Around 671,616 international students chose to study in the US last year as per survey conducted by career growth consultant .The sheer number of world-class institutes of higher learning is one of the key factors that has made the US the premiere destination for international students from all over the world.
The reputation of US universities coupled with the comprehensive curriculum offered at these institutions is valued by students and employers alike. Another major reason that draws international students in large numbers to study in the US is the array of courses on offer: from highly academic programmes like nuclear physics to very creative courses like art and film direction.
For graduate students, probably the number one factor in choosing a US university is the amount of funds spent on research. The US tops the list of money spent on research, followed by the UK.
The qualifications and credentials earned by studying in US colleges and universities are recognised in every part of the world. Traditionally securing top positions on global university ranking lists are the Ivy League institutions, eight private institutions located in the north-eastern part of the US, as well as other top American institutions like MIT, University of California and Stanford, among others.