I got a Question from Ramnath, who is a Regular Follower of this Blog, Stating “Is it worth going to low ranked Universities for MS?” So I thought of creating a topic altogether and shedding some light on this question which many students have in their mind. I will be discussing about some more questions related to this topic. So let’s discuss it.
What Is a Low Ranked University?
It’s a Really Good Point that Rohan has brought up. What is a Low Ranked University and how Universities are Ranked as High and Low?. A University is Ranked Every Year by taking in or considering various parameters like University Facilities, Academic Reputation of the University, Faculty Resources, Financial Resources etc. and then a list is prepared. So a Low Ranked University simply means that the parameters considered above are not up to the mark, thus Ranking of the University goes down making it a Low Ranked University.
Is it Worth Spending Money for a Low Ranked University?
I would say No. The reason is because with the Dollar Value on a constant increase, the total cost for studying in the US has gone up like anything in the past one year. So if you are willing to spend that much amount of money then you should be making a full attempt in getting into a Good or an Average University in the US. Many Students choose to go to Low Universities because they have a Low GRE Score or a Low TOEFL Score. I would say giving the GRE?TOEFL Exam will be a much better option by which you will raise your chances of getting into the Good Universities in the US rather than accepting the Low Ranked Universities.
Will I face problems during F-1 Visa Interview if I have selected to go for Low Ranked Universities?
Yes. There will be certain issues that you will be facing in the F-1 Visa Interview if you have selected a low Ranked University. But that does not mean that you will be rejected for choosing a low Ranked University. If you can convince or state valid points because of which you have choosen this University then there will be no issue and you will clear your F-1 Visa Interview.
Getting A Job in US, if I go for a Low Ranked University?
Well this will depend. If you do your MS in a Good Ranked University, the chances of getting a Job in the same field in which you have done your MS is high and which is really a good way to start your career. But if you go for a very Low Ranked University, then too you may get a Job but not of your field. The Jobs can be like Consulting, or any other field. The chances of getting a Job in the same field in which you have done your MS is very low. But there are always some Students who get it. So it depends upon the time when you complete your MS and the how the Job Market is.
What’s your Aim: – Going to US or Going for Higher Studies in the Best University?
Some Students, I have seen that they just want to go to US no matter which University. This ideology is really wrong and it can lead you to problems when you start Studying for your MS. You have to go to US if you are really interested in gaining the best Knowledge in your Field and getting the Best Job. The Chances of gaining the best Knowledge and getting the Best Job is high if you go for a Good Ranked University.
Final Call: –
My Final Call would be that I would not be going for a Low Ranked University. Rather I will be trying how to get into a Good University. Because with such an amount of money that you and your Parents will be spending, it’s good if you spend it in a Good Ranked University rather than Low Ranked University.
So what do you think regarding “Going To Low Ranked Universities For MS ?“