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Study in the USA

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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 experience.

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.

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    Get help after application, 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 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 the USA

  • Carolina Agostena
    Argentina
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Cuesta College Business Administration
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    This country is very big and has a lot to explore, I have visited several of its states. It has different enviroments, climates and geographical panoramas. Access to travel is very flexible and there is always an opportunity to embark on a plane, bus or road trip. People depend on each place you visit, but they usually welcome you with open arms and don't hesitate to tell you what to do to have a good time.
  • Geovanni Herrera
    Costa Rica
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Cuesta College Electrical Engineering
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    People in the US are very friendly, they will spark conversations with you and that may lead to new connections. I have visited many places in the US, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City... Everywhere people are nice friendly and welcoming.
  • Juan I Dassie
    Argentina
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Cuesta College Engineering
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    When I came here I was surprised with how warm and friendly the people are here, I was always told that people in the US are not very friendly and they are cold sometimes but that turned out to be false. I have also visited many places in the Coast of California during my time here, I have been to San Francisco, Monterrey, Carmel By The Sea, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Diego and many others and I have loved it so far, it is a truly beautiful state and I completely recommend it to anyone that is looking to study here.
  • Gino Salas
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Cuesta College Construction Engineering
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    Locals are very welcoming. The city is right between LA and San Francisco, so a lot of sight seeing to do. You can meet people from everywhere. California is an unbeatable destination. Great weather and many things to do.
  • Paula Martínez Bernal
    Spain
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Hampshire College Art History
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    People in the US are not that open compared to Spanish people. Adapting myself to this culture was very hard, and still now I have only international friends. Also, the workload is significantly bigger than in Spain, so it is difficult to have a balanced schedule.

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 the 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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