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Why study abroad?

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Studying abroad is not for everyone. It is for those who are adventurous, who have an open-mind and who are willing to try new things. You may not like everything you try, but you must explore. You must leave your assumptions and biases behind. You must be curious. You must be willing to observe and learn. And you must know that many faculty, staff, and students in the U.S genuinely want you to succeed!

Many international students miss out on the benefits of studying in the U.S because they are eager to stay “close to their own.” In other words, they will hang out only with students from their own country, speak in their home language, if possible, eat at local restaurants that serve their food, and watch movies in their language, to name a few. I highly encourage you not to build a “mini” version of your home country on a U.S. campus. Instead, teach others about your culture and be willing to learn from others.

The purpose of study abroad is to expand one’s mind!

Dr. Uma G. Gupta is the CEO of PlanetGPA, an international student recruitment company.

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Pharmacy in US

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Many international students study pharmacy in the US. It is a popular degree, but it is also a program with high admission standards. Pharmacy programs require international students to take the GRE and to do well in the GRE. The subjects covered in a pharmacy program include some of the following:

Pharmaceutics; Pathophysiology; physiology; biochemistry;microbiology,chemistry, public health, dietetics, molecular biology; bio statistics pharmacy ethics; health care; immunology and other related areas.

if you have a background in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, medicinal chemistry, and related disciplines, you can apply to the Pharmacy program.

Uma Gupta is the CEO and Founder of planetgpa.com, an international student recruitment company.

 

 

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Can you name the Top Ten Public US Universities?

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What is a US public university? It is a university that is funded or supported by the state government through tax-payers. Public universities are often governed by state appointed agencies and Boards. Often (not always) they tend to be less expensive than private universities.

Ten Largest Public Universities in the US

 

University

Location

Enrollment

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

58,371

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

56,235

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

56,064

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota

51,721

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

51,195

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

49,827

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas

49,129

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

47,576

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

47,131

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

44,832

This post was written by Dr. Uma G. Gupta, President & CEO, PlanetGPA.com

 

Not all US universities are equal..

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International students who want to study in the US – note, not all US universities are the same. Simply because you have "heard" about a university doesn't mean it is good. Simply because your neighbor or friend attended that university doesnt make it good. At the very least, you should check to see if the university you are considering is accredited. See link:  http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

Why does accreditation matter? Think about it like a car or a house. You want someone to inspect the car or house and tell you that it meets basic standards of quality. That's exactly what accreditation means for universities! There are other considerations as well – but start with asking if your university is accredited.

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Study Pharmacy in US

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Pravin Sahebrao Pagar said…

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sir/madam, i am student of pharmacy studying in final(4th) year. I want to known how i will get admission in M.S.in pharma.at U.S. University.i still dosent face any test like GRE, TOFEL, ILTS, GMAT.please suggest me which exam. should i take in order to get admission in good university with offering good stipend and how much score requires.

Dear Pravin,

The Doctorate of Pharmancy (there is no Master's in Pharmacy) is a highly competitive field. This is because of the abundance of jobs in pharmacy! However, at the current time, there is more demand than supply of Pharmacy universities in the US. This is changing as more pharmacy universities in US will open over the next few years. Your best bet is to do well on GRE and TOEFL. Getting financial aid is difficult. Work hard on improving your written and oral communication skills. University of California, San Francisco has a great pharmacy program. http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/pharmd/ Best wishes to you!

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US Universities, State by State

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State

Number of Colleges

Alabama

65

Alaska

7

Arizona

74

Arkansas

50

California

366

Colorado

71

Connecticut

50

Delaware

16

District of Columbia

17

Florida

163

Georgia

133

Hawaii

18

Idaho

17

Illinois

173

Indiana

90

Iowa

57

Kansas

59

Kentucky

65

Louisiana

78

Maine

33

Maryland

68

Massachusetts

131

Michigan

93

Minnesota

99

Mississippi

39

Missouri

116

Montana

23

Nebraska

40

Nevada

30

New Hampshire

27

New Jersey

77

New Mexico

40

New York

286

North Carolina

134

North Dakota

20

Ohio

178

Oklahoma

53

Oregon

64

Pennsylvania

192

Puerto Rico

1

Rhode Island

15

South Carolina

72

South Dakota

22

Tennessee

97

Texas

212

Utah

42

Vermont

24

Virginia

103

Washington

77

West Virginia

41

Wisconsin

73

Wyoming

10

 

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PhD Study in US

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The PhD is a terminal degree. This means it is the highest degree that one can earn in a given field. Phd degrees from the US are highly sought after by international students all over the world. US institutions are therefore very selective in their selection process.

The path to a PhD is usually Bachelors-Masters-PhD. Some universities will allow you to combine a Masters and PhD. In other words, you will be admitted into a Master's program and  into a doctoral program.This is not that common, but such programs are available.

PhD is not for the faint-hearted. It takes 4 to 5 years simultaneously to earn a PhD. It is hard work. It requires a love and passion for research. It requires dedicating ones life to the pursuit of knowledge in a given field. If this is you, then step forward. The US offers PhD in every imaginable discipline and embraces students from all over the world who love learning!

Dr. Uma Gupta is the CEO of PlanetGPA (www.planetgpa.com) that helps international students interested in study abroad.