Studying abroad is far more than an academic experience – it’s a life experience. The USA is the numero uno destination for international students. Every year, USA receives thousands and thousands of applications for all kinds of programs, be it undergraduate, MBA, master’s and PhD. No wonder, the USA has the world’s largest international student population.
Nearly 5% of all students enrolled in higher-level education in the USA are international students.
Choosing to study in the USA offers you the wonderful opportunity of growing academically, culturally and socially.
Please check out some of the topmost colleges and universities in the USA. Let’s start!
Ivy League Universities
The eight Ivy League universities are:
Non-Ivy League Universities
So, do you think this is it? Are the Ivy League universities the only top universities in the USA? If you think “yes”, then you are wrong. The USA boasts of more than 3000 universities and there are hundreds of universities (not Ivy League) which are equally or more reputed and qualitative. Here are a few of them:
Some of the top B-schools (both Ivy League and non-Ivy League) are:
|Fall Term||From August to December|
|Spring Term||From January to April|
|Summer Term||From May to August|
*Intakes vary depending on the institution and your program. Please speak with your IDP counselor for more information.
Three different types of student visa are offered by The US Government:
|S.No.||Student visa type||Description|
|1||F-1 Student Visa||to study at an accredited US college or university or to study English at an English language institute|
|2||J Exchange Visa||for participation in an exchange program, including high school and university study|
|3||M Student Visa||for non-academic or vocational study or training in the US|
|Types of Degrees||Description|
|Associate Degrees||These are 2-year programs that are equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree and are more job-oriented which are enough for kick-starting a career|
|Bachelor’s Degrees||4-year undergraduate courses in the USA that offer core courses along with majors, minors, and electives and are a rock-solid foundation for a full-fledged career|
|Master’s Degrees (Two types: Academic and Professional)||Academic– 2-year programs which offer specialisations in STEM, humanities, and arts. Students can lay a firm grounding and also move on to doctoral studies in their respective disciplines.
Professional – The professional master’s degree programs span from 1 to 3 years depending on the discipline and help students to proceed to a particular profession.
|MBA Degrees||Around 2 years’ MBA programs in the USA for those interested in attaining a top leadership position or launching their own company. Some business schools offer a 1-year MBA program (Accelerated MBA) as well|
|Doctoral studies/PhD||Students are required to carry out their studies under the guidance of a faculty advisor and earn a Ph.D. after successful completion of the dissertation. Usually, a Ph.D. in the USA takes about 5 to 8 years to complete|
|Community colleges||$6,000 to $20,000|
|Undergraduate degree for Indian Students||$20,000 to $40,000|
|Graduate programs (MS, MBA)||$20,000 to $45,000|
|PhD||$28,000 to $55,000|
If studying in USA is your dream and you seek financial assistance through scholarships, then don’t worry as there are many Scholarships to international students in USA available.
The university application portals open about 9-10 months before the actual session. Since the Fall intake begins in late August/early September, applications for it start around September of the previous year
University deadlines for the Fall intake fall between December-February. The deadline dates and types could differ from university to university, course to course.
Most of the admission decisions are announced between March and May.
For the Fall intake, it is best to apply between March and May
There are two sessions in US universities: Fall Intake and Spring Intake. The Fall Intake is the primary/major intake. It starts from early September to December. The Spring intake starts from January till May. Please note that not all universities offer the Spring intake.
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Yes, students’ loans are available for higher studies in the US. Based on merit, international students can avail grants, scholarships, and bursaries in the US. The amount will vary basis the course and its level. For more information about scholarships, please connect our advisors.
Yes, the US is known for offering high-quality education. Hence, US degrees are accepted and recognized worldwide. After course completion, students usually get 1-year post-study work (OPT) for general courses and an additional 2 years for STEM accredited courses (STEM OPT) like business analytics.
All students with F-1 student visa are allowed to work for 20 hours per week but it should be within the Campus.
US Universities prefer a student with 16-year education for Masters/MBA. However, there are some US universities which accept 15 years of education for masters/MBA. Please talk to Manya counselors for further information.
Generally, tuition fees vary from $20,000-$35,000 per year for Masters/UG. For MBA, the tuition fee may vary from$50,000-$70,000 per year. Living expenses, however, may vary from $10,000 to $18,000 per year.
For Masters, you need to have at least 60% in your Bachelors’s. To apply for an undergrad atleast 70% is recommended in your high school. For any profile having low CGPA, please connect with our counselors/advisors