Study in Atlanta
All the information you need about studying in Atlanta as an international student.
Why study in Atlanta?
Atlanta is the state capital of Georgia, USA, and is one of the country’s most populous metropolitan areas. Atlanta is split into neighborhoods, each with its own unique feel and purpose. Midtown is known as the restaurant, bar, and club area, while Buckhead is the financial and commercial district, and South Downton is popular with students.
The city has a rapid transit rail system called MARTA that can take you from the airport up to Buckhead and beyond, as well as through Atlanta’s main neighborhoods. There is also a streetcar to get you around the main entertainment and commercial districts of the city.
There are a number of popular attractions that bring people to Atlanta all year round, including theme parks and the world’s largest aquarium. If you’re more interested in the outdoors, then the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park and Centennial Olympic Park, offer green space for recreation and relaxing.
Universities in Atlanta
Metropolitan Atlanta is home to the highest concentration of higher education institutions in the American South, making it a lively student city.
You’ll have a range of public and private universities, colleges, academies, and technical schools to choose from.
What to study in Atlanta
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How to study in Atlanta
You must have finished your secondary education and meet the program entry requirements before applying to an institution in Atlanta.
If you’re a non-native speaker whose hoping to take an English-taught program, you might be asked to complete a TOEFL or IELTS test as part of your application.
After accepting a place at your chosen institution, it’s time to apply for a US student visa.
Cost to study in Atlanta
Tuition fees vary considerably between universities and colleges, but most international students pay between $30,000 and $35,000 each year on a bachelor’s program. Postgraduate programs are usually more expensive at roughly $40,000 per year.
It’s sensible to budget between $1,500 and $2,000 per month to cover the cost of your housing. You’ll then need to add other living expenses like groceries, transport, and academic supplies on top.
Key facts of Atlanta
80/43°F Summer/winter temperature
5.8 million Population