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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

  • Jianglong Huang
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Minnesota Crookston International Business
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    I think Crookston US is the best city for study. I enjoyed my four years of college life here.
  • Katie Emmett
    Ireland
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Minnesota Crookston Agriculture
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    The local people are really friendly and are very respectful of the students from the college they treat them like they are part of the Crookston family
  • Brad Morris
    New Zealand
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of Minnesota Crookston Marketing
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    Accommodating. The people here is the US have been so kind to me. I have lived with many families that took me in like a son. My experience has been great and I suggest moving away from home to grow a person and gain a good education. No better place than the US and Crookston and the Crookston people have been great.
  • Kimie Shiozawa
    Japan
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    University of Minnesota Crookston Wildlife Conservation
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    I felt like big city is dangerous but small towns are really safe. People all know each other in small town. I didn't really travel so I don't really know how other places are.
  • Khanh Nguyen
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Portland State University Speech Pathology
    What's it like to study in the USA?
    Could be better, depending on the state and city you're living in.

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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