Universities in USA

California Institute of Technology

Caltech as the university is commonly referred to, is a private research university in California consistently ranked in Top 10. It is well known for its research, renowned faculty, student organisations, corporate connections and interdisciplinary programs. Caltech is a highly selective institution, emphasizing research in the sciences and engineering.

Notable Alumni: Co-inventor of Transistor – William Shockley, Administrator of NASA – James Fletcher, American Geologist – Harrison Schmitt.

Academic Programs

  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
  • Engineering & Applied Science
  • Geological & Planetary Sciences
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy
  • Interdisciplinary Programs

The most famous programs are given below:

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics – Ranked #1 by US News and World Report PMA Division Department does not offer Masters Degree. Department has research group and collaborations, observational facilities, highly qualified faculty. Admissions are offered for fall admissions intake.

Research Groups:

Research Groups:
  Astrophysics Observational
   
  Atomic Molecular Optica
   
  Condensed Matter
   
  Nuclear Physics
   
  Quantum Optics & information.
Research Areas:
  Quantum Information
   
  Mathematical Physics
   
  Atomic Physics
   
  Space Astrophysics
   
  Condensed Matter Theory
   
  High Energy Astrophysics


 

Eligibility Criteria Cost of Attendance (Annual)
GRE and TOEFL USD 61516

Application Deadline:

Intake Deadline
Fall January 01

Financial Aid Options: Assistantships 
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics- Ranked #7th by US News and World Report 
Caltech has one of the best mathematics departments in the country, and offers a very strong graduate program. The mathematics department has 15 regular faculty members, 12 postdoctoral fellows and instructors, and 29 graduate students. Prepare students for research careers in universities, industry or government.

Eligibility Criteria Cost of Attendance (Annual)
GRE AND TOEFL USD 61516

Application Deadline:

Intake Deadline
Fall ( only ) January 15

Financial Aid Options:

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science – Ranked #11 by US News and World Report 
Research emphasis are on algorithms, communication protocols, networks, graphics, human computer interaction, VLSI, information theory and many more. MS degree is required in order to join the PhD program. Admissions are offered for Fall quarter only and the class size are small.
Research Groups: Asynchronous VLSI, Computer Graphics, Computational Vision Group, Theory of Computation, and many more.

Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance (Annual)

GRE, TOEFL & GRE subject test USD 61516

Application Deadline:

Intake

Deadline

Fall ( only ) January 15

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, more popularly known as UMich, is counted amongst the top public research universities in the US and the top academic institutions in the world.
Consistently rated as one of the five best Colleges of Engineering in the country, U-M offers top-ranked academics and is home to the largest engine research group in the nation. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor known for it’s academic excellence has produced more than numerous Rhodes, Fulbright and Marshall Scholars, Pulitzer Prize winners and 7 Nobel Laureates.
Notable Alumni include Lockheed president Willis Hawkins, Google co-founder Larry Page, playwright Arthur Miller, and Clarence “Kelly” Johnson founder of the Lockheed Skunk Works to name a few.
Academic Programs:

   

Architecture & Urban Planning

     
    Art & Design
     
    Business
     
    Dentistry
     
    Education
     
    Engineering
     
    Graduate Studies, Rackham School of Information
     
    School of Kinesiology
     
    Law
     
   

Literature, Science, and the Arts

     
    Medicine
     
    Music, Theatre & Dance
     
    Natural Resources & Environment
     
    Nursing
     
    Pharmacy
     
    Public Health
     
    Public Policy
     
    Social Work
     

Masters of Engineering in Automotive Engineering 
The Master of Engineering Automotive Engineering program offered as an Interdisciplinary graduate program is a 30 credit hour course. This is an advanced professional degree program emphasizing on engineering practice and enhancing interdisciplinary skills automotive engineering, teamwork and business understanding.
The highlight of the program is the Capstone Project where, while doing an industrial project the student has the opportunity to work closely with faculty and industrial leaders.


Eligibility Criteria
   

GRE (Recommended)

     
    TOEFL
     

Cost of Attendance (Annual)

 

US$ 53,581

     

Application Deadline:


Intake Term

Application Deadline

Fall February 15
Spring September 15

Masters of Business Administration: Ranked #14 by US News & # 28 by Financial Times in 2011 
The MBA program at Ross Business School believes in action based learning. 21 month in duration, real time exposure to various projects and assignments provides an unmatched learning opportunity to its students.
The average work experience for the Class of 2012 was 5 years with the average age being 28. The class had students from varied academic backgrounds with the majority of them coming from Business, Engineering and Humanities background. The average GMAT score was 704.


Eligibility Criteria
   

GMAT

     
    TOEFL
     

Cost of Attendance (Annual)

 

 

US$ 70,605

     

Application Deadline:


Round

Submission Deadline

Decision Notification Date

First October 11 January 14
Second January 5 March 8
Third March 1 May 15

Masters of Science in Financial Engineering: Ranks amongst the top 10 Financial Engineering Schools by According to the Street (2008) 
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is amongst the few universities offering an MS in Financial Engineering. Enhancing the overall academic experience, the course is administered through the 3 well established faculties. Core courses in Finance are taught through the Ross Business School, the Mathematics and Statistics courses are administered through the College of Letters and Sciences and the optimization and computational courses are taught through the College of Engineering. Applications are accepted for only the Summer term.


Eligibility Criteria
 

GRE

     
  TOEFL
     

Cost of Attendance (Annual)

 

US$ 53,581

     

Application Deadline:


Deadline

Submission Deadline

Deadline 1 November 1
Deadline 2 February 15

Columbia University
It is a private research university in Manhattan, New York City and one of the eight members of the Ivy League. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States. It was the birthplace of FM radio and the laser.
Notable alumni include the U.S president George Washington, Chairman of Wal-Mart S. Robson Walton, Noble laureate and President Barack Obama; to name a few.
Schools:

   

Architecture, Planning & Preservation

     
    Arts & Sciences, Graduate School of Arts
     
    Barnard College
     
    Business
     
    Columbia College
     
    Continuing Education
     
    Dental Medicine
     
    Engineering
     
    Social Work
     
    Union Theological Seminary
     
   

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

     
    General Studies
     
    International & Public Affairs
     
    Jewish Theological Seminary
     
    Journalism
     
    Law
     
    Medicine
     
    Nursing
     
    Public Health
     
    Teachers College
     

Masters in Business Administration: Ranked 9th in the world by the US News and World Report 
This is a 2 year, full-time program. The School’s emphasis on active learning and entrepreneurial thinking readies students to successfully lead diverse global organizations. The MBA curriculum also offers 10 dual-degree programs in partnership with other graduate schools at the University. Students admitted for the 2010 session had an average work experience of 54 months (4.5 years). The career management center (CMC) partners with students to assist them with every phase of their career development, from internship and job searches to lifelong career progress. The average salary drawn by the graduates for year 2010 has been of the order of USD 107,450.


Eligibility Requirements
   

GMAT, GRE, TOEFL

     

Cost of Attendance

   

USD 83,556

     

Application Deadline:

Intake

Regular decision

Fellowship deadline

Fall April 13 January 5

Engineering programs: Ranked 16th by the US News and World Report
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science 
Offers programs to both undergraduate and graduate students who undertake a course of study leading to the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in engineering and applied sciences in the field of applied physics, applied mathematics, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer engineering, computer science, electrical, environmental, financial engineering, industrial engineering, materials, mechanical and mining engineering. Besides the faculty, the single greatest facility at a Columbia student’s disposal is without doubt the city of New York, New York is a major player in high-tech research and development, where Fortune 500 companies traded on Wall Street seek partnerships with high-tech start-up ventures in Tribeca.

Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance

Financial aid options

SATTOEFL, GRE Depends on program Available

Application Deadline:

Intake

Early Decision

Financial Aid

Regular Decision

Masters

Fall November 1 November 16 January 1 December 1
Spring NA NA   October 1

Other popular courses:

   

Advanced Legal Education Programs (CLE)

     
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
     
    Careers in Law Teaching Program
     
    Clinical Program
     
 

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Charges

   
  Columbia-Leiden-Amsterdam Summer Program
   
  Intellectual Property Law
   
  International Migration: Economics, Ethics and Law

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
It is a private, Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. Cornell counts more than 255,000 living alumni, 28 Rhodes Scholars and 41 Nobel laureates as affiliated with the university.
Notable alumni include the famous cryptologist William F.Friedman, Co-founder of PeopleSoft David Duffield, author E.B.White, actor Frank Morgan; to name a few.
Colleges and schools:

   

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

     
    College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
     
    College of Arts and Sciences
     
    College of Engineering
     
   

School of Hotel Administration

     
    College of Human Ecology
     
    School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR)
     

Masters Program in International and Comparative Labor: One of the topmost in the world 
School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR)
The two-year Master of Industrial and Labor Relations (MILR) degree program provides a broad-based foundation with a specific, intense focus on the interaction between people and organizations in the workplace. Because ILR alumni hold senior and influential positions in numerous businesses and labor organizations, the strength of the program is well known around the country, and even the world. Their job titles range from Recruiter, HR Manager, Labor Relations Specialist, and Senior Consultant in the corporate world, to Field Examiner with the NLRB to Research Analyst with a union. The MILR program is intended for students with 1-4 years of work experience, but they also admit a small group of outstanding students directly from strong undergraduate programs. Most masters students earn between $500 and $1,732 a week during a summer internship. Many students (85% of MILR graduates) accept positions before graduation. In 2009 the average starting salary was USD 78,262, with a range from USD 51,871 to USD 120,000.


Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance

Financial aid options

GREGMATTOEFL USD 50,890 Available

Application Deadline:


Intake

Round 1

Round 2

Fall January 1 February 15

Graduate programs in Life Sciences: Ranked 11th in the world by US News and World Report 
There are over 30 Fields to choose from in the Life Sciences department, broadly could be classified into:

 

Applied Biology

     
  Biomedical Sciences
     
  Ecology, Evolution, and Integrative Biology
     
 

Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics

     
  Molecular and Cellular Biology
     
  Physical, Chemical, and Computational Biology
     

The Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology (BMCB) at Cornell University provides top ranking, multidisciplinary training in diverse aspects of biological and biomedical sciences. The BMCB Field builds on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary training at Cornell and is supported by over 50 faculty. Research topics include transcription, DNA replication, DNA repair, membrane trafficking, the cytoskeleton, signal transduction, metabolic regulation, enzyme structure and mechanism, organelle function, biophysics of protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions, and virology. The model organisms used in BMCB labs include bacteria, yeast, plant, C. elegans, Drosophila, and mouse.


Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance

Financial Aid Options

Regular Decision

GRE, TOEFL USD 20,800 Available December 8

Other popular Programs:

 

Master of Law

     
  Doctor of Law
     
 

Doctor of Science of Law

Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College was founded in 1769 by a Congregational minister from Connecticut, The Reverend Eleazar Wheelock. As an Ivey League institution, Dartmouth as approximately 4100 undergraduates and around 1700 graduate students. Dartmouth’s mission is independence of thought within a culture of collaboration. Dartmouth has 29 undergraduate academic departments and 10 academic programs divided into four divisions: the humanities, the sciences, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary programs.
Master of Business Administration: Ranked #7 by US News and #18 by Financial Times
Tuck School of Business 
General Overview - With a class size of 280 students and a faculty-student ratio of 1:5, it has one of the smallest class sizes and the most strongly close knit community which there can be in any business school. The students have at their disposal more than 80 electives to choose from in a wide variety of functional areas focusing specifically on cross functional knowledge. With a major focus on leadership development Tuck has built in the Personal Leadership program as a part of the curriculum instead of a stand alone feature to help students evolve into better leaders at every stage of the program.
Class structure -With almost equal % of students coming from business, engineering as well as humanities undergraduate degrees, Tuck strives to attain as much diversity as possible in a small class.
Class of 2012 saw 100% students coming in with at least some amount of work experience with maximum % coming from a Consulting background.
Career Management - Tuck has one of the best career management centres and one of the best highlights is the Tuck Advisor program wherein the second year students are paired with industry professionals as their mentors and these professionals are the highest positions in the their chosen careers, as a result of which Tuck has a 100% placement record within 3 months of graduation. With companies like Booz Allen and Boston Consulting group coming on campus to recruit as Consultancy is one of the most preferred areas of expertise with Strategy being the most widespread domain.


Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance

GMAT and TOEFL US$ 79950

Application Deadline


Deadline

Date

Early Action Round 13th Oct 2010
November Round 10th Nov 2010
January Round 3rd Jan 2011
April Round 1st April 2011

Masters of Sciences in Engineering Management
Thayer School of Engineering in collaboration with Tuck School of Business 
General Overview -The program is offered by two schools of Dartmouth College- Tuck Business school known for its cutting edge business programs and Thayer school of engineering known for its technical expertise and runs for over 15 months. The main aim of the program is to develop business -savy engineers who understand the implications of technology on today’s business. Students have the option of taking up the electives not only from both the engineering and management school but the other science departments Dartmouth Medical School, Vermont Law School, or The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI).
Class structure – with almost 25% of the students coming in with work experience almost 50% of the students come in from an engineering background with the highest % of mechanical engineers going in for this program. Almost 50% of the class is international having international degrees.
Career Management – The career management centre is focused towards identifying organizations and opportunities for the students and helping them negotiate the offers. Class of 2010 almost 37% of the students took up engineering and operations as their area of expertise and 21% going in for diverse functions like project management. With a compulsory internship as part of the program, companies like Bain and Booz Allen Hamilton come in recruitment.


Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance

GRE and TOEFL USD 36666

Application Deadlines


Deadline

Date

1st Application period 15th January
2nd Application period 15th March

Duke University
It is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Besides academics, research, and athletics, Duke is also well known for its sizable campus and Collegiate Gothic architecture, especially the Duke Chapel. Duke’s research expenditures are among the largest ten in the nation.
Notable alumni include Richard Nixon, Chairman/ President/Vice President/CEO of Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft (Scott Guthrie), BB&T (John A. Allison IV), Boston Scientific Corporation (Peter Nicholas), Chesapeake Energy (Aubrey McClendon), Cisco Systems (John Chambers), ExxonMobil (Rex Adams), General Motors Corporation (Rick Wagoner),to name a few.
Undergraduate engineering programs: Ranked 9th in the world by US News and World Report 
Pratt School of Engineering 
It offers a four years regular bachelors course, and also a 4+1 BSE/MS program in engineering in a variety of branches . One of Duke’s most unique attributes is that it really celebrates the first year of college. Freshmen are housed together on the East side of campus while sophomore and upperclassmen are housed together on the West. This gives first-year students a chance to bond with members of their own class as well as tiptoe into the college lifestyle.

Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance

SAT, TOEFL USD 55,690

Application deadline


Intake

Early decision

Regular decision

Fall November 1 March 1

Professional Masters degree in Engineering Management: One of the topmost in the world 
The course could be completed in as little as one year. It’s highly recommended for students with less than five years of work experience, and tailored for students in the earliest stages of their careers. The degree is offered with the support of the Fuqua School of Business and the School of Law, prepares engineering and science graduates to become future industry leaders.The program focuses on Team-based Learning, Case Study Method and Seminars.


Eligibility Criteria

Cost of Attendance

GRE, TOEFL USD 57,681

Application deadline


Intake

Round 1

Round 2

Fall January 15 March 15

Masters in Business Administration: Ranked 14th in the world by US News and World Report 
Fuqua School of Business 
The school offers five different modules of MBA program, based on a diverse curriculum and duration. The daytime –MBA is the regular 2 year course.Students could choose from these five programs as per their individual requirements. Business Week magazine recently ranked Fuqua No.1 in the US for intellectual capital, a proxy for faculty quality. Regardless of the program, all Fuqua students learn from the same impressive faculty who study the world’s most relevant problems. Average work experience recorded for the class of 2010 for the regular Daytime-MBA was 5.3 years. Average salary drawn by the students of 2010 was of the order of USD 101,136.


Eligibility criteria

Cost of attendance

Financial aid options

GMAT, TOEFL USD 53,702 Available

Application deadline


Intake

Early action

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Fall September 30 November 1 January 5 March 8

Emory University
It is a private research university located in the metropolitan Atlanta area of Druid Hills, Georgia. Its medical, law and business programs consistently rank in the top 25 in the country. The University has more than two million square feet of building space that has be

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