United States

United States has a seemingly limitless array of education and training opportunities. International students can choose from a vast range of courses including traditional academic areas of learning and research, as well as more practical courses with a vocational orientation.

Education in the United States generally reflects the values and priorities of the society. These include a dedication to democratic ideals, a commitment to individual freedom, and a respect for the diversity of the population. In broad terms, the U.S. education system has as its goal the establishment of a quality education that will enable all children to achieve their highest potential as individuals, serve effectively as citizens of a free society, and successfully compete in a changing global marketplace.
The Study in USA section of our Website aims to provide useful information and assist students in choosing undergraduate and graduate courses offered by schools and colleges in the United States of America.

The entry profiles include: description of courses and schools, contact details, application procedures, admission requirements, cost of studies, scholarships, grants, degrees/qualifications awarded and other practical information.

  • Who is eligible to apply?
    Any one who has a consistently good academic record, firm financial support and proficiency in English.
  • When can I start undergraduate (bachelor’s) studies in the U.S.
    After you complete 12 years of school education.
  • When can I begin graduate (master’s and doctoral) studies in the U.S.?
    After you complete 16 years of education including 4 years of college education.
  • I have a three-year bachelor’s degree from India. Am I eligible to apply?
    It is advisable for you to complete an additional year of studies to be stronger applicant to a master’s degree in the U.S.
  • When should I start the application process?
    At least 18 months in advance of your intended date of enrollment at a U.S. university. For example, if you wish to enroll in August/September 2005, you should start the process around April 2004.
  • Does this application process cost me money?
    Yes, it does. Approximately, Rs.50,000 for applying to an average of 7 universities. This includes test fees, application fees, communication, and mailing expenses.
  • Will I get financial assistance?
    Colleges and universities offer scholarships, assistanceships and fellowships to outstanding students, largely based on merit. There is stiff competition for financial assistance and availability varies from university to university.
  • What tests do I need to take?
    Visit Admission Tests.
  • What is the average cost per year for study in the U.S.?
    The cost (tuition + living expenses) could range from $15,000 to $40,000. The average cost for a year of study is $20,000.
  • What type of visa will I be eligible for? Can I work on an F-1 visa?
    The most common student visa is F1. For further information on visas, visit the American Embassy site.

The applicant must be in good health. People who have tested positive for HIV are not allowed to enter the US.

  • The applicant must obey all US laws, or risk deportation.
  • The applicant must be able to support himself financially during the course of study.
  • The applicant must agree to leave the US after the course of study is complete.It is important to remember that applying early and providing the requested documents does not guarantee that the student will receive a visa. Also, because each student’s situation is unique, two students from the same country, applying for the same visa may be asked different questions and for different documents.In addition, students should be aware that obtaining a visa does not automatically guarantee entry into the United States. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officer at the port of entry into the US has the authority to deny admission even if a visa has been granted.

The United States calls itself “a nation of immigrants.” Immigrants (from Europe) founded this country and have been coming in large numbers (from all over the world) ever since. Therefore you will find that all ethnicities and nationalities are represented, although not to the same extent in every city. The country is vast (over 9 million square kilometers) and populous (over 275 million people). In the US, you can encounter and experience almost any climate, landscape, lifestyle, and culture imaginable. By selecting the right location, you will be able to find a living experience that is perfect for you.

Even though there is so much variety in America, there is still an “American culture” that may be quite different from your own. While much of American culture is exported through television, film, and consumer products, there are some aspects that you do not encounter until you live in the US. For a brief description of these aspects, refer to American culture and Customs and habits. To gain a better understanding of what life is like in the different regions in the US, refer to USA regions. Refer to the other pages in this section to find out how to perform common tasks, such as opening a bank account and choosing housing. Read Student profiles to hear the experiences of real students just like you.

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USA Colleges and Universities (By State)

>> University of Alabama at Birmingham
>> Auburn University College of Business, Auburn University

>> Arizona Western College
>> The Art Institute of Phoenix
>> Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Arizona
>> Phoenix College
>> Pima Community College
>> Rio Sal ado College
>> Scottsdale Community College

>> Grand Canyon University

>> Academy of Art University
>> A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of >> California, Riverside
>> University of California, Riverside
>> California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
>> California State University, Chico

Citrus College
>> Foothill College / De Anza
>> Fullerton College
>> Riverside Community College District
>> University of San Diego
>> San Francisco State University
>> San Jose State University
>> St. Thomas Aquinas College
>> Santa Ana College & Santiago Canyon College
>> Santa Monica College
>> California State University, Stanislaus

>> Colorado College
>> Colorado State University
>> Colorado State University – Pueblo
>> Hi-Tech International Resources, Colorado Technical University

University of Denver
>> Westwood College of Technology

>> University of Bridgeport
>> Fairfield University
>> Quinnipiac University
>> Teikyo Post University

>> Digital Media Arts College
>> Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida
>> Florida Atlantic University MBA in Sport Management
>> Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business, Florida >> International University
>> Florida Metropolitan University
>> Nova Southeastern University
>> Jacksonville University
>> Saint Thomas University
>> Webber International University

Fairfax – VA
>> Virginia International University

>> Brenau University Online College
>> Emmanuel College
>> Wesleyan College

>> University of Hawaii – Hilo
>> Hawaii Pacific University

>> Columbia College – Chicago
>> Illinois Institute of Technology
>> Loyola University of Chicago
>> Southern Illinois University Carbondale

>> University of Evansville
>> Indiana Wesleyan University
>> Oakland City University
>> University of Southern Indiana

>> Cornell College
>> Iowa State University

Idaho – USA
>> Lewis Clark University

>> Emporia State University

>> University of Louisiana at Monroe
>> McNeese State University

>> Baltimore International College
>> Washington College

>> Arthur D. Little School of Management
>> Boston College Graduate School of Management
>> International Business School, Brandeis University
>> Dean College
>> Fisher College
>> Massachusetts College of Art
>> Simmons College
>> Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of >> Technology (MIT)

>> Finlandia University

>> Argosy University / Twin Cities
>> College of Saint Catherine
>> St. Cloud State University

>> Drury University

>> Midland Lutheran College
>> Wayne State College

>> Community College of Southern Nevada
>> University of Nevada, Reno

New Hampshire
>> Franklin Pierce College
>> Southern New Hampshire University School of Business MBA >> Program

New Mexico
>> Eastern New Mexico University
>> New Mexico Highlands University
>> New Mexico State University

New Jersey
>> Caldwell College
>> Berkeley College

New York
>> Metropolitan College of New York
>> Dowling College
>> D’Youville College
>> Hartwick College
>> Iona College
>> New York Film Academy
>> Mohawk Valley Community College
>> Pratt Institute
>> Rockland Community College
>> Graduate College of Union University MBA Programs
>> Wells College
>> Fulton Montgomery University

North Carolina
>> Fayetteville State University
>> Western Carolina University

North Dakota
>> North Dakota State University

>> Ashland University
>> LL.M. in United States and Global Legal Studies, Case School of >> Law, Case Western Reserve University
>> University of Findlay
>> Full-time MBA Program Fisher College of Business, The Ohio >> State University
>> Part-time MBA Program Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
>> Executive MBA (EMBA) Program Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
>> Kent State University
>> Kigezi International School of Medicine
>> Notre Dame College of Ohio
>> University of Toledo
>> Wittenberg University
>> Findlay University

>> Oklahoma City University
>> Oklahoma State University

>> Hi-Tech International Resources, Colorado Technical University

>> Arcadia University
>> Duquesne University
>> Drexel University
>> Gannon University
>> Marywood University
>> Point Park College
>> University of Scranton
>> Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
>> Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University

South Carolina
>> Presbyterian College

>> Angelo State University
>> St. Mary’s University
>> Southern Methodist University
>> Stephen F. Austin State University
>> The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business >> Administration MBA Program

>> Snow College
>> Utah State University

>> Hesston College
>> Murray State University

>> Hampden Sydney College
>> Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
>> Virginia International University

>> University of Northern Virginia

>> Yakima Valley Community College
>> Pierce College

West Virginia
>> Davis & Elkins College

>> Concordia University Wisconsin
>> St. Norbert College
>> University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
>> University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

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