety of subjects that include math, social sciences, natural sciences, history, government, English, literature, and other humanities. Then once they enter university they continue studying a variety of subjects which makes the US bachelors four years. This means coming in from the UK your educational background studies need to be diverse and if you have focuses on a few core areas like English, art, and music then you may find the demands of the US education system very difficult to cope with.
Another big difference is testing. Americans are tested on a regular basis by their instructor. Testing comes in different forms such as papers, group project, presentation, personal projects, quizzes, essay question test, short-answer, multiple choice, fill in the answer, mid-term, and comprehensive tests. During the first two years of university in American it is not uncommon to have 4 test per class plus quizzes with each being waited differently. In the US time management because important because of the demands that are placed upon you.
Second point regarding testing American universities uniformally require admission testing. All schools will accept the SAT and the vast majority will also accept the ACT. To the best of my knowledge both tests can be taken in the UK. Plus you will need to read the requirements for international students as some may require TOEFL as a part of the application process in order to demonstrate your English skills are sufficient.
Final difference is unlike in the UK, in the US applications are made directly to the school. This means for every school you are interested in attending you will have to submit a separate application and pay the required fee. Ideally you should apply to at least 10 different schools due to the fact you may not be accepted to all that you apply and you do want to give yourself a choice.
As I read your posting one school comes to mind University of South Dakota at Vermillion has what I understand to be a very good English program, they have a BFA program and the expense to attend for a foreign student is quite manageable. Plus they have student housing. Drawback primarily is the school is in a rural area which means the two nearby airports Sioux Falls is about 1 hour a way and Omaha is just about 2 hours.
A second school for consideration is University of Nebraska. They are more expensive but they have both programs you are wanting. The university is located in Lincoln which is about 40 miles, if I remember correctly, from Omaha plus there is once a day train between Omaha and Lincoln.
Both universities are good universities, they are probably the cheapest that I know of in the US for their calibre of school, and both to the best of my knowledge do provide accommodations of their students. The one thing you do need to keep in mind that you will need to apply for housing and admission early. This is because the time needed for a student visa and housing can fill up quickly.
Going to the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and ...?
The Inter American University Metro Campus is by Road #1 that is from Rio Piedras to Caguas but in the Cupey area. Right by the University is the new Tren Urbano or the Urban Train that runs from Stop 26 Sacred Heart Station to Bayamon. The stop for the Inter American is as stop "Cupey". All you do is take the train get off and there you are. If you go to this University and you use the train, then with your university ID you ride the train free. Yes, free for all those students of the InterAmerican Metro Campus. When I go to the State Comp. Office the Campus is on the way just 2 bus stops before. You can also take from Rio Piedras either bus C31 or 29. Either one leaves you at the bus stop right on the corner across from the campus. Now, the campus is in the Cupey area. You can check for apartment in San Francisco which is just a 2 block away distance, also Urbanization La Riviera which is right at San Francisco also. I know these areas and I used to walk through these areas to walk to work in the morning and at night with no problems at all. To be sincer, I have not noticed if they have dorms, but it does not hurt to call or check thier web. The main phone number is 1-787-250-1912 and admissions is 1-787-765-1270 . The Director is Lisette Rivera Ortiz at 1-787-759-7958 ext. 2223 or 3223. Her email is Iriverao@metro.inter.edu. As for apartments you can check clasificadosonline.com which is the Puerto Rico Bilingual web site for searching for homes, apartmens, cars, jobs everything. Just log on and select rent, then select the type of place you want, then the price range and then the area. When is opens you will see a list of places and many will have photos and of course there will be names of the owners and the prices and their phone number.
Best of wishes.
how do the international students seek aid in American universities?
In the U.S. "aid" usually references to "Financial Aid" which means money for school. As an international student you are not eligible for financial aid from the U.S. government (like Pell Grants and federal student loans). However, you can apply for scholarships (many schools have scholarships exclusively for international students) and private student loans. If by "aid" you mean that you need general help applying to college, then I'd encourage you to talk to adults (teachers, etc.) at your high school and the admissions office at the university you want to apply to. When you call/e-mail the American universities, identify yourself as a "prospective international student". They often have special admissions counselors who deal exclusively with international students. Other people to talk to would be friends and family members or previous graduates from your high school who have studied in the U.S. Also, there are many clubs for international students at American colleges and universities. See if you can't find one from your region/country and then send an e-mail asking if anyone would tell you how they succeeded. For example, at top-ranked University of Michigan there is the "International Student Network" (ISN): http://www.umich.edu/~isn/. Good luck.
American university in Europe or European university?
It's easier to get a job in the US with a European degree than it is to get a job in Europe with an American degree, assuming you're American. In my experience, jobs in many European countries want a very specific degree and university programs here are much more focused. An American degree doesn't mean much unless it comes from a handful of internationally renown schools, because education isn't standardized there and most Europeans don't know much about specific universities. Many US jobs will hire if you have a degree, even if it's in a completely different area. Degrees in the US tend to be wider (ie minors and electives outside your degree area). That's partially why it takes longer to study in the US.
The problem is that it's not easy for an American to get a permanent job in Europe at all, no matter the degree. EU rules give citizens of any EU/EEA country preference over foreigners. For a company to hire you, they'd have to show there were no suitable applicants with citizenship from an EU country. Unless your career is very in demand (health care, engineering, practical sciences for example) or you're exceptional at your job with specialist skills not easily found elsewhere (I've known a typographer and an AP journalist that worked in Europe this way), there's always a suitable applicant. It used to be easier when the economy was better, but everything's very strict now.
If you want to be certain you'll have the experience of living in Europe, you'll have to study here. That allows you to live (and sometimes work) in a country for the duration of your studies, assuming you have the funds to cover living costs. You'll mostly be limited to universities in English-speaking countries unless you're fluent in a foreign language. Most universities require you to pass a language test before you can study for a Bachelor's, though there are many Master's available in English all over Europe. A few undergrad programs are available in English, but competition is high for these. Countries that teach in English (like Ireland and the UK) tend to have very high fees for international students though, making the cost similar to attending a US university. One compromise could be studying undergraduate in the US while learning the language of the country you're most interested in, then taking a Master's in that country.
As far as whether to study at an American or European university in Europe, I don't know much about it. I would say study at the best program possible that you can get into, regardless of what university.
I'm english, can I study at an american university?
absolutely ! i know we have exchange programs with various universities in the UK,some of us go there for a semester or a year,some students from there come here at the same time.speak to the curriculum councelors at the various colleges u are thinking of attending in the UK,and see if they have an exchange program.if u are already at university,speak to ur counsellor and ask if u can set something up,to study abroad.most colleges and universities can do thisd for u,if not,u may have to switch to a school that offers this option.u might also go online and research various American universities,and get an idea where u would like to study.u can email various departments at the various colleges,and they can help u get started in ur applications,as well. i know arizona state university in tempe,az,has an excellent exchange program with the UK.also,state university of new york at new paltz,ny.best of luck,and have fun !!!!ps-all u need is a valid passport from ur country.
Does the American university in Cairo, Lebanon or Dubai have the same equivalent qualification to Westerners?
The American University in Cairo is fully accredited in the United States and Egypt. Information on this can be found on its Web site - http://www.aucegypt.edu/aboutauc/Accreditation/Pages/default.aspx
The American University in Beirut is also accredited and I think that the Lebanese American University is either accredited already, or is about to be.
The American University in Sharjah (UAE) is accredited, but I do not think the one in Dubai (UAE) is at this point.
In all your years pursuing a bachelor's degree, you get to pick your classes. However, there will be certain courses you must take, such as certain courses in your major (Finance 1, for example). There will also be certain types of classes you can pick from to fulfill certain requirements. For example, you will be required to take at least one history course, but you can pick from many different classes (Latin American History, US History 1863-present, etc.) to fulfill that requirement.
During your freshman and sophomore years, you'll take a combination of classes to fulfill general requirements from the university (math, English, foreign language, etc.), plus courses for your major (Accounting 1, Marketing 1, etc.) As you move forward in your major, you will take more advanced level courses.
You would not do an MBA until after you have obtained your bachelor's degree. And then, you'd normally only do that after 2 or more years of work experience.
If you are interested in fashion marketing, try to go to a university that either offers that as a major, or else offers classes in that field as part of either the marketing major, or via another department. But if your chosen university doesn't offer this specifically, that can still be okay. No matter if it does or does not, try to do an internship in the field while you study.
Business is a decent amount of math, but it's not very hard math. Not all classes involve math at all. In marketing, you learn what math you need, and then you use it over and over again.
Well you'll need 'amazing grades' to get into Oxford or Cambridge, they are very competitive now. But all British universities want more overseas students because they pay higher fees than the natives, and there is a suspicion - strongly denied of course - that they admit overseas students with slightly lower qualifications because of that. There is a long history of Americans becoming bitterly disilllusioned and unhappy at Oxford and Cambridge. They often have a romanticised notion of living in a beautiful historic town and don't realise that the heating and plumbing systems in many college rooms are historic as well. Plus the teaching is sometimes not really all that great, you often find that those famous professors don't have much contact with the students, they offload teaching onto grad students. And of course the climate is terrible and the food's awful - or so many people from abroad think. It is true that there is some anti-American feeling in the UK, due in large part to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but among highly educated people you should not find this so much. But do please try to become well informed about world affairs and not behave like a stereotypical ignorant and arrogant American, that will be a big help.
Yes, if you want to apply to an American university, then I would suggest you take a history class to be on the safe side. Most of American high schools require students to take world history in 10th grade and U.S. history in junior year. While you cannot take U.S. history because you are a Canadian student, I would advise you to at least take world history. When most American universities look at your transcript, they want to see that you are a "well-rounded" person who has taken a wide range of courses. While this does not apply to all American universities, it is better to be safe than sorry. Data management sounds interesting, but I think most universities will think of it as an elective because it is not a required subject here in the U.S.
In America university students need to take almost a third of their classes to fulfill general education requirements in a wide range of subjects, including humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
They take almost a third of their classes in a major such as history. If a minor in another subject is taken, it totals about a sixth of their classes.
American universities are so expensive for international students that there is no reason to come here from Britain to earn a bachelor's degree. You will have to pay a total of at least $200,000 over four years and will need to post proof that you can pay that amount before you obtain your student visa and begin your studies.
Can i transfer from an English University to an American University?
Your best bet is to do the intercollegiate student exchange rather than applying directly to the us university. That program allows you to stay a resident student at your English university, but spend a year or even two in the US- you pick a university (you still have to apply to it, and meet their admissions standards), and then both yourself and your adviser here in the us will work with an adviser at your 'home' university in the UK to ensure all classes being taken are going to work with the UK university- since that is the school you get your degree from.
Second option is to do a study abroad program, they do offer 1 year programs. Both of these top two options will need to be researched, check with your study abroad office at your university in the UK and see what they have to say or contact your adviser.
Your third option is to apply directly to an American school. BUT, as the other person said, you need to look at this option and think very carefully about it. It will be VERY expensive (the same as if an American student wanted to go over to the UK and do the same). It takes a long time, its definitely a process not for the light hearted. In addition, once your here, you may need to stay all four years, (or even forever because some US degrees wont be recognized in the UK) or if you have credits in the UK already- this option may not be good for you. Our two countries dont tend to like credits from each others universities- the systems arent entirely similar so they tend to not take coursework. You may have to repeat classes or even start over. I would advise against this unless your rich- then, well, who cares- come, the US is nice (though, why leave- id die to go to the UK for a year or so!!!).
How do American universities look at international applicants?
College admissions committees are aware that other nations have unique grading systems, and they assess the grades of their international applicants accordingly. It's unlikely the 'A' you earned in your country will be demoted to a 'B' when you apply to an American university. Many colleges who use the Common Application request international applicants who do not attend schools using the US grading system to have their secondary school counselor submit the international supplement on their behalf. On the supplement the counselor is asked to indicate the marking or grading scale used in your school and its approximate equivalence to the A-F scale commonly used in the United States.
Generally, international applicants are not asked to convert their grades into an American GPA. Many colleges use grade conversion guides to determine the American equivalent to an international applicant's grades. This is a sample guide: http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/
Each college has their own policy regarding international applicants, so it's not a certainty that the ones you apply to will use the Common App or convert grades the same.
Your best best is to throughly read through all information provided for international applicants on the websites of colleges you're interested in applying to, and then do more independent research about their financial aid policies, grade conversion process, and other relevant matters. An increasing number of universities - especially public ones - are now favoring international applicants who can afford to pay higher tuition fees, but not all do. Because of limited financial aid resources available to international applicants, many colleges will factor in a international candidate's ability to pay for their tuition, room and board when evaluating their application. Haha, that's not really what you're asking about here, but I'm just throwing it out there for you anyway.
~ skylark : )
I actually have a family member who's currently at American! :) My impression from him is that it's the college experience he was looking for -- active campus, serious academics, perfect location, and wonderful students. I've spent a lot of time in that area over the years and am very familiar with the university, and I really can't say anything bad about it.
Dorms: There's a huge housing crunch at American right now, so the first-year accommodations aren't the greatest. They're turning doubles into triples a lot in order to fit more people in, and they no longer guarantee housing beyond the first year. About a third of students, therefore, choose to live off-campus. Housing in the immediate area can be very costly, but many students are able to put financial aid money towards it. They do offer special housing for students who want substance-free or single-sex living. In general, the rooms are nice, just cramped at the moment.
Food: The food I had on my last few visits seemed perfectly acceptable. The reality is, very few colleges have what you'd consider "good" food, and food should not be a major consideration in the admissions process unless you have a very strict diet or serious allergies. And if you get desperate and want a change, there are plenty of little restaurants in Tenleytown that you can visit.
Location: American is in Tenleytown, which is an upscale, residential, very safe neighborhood of D.C. The campus is gorgeous, leafy, and relatively quiet compared to the rest of the city. It doesn't have any of the safety issues people commonly associate with D.C. It's surrounded by embassies and churches (including the nearby Washington National Cathedral), not gang warfare. And there's a free shuttle that runs continuously from campus to the nearest Metro stop, so there's easy, clean, convenient access to the rest of the city via that.
Campus life: Obviously, students tend to be highly engaged in politics, which tends to dominate campus life. There is a large Greek presence, but it's not overwhelming at all. It's certainly not a party school, but it does know how to have fun. You can find a good description of campus life as written by the students at http://www.princetonreview.com/AmericanUniversity.aspx Use the links on the left to navigate what students have to say about the place. :)
Yes, this is similar to the U.S. you need to take courses in history, math, literature etc. However keep in mind that one big difference is that in France just having a high school degree or "baccalaureate" guarantees admission to a university. Dropout rates are much higher than in American universities, typically 40-50% of students don't make it past the first year. Since you do not have to "apply" to a university, there is no "weeding out" process that happens when students apply to universities in the U.S. Resources tend to get wasted on students who are not really university material to begin with. Just my opinion, you will most likely get a better education at a university in the United States.
Contrary to the statement in another answer, American University has an exceptional international affairs program that is actually ranked higher than the ones at Stanford, Yale, MIT, University of Chicago and Oxford by Foreign Policy's Inside the Ivory Tower annual list of the best IR / IA programs. It's ranked as 8th in the world. The rankings are for Masters programs rather than undergrad ones, but is a good indication of the quality of that field at each school.
AU does come with a much steeper price tag, and I don't know that it's justified for an undergrad degree. This isn't to demean AU because I actually have a lot of respect for the school, but in general I don't think it's worthwhile going into a massive amount of debt for an undergrad degree unless the college is ranked in the top 15 and has major "name brand" recognition. Even then it's not always worth being saddled with debt. One of my friends who is a recent Emory grad feels like her education was not worth the huge student loan payments she now has to make when fellow employees at her office are UGA grads with the same position. The other risk of AU is that an undergrad international affairs on its own often does not have solid job potential. If you're wanting to use it as a launchpad for a grad degree then it's fine. Supposedly AU does do a good job with helping their students find solid internships in DC that can help lead to jobs post-graduation, but JMU's proximity to DC would also give you that opportunity. AU does have a semester long program open to students from other schools who want to do a "study abroad" in DC, and you might be able to participate in that.
I would first try to see if there is anything you can do to get more financial aid from AU. There's a possibility that you could get more. If there isn't, then go to JMU or VCU. Look into AU for grad school or law school. I go to Stanford and have been considering AU's WCL for law school because it has a very respected reputation for the area of law I want to practice. My professor who used to teach there said it has THE best human rights law program in the country, and their international law program is superb too. A law degree from AU is more likely to lead to promising career potential than an undergrad degree.
Just my 2¢s. Good luck to you.
Washington American global University is real university of fake?
Washington American Global University is not regionally accredited, which is the type of accreditation that most people in the US use to determine if a university is reputable. In fact, it's not even accredited as a vocational school, or as a distance learning course. WAGU does not appear to have been given the authority by anyone to grant degrees. I wouldn't spend my money on it.
Best I can tell, the website was written by someone who is not from the US. Their English isn't correct. Their pages are poorly formatted and laid out, and there are several spelling and grammatical errors. The titles of their adminstrators seem odd. All gives me suspicion that this is a diploma mill. A scam.
I went to this one. //www.siu-heidelberg.de But i personally do not recommend it because you cannot earn full accreditation if you want to continue your studies in the US.
You can also try this one, which sadly i cannot join anymore (I wish i could have know before).
http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/index.html they have great relations with american universities. (Very well known University).
The famous and well respected Medical University in Germany is Heidelberg University.
You can even study a semester abroad with this program http://www.heidelberg.edu/ajy/
Also, try //www.studyabroad.com Also, you can try Freiburg University or Rostock University. Those are the only universities that are in my knowledge that have good relation with american universities and the accredditation is valuable in the States as well (important!!!! always look for accreditation!!! S.A.C.S in the most common one) and those universities i mention, have many english-speakers programs to get you started with the regular classes.
Contact me if you need more help or suggestions.
International students can attend any college or university in the U.S.
But there is a catch: the cost of studying in the U.S. can top $40,000 U.S. a year and financial aid for international students is limited. Only a few colleges offer it, and those that do tend to be highly competitive in terms of admissions, although there are some exceptions.
Let's assume for a moment that you can pay your own way, and won't need financial aid. I'd suggest that you start your college search by checking out universities that have journalism programs accredited by The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. There are about 140 such programs, and you can find the full list here:
http://www.ku.edu/~acejmc/STUDENT/PROGLIST.SHTML While any accredited program may be a good choice, some of the most respected programs include: Syracuse University, University of Southern California, Northwestern University, University of Missouri-Columbia, and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, so those would be good ones to investigate first (BUT there are MANY great schools for journalism, so don't limit yourself to these only!)
As you look through the various colleges, go to their websites and research their locations, their size, and their application requirements. I'd also suggest you do some research on different areas of the country, as the U.S. has many different regions. Consider what you want out of your U.S. educational experience, including location, size of the school, etc.
You will almost certainly need to take either the SAT or the ACT college entrance exams for most journalism programs, and both tests are offered at various locations in the UK and Europe. You can find information on the SAT at www.collegeboard.org and the ACT at www.actstudent.org.
Many colleges will also ask you to submit recommendations from teachers and an administrator or counselor at your high school. You will also need to submit transcripts. Many U.S. colleges will also ask you to write essays about yourself. These are somewhat different in approach than the essays for U.K. schools, so do some research to understand what colleges in the U.S. are looking for (the www.collegeboard.org site is a good place to start).
Finally, after you're admitted, you'll need to apply for a student visa from the U.S. government. You will have some restrictions on your ability to work (another reason why the issue of financial aid is so important) and you will need to apply for a different visa should you decide you want to continue to live in the U.S. after you graduate.
A good resource for learning about the U.S. application process if you are an international student can be found by googling EducationUSA - that will connect you with the U.S. government site explaining the American education system for international students.
Carolyn Lawrence, AdmissionsAdvice.com, the blog about college admissions
How do American universities check your grades when applying?
Your own calculation of your GPA will be absolutely irrelevant. While applications may request for you to self-report your coursework and grades, they will also REQUIRE an official transcript from your high school.
I'm sure that, since you're from Canada, there's probably a slightly different procedure enacted, but generally the transcript gets either mailed or faxed directly from the high school to the university.
As far as AP/Honors, each university calculates that a bit differently. It's the same regarding cumulative/yearly GPAs.
Of course, the grading system in Canada is much different from the US. (I've had a TON of Canadian professors at my California university. They all would make at least one comment about how during their first year here, they would accidentally grade students horribly inappropriately because they didn't understand how the A/B/C system worked.)
As far as academic courses verses elective courses like drama, generally it's flat performance that is most cared about. I think the logic there is that you'll have elective courses in college, too, and just because they're electives doesn't mean they're not important.
However, it DOES vary by school. I feel like most schools will consider international applicants on a different scale than they will US applicants, so I really don't think you'll have all that much to worry about.
Focus most of your efforts onto any admissions essays that are requested, and if there's something equivalent to the SAT (or is that international? I really don't know...), take that and do well on it.
transfering to an american university...in america!?
Personally, I am a student at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is pretty competitive and your grades sound like you would do well. I will tell you that I love it here and New Orleans is a unique experience. However, many college students around the country may say the same about their university and my opinion is biased.
What I suggest to you is go to www.princetonreview.com Click on colleges tab on top, then schools&majors at the left and finally "Best fit college search." It will have you enter in all of your information and it will tell you what colleges are good for you. From there you can research the cities they are in, what climate you would prefer, what sports or clubs you would be interested in, academic competitiveness, religious affiliations, student organizations, student to faculty ration and other factors that may help you decide.
As for the transferable credits, those usually go on a university to university basis. Simply email the admissions center for the school(s) you are interested in and ask if the credits will transfer.
Best of luck!
To become a US airline pilot, you need to be FAA trained. Many commercial pilots get their training first in the military but you can also be hired by an airline and trained by them. They want you to have an undergraduate degree before they take you.
My guess would be that you would have a hard time getting taken on by an American airline as there are so many military pilots looking for work that are already trained.
Realistically you should get your undergraduate degree in the UK and/or join the British Air force if you want to learn to fly commercially. If you can get hired by the Air force before you start uni, they will pay you while you study.
With 10 GCSEs you ought to be able to get good A'levels and attend university. Maths or Physics would be good subjects to read.
UK universities can be completed in less time. Bachelors (3 years), Masters (1-2 years)
US universities: bachelors (4 years), masters (2-3 years)
UK universities are much more cheaper. American universities are expensive for locals and for international students its even more so.
You could get into American universities with A Levels. Some will give advanced credit for it. However you should also do the SATs.
As one who studied and taught in Europe, Canada and the USA, I feel competent enough to give at least my opinion.
American undergraduate colleges/universities are principally less demanding and, therefore, inferior to German universities. The reason is that German students come much better intellectually equipped from their preparatory schools (Gymnasiums) and German universities can, therefore, advance their courses at a higher (more sophisticated, detailed and demanding)) scholastic level. The American student needs at least 1 1/2 years to catch up with his German counterpart.
At graduate schools, the contrast is not so crass.
The differences of scholastic excellence from American university to American university are, however, very obvious and well known. (Frequently a matter of university funds). There are academically "demanding" schools and less demanding ones. This is frequently also complicated that certain American schools give students who are active in certain sports preferential treatment, neglecting academic performance. This results in rather mediocre academic education of the sport jocks. Similar is the treatment of "minorities" who can often advance without an appropriate academic qualification. This discrimination of intellectually more able students who don't claim any minority status is unheard of in Germany.
Mind you, the original school system in the USA in its academic structure and traditions was very much influenced by the original historic German free university tradition of training and educating the mind of the brightest students.
summa summarum: The German university is still a much more versatile high quality educational institute.
Graduate Certificate from American Military University?
Yes you would be taken seriously especially since AMU is recognized in the National Security field. Furthermore, online universities are more recognized now then they were only a few years ago (Burnsed, 2010, March).
As others already noted, AMU is regionally accredited. AMU also specializes in History, Political Science, International Relations, and National Security Issues. In fact, they are the only online school that has full Master's degree programs available in some of these areas (although that may change soon). That is why I chose AMU seven years ago to get my Masters degree in Political Science. BTW, I used that degree to get employed with my local community college and am now happily teach American Government there.
Some people have denigrated AMU as a nasty for-profit university. Their fear is justified in that many for-profit universities have been rather nasty, but notice that AMU is usually not mentioned in these articles (Lewin, 2011).
Lets look at the numbers shall we? There are not very many reliable metrics to describe online programs and university, but there are some. U.S. News and World Report is working on a detailed metric for online universities, but it is not available yet (Morse, 2011). So right now the only evidence we have to go on are retention rates (how many students stay with the university rather than dropping out), and loan repayment rates (which usually indicates that the graduate from that program got a decent job and is now repaying their loans). On both of these measures AMU rates very well compared to other online for-profit universities, and is even competitive with some brick and mortar universities (Burnsed 2010, September and Burnsed 2010, October).
So, what do you want to do? If you want a school that has an awesome reputation in International Relations, go to schools like Georgetown, Tufts, or many others; but then these schools don’t have online programs yet and they will be more expensive. But if you are looking for a school that will give you a quality education, for an affordable price, with a convenient online format, then AMU looks good (although I hear that Norwich has a good program too BTW).
Whatever you choose to do, make sure and have fun!
From a Canadian college to an American University?
They may accept a few of your credits but don't count on as many as if you go to a Canadian university.
To go to college or university in the USA, all you have to do is apply as an international student. You be accepted you must meet the same academic standards as an American applicant and to have the means to pay for it. You have to pass the SAT (GRE for grad school) and if your native language is not English, the TOEFL exam. Most schools in other countries can arrange for you to take the SAT.
As for getting your student visa, the school’s international student office takes care of most of the paperwork. And they will guide you through your part if you have been accepted for admission to that school.
Because Universities in Europe and other countries have heavy government subsidies, for a European student to consider a US school, they are in for what we call “sticker shock” The cost of attending a US University for an International student in the US is between US$35,000 to US$65,000 per year.
As well, you have to prove you have this sort of funding available to you from family, a sponsor or student loans that you got from your home country.
You cannot make enough money working in the US while at school there to pay your way either. Your student visa limits you to 20 hours a week of work (40 in the summer). This work must be either an on campus job or an outside job that the school approves as being relevant experience for your degree.
For finance, private US schools may give you a partial scholarship but public schools will give you no aid. My Canadian daughter got $9500 a year from her undergrad school towards the $33,000 a year cost.
However, in some cases, like for Canadians going to a US school, you may be able to get aid from your native country. In my daughter’s case, the BC and Canadian governments loaned her a total of $10,000 per year.
Beyond the scholarship and loans, her grandmother contributed $4800 Canadian a year and I paid the rest, about US$12,000 a year.
Graduate students can get a GA after their first semester which will pay their tuition and give them a small living allowance if they have an exceptionally good GPA. My Canadian daughter earned one with her 4.0 GPA and because a US government research institute felt her research is important to the USA. Doctoral students, if they get a decent fellowship during grad school in the USA and if their research is considered important enough can get fully funded PhDs.
As for a sports scholarship, you cannot merely be decent. You have to be championship level. One of the finest.
You always need to use more caution when seeking a degree from any for-profit university like American Military University. Conduct your own research about their accreditation and reputation amongst employers in the civilian and the military workforce. This is a more neutral article about online for-profits like AMU that target the military: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_02/b4162036095366.htm
"While degrees from any accredited college provide a boost toward military promotion, credentials from online, for-profit schools can be less helpful in getting civilian jobs, especially in a tight labor market. "I'm afraid that the ease with which these outfits hand out diplomas is matched only by the disappointment of their graduates when they find out how little their degrees are actually worth," says Barmak Nassirian, associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in Washington, which includes members from both nonproft and for-profit colleges."
Generally, you will spend less money in tuition and earn a more versatile and respected degree from a public university than one that is for-profit. I would first look into degree programs within your state at well-established non-profit universities. If you can't find one, then explore whether an online program from a brick and mortar non-profit university would suit your needs and help you to attain your career goals. Penn State and FSU have an increasing number of degrees online. I have not done enough research on their programs to tell you about them, but I do know both universities are over 100 years old and generally well-regarded.
A trend I've noticed on Yahoo Answers when questions about AMU are asked is that there are often profusely positive reviews from users with very new accounts. Sure, it could simply be that there are an abundant number of proud alumni using the site and wanting to give their opinions on AMU and to defend it, but it's also conceivable that the accounts were all created by one or two people as part of a cheap marketing ploy from AMU. I mean, if you ask a question here about Stanford, FSU, Georgetown or virtually any other university you don't get 18 answers from people with brand-new accounts giving effusive testimonies about the awesomeness of the school. I'm not trying to make accusations, but I will state that it's extremely peculiar to me. I've used this site for years and have only ever noticed that trend with AMU. It kinda makes you wonder. Now that I've stated this, there might be less people inclined to make new accounts just to answer the question, ha. We'll see.
Good luck to you.
See what I mean???? Three of the people who answered coincidentally just opened their accounts today. If you look through questions about AMU on here, you'll see the same pattern repeated.
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Wow. Seriously???? AMU posts links from Yahoo Answers on their Facebook? Do they not grasp how that merely underlines their lack of professionalism? The majority of well-established, well-regarded universities do not comb through Y!A looking for questions regarding their programs or ask their alumni on Facebook to write reviews on here; they let their reputation stand on their own. Can you imagine one of the actual military institutions ever pulling such a stunt? This is the equivalent of a shady attorney putting up a billboard on the highway and having his clients who won something praise him on Facebook. It's just not something anyone professional would do. I would encourage them to stop this tacky practice.
Once again, I encourage the user to conduct NEUTRAL research about AMU. Do not invest your time and your money on a major commitment in your life based on user reviews that you really can't substantiate. There might be some satisfied students out there, but you really need to go beyond just their inputs when making a decision of this importance.
Any one attending AMU ? * american military university?
I have received a certificate in Computer Systems and Networks from AMU as well as a BA in Psychology. I am also currently attending for my Master of Education in School Counseling. Prior to attending AMU I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with my degree in Liberal Arts. To be 100% completely honest I feel like I am getting an equivalent if not better education at AMU as I received from PSU. Not to mention the price for this education is great! As you mentioned they have a high accreditation and have received some rewards for their programs.
When it comes to online degrees you do have to do your research and make sure that you can accomplish what you wish to do with that degree. For instance many schools offer masters in school counseling, but they do not certify you. This essentially makes the degree useless. When I am finished with my Master of Education in School Counseling at AMU I will be a certified counselor in the state of WV, and can start applying for school counseling positions in that state. So it is important to research what you are looking into.
As far as classes I find some to be easy and some to be hard, but that is based on the subject that is being researched. Very few classes have had seminars, but you will probably have weekly reports that are do such as forum responses. All due dates are based on Eastern time because the school is located in WV.
AMU is part of the American Public School System and one reason it has "Military" in its name is because of the excellent service it provides our military members.
Unlike your prior answer, I would just recommend you continue doing research maybe add AMU on Facebook and see what other students have to say about their experiences.
I wish you the best of luck in your educational future!
for most universities, you have to go to CEGEP first or study in secondary 6... besides, if you want go to a good college or university, i'm afraid that you probably cant reach the level right after secondary school, unless your capacity and knowledge are extremely superior than other students...
i've studied in a quebec secondary school until secondary 4... now i transferred to an american high school, and i was late in every single subject (except french) when i arrived, (even i was in IB program and i had 436 math and science in quebec)... IB program only offer middle school diploma to quebec secondary schools, you can only get the high school one after CEGEP; so technically, you have to go to cegep
some programs in university also require for example, advanced math level or calculus or something like that, which quebec secondary schools do not offer (not even 536)... same thing for other sciences like bio, chem, physics, history, etc...
you can still try to apply for some universities but my advice to you would be go to CEGEP or secondary 6
good luck :)
Our top universities are what we call the Ivy League colleges. There are eight of them: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University. They all have different admissions criteria so I suggest you go to their individual website admissions pages
The United States does not use the GCE Advanced level system. They are not accepted as they would be in the United Kingdom or many Commonwealth or former Commonwealth systems.
The American equivalent would be the Advanced Placement program, which provide university credit if completed with a satisfactory grade.
Your A-levels would merely be useful on the grounds of weighted and unweighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The average rate of acceptance varies by school. The average unweighted GPA for a higher ranking public university, such as the University of California, Berkeley is 3.87 and 4.35 weighted. The average GPA at Valdosta State University, part of the Georgia State University public system is 3.03 unweighted and around 3.5 weighted.
If you are looking to get into ANY public university in the United States, at least a 3.0 unweighted would guarantee acceptance somewhere. If you want to get into a better one, aim for 4.0 unweighted and get as close as possible.
But bear in mind that SAT reasoning test scores, extracurricular activities, and work experience also play an important role in evaluating a student for acceptance.
A four year bachelors degree program in the US for an international student is going to cost around $100,000 in total if not more. This needs to be paid by the student and his/her family. You will not be eligible for any federal financial aid that American students get, and where you're looking (East Coast and Florida) there will be no scholarships for British students (w the exception of the Ivy league schools which are only for the best of the best).
If you are looking for scholarships, apply to an obscure private college/university in the Midwest where they get few international applicants. You will also get to see the REAL America in the Midwest...on the coasts you are likely to get sucked into the touristy bit and end up hanging out w just international students as you will be surrounded by them. This is your best bet to get a scholarship as well, but even if you do get one it is not going to be nearly as affordable as going to uni in the UK.
Your parents pay extraordinary taxes each year to guarantee you have affordable university education...why not take advantage of it?
Well first of all the 'cream of the crop' schools, if you will, are of course the Ivy League and other prestigious colleges (Harvard, Yale, Vassar, Princeton, Northwestern, Columbia, etc.) However as you probably know these are schools that are very difficult to get into and the competition is very, very rigorous in regards of getting in.
The main 'best' universities are going to generally be on either coast, east or west. On the west close, at nearly the ranking of Ivy League schools are Berkeley and Stanford. Then there is USC and UCLA also with very good reputations. On the east coast reside the Ivy League colleges. Others, like NYC and Boston College, are also very good schools and are quite respectable.
Most colleges are going to be quite hard to get into. The demands for a good school are so high nowadays but, being a foreigner, you may have an advantage because universities desire diversity and therefore, if you are applicable and your grades are good, you have a fair chance of getting into a school that you like.
Which Canadian NHL players played hockey at American universities?
Let's start alphabetically......shall we? (List is incomplete)
Ryan Bayda (Saskatoon)
University of North Dakota
Drafted by Carolina in 2000
Kevin Bieksa (Grimsby, Ontario)
Bowling Green State University
Drafted by Vancouver in 2001
Robert Blake (Simcoe, Ontario)
Bowling Green State University
Drafted by Los Angeles in 1988
Roderick Brind'Amour (Ottawa, Ontario)
Michigan State University
Drafted by St. Louis in 1988
Ryan Caldwell (Deloraine, Manitoba)
University of Denver
Drafted by the Islanders in 2000
Michael Cammalleri (Richmond, Hill, Ontario)
University of Michigan
Drafted by Los Angeles in 2001
Brett Clark (Wapella, Saskatchewan)
University of Maine
Drafted by Montreal in 1996
Andrew Cogliano (Toronto, Ontario)
University of Michigan
Drafted by Edmonton in 2005
Michael Commodore (Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta)
University of North Dakota
Drafted by New Jersey in 1999
Michael Comrie (Edmonton, Alberta)
University of Michigan
Drafted by Edmonton in 1999
Joe DiPenta (Barrie, Ontario)
Drafted by Florida in 1998
Dallas Drake (Trail, British Columbia)
University of Northern Michigan
Drafted by Detroit in 1989
Patrick Eaves (Calgary, Alberta)
Drafted by Ottawa in 2003
Note: Patrick is a dual citizen, he was born while his dad (a member of the 1981 American Canada Cup team) was a member of the Calgary Flames
Brian Elliot (Newmarket, Ontario)
University of Wisconsin
Drafted by Ottawa in 2003
Daniel Ellis (Orangeville, Ontario)
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Drafted by Dallas in 2000
Matthew Foy (Oakville, Ontario)
Drafted by Minnesota in 2002
Lee Goren (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
University of North Dakota
Drafted by Boston in 1997
Benjamin Guite (Montreal, Quebec)
University of Maine
Drafted by Montreal in 1997
Darren Haydar (Milton, Ontario)
University of New Hampshire
Drafted by Nashville in 1999
Christopher Holt (Vancouver, British Columbia)
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Drafted by the Rangers in 2003
Shawn Horcoff (Trail, British Columbia)
Michigan State University
Drafted by Edmonton in 1998
Kent Huskins (Ottawa, Ontario)
Drafted by Chicago in 1998
Connor James (Calgary, Alberta)
University of Denver
Drafted by Los Angeles in 2002
Ryan Johnson (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
University of North Dakota
Drafted by Florida in 1994
David Jones (Guelph, Ontario)
Drafted by Colorado in 2003
Paul Kariya (Vancouver, British Columbia)
University of Maine
Drafted by Anaheim in 1993
Duncan Keith (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Michigan State University
Drafted by Chicago in 2002
Michael Knuble (Toronto, Ontario)
University of Michigan
Drafted by Detroit in 1991
Charles Kobasew (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Dtafted by Calgary in 2001
Krystof Kolanos (Calgary, Alberta)
Drafted by Phoenix in 2000
David LeNeveu (Fernie, British Columbia)
Drafted by Phoenix in 2002
Craig MacDonald (Antigonish, Nova Scotia)
Drafted by Hartford in 1996
Stephane Martins (Gatineau, Quebec)
Drafted by Hartford in 1994
Jamal Mayers (Toronto, Ontario)
Western Michigan University
Drafted by St. Louis in 1993
Eric Meloche (Montreal, Quebec)
Ohio State University
Drafted by Pittsburgh in 1996 (his father was Pittsburgh's goaltender coach (and a former draft pick of mine)
Torrey Mitchell (Montreal, Quebec)
University of Vermont
Drafted by San Jose in 2004
Willie Mitchell (Port McNeill, British Columbia)
Drafted by New Jersey in 1996
Dominic Moore (Sarnia, Ontario)
Drafted by the Rangers in 2000
Joseph Mormina (Montreal, Quebec)
Drafted by Philadelphia in 2002
Brendan Morrison (Pitt Meadows, British Columbia)
University of North Dakota
Drafted by New Jersey in 1993
Matthew Moulson (North York, Ontario)
Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2003
Andrew Murray (Selkirk, Manitoba)
Bemidji State University
Drafted by Columbus in 2001
Brady Murray (Brandon, Manitoba)
University of North Dakota
Drafted by Los Angeles in 2003
Ryan O'Byrne (Victoria, British Columbia)
Drafted by Montreal in 2003
Richard Petiot (Daysland, Alberta)
Drafted by Los Angeles in 2001
Matthew Pettinger (Edmonton, Alberta)
University of Denver
Drafted by Washington in 2000
Fernando Pisani (Edmonton, Alberta)
Drafted by Edmonton in 1996
Mason Raymond (Cochrane, Alberta)
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Drafted by Vancouver in 2005
Nolan Schaefer (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan)
Drafted byu San Jose in 2000
Patrick Sharp (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
University of Vermont
Drafted by Philadelphia in 2001
Jonathan Sigalet (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Bowling Green Stat
Holly, now is not the best time to apply for an American university. There are a lot of extra tests you have to take, and most of them are offered between the months of September and June, not during the summer.
The difficulty of getting a scholarship lies not in WHEN you apply, but WHERE you apply and how qualified an applicant you are. The application period for almost all colleges and universities in the United States is typically from November to January. This is when schools will begin accepting applications from all applications, international or US-born.
Financial aid applications are usually filed at around the same time, occasionally later (around March). Each school has specific requirements and dates.
"Summer school" refers to courses that take place during the summer. It would be impossible for you to apply for these classes, as they are already in progress.
The soonest that you could come to the US for university studies would be the 2009-2010 school year. The application period for this school year is this coming November-January. I would recommend taking classes in Hong Kong/China (where you live) during the next year. Begin researching colleges and universities right now, and contact the schools for help with what tests you have to take. Once you have taken these tests and are qualified, apply for these schools at the specified time. You will be notified of your acceptance/rejection/possible scholarship award at around May 2009. You will then begin your first year in the fall of 2009.
Nearly all colleges and universities require the SAT. Like I said above, wait for one more year because it is impossible right now.
Sorry if this makes things more difficult for you. I would suggest doing some more research where you are right now. You will probably get more detailed and helpful information from colleges you are interested in.
You can go on any US University's web site to read requirements for international transfer students. Even if they did not accept any of your credits, you would still be applying as a transfer student since you have taken university level classes. \
You need to read deadline dates to apply. You may find that you need to apply by the end of this year.
You would need to take the SAT exam- www.collegeboard.org
Sign up for the next test date.
There are few scholarships and financial aid offer to international students from US universities. Any scholarships a school offers will be on their web site along with requirements. The majority of scholarships are going to be for incoming freshman US students.
You need to first search for school with your major.
American universities in London? Regents or Richmond?
Both are excellent universities so I would recommend visiting both before making your choice so you can see the campus and talk to the staff about the course you are interested in.
However, there might be better non-American style universities for you to consider. If you've got your heart set on studying in London, why not look at other options? After all, London is home to three of the top ten universites in the UK - University College London, London School of Economics, and Imperial College London. (UCL and ICL are also in the top ten of the 'best universities in the world' list).
Have a look at the Times University Guide:
Overall, I would definitely recommending coming to see any uni you want to apply to. You can feel very strongly one way or the other once you've seen the campus, the location, the course structure, etc, and met the staff.
The terms "university" and "college" are sometimes used to meant the same thing in the USA, i.e. any place for higher education. Usually a university offers at least one graduate level degree while a college does not, but there are exceptions such as Vincennes University (offers some bachelor's degrees and many associate's degrees) and Boston College (offers many bachelor's and graduate level degrees).
You would go to either a college or a university that has a School of Architecture. See link below to search for colleges and universities that offer majors in architecture. Most architects in the USA earn master's degrees. They either earn a Bachelor of Architecture degree (five years) and a one year master's or they earn a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (four years) and a two year master's degree. It take six years either way. The five year bachelor's degree programs are accredited, professional level degrees but the four year programs are not. Also see www.collegeboard.org to find four year architecture programs (which won't be listed at the link below because they are not NAAB accredited).
2) In the USA, the fall semester runs from late August or early September through December. The spring semester runs from January or February into May or June. There is usually a one week break during spring semester and a several week (maybe even a month or more) break between the fall and spring semester. Some schools have "winter term" for the month of January. Many universities and colleges also offer summer classes from May to August. Universities may also have a few days to a week break near the end of November for the Thanksgiving holiday in the USA.
Most degree programs at American universities are 120 credits. Most classes are 3 credits. The university will typically have a list of choices from which students may select, so that the student can fulfill the university's general requirements.
For example, one requirement is having 3 credit hours (or one class) in a Humanities course. The student could choose from Intro to Theatre, Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Religion, etc. in order to fulfill the Humanities requirement.
Now, during the first two years, the student should also be looking at the requirements for his or her 4 year degree plan. Say you wish to major in Literature. You'll have the list of general requirements choices from the university, and then the department of your major will have its own list of lower level requirements. Luckily (well, at least at my university), the university is nice and lets things count "twice", in that the Intro to Lit course that's listed on the university's general requirements could also fulfill a lower-level literature elective for your literature major.
Sounds a little confusing, I know, in that a course could fulfill two requirements but still only give you 3 credit hours.
At the end of your first two years (unless the requirement is waived for some reason), you'll take a proficiency test to show that you've learned something. This test is called the CLAST and is very very easy.
The last two years of your four year degree should be dedicated towards more major-related courses of the upper levels. You could also use this time to work on a minor or two.
The grading system used in your classes will vary, based on the department head's preference and the teacher's interpretation of what the department head said.
I'm not sure how this works in Ireland, but in the U.S., students also apply for university before having finished their last year of school, so the fact that you don't yet have your leaving cert results (which I assume would be the equivalent of your final GPA for us) would not be a deterrent.
However, you say that you haven't been working hard to get good junior cert results, and since that and your SATs will be all that you will have, those will be of enormous significance. Add to that the fact that MIT is the most competitive university to get into in the country, I'm afraid you don't stand a chance unless both your cert results and your SATs are brilliant, not just good.
If you were applying to other types of schools in the U.S., you would have a better chance.
Why do American universities accept international students ?
My Canadian daughter got her bachelors and masters in US universities and is in the process of getting her PhD in a US university.
For her bachelors, the US private school she attended let her in because they had more space than students and were not going to turn down the revenue. She was also accepted to a state university as they wanted the money as international students pay the out of state rate. This gives the school more money and allows them to subsidize in state students. The instate tuition rate only covers about 1/4 the cost of providing higher education and in the time of budget cut backs public schools are desperate for revenue.
They make a profit for from international students. Enough that every 2 international students allows them to admit an additional in state student.
For my daughter's masters she got a GA which covered 3/4 of her cost because she made a discovery when she was 14 that is causing unnecessary deaths on the US interstate system and her research was considered vital to the continued well being of the US population. By then she likely prevented at least 12 premature American deaths.
She got her full ride PHd as her brilliance in her graduate school research and her graduate fellowship is considered of vital importance to the USA and it is likely that her work will eventually reduce the traffic death rate by hundreds of American per year.
This is why the USA accepts international students. US schools attract the best and most brilliant people from around the world. And in every case her admittance was held to higher standards than US citizen students were held.
And yes, she could have studied the same stuff in Canada for less money but the USA has the most prestigious schools in the world. In my daughter's case though she wanted to rise to the very top and to do that you need a US higher education ans since I could afford it, why not.
As well all this resulted in well over $100,000 being spent in the USA that the US economy would not have seen otherwise.
International student applying on American universities?
The first poster is incorrect, and your friend is correct. A high school diploma from the Philippines is not considered the equivalent to a US high school diploma. As you said, she's two years short of an equivalency.
She is also correct, in that she needs to sit for the US's GED exam, in order to get into a US college or university. She will also need to check the admissions requirements for the universities she likes, because she may also need to take the US's SAT exam. The GED gives her the equivalent to a US high school diploma. The SAT is the US's university entrance exam.
It is very common for people from the Phillipines to take the US's GED exam. I do not know if the US's GED is offered in her country.
It may also be possible for her to enter a US high school to complete her final two years. She'd most likely need to pay for and enter a US boarding school - a private school - to get past the student visa issues. But if she has close family in the US, that may be something she can look into - living with her family here, and having them be her legal guardian while she attends a public US high school.
I hope that you will find the following useful.
There are two American Universities in London. One is called Schiller University, but I don’t think that they offer Journalism as a subject. You can read more about them at: http://www.schillerlondon.ac.uk
The other is Richmond: look at this: http://www.richmond.ac.uk/content/academic-programs/communication-fine-arts.aspx
Now, your subjects. If you want to study Journalism/Public Relations in the UK, you should try to choose a course which is accredited by the appropriate body. The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has a list of accredited courses at its website. See: http://www.ipr.org.uk/education/index.asp
Its list includes all the contact details which you need. The one thing which I should say about this list is that most of these institutions are not in London, I’m afraid. The ones which are in London are offering postgraduate courses.
Journalism courses in the UK are accredited by the BCTJ for broadcast journalists and the NCTJ for print journalists. You will find lists of accredited courses for broadcast journalism at: http://www.bjtc.org.uk/courses.htm# and those for print journalism at: http://www.nctj.com/accreditedcentres.php
Again, most of these courses are out of London.
We have a website in the UK for applicants to British Universities, called UCAS. It has a search facility at:
You can actually restrict your search to Institutions within London if you wish.
To help you, here is quick shortlist of possibles:
City University http://www.city.ac.uk/journalism/courses/index.html
Kingston University http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/journalism/index.shtml
London Metropolitan http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/ug-prospectus-2005/courses/journalism-studies.cfm
Middlesex University http://www.mdx.ac.uk/subjects/mcc/jcm/courses/joint.htm
Queen Mary http://www.qmul.ac.uk/courses/courses.php?course_id=83&dept_id=12&ugcourses=1&course_level=2
University of the Arts http://www.arts.ac.uk/22109.htm
University of East London http://www.uel.ac.uk/ssmcs/programmes/ba-journalism.htm
University of Greenwich http://www.gre.ac.uk/courses/under/sch/hum/medcom_ba.html
University of Westminster http://www.wmin.ac.uk/mad/page-449
The one question I can’t advise you about is how a British Degree is regarded in the States. Journalism has a strong international dimension, however, and I imagine that a UK degree, especially with a Postgraduate qualification, would be more than acceptable. One problem may be that several of the institutions listed above are new and so their names are not well known. City University is well established however (I am a trainee lawyer there). Why don’t you run this question by some of the companies in which you are interested, to see what they say?
One last thing: check out the British Council site for more information at: http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-study-in-the-uk.htm?mtklink=study-in-the-uk-corporate-homepage-link.
There are two other things which I need to mention in closing. One is that studying in the UK for foreign students can be very expensive – course fees can be very high. Another is that journalism and PR are VERY competitive fields. You need to start helping out on student papers, doing Internships etc as soon as possible. If you don’t, someone else will and they will get the job.
Hope it all goes well.
Generally, university rankings are based on a variety of factors - how international a campus is, how reknowned it is in the academic community around the world, how difficult they are to get into, quality of research, innovations, professor competency and contributions to the academic community, and so on. Whether people like this idea or not, the high-ranking American universities do contribute a lot to the academic community. That's not to say that everyone who goes to them are more clever or more bright than anywhere else in the world, but the campuses are generally diverse, the technology is modern, and those who ARE very academically inclined (e.g. namely the professors and the post-grad students) tend to contribute a lot of innovative ideas in a variety of fields. Money, reputation, and a culture of innovation are probably factors that inch USA's universities up higher.
That being said, one must take into account that these ranks are arguably meaningless, especially if you value certain factors as mentioned above more than others, where non-US universities may rank higher than US ones. There are of course very successful (and arguably more rigorous and demanding) universities around the world, particularly in Europe and some in Asia, that are very close in rank on many scales to these American universities (so much so that it doesn't seem really very useful to separate them when they are all similarly ranked anyway). So to make a claim like you did is not exactly accurate, though I wouldn't write it off either.
On another note, Americans seem to have adopted this rather odd tendency to belittle their own country's contributions to academia, especially in favour of 'rising powers' like China and India. However, the fact of the matter is that America is certainly highly influential academically (particularly in recent times) and tends to be more creative than these countries as a whole, and the higher number of successful universities tends to reflect this. If one has travelled and absorbed the academic cultures of different countries, one might be able to detect such differences.
Not an American myself.
Which is better American University in Beirut or American University in Dubai?
The American University in Dubai was founded in 1995 while the American University in Beirut was founded in 1866. The only reason you see AUD graduations on TV is because the famous sheikhs of Dubai attend them for publicity reasons. Also, they are always shown on local dubai channels..
There is no comparison between the two. AUD is a joke compared to AUB. AUB is much harder to get into and ranked amongst the top 300 universities worldwide. While AUD isnt even in the top 1000. Don't make the mistake of believing AUD is superior or more "international".
AUB is the most prestigious university in the Middle East and North Africa.
All universities in the US are available to you if you have the qualifications and the money to pay tuition and living expenses as it is almost impossible to get financial aid as an international student.
Within a given university there are majors that are full (impacted) and they are not accepting new students in that major. This would differ from school to school.
There are hundreds of universities in the US. Since you want to live in the NY area, you will have to do some preliminary internet searching to reduce the number that you want to apply to. You must apply to each one individually and there is usually a fee required with each application. There are actually some universities that do not require SAT if your grade point average is extremely high. Good luck!
An American at Oxford so here are some thoughts:
First, like the previous reply mentioned you need top level grades and test scores both on the SATs and APs. I too would suggest as many APs as possible to distinguish you better, but at the same time I'd really look at ones where you can get 5s, limiting the 4s.
Second, I think in the next two years you need to learn what Oxford is and how it isn't an American university because you'll need to tailor your application much different. As almost every language in the world is spoken here, bilinguals aren't special here. Also the British aren't particularly keen on learning foreign languages so it won't be as if you're conversing in Spanish (or whatever your second language is) daily. That said when you apply to colleges (another thing as an undegrad you need to distinguish: college v university, and applications) they look for reasons to say no. So if you say you're fluent, they'll conduct part of your interview in the second language (Happened to me at 4 colleges) so you better really speak well. As for the "endless and diverse list" (which here sounds very "American") I'd look at consolidating it to only a few where you really thrive. Oxford, like Harvard or Stanford, want people who excel at things not just fill their resumes.
Third, have your money covered before applying. With the way endowments are being hit, nothing makes a candidate look better than being able to pay fully. This is especially true for undergrads from abroad who get charged more than UK residents. Oxford does not give out the type of scholarships US unviersities do.
Canadian universities vs American universities? which is better?
American Universities are exciting places! There's always something to do (depending on where you go). I suggest somewhere in the south like Oklahoma State University or others in South. There are football (american football) games that are so exciting even if you do not like the game or do not know what is going on! In terms of price it really depends on where you want to go. The two major research universities in Oklahoma average $15,000 to $16,000 a year. I am not really sure about Canada. I just my opinion is a little bias, but I really love OSU! :)
American University, as a whole, is ranked 79th overall among universities based in the U.S. according to the website provided below. The computer science program itself, however, ranks as the 149th best program among U.S. universities. The cumulative grade point average required for admission to the program at A.U. is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale while the acceptance rate is 53%.
Comparatively speaking, Williams college (according to the same ranking guide) is noted as having the premier computer science program in the U.S. with an acceptance rate of 17%. The average SAT Math/Verbal score is 760 while the average ACT composite score is 31.
*I did a word search using google, keywords: computer science degree "american university" + comparison, ranking, etc. - I hope the information is somewhat useful.