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Study in United States

A young experiment with democracy and a shared national love for fried food, the United States has a long, unique history, especially with producing some of our favorite films and television shows. Add in an enthusiastic love for baseball and (American) football, and you’d come close to arriving at the image of American culture.

The U.S. is a massive place, with each state containing its own history; and when you’re going from one side to another, it feels as if you’re going from planet to planet.

International students from all over the world look to study in the U.S.A., and travelers and explorers are often looking to find out whether Americans are as loud and silly as they are on television (spoiler: they are). Being a student, though, brings you in contact with the top-ranked and largest universities in the world, and they are ready to welcome students like you every year.

Why study in the U.S.?

You only need to look at the university rankings to see that U.S. universities dominate the lists of the best universities in the world. But, if you’re inclined to ignore these rankings, you can also be easily astounded by the sheer number of accredited universities the U.S. higher education system offers. In fact, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, there are 2,613 accredited four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.! Holy cow!

In the U.S., secondary schools are divided into different categories: research universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and vocational schools. Depending on your needs, these different colleges and institutions have something to offer you. Most commonly, however, if you’re looking for an international education and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program, you’re probably looking for a research university or a liberal arts college.

At any university in the U.S., they are interested in welcoming students from everywhere in the world. The classes are all delivered in English, and the universities and graduate schools offer extra help and assistance to students who are travelling from other countries. And, though the majority of Americans speak English, there is no official national language in the U.S.

What to study in the United States?

All over the U.S., universities offer a lot of topics and degree programmes that you can choose from. Some of the biggest names, at the biggest Ivy League schools, teach programmes in the subject you’re most interested in. Here are some of the subjects you can consider:

Major cities in the U.S.

In every major city in the U.S., you’ll find a large, diverse community of people that live nearby the university of your dreams. Take a look at some of the big cities to choose from:

Which universities to attend in the U.S.

Although the Ivy League universities, plus Stanford and M.I.T., are all major, world-renowned universities to pick from, there are literally hundreds of universities all over the country. Below we’ll run through some of the lesser-known favourites:

Practical Information

How to apply to universities in the U.S.

Each university in the U.S. has its own system on their website that allows future students to apply for and enrol in their degree programmes. So, once you select the university of your choice, you can go through their application and submit your materials there.

Here are some of the basic requirements you’ll need for every application:

  • A scan of your diploma (high school or Bachelor’s degree)
  • A transcript/record of your previous courses
  • A scan of your passport
  • Your CV
  • Testing scores
  • Evidence of scholarship or funding
  • Letters of recommendation (between 2-3)
  • Portfolio and/or writing samples
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for an American university

Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;

Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in the U.S., you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.

 English-language tests

To apply to study in the U.S., you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency.

The certificates generally accepted by the universities in India are:

  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

Still, you should always check on your university’s website, just to be sure what the exact requirements are.

How to Apply to a Master's in United States

If you've decided to study a Master's degree at a university in United States, you will have to gather the right documents to prove that you fit the university requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement.

What documents do I need to provide to apply in United States?

To apply to a university in United States you will likely be asked to provide some of the following documents:

  • transcripts or records of grades (high school and/or university);
  • copies of past diplomas or certificates;
  • resume/CV;
  • test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT);
  • proof of English-language proficiency;
  • motivation letter or Statement of Purpose;
  • reference letters from past employers or teachers;
  • application fee;
  • writing sample;
  • passport photo;
  • your passport or national identity card.

The list of documents depends on the specific requirements of universities in United States, so you might be asked to include additional documents. It's also likely you'll have to provide official English translations of your documents, or translations in the local language.

Prove your English skills

Because you'll study an international degree in English, you'll have to present a language certificate. Most U.S. universities will accept one of these language tests:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • C1 Advanced

You'll have to meet a minimum language score set by the university, and your test scores shouldn't be older than 1-2 years. If you don't meet the minimum language requirements, you will have to improve your skills and scores by taking an English preparation course.

Additional test scores

Depending on the subject or specialization of your chosen Master's, you might also be asked to provide scores for additional tests including: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT. Check if your programme requires any of these, or others. Depending on your degree subject, you might also be asked for writing sample, portfolio, or list of patents.

Application deadlines for United States

The deadlines for applying to a Master's in United States are usually during summer (July-September), or in winter (January-March). Keep in mind that some universities don't have application deadlines, which means you can apply whenever you are ready.

To avoid delays or missed deadlines send your required documents with plenty of time in advance.

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Living in United States

What is it like to study in the U.S.?

The American university system is known for being quite casual, and students at the university level are given quite a level of flexibility with regard to attendance, course requirements, and assignments.

However, students still have to abide by the classroom rules set by their individual instructors, and understand what the expectations are for each course.

Generally, courses are discussion-based, seminar style classes, where it’s a smaller group of students debating or questioning different topics. You’ll also find the normal lecture-style classes, especially for topics that have a lot of students (Computer Science, Medicine, Business, etc.). The way courses are structured really depend upon the content or the subject being taught.

Tuition fees for universities in the U.S.

In the U.S., tuition fees vary based on the state, the university funding model, and the student’s country of origin. So, to gauge an average is a rather difficult task. However, thanks to the folks at College Board, they’ve rendered an estimate of last year’s average tuition costs, which will roughly reflect the next few years.

  • Public four-year university for out-of-state/foreign students: $39,890 per year
  • Private four-year university: $49,320’
Cost of Living in the U.S.

As with the tuition fees, living cost in the U.S. can vary dramatically based on your location. In a smaller city you can get by with 800 USD/month. In a biger city you will need about 1,300 USD/month. 

Still, relative to the rest of the world, the U.S. can still be quite pricey in terms of living cost. But, it’s cool; you’ll be a famous actor one day, and it’ll all be worth it.

Here is a breakdown of prices you’ll find in the U.S.:

  • 3-course meal for 2 at a mid-range restaurant: $50.00
  • Milk: $0.85
  • Loaf of bread: $2.55
  • Monthly transportation pass (bus, metro): $65.00
  • Taxi: $1.62 per KM
  • Rent a 3-bedroom Apartment: $1,920 per month (Maximum average)
  • Cappuccino: $3.91
  • Beer: $4.50

About United States

Interesting facts about the U.S.

The USA has a law that allows citizens to occupy any unclaimed island in the world, as long as there is seabird or bat poop on it. And yes, every American dreams of claiming an island on the basis of discovering bat poop. No wonder Americans feel so drawn to Batman!

  • Russia and USA are only 3.8km apart at the nearest point. So, practically neighbours.
  • The original name of the city of Atlanta was “Terminus“.
  • Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.
  • 100 acres of pizza are served in the U.S. every single day.
  • The Library of Congress keeps an archive of every single tweet ever tweeted.

 

Listed Institutes in United States

Kent

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Akron

Albuquerque

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Aliso Viejo

Allendale

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Andover

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Arlington

Asheville

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Athens

Athens

Auburn

Augusta

Augusta

Aurora

Baldwin

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Bangor

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Bemidji

Berea

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Big Rapids

Binghamton

Bisbee

Bloomington

Bloomington

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Blythe

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Chicopee

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Clemson

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Cleveland

Cleveland Heights

Clinton

Colchester

College Park

College Station

Colton

Commerce

Concord

Concord

Cookeville

Corpus Christi

Cortland

Corvallis

Costa Mesa

Cromwell

Cullowhee

Dahlonega

Danville

Davenport

Dayton

Dayton

Daytona Beach

DeKalb

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Decatur

Doraville

Dover

Dubuque

Dudley

Durango

Durham

East Greenwich

East Lansing

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Eaton

Edinboro

El Cajon

Elizabeth

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Ellensburg

Elmhurst

Elon

Erie

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Evansville

Ewing

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Virginia

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Marietta

Marquette

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Oxford

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Princeton

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Pullman

Quincy

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Reading

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Netherlands
Netherlands
The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.
Finland
Finland
Finland is situated in northern Europe and neighbours Sweden, Norway and Russia. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is always a top first priority.
Hungary
Hungary
Situated in Central Europe, Hungary is one of the most popular touristic destinations in Europe and in the world. If you haven't heard about the famous Balaton lake or the thermal water cave system, you have at least hard of the beauty of its capital Budapest and about the delicious Hungarian cuisine.
Ireland
Ireland
From literature to landscape, from innovation to internationalisation, Ireland offers a lot of opportunities in education and research… and the warmest of welcomes from the world’s friendliest nation!
Norway
Norway
The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.
Poland
Poland
Studying in Poland will provide a solid education which will thoroughly prepare you for work in the most advanced labour markets of the world, at the same time stimulating your own personal development. You will also have the unique opportunity of meeting outstanding specialists and renowned intellectuals in your chosen field.
Sweden
Sweden
Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with nationally certified degrees and rigorous quality control. As a country, Sweden is an open and multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming international students.
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland is a federal Republic in western Europe. It comprises 26 cantons and has four official languages: German (predominant), French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland is not member of the European Union and has the swiss franc as currency. It is the country with the highest wealth per adult in the world.
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.
Romania
Romania
Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union, has the RON as currency and Bucharest as capital. Member of the former communist block, Romania has transitioned to democracy after the 1989 revolution. It has Romanian as official language, a latin-based language, in spite of the slavic-language majority of the neighbouring countries.
Canada
Canada
Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world, and Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, as well as an internationally renowned university system.
United States
United States
The U.S. is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has an internationally renowned education system, and offers a huge variety of English-language courses and speciality degrees.
Australia
Australia
Australia is well known for its warm climate, great beaches and exceptional higher education system. It has strong influences from both Europe and Asia, and with the worlds second highest development index, it is a fantastic place to study!