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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.

Popular subjects to study in USA

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  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

  • Anamo Kisho
    Ethiopia
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington Information Technology
    What's it like to study in USA?
    I am studying in America. This place amazing, I really liked it. People are sociable, friendly and helpful. The locals are welcoming and even invited me for a cultural Thanksgiving dinner. I visited most of USA east side, like New York, Washington, Maryland, Virginia and Atlanta.
  • Haitam Ait Essarghini
    Morocco
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    1 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Mohawk Valley Community College Business Administration
    What's it like to study in USA?
    I like how people think here and how hard workers they are. They are friendly and open minded, which is good for us international students because we can integrate with people here. I love travelling and I had the chance to travel to a couple of places such as Niagara Falls, Washington DC and New York City.
  • Dimitra Tzialla
    United States
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington Digital Marketing
    What's it like to study in USA?
    The locals are not friendly, unfortunately, people in this city are not familiar with internationals, therefore, they do not make you feel welcome. They find people "weird" and "different" since they are not locals.
  • Yanina Ciriani
    Argentina
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    1 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington Marine Biology
    What's it like to study in USA?
    USA is certainly an interesting country. The places I visited were amazing, however it can be very conservative and close minded, specially here in the South. I also think that the people are very wasteful in regards to energy, food and resources in general. I think it was a good experience to come but I wouldn't live here.
  • Shuyu Chen
    China
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington English
    What's it like to study in USA?
    I am studying in the US, the country is famous for its great diversity and freedom.

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.

Universities in USA

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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