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U.S. dominates global university rankings

Seven U.S. universities — with two tied for 10th place — made the top 10 in a new global ranking of universities. Another 54 made the top 200.

Where the wild students are

Many U.S. colleges have extracurricular clubs that offer wilderness experiences or have courses involving field research in the natural sciences.

Coming to the U.S. to study? Don’t get taken by surprise.

Learn how U.S. colleges differ from schools in other countries. Students share their classroom experiences, which can be very different.

From big computers to big group projects

Take a look at some of the changes in U.S. college learning and living since 1985, from computers and libraries to cafeterias and student diversity.

5 simple ways to boost your success at a U.S. college

Mentors can make a big difference during your college experience and after you graduate. Learn how to make the most of your connections.
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International students a boon for U.S. universities — and vice versa

International student enrollments at U.S. colleges broke 1 million again. Both the students and the schools benefit from their relationships.
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Love languages? Many U.S. colleges will help you learn a new...

In North America, college students can live in language houses on campus. This immersive language learning also provides insight into other cultures.
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U.S. universities attract more than 1 million international students

More than 1 million students from around the world attend a college or university in the U.S. Find out what they're studying and where.
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From NASA to Star Trek: One scientist’s space odyssey

Egyptian-American geologist Farouk El-Baz has had a diverse career, from serving as a science adviser to Anwar Sadat to training U.S. astronauts.