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Study in USA

Everything you need to know about studying in USA as an international student.

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Why study in the USA?

The United States’ university system is renowned for its student experience as well as the quality of its programs and ground-breaking research. The US has a long history of international students choosing to study there, and most universities have a strong international student support system, ensuring you’re getting the most from your time there.

University life in the USA has a strong focus on societies and sports — universities encourage students to get involved and create facilities to ensure they can make the most of their time on campus.

The US is a good choice for students wanting to improve their English skills.

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What are the best programs in the USA?

If you’re looking to do a bachelor’s program, the average amount of time needed for completion is around four years. The curriculum of many undergraduate programs is based on a “liberal arts” philosophy in which students are required to study courses from a range of subjects to form a broad educational foundation and choose a major to focus on for your last two years of study. However, more career-specific degrees exist such as business, medical, or engineering.

Whether you’re looking to study for a bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, or MBA in the USA, Studee can help you find the perfect university for you.

How Studee can help you

  1. Universities & programs

    Find the right program for you and your career aspirations

  2. Application assistance

    Be guided through your application process

  3. Visa & embassy guidance

    Maximise your chances of being granted a visa

  4. Enrollment & travel advice

    Get support all the way to your first day at university

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What is the cost of studying in the USA?

University fees in the USA range between $25,000 - $35,000 dollars per year depending on your specific program and whether or not the university is public or private. Living costs can vary dramatically depending on your chosen state and city.

Student reviews for USA

  • Shiori Tsutsui
    Japan
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Mount Union
    What's it like to study in USA?
    I am satisfied here in Ohio. People are super nice and there is no dialect which is really good for international students. Also, there is no distraction because it is in the countryside, so I can focus on my study.
  • Monic Kiconco
    Uganda
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Mount Union
    What's it like to study in USA?
    It is larger in every way you can imagine, the roads, the cars, the buildings, the malls, basically everything is larger. Every place is different and the people are different but more so in their accents and dialects than behavior. The five states I have so far visited have been all more than friendly. What I found very unexpected was the very busy life of most students because most students work and study unlike in my country home where all University students are just studying and only begin working after school. Also the student's attitude towards work is very impressive because they do all sorts of jobs without looking down on those jobs just because they are at the University.

    All transport links for say buses or flights can be found on line so they are pretty easy to arrange even ahead of travel.
  • Abdullah Alkhudair
    Saudi Arabia
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Mount Union
    What's it like to study in USA?
    People here are friendly and there are many places you can travel to.
  • Masashi Nishiguchi
    Japan
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of Mount Union
    What's it like to study in USA?
    I feel that I am more welcome when I am in the larger and more diverse cities as a foreigner.
    In that sense, I really liked Los Angeles because there are people from different places.
  • Amal Alhafah
    Saudi Arabia
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of Mount Union
    What's it like to study in USA?
    America is a good place to study in because of all the opportunities you get to increase your knowledge. Each state has different activities you can do. In this country you could find the place that fits you.

Key facts

  • US dollar $ Currency
  • 16 million Student population
  • English Language
  • 1400+ Universities

Where can you study in the USA?

Every state has something different to offer: whether you want beaches, national parks, or sprawling cities, you’ll find it in the US.

New York and California are popular choices for university students, but they can be some of the most expensive places for living costs.

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What are the requirements to study in the USA?

Qualifications

Proof of secondary school completion is necessary for US university admission. If a university doesn’t believe you meet the requirements necessary they may offer you a pathway program. This means completing an English language course or associate degree before moving to your chosen degree.

English language tests

If you’re wanting to study in the US then take a TOEFL iBT test, as this is the most popular method of academic language testing in the US.

USA student visa

You’ll need an F1 student visa to study as an international student in the US.

Although your student visa is for a full time undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you generally won’t be able to work during your time as a student. In some cases work on campus may be granted, but you shouldn’t rely on this possibility.

USA student visa requirements

How to study in the USA

  1. Choose a university and program in the USA
  2. Ensure you can meet the specific requirements set by the US university and take any necessary English tests
  3. Create an account with the university to fill in an online or printed form. Submit your application which will include sections such as personal data, educational background, and a letter of intent
  4. Submit supporting documents which may include translated and official transcripts, test scores, and bank statements
  5. Pay any application fees if necessary
  6. Receive notification of an offer
  7. Accept your offer and pay any deposits or fees to secure your place
  8. Arrange for your F1 visa

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