Population: 316 million (UN, 2012)
Capital: Washington DC
Largest city: New York City
Area: 9.8 million sq km (3.8 million sq miles)
Major language: English
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Computers and electrical machinery, vehicles, chemical products, food and live animals, military equipment and aircraft
GNI per capita: US $48,620 (World Bank, 2011)
International dialling code: +1
Why Study in USA
The United States is the number one destination for international students seeking to study overseas for higher education. In fact, about 30 percent of all current international students in the world are studying in the United States.
What makes a U.S. education so popular?
The U.S. higher education system has an international reputation for quality:
• Distinguished programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in almost every field of study.
• Many universities attract world-renowned faculty and are at the forefront of research and technological development.
• State-of-the-art facilities include libraries, laboratories, computers, and other resources.
Diversity of institutions and programs
The range of educational opportunities available in the United States is immense. No matter what kind of learning environment your students seek, they will find ample choices from among the 3,600 diverse higher education institutions in the country.