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THE USA: Applying to University

High-ranking universities to study in New York

Want to study abroad in New York? Check out these three universities now.

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Always wanted to studying in bustling New York? These are three universities worth considering.


John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York

Established in 1964, John Jay is located right in the heart of New York City, with a state-of-the-art campus that provides a wealth of opportunities and cultural diversity. Boasting a faculty of more than 1,100 scholars and experts, some of them Pulitzer-Prize winners, John Jay prides itself on being the world leader in educating for justice. They welcome international students and are recognised by law enforcement organisations worldwide. The college offers a diverse array of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes in fields such as social work, law, forensic psychology, criminal justice, political science, information security and many more.



Binghamton University, State University of New York

Set just hours away from cities such as New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C, Binghamton is a safe, friendly, and affordable community. Binghamtpon has over 3,000 international students from more than 115 countries, the institute has won 8 awards for internationalising its campus and curriculum. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes such as engineering, natural sciences, computer science, sociology, nursing and humanities. Bo, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from China has said that the research opportunities provided by Binghampton has helped honed his research skills and the city of Binghamton is a great place to have fun. Click here to read what other graduates have to say.



Cornell University- Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Established in 1984, CIPA is located in Ithaca, New York and has one of the largest alumni networks in the world with 245,000 graduates and counting. At CIPA, students get to tailor their courses to their interests. For instance, someone who wants to work in education policy will take coursework that is focussed on education. There are eight areas that you can choose from- economic and financial policy, environmental policy, government, human rights, international development, non-profit management, social policy and infrastructure policy. Stephanie, from Sweden, took a two year Master’s of Public Administration stated that she had the opportunity to work practically with issues that she was interested in and the campus is large and very accommodating to international students; “no matter what your interest” is, “you will find a group of like-minded people”. Read what other graduates have to say about CIPA here



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