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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 for options in the U.S., 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 all over the U.S. 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 a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, you’re probably looking for either 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 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 favorites:

 

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 programme. 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
  • CAE or CPE

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

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. 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: $0.86
  • Loaf of bread: $2.55
  • Monthly transportation pass (bus, metro): $65.00
  • Taxi: $1.62 per KM
  • Rent a 3-bedroom Apartment: $1,905.20 per month (Maximum)
  • 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

Adelphi

Albuquerque

Ames

Ann Arbor

Arcata

Arizona City

Arkansas City

Ashland

Athens

Athens

Atlanta

Auburn

Augusta

Aurora

Austin

Baltimore

Baton Rouge

Beaumont

Bellingham

Berkeley

Bethlehem

Big Rapids

Billings

Birmingham

Bloomington

Boca Raton

Boone

Boston

Bowling Green

Bozeman

Brattleboro

Bridgeport

Brookings

Buffalo

Burlington

California

California

Cambridge

Canyon

Carbondale

Carolina Beach

Carrollton

Chantilly

Chapel Hill

Charles Town

Charleston

Charlottesville

Chattanooga

Chicago

Cincinnati

Clemson

Cleveland

Cleveland

College Park

College Station

Colorado Springs

Columbia

Columbus

Corpus Christi

Cullowhee

DeKalb

Denver

Detroit

Duluth

East Lansing

East Stroudsburg

Edinboro

Edmond

Edwardsville

El Monte

El Paso

Evanston

Virginia

Fairfax

Fairfield

Flagstaff

Flint

Fort Collins

Fort Worth

Framingham

Frostburg

Fullerton

Gainesville

Gateway

Grand Forks

Greeneville

Greensboro

Hanover

Harrisonburg

Hays

Hempstead

Highland Heights

Hoboken

Honolulu

Houston

Idaho Falls

Indianapolis

Iowa City

Irvine

Ithaca

Jersey City

Johnson City

Joliet

Jonesboro

Kansas City

Kenmore

Kennesaw

Kent

Knoxville

Las Cruces

Las Vegas

Lawrence

Lexington

Lincoln

Lisle

Long Beach

Los Angeles

Louisville

Lowell

Lubbock

Macomb

Madison

Manchester

Manhattan

Mankato

Maryland City

Medford

Melbourne

Memphis

Mesa

Miami

Michigan City

Milwaukee

Minneapolis

Missouri City

Monmouth

Moorhead

Morgantown

Muncie

Murfreesboro

Murray

Nashville

New Britain

New Brunswick

New Haven

New Orleans

New York City

Newark

Newark

Newton

Norman

Northfield

Oklahoma City

Omaha

Oregon

Orlando

Orono

Oxford

Pensacola

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Phoenix

Pittsburgh

Portland

Portsmouth

Potsdam

Providence

Pullman

Raleigh

Reno

Richardson

Richmond

Richmond

Rochester

Saint Cloud

Saint Louis

Saint Paul

Salt Lake City

San Angelo

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara

Savannah

Seattle

Shippensburg

Smithfield

South Bend

South Hadley

Spartanburg

Springfield

Stanford

Starkville

Stillwater

Storrs

Superior

Tallahassee

Tampa

Tempe

Texas City

Tucson

Tuscaloosa

Urbana

Utica

Valdosta

Waltham

Washington, D. C.

Webster Groves

West Lafayette

West Miami

Wichita

Wilmington

Winchester

Windham

Winona

Winston-Salem

Winter Park

Worcester

Youngstown

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