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In this category, we will give important tips and advice about Phd in the US. Our tips from experts with PhD from US will show you how to select the right university; how to research faculty profiles; understand the application process; understand what scholarships are available and when to apply; how to get assistantships; what are the application deadlines; how to identify the right major; what is the life of a PhD student like; how to shine in a PhD interview; how to write a great PhD college essay.
We get a number of requests from students asking us to advice them on how to get admission to top US universities. We help students in all majors (disciplines) for Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. We do not counsel students pursuing medical degrees in the US. Universities in US are unique in that each university has its own admission criteria. More importantly, this [...]
PhD in USA: This is the first in a series of posts on how to select the right university for PhD in USA. The PhD in USA is the highest degree that is awarded in the US. Almost every discipline offers a PhD. Popular PhD degrees in the USA include PhD in business, PhD in engineering, and sciences. Many of these programs have predominantly international students from all over the world. There are 282 US universities [...]
New Data on Global Competition for Ph.D. TalentFebruary 18, 2013 - 4:26amA new paper based on survey data from scientists in 16 countries compares the relative strengths of the United States and other countries in attracting top Ph.D. talent. For obtaining a Ph.D. and selecting a postdoc, American universities continue to be highly regarded and benefit from the prestige of their academic programs and a perception that an American Ph.D. will help the careers [...]Public Perception of Higher EdAllie Grasgreen, Inside Higher Ed. February 6, 2013Despite the popular narrative of recent years that a college degree might not be “worth it,” Americans still generally agree that a degree is important. But they might be likelier to pursue one if colleges were more flexible and – of course – less expensive. That’s the impression left by a new survey by Gallup (on behalf of the Lumina Foundation), [...]The Missing AmericansNew graduate enrollments fell 1.7 percent in the fall of 2011 compared to the prior year, according to a report being released today by the Council of Graduate Schools. The decline follows a 1.1 percent drop the previous year, reversing enrollment gains the prior two years. While those losses would seem relatively small, the new data also show a larger drop in new American graduate students, offset only [...]
Aerospace Engineering (PhD Programs)The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.
S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important. Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards. Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria. Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students. R-Rank: Programs [...]Nowhere to TurnJanuary 17, 2013If colleges and universities thought they could ride out the current revenue challenges by becoming more like some other institution, Moody's Investors Service has a bit of bad news for them: The grass isn't greener on anybody else's quad. Not even Harvard University's. In a report released Wednesday, the ratings agency outlines how every traditional revenue stream for colleges and universities is facing some sort of pressure, [...]
January 14, 2013
'Noncognitive' Measures: The Next Frontier in College Admissions
Admissions offices want to know about traits, like leadership, initiative, and grit, that the SAT doesn't testCourtesy of Mary Helen Immordino-YangNeuroscience supports the idea that cognitive and noncognitive attributes are interwoven. Logical-reasoning skills and factual knowledge are only so valuable on their own. Students also need an "emotional rudder"—an ability to transfer skills and knowledge to real-world situations—to succeed, according to Mary [...]
Perceptions of US Higher Education in Third Countries Outcomes of a Study by the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) COUNTRY REPORT: USA Coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE) By Daniel Obst and Joanne Forster, Institute of International Education Executive Summary: This report discusses international students in the context of the U.S. higher education system and details the research findings of a survey conducted among international students in the United States. The overall objectives of this survey were to acquire [...]
Buyer Beware Elizabeth Redden Colleges that use agents to recruit international students should expect to attract applicants with weaker academic profiles. According to a research report released today by World Education Services, a credential evaluation organization, 62 percent of agent-users have low levels of academic preparedness and will require additional academic support -- such as intensive English coursework -- once on a U.S. campus. The report, based on a survey of 1,578 prospective [...]