Connecticut is a small state of North-eastern United States. With its bulk of the population being concentrated in the Western and Southern part under the New York Metropolitan Region, it is the 4th most populous state of US with 35 million estimated population in 2011. Hartford is the capital city of the State with many important cities as Bridgeport, New Britain, Greenwich, New Haven, and Bristol which has to be mentioned in the forefront. Where in the north-eastern part it has majestic mountainous terrain, it also enjoys the calm features of the beaches and Connecticut River valley. However, it’s a sunny state with maritime climatic effect and one can also be able to have the flavours of winter snows, spring breezes and rain.
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Connecticut offers a handful of education opportunities which can make someone achieve a vibrant future. Yale University is surely one of them. This is the third-oldest higher education institution of United States and it is worth to mention that ‘U.S. News & World Report‘ ranked Yale third among national universities in 2012. Also there is Central Connecticut State University and Western Connecticut State University which can assure its students an independent life and to grow as an individual. All of these Universities provide a wide range of subjects from Science, Engineering, and Biotech to Arts under the assistance of a knowledge rich faculty and vibrant environment.
In most of the institutions students are housed in the residential colleges (dormitories) on campus itself and to avail that the students have to contact to the respective official personnel. However Living off-campus is costly in Connecticut. But of course students have a lot of opportunities to earn their money and have grants to live off-campus. And also Universities like Yale provides some limited grants to the post-graduate students in New Haven and surrounding areas. In case of the Southern Connecticut State University there is college-owned and affiliating housing system for the Students.
Services for Students:
Universities are very sensitive regarding this. Institutions offer a number of student services including women’s centre, health service & health insurance and most importantly placement services. Each and Every universities offer campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport facility 24-hour emergency telephones and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc).
The cost for Tuition Fees for international students on an average varies from $5000 to $30000 per year but for the students from countries like India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, the cost may vary from $4000 to $9000.To get a financial aid is not a problem. Students can easily apply for cheap loan. Yale University offers 3 loan programmes which can be avail through the Student Financial Services Office. For international students who are not the permanent resident of US, the interest rate is from 7.7% to 8%. Students are also allowed to work 20 hours during the semester and 40 hours during the vacation period on campus. Also based on the merit there is facilities available for handsome scholarships. Thus there is a chance to avail better education with cheaper rates and employment outlooks as well.
Top sectors and Career Option
The state has long been known for its superior productivity from the manufacturing sector with a leading position held today in the production of transportation equipments like helicopters, jet aircraft engines, submarines, silverware, metal products and small firearms. Finance, insurance and real estate are the also among the largest industries in Connecticut. A report issued by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism on December 7, 2006, highlighted the fact that the economic impact of the arts, film, history and tourism generated more than $14 billion in economic activity and 170,000 jobs annually. However, opportunities are many to grab and to achieve a brighter and prosperous future life.