United States of AmericaIn the United States a college or university consists of four years of study at and institution of higher learning. There are 4,495 colleges, universities, and junior colleges in the country.Generally, the most prestigious schools are private, rather than public.Most colleges also consider more subjective factors such as a commitment to extracurricular activities, a personal essay, and an interview.
The most common method consists of four years of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), or sometimes another bachelors degree such as Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.,) or Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil.) Five-Year Professional Architecture programs offer the Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.Arch.)
Costs A substantial majority of students (up to 70 percent) lack the financial resources to pay tuition up front and must rely on student loans and scholarships from their university, the federal government, or a private lender. Generally, private universities charge much higher tuition than their public counterparts, which rely on state funds to make up the difference.
Annual undergraduate tuition varies widely from state to state, private schools are typically much higher, although prices vary widely from "no-frills" private schools to highly specialized technical institutes. Depending upon the type of school and program, annual graduate program tuition can vary from $15,000 to as high as $50,000. The mean annual Total Cost (including all costs associated with a full-time post-secondary schooling, such as tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board), as reported by collegeboard.com for 2010: Public University (4 years): $27,967 (per year) Private University (4 years): $40,476 (per year) Total, four year schooling: Public University: $81,356 Private University: $161,904
TOP UNIVERSITIES IN USA 1. Harvard University 2. Princeton University 3. Yale University 4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5. Standford University 6. California Institute of Technology 7. University of Pennsylvania
United Kingdom Ages England , Wales & North Ireland: 18 years old Scotland: 17 years old
Costs England: Max. £3,375 per annum Wales: £1,225 N. Ireland: £ 3,500 Scotland: Free for residents who have lived at least 3 years.
Undergraduates admitted for the academic year 2012-2013 will pay tuition fees set at a maximum of up to £9,000 per annum, with most universities charging over £6,000 per annum, and other higher education providers charging less, except for Scotland.
Application & requisites Application is done trough The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website. UCAS is the British admission service for students applying to university and college.
Requisites vary, but most universities request an Advanced Level General Certificate of Education. Three is usually the minimum number of A-levels required for university entrance, with some universities specifying the need for a fourth AS subject.
Famous Universities Cambridge Edinburgh University
Imperial College University of London Oxford
Requirements to enter the university: Pass selection Take stack of papers Cover payments
Famous GraduatesGraduated Mexican leaders of the Instituto Politecnico Nacional Important scientists and politicians studied in this public institution. Their contributions have been of enormous importance for the country.The ex-president Ernesto Zedillo studied in Instituto Politecnico Nacional.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Know as the Shanghai ranking. Founded and compiled by the Shanghai Jiaotong University to rank universities globally.
Since 2003 and updated annually. Its consistent and objective methodology is praised when compared with other rankings. It has also been criticized for its heavy focus on the natural sciences over the social sciences or humanities, and over the quality of instruction.
ARWU Top Ten1. Harvard University (USA)2. Stanford University (USA)3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA)4. University of California, Berkeley (USA)5. University of Cambridge (UK)6. California Institute of Technology (USA)7. Princeton University (USA)8. Columbia University (USA)9. University of Chicago (USA)10.University of Oxford (UK)
The National Autonomous University of Mexico has the 164th place