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Study in the USA

Everything you need to know about studying in the 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.

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How Studee can help you

  1. University & program search

    Find the right program for you and your career aspirations
  2. Application guidance

    We'll get you to the right place to start your application
  3. Visa & travel advice

    Get help after application, all the way to your first day at university

Our team of advisors is ready to support you at every step of your study abroad journey.
Our services are 100% free for students like you because we're funded by universities.

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 the USA

  • Abdullah Lee
    Korea, Republic of
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    University of Wisconsin Parkside Acquatic Pathobiology
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    The United States is everything I hoped it would be. It allows me to pursue my dream in an environment which is very friendly and welcoming.
  • 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 Adult Nursing
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    People here are friendly and there are many places you can travel to.
  • Adriana Discua
    Honduras
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Findlay Agriculture, Food & Animal Sciences
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    The country is fine and people are always accepting new people and treating them the same way.
  • Ahmed Almalki
    Saudi Arabia
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    1 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Mount Union Adult Nursing
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    The United States is fascinating in general because you can find a lot of different things to do in your free time. Do not forget to study hard and have a lot of fun in your spare time visiting different states!!
  • Ai Fabre
    Belgium
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Stephen F. Austin State University Kinesiology
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    United States, The locals here are great. Very helpful, friendly... Furthermore, there are many many restaurants. You have fast food, restaurants, shops. You have everything you need as a student to be able to enjoy life and to graduate.

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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