Like most students I applied to several universities. I had to face the challenge of choosing the right university after I got acceptance letters from 4 out 5 universities I applied.
After much consideration I narrowed my choices down to 2 universities; University of Minnesota and Texas A & M University. Then I looked at U.S. and world rankings of the two universities. After I was done researching I knew for certainly where I want to go to continue my studies. 3 years later here I am as a senior studying HR at University of Minnesota.
Did you know that Minnesota is the base for 20 companies that are in the Fortune 500 companies list ranging from Business, technological, food & health services. Every year these companies come to U of M to hire the best and brightest students.
One of the major reasons I chose University of Minnesota is because of the U.S. and world rankings. Let take a look at some of the current rankings:
•According to the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is ranked 28th in the world.
•According to U.S news & world report's 2012 ranking, University of Minnesota undergraduate program is ranked 68th in US.
•According to Center for Measuring University Performance, University of Minnesota is ranked among the top 25 of the nation's research universities.
Apart from being a top ranked university, the schools and the programs offered here at U of M also have good ranks.
Currently Chemical Engineering program at U of M is ranked at #3 while Economics is at #10 in U.S. There are many more majors in the top 50 ranked programs. Click Here to see the entire list of rankings.
Here are some more statistics about various Ranking University of Minnesota holds.
The other reason I chose University of Minnesota is because of the lower tuition rate they have for International students compared to other top ranked universities.
I'm glad that I chose University of Minnesota to continue my education.
Studying at a research University that has a good overall rank, you are guaranteed to receive the best education at a reasonable cost.
What more can a student ask for?