Permanent Residents and U.S. Education

The Green Card Lottery’s registration period only comes once a year and it will end this year on November 3rd at noon EST. The Green Card Lottery is one of the easiest ways to get permanent residency in the United States. Some other pathways to green cards can take decades, but if you win the Green Card Lottery you might be able to get a permanent resident card within two years. can help you file your application correctly and ensure that you are entered in the lottery.

Among the benefits of permanent residency in the United States you will have access to the rights guaranteed by the oldest Constitution in the world and you may also live, work and study in the United States. Education has a very high value in American society and it is a topic of near constant discussion. With an education you can raise your social status, get better jobs and make more money. This opportunity is directly tied to the concept of the American Dream.

Every year magazines or other publications release lists of the top universities in America. Below are excerpts from two of these reports, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes. They use different measurements to decide which school is better, so the lists are generally not the same.

U.S. News and World Report’s top five universities in the United States:

  1. Harvard University in Massachusetts.
  2. Princeton University in New Jersey.
  3. Yale University in Connecticut.
  4. Columbia University in New York.
  5. University of Chicago in Illinois.

Forbes top five universities in the United States:

  1. Williams College in Massachusetts.
  2. Princeton University in New Jersey.
  3. Amherst College in Massachusetts.
  4. The United States Military Academy in New York.
  5. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Massachusetts.

The top ranked schools on these lists are most often very expensive and there has been some backlash in recent years about these lists. Are these schools really the best? For some they might be, but really when you are thinking about attending school you shouldn’t necessarily consider what the most prestigious or most expensive school is.

Rather, when choosing a school, you should consider what school fits your needs the best. You should think about your budget, the amount of time you want to spend in school, what program you want to enter and what kind of general experience you want to have while getting your education. Just because these schools rank high on these lists does not mean that they are the best for you.

This is what the phrase “the land of opportunity” means. There are thousands of universities, colleges, community colleges and other technical schools around the country. As a permanent resident you can go to any of them. You might even be able to get financial assistance to attend!

So sign up for the Green Card Lottery today with and get on track for expanding your horizons in the United States of America!