In the US, there are more than 4,000 postsecondary institutions for students to choose from. The selection would have to be made based on the academic quality of the institute and on finding the right match with the student’s area of interest. Especially for graduate and PhD students, professors and the university’s track record in the area of interest play a decisive role in the selection process.
Another important factor of consideration is the student’s budget. Higher education in the US is an investment and wise selection of the university or program can help reduce the financial burden without a quality compromise.