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About Undergrad Study Abroad Talent Hunt'19

The most favourite destination for you to pursue an undergraduate degree. Find out why!

Why Study in USA?

Let’s Look at the Numbers!

  • As per the latest QS World University Rankings 2018:
    • 31 US universities are in the Top 100 list
    • 27 more US universities between Top 100 and Top 300 list
  • As per Open Doors Report on International Exchange, 2017
    • 439,019 international students studied undergrad courses in the United States in 2016-17
    • About 20,500 Indian students were pursuing undergrad in the United States in 2016-17


Top Universities/Colleges

Ivy League Other Top Institutions
Brown University California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
Columbia University University of California, Berkeley
Cornell University Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dartmouth College Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard University New York University
Princeton University Stanford University
University of Pennsylvania University of Texas, Austin
Yale University Duke University


Powerful Reasons to Study in USA

Quality Education & Curriculum Cutting Edge Innovation & Research Thriving Campus Life Extensive International Exposure Strong Employment Prospects
Ivy League & other top colleges Scientific & Creative Innovation Student Clubs & Organizations Diverse Class Extensive Job Opportunities
Variety of courses & specializations Research Opportunities & Exposure Focus on Extra-curricular activities Cross-cultural exposure Networking Opportunities


Types of Institutes

Institutes Description
Public & Private Universities Public (Operated by the state) and Private (funding through student fees & donations)
Liberal Arts College Offer four-year degree courses in liberal arts and sciences
Community Colleges offer two-year vocational and certificate programs


Powerful Fields of Undergrad Study

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Political Science
  • Computer Science
  • Law


Program Duration & Cost of Education

Duration Cost of Education (Tuition Plus Living)
Four to five years $55000-$65000 per annum


Eligibility Criteria for Undergrad Programs

Strong Academic Credentials Standardized Test Scores Strong Extra Curriculars

10+2 years of education

High grades from Classes 9-12

SAT/ACT, SAT Subject Test Scores


State/National/International Level participation

Declamations, Model United Nations, Olympiad, and several more


Intake & Application Deadlines

  • Fall Intake is the most preferred intake

  • Most of the undergrad deadlines generally fall between November and March.

  • Early Action &/or Early Decision deadlines are in November and regular deadlines for most of the top colleges are in end December/first week of January.


A Sneak Peek into the Undergrad Application Process

The following documents are required:

  • Transcripts/Final Marks Sheets (Class 9, 10, 11 and 12)
  • Official Test Score Reports
  • Scanned Copy of Passport
  • Financial Documents
  • Essays
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation & One School Counselor Form
  • Portfolio*

*For Fine Arts programs like Architecture, Dance and Music

517 colleges & universities require use the “Common App” which is the US application service for applying to undergrad programs in the US. Applicants submit one single application via Common App with a list of up to 20 universities, although universities might require additional supplemental documents along with the CommonApp.


  • In case you are applying via CommonApp, you need to submit a mandatory CommonApp essay in which you need to demonstrate your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps distinguish a student by his/her voice and approach to the chosen topic

  • In addition to the CommonApp, most of the universities ask for supplemental essays as well


Student Visa Terms and Provisions
  • Undergrad students need an F-1 visa to pursue a full-time education in US universities

  • Upon receiving the I-20 from the admitted university, a student must apply for a visa

  • Students can apply up to 120 days from the program start date

Are you ready? Contact us soon to give wings to your dreams!