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2017 JUPAS 「大學聯招」放榜後的美國升學選擇

JUPAS|大學聯招放榜後的美國升學選擇

注意:於8月11日前交齊所需文件,你仍可申請今年九月入學!

同學如果未能獲心儀大學或學糸取錄,可以考慮進入華盛頓州的社區學院,主因是它們是在九月入學的而本中心是大部份Washington Community College的主要官方代表。

在美國社區學院,你先修讀大學首兩年大學課程,修讀完足夠學分及有關Pre-Major課程,就可以轉入四年制大學,關健是你可以揀選你喜歡的Major;因為美國大學主要的Major units是由第三年(Junior year) 開始。

有關華盛頓州的社區學院

Washington State除了民風較純樸,生活費較低外,校園所在地區的選擇也較多 - 有近西雅圖市的,有位處其它主要城市如Tacoma及Bellevue等,也有近郊的及甚致在鄉郊較少華人的,同學們可各取所需。

 

專上學院的升學途徑

中六後選擇大學或專上升學途徑是人生最重要決定之一,香港學生太都以進入香港八大為目標。撇除心儀大學,同學首先要了解自己讀大學的目的,同時要認真考慮自己的興趣、能力及志向來決定。

美國社區學院副學士 - 完美銜接美國大學

除了升學本地各大專院校,升學美國是很好的選擇,美國大學制度彈性超高,美國社區學院認受性絕無疑問,其「2+2」副學士轉大學課程更可銜接美國大學第三年。同學更要知到美國大學可於升讀大三(即Junior Year) 時才選主修科|Major Study,美國約有二千多所認可大學。  其中Tier1也佔二百多所。

 

US High Institutions Statistics | 美國高等院校數據

Number   院學數目

Enrollment  學生人數

Public 4-year institutions | 公共四年制大學

630

6,800,000

Private 4-year institutions | 私立四年大學

1,850

4,200,000

Public 2-year institutions | 公共2年制大學

1,070

6,200,000

Private 2-year institutions | 私立兩年制大學

590

300,000

 

何謂"Tier 1"大學?

Tier1泛指 US News & World排名前二百的美國大學 (另請看註1的Tier1嚴格定義)。從另一角度看,這200多所優質大學提供了更多甚致更好的主修科給海外留學生選擇。

在這Top200 中,要進入前十,十分十分難。要進入前七十的,不是容易但同學也要十分努力。要進入七十後的,同學衹需努力便可。 

 

如此,名位切忽看輕在US News & World 排70名後的大學,這裡亦經常包括一些歷史悠久及世界級的名校如下

#71-99, US News & World National University Ranking 2017:

University of Minnesota--Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, MA

Miami University—Oxford, Oxford, OH

Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI

Indiana University—Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

University at Buffalo—SUNY, Buffalo, NY

 

那麼排在Tier1的後半的又如何呢?

其實在這後半區域中游集了各州很好的State University|州立大學,例如加州的San Diego State University、紐約州的 SUNY、俄勒岡州的 Oregon State U (OSU)、華盛頓州的WSU - Pullman (Washington State University) 等。

其實美國一般的州立大學提供很好及較實際的本科|Bachelor 教育,此外州立大學學費較平,對海外留學生是一個極好的選擇。

著名香港演員吳彥祖就是组别的俄勒岡大學|University of Oregon攻讀建築系的 (註2)。

#100-150, US News & World National University Ranking 2017:

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

University of California—Riverside, Riverside, CA

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

University of Texas—Dallas, Richardson, TX

 

就算接近Tier1尾的著名美國大學,Universities of Houston (UH)|候斯頓大學,本身以酒店管理為名,前香港科技大學校長朱經武,更於1987年在此校的德州超導中心為首位主任 (朱經武與同事宣布首次得到了90K以上電阻消失的超導體)。

#150-199, US News & World National University Ranking 2017:

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

University of Maine, Orono, ME

Pace University, New York, NY

University of Houston, Houston, TX

 

有關JUPAS|大學聯招

http://www.jupas.edu.hk/tc/j4/fact-figures/application-statistics/main-scheme

http://www.jupas.edu.hk/tc/j4/faqs/about-jupas

 

1. 美國Tier1的嚴格定義

There are three organizations that are generally accepted as national arbiters of an institution’s rank as a Tier One institution.

  1. the Association of American Universities
  2. the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  3. the Center for Measuring University Performance

They issue Top American Research University (TARU) reports. Recognition by any of these three is taken as an indication of Tier One status.

資料來源- http://diycollegerankings.com/tier-1-school-university-college/19594/

 

2. 有關吳彥祖|Daniel Wu - 畢業於美國俄勒岡大學建築學系

出生於加州,父母從上海移民美國。當他看到李連杰主演的電影《少林寺》後,對武術產生了興趣,並在11歲時開始學習中國武術。成龍是他童年的模範,成龍也把吳彥祖當成自己的”兒子”。在北京學武期間他更結識了同門師兄的吳京。 大學時期,吳彥祖在1994年成立了俄勒岡大學中國武術學會,並成為第一任教練。同時他還參加了電影製作班和經常到當地的劇院。

“From washing pots in Carson Hall to winning filmmaking awards”

Source - https://aaa.uoregon.edu/100stories/alumni/daniel-wu

On filmmaking - "My approach to filmmaking is like architecture – I look at scenes as if they were rooms. That process, I learned all that here," Wu told a gathering of his former architecture professors in a small conference room in the Department of Architecture. "With architecture you have an idea, it's a concept, you sketch it out then you draw the plans, which is what you use to get people together to help you build this building," he said.

On Wushu Club - Wu was equally methodical when he started the Wushu Club at UO in 1996. "I had to educate people what it was. I did demos in the EMU courtyard, I went to all the student associations and showed videos and got people to sign up because I couldn't get the club started unless I had enough people signed up. It relied on me going out there and hoofing it on foot to get people interested in Wushu and trying it out.

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