New Jersey is a burgeoning study destination for international students. The state’s culturally rich cities, the beautiful New England towns and unique mixture of quaint and rural countryside contribute to a rich academic experience. The state is marked by population-dense urban centers that are replete with the characteristics of cosmopolitan life. Although the third smallest state in the United States, New Jersey boasts the densest population, which effectively makes it a hotspot of cultural exchange. The state’s proximity to major metropolitan centers such as Philadelphia and New York City also makes it an interesting nest for your international study aspirations.
No shortage of fun things to do
When you settle in New Jersey for your education, there are several way to go about finding new interesting things to do. Make a point to scan local dailies for event calendars and advertisements. Keep an eye open for events unfolding in the nearby Philadelphia and New York. International students who choose the state have no shortage of fun activities to occupy their free time. Broadway, the sounds and sights of New York City, and the casinos and boardwalks of Atlantic City are just to name a few. The state is also characterized by multiple historical and natural attractions, including a beautiful shore with its lighthouses, camping, bicycling, fishing, skiing, as well as hiking at any of the many state parks. The weather is made up of cold and snowy winters, and warm, humid summers. New Jersey’s climate classification is the same as that of Montreal, Beijing, Sapporo, Vladivostok and Moscow.
Accommodative education system
New Jersey boasts the second-highest household income (per capita) in the nation. It also happens to be home to some of the best universities in the country. The state’s education system has room for all students, taking into consideration their study interests. For instance, the Felician University makes it possible for students to pursue courses liberal arts in a Franciscan and Catholic environment. The university has an extensive variety of degrees and other educational programs, coupled with a supportive and engaging faculty, relatively small class sizes (thus more personal attention) and accommodating programs.
Princeton is perhaps the boldest example of the quality of education possible in New Jersey. The university has the biggest per-student endowment worldwide. It has also been named, on multiple occasions, as the number one National University in the U.S. Other universities in the state also perform considerably well in various rankings. For instance, Rutgers was ranked the 59th best university by World Report and U.S. News. Stevens Institute of Technology, which is effectively the 4th oldest tech university in the nation, was ranked position 75 by the same bodies. New Jersey Institute of Technology earned the title ‘most wired university’ from Yahoo.
Indeed, the state of New Jersey is an interesting prospect for international students looking for quality education and a rich cultural experience in the U.S. The state’s competitive education system, proximity to bustling metropolis and immense activity hub can help you expand your thinking and prepare for a prosperous career.