Study In New-jersey - Explore Universities in New-jersey
New Jersey is a state of contrasts. It is home to some of the biggest urban sprawls in the US, being bordered by both New York City and Philadelphia but is nicknamed the ‘Garden State’ because of its natural, rural beauty. Its stunning greenery is at odds with concrete of the cities.
It may be the third smallest state but it is the most densely populated. These contrasts make it a hotbed for culture and variety and a vibrant place to study an undergraduate degree.
The state has a long and illustrious musical history with many of the world’s biggest artists hailing from New Jersey including Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Patti Smith, Lauryn Hill and Jon Bon Jovi, amongst many others.
Study in New Jersey?
New Jersey is home to Princeton University (which along with Harvard is considered the best in the USA, with it being ranked as the best consistently by U.S News and World Report for the last eight years).
However, New Jersey is about more than just Princeton University, and there are several other well respected and well known institutions where you can study a degree. These include:
- Stevens Institute of Technology (the fourth oldest technological university in the US)
- New Jersey Institute of Technology (the first campus to earn the title of ‘most wired’ from Yahoo)
Montclair State University
An Associate degree is the quicker option, typically taking two years to complete and is often studied at a dedicated two-year college. A Bachelors degree is a longer option and more respected, typically taking four years to complete.
Immigration and visasBefore travelling to the USA to study, you will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa for study in New Jersey.
The most common kind of student visa is the F-1 visa, which entitles the holder to study at any US accredited college or university.
To apply for a student visa, you will need to fill out an application form (found on the US Embassy website) and send appropriate documentation, such as evidence of financial standing and proof of university acceptance and academic qualifications, as well as possibly attending a visa interview at the US Embassy in your home country.
Accommodation and living costsThe majority of international students coming to live in New Jersey will opt to live in dedicated halls of accommodation provided by the university. This is often seen as the easiest way to settle into student life, make friends and get to know your campus. Most halls of residence in New Jersey provide postgraduates with furniture, cooking appliances and have places to relax like gyms and cafes.
Some students will choose to live privately in rented accommodation.