The state of New York is located towards the northeastern part of the U.S. It is also the fourth most densely populated state in the whole country. The estimated population of New York in the year 2020 was around 20 million. Albany is the capital of the state while New York City is the largest city. The summers and winters here in New York are extreme, although, during Christmas time, the city is a spectacle to marvel! Winters here are cold and snowy while summers are humid and hot but people, however, visit New York all year long.
The city of New York is a major center for communications, finance, business, and law on a global platform. It boasts a great range of financial institutions and international organizations including the United Nations, the NASDAQ, the NY Stock Exchange, and a lot more. All of this combines in making this place a rich ambiance for all of the students seeking to take up careers like communications, or business or finance, or any other or completing an internship here in various fields.
With nearly a crowd of 8 million that come from all kinds of background, cultures, and ethnicities, studying or living in the New York City, the city thus remains one of the most densely populated cities, as well as a city which is very culturally influential, in the whole of U.S. As we talk about the universities and colleges, international pupils that are studying in the city of New York, have a lot of options and there are many private and public institutions for education to take a pick from. The state of New York is one of the only states in the U.S. to become a home to many Ivy League schools. The state hosts the esteemed Cornell University located in the lovely Finger Lakes region and also the famous Columbia University, which is nestled in the city of New York itself. There are plenty of Universities one can apply under, like the CUNY system - the City University of New York or the SUNY - the State University of New York system. Some popular university centers here are the Buffalo University, the Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, etc. and also there are more than sixty technical, undergraduate, and community universities and colleges in the state. For example, more than 6,400 international pupils from almost a hundred and forty countries come to pursue studies at New York University every year.
Widely acknowledged as the 'melting pot' because of the coexistence of several diverse communities from across the globe, the city of New York is the largest city in the state and in the country. Home to the headquarters of some of the most renowned companies and a global leader in finance, New York City is indeed a financial epicenter. The Stock Exchange is situated in this city. It is also popularly known as the 'city that never sleeps' considering its bustling streets and exuberant nightlife.
Buffalo wings(seasoned chicken wings) are perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about the city of Buffalo. It is the second-largest city in the state of New York and is a major cultural hub known for its art, nightlife, museums, distinguished sports teams, and so on. Buffalo is famous for its various performing arts and is home to around twenty theater companies including Studio Arena Theatre, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Irish Classical Theatre, the Alleyway Theatre, and so on.
The third most populous city in the state of New York, Rochester is a convenient place to live in for students in terms of cost of living, as it is comparatively lower than most cities with affordable housing costs. Its important economic sectors include education and technology. Rochester city is also popularly known as the 'Flower City' because of the breathtaking beauty of its nurseries and gardens cultivating a wide variety of lilac flowers.
Named after the Duke of York's Scottish title, "Duke of Albany" in the year 1664, Albany is the state's capital city. A popular and vibrant city, Albany is situated on the west bank of the Hudson River. It is a major commercial, educational, cultural, and historical epicenter, and is home to famous attractions such as The Egg, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and the New York State Museum.
Some of the major industries in the state of New York are related to the finance, media, legal, fashion, theatre, tourism, and advertising sectors. The state of New York is home to some of the most influential media houses including The New York Times Company, CNN, the Fox Corporation and News Corp, the Hearst Corporation, and a lot more. Additionally, New York City is home to the headquarters of some of the most renowned companies and a global leader in finance and is indeed a financial epicenter. The Stock Exchange is situated in this city. The COVID-19 pandemic had its own damaging effects on the state's economy during the year 2020 because of its lockdown protocols and is now expecting a slow and steady improvement by 2.7 % in 2021.
Total expenses in the state of New York are quite competitive when it comes to other private and public universities, which are highly rated, across the U.S. The cost of study programs is normally just a little bit more than the costs of on-campus room, tuition, and board (which is exclusive of any international airfare) plus in a few countries, the expenses, in fact, are less than they actually would be on the campus. The "study abroad" pupils pay the SUNY tuition (out-of-state or in-state, depends on the residency of the state of New York State) plus costs that vary from one program to another. Students enrolled at the SUNY campus normally get themselves registered on their home campus; this is for programs that are being provided at any other campus. Thus, they are successful in maintaining their residency as well as the eligibility for getting any financial aid. As seen in the other states of the U.S., most of the universities in the state of New York do not charge double the amount of tuition fees from out-of-state students. The cost of living is extremely high compared to other states in the United States, with housing costs being the most expensive factor.
An extensive range of scholarship programs and grants are procured by the state to assist the students of the state of New York to pursue and fulfill their goals in the field of education, without a hassle. They are made available to the students based on several categorical requirements such as academic merit and monetary needs, or both. The ' Free Application For Federal Student Aid ' (FAFSA) is to be filled by the residents of New York prior to the application for any kind of financial aid. Every financial aid supported by the federal or the state government depends on the FAFSA to determine the qualification of the candidate for grants and scholarships.
Be it for education or just a visit, one cannot afford to miss the spectacular tourist destinations in the Empire State. Lovers of Art, Music, and Theatrical performances will especially love the place for its numerous sites for performing arts such as the Arena Theatre, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Kavinosky Theatre, the Irish Classical Theatre, and so on. The state of New York is home to some of the most influential media houses including The New York Times Company, CNN, the Fox Corporation and News Corp, the Hearst Corporation, and a lot more. Having a good look at the stunning and majestic beauty of the famous Niagara Falls, and the iconic Statue of Liberty should definitely be the top priority on your bucket list.