• How to Select a US University for MS,PhD, MBA?

    The first step in selecting a US university is to choose some four to ten universities suitable to your GRE/TOEFL test scores, Academic percentage. Short list the universities based on our Profile Evaluation Tool..

    University Selection for Masters in USA,PhD

    Now filter those universities based on cost of Education. One of the primary factors in selecting a US university is Cost of the Education (Tuition + Other fees+ Living expenses). Cost of the Education plays main role rather than the university ranking or anything else. Generally Schools with less less tuition fee are preferable. Generally schools below $6000 per 9 credit hours are considered as schools with low tuition..

    If School's tuition is high, then look for funding opportunities like fee waivers, assistantships available in your university particularly in your department.

    If you get an admission for a high ranked university with high tuition fee and a low ranked university with less Tuition fee, then choose the school, with less cost of education.

    Get details about the Funding opportunities available in the specified departments of universities where you are seeking admission. This is a very important step in University selection because a University may not offer good funding for all departments equally. Funding means Fee waivers/ Assistant-ships.

    Find out whether your major in the School/University is Accredited or not. Accreditation is the certification that a school or program meets a prescribed academic standard. It is very important to know that a college or university is accredited. If you attend a college or university that is not accredited, you will not be able to transfer your credits to an accredited college or university. Your home country may not recognize your degrees, and you may not be able to get the job you want.

    Always Select a School with less tuition fee and in Urban area. Because In urban areas you have the chances of getting Internships (full time jobs while pursuing MS in US). If you can get an Internship you can work for full time in USA while doing your MS, which gives you lot money to support your education.

    MBA students should look into university tie ups with industries for placements. PhD students should consider the research going on in the university in their field.
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    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      i would like to do masters in electrical engineering. my gre score is 296 and aw-1.5. my bachelor's 7.71CGPA.I have no any blocks
      please sugesst me the universities in the states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
    1. harshilk93's Avatar
      harshilk93 -
      Profile Evaluation for MS in Electrical Engineering( VLSI) GRE 303 and 1-years of relevant Experience.
      Please evaluate,
      GRE: 303
      Quant: 162
      Verbal: 141
      AWA : 3
      IELTS- 6.5
      10th : 80%
      12th : 75%
      B.E. : 87.7%
      Applying for MS in EE.

      Shortlisted universities:
      1. university of southern california
      2. University of California, San Diego
      3. University of Texas, Dallas
      4. Syracuse University, NY
      5. California State University, Sacramento

      Please evaluate and tell chances to get in the above universities,
      Please suggest some more good universities accordingly.

      Thanks in advance
      Harshil Shah
    1. yeswanth S's Avatar
      yeswanth S -
      hi guys I scored 304 in GRE and my IELTS is 6.0 (L-6.0 W-5.5 R-6.5 S-6.5)
      plzzzzzzzzzzz suggest some universities or MS in CS
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I was having aggregate of 56.90 in B.Tech with 270 in GRE and 5.5 in IELTS.what al the universities available with this scores.
    1. gopi244's Avatar
      gopi244 -
      planning for MS in mechanical engineering
      gre 284
      ielts 5.5
      b.tech 70%
      please suggest me some universities in california
    1. gopi244's Avatar
      gopi244 -
      i planning for MS in mechanical engineering
      gre 284
      ielts 5.5
      awa 2
      b.tech 70%
      please suggest me universities in california
    1. gopi244's Avatar
      gopi244 -
      i planning for MS in mechanical engineering
      gre 284
      ielts 5.5
      awa 2
      b.tech 70%
      please suggest me universities in california
    1. Jaswanthbellam's Avatar
      Jaswanthbellam -
      Hi, i want to do ms in us. Can anyone suggest me the universities for my profile.
      IELTS: expecting 7.0

      12 : 93.9%
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I have completed my btech in may15, i have 3 backlogs remaining. Do i have chance for doing MS for spring 16?. I have chance to clear my backlogs in november15. If i am any chances, suggest me some universities, which will give adimissions.
    1. triloknaresh4's Avatar
      triloknaresh4 -
      Hello Friends, I am Naresh. I would like to know the best universities that I could get with the following scores:
      Please help me as soon as possible and thanks for your support in advance....
    1. raghu5a6's Avatar
      raghu5a6 -
      Quote Originally Posted by raghu0463 View Post
      hi all,
      i have done my masters in uk, now i would like to apply for masters in us. what i want to know is, do i need to write gre and toefl or i can apply on my uk masters certificate.

      Thanks in advance .
      hi raghu, for masters in usa u need gre with lor from under grad professors or from masters professors in uk.............as far as english tests are concerned(ielts/toefl) u will be exempted from them as u have a masters from an english speaking country.

      gre a must.........toefl/ielts not needed if masters is of 1 year from english speaking country.
    1. Gopi..'s Avatar
      Gopi.. -
      Hi i Completed Mpharm in india and i have industrial experience 3+ yrs .what is the best option for me to work/study in USA?
    1. sujatha teki's Avatar
      sujatha teki -
      Profile Evaluation for phd in nutrition GRE 283 and 5+years of nutritionist Experience.
      Please evaluate
      GRE: 283
      Quant: 143
      Verbal: 140
      AWA : waiting

      10th : 89%
      12th : 89.5%
      B.E. : 63.5%
      3 yrs experience in IT industry
      Applying for MS in CS.
    1. tofatema's Avatar
      tofatema -
      can u please tell me the universities for MS in MIS(Management Information Systems) Universities in USA . I have completed B.sc in computer science And now a days I am working on IT field.I have experience on IT field 7 years. But I have no GRE/TOEFL or IELTS scores.So please tell me how can i get oppurtunity for MS in MIS Universities in USA.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -

      I have a GRE score of 292(Q-149, V-143, AWA-3). Waiting for my TOEFL score.
      Academic scores : 10th-79%, 12th-81%, BE-73%.
      Got 5 yrs of work experience. Can you suggest me some universities to apply for spring 2016.
      I'm looking for universities in & around Indiana. But, I would even like to know about better universities who accept my scores elsewhere too. Please help..

      - CJ
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      My Daughter got the Gre score 307 and Tofel score 103. Please let me know the best colleges she can get for MS- Communications
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I have got admission for spring 2016 from Wayne state university (MS - Mechanical Engineering) & Illinois institute of Technology (MS - Industrial Technology & Operations). I am bit confused in selecting between these two universities.

      I have 6 yrs of experience in automobile industry

      Can anyone suggest me which is better to pursue my master's in perspective of job,funding & intern

    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      HELLO all any1 looking for usa cal :9959280747
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      My gre score is 293 and TOEFL score is 83.I want to do my MS in electrical engineering in networking or embedded.Which universities I should apply? Please help.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      How to i apply for USA to study MBS
      please kindly suggest me..
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