United States

United States Overview

United States has a seemingly limitless array of education and training opportunities. International students can choose from a vast range of courses including traditional academic areas of learning and research, as well as more practical courses with a vocational orientation.


Education in the United States generally reflects the values and priorities of the society. These include a dedication to democratic ideals, a commitment to individual freedom, and a respect for the diversity of the population. In broad terms, the U.S. education system has as its goal the establishment of a quality education that will enable all children to achieve their highest potential as individuals, serve effectively as citizens of a free society, and successfully compete in a changing global marketplace.

The Study in USA section of our Website aims to provide useful information and assist students in choosing undergraduate and graduate courses offered by schools and colleges in the United States of America.

The entry profiles include: description of courses and schools, contact details, application procedures, admission requirements, cost of studies, scholarships, grants, degrees/qualifications awarded and other practical information.


Who is eligible to apply?

Any one who has a consistently good academic record, firm financial support and proficiency in English.

When can I start undergraduate (bachelor's) studies in the U.S.?

After you complete 12 years of school education.

When can I begin graduate (master's and doctoral) studies in the U.S.?

After you complete 16 years of education including 4 years of college education.

I have a three-year bachelor's degree from India. Am I eligible to apply?

It is advisable for you to complete an additional year of studies to be stronger applicant to a master’s degree in the U.S.

When should I start the application process?

At least 18 months in advance of your intended date of enrollment at a U.S. university. For example, if you wish to enroll in August/September 2025, you should start the process around April 2024 and meet a GEPSI representative by January 2024.

Does this application process cost me money?

Yes, it does. Approximately, Rs.50,000 for applying to an average of 7 universities. This includes test fees, application fees, communication, and mailing expenses.

Will I get financial assistance?

Colleges and universities offer scholarships, assistanceships and fellowships to outstanding students, largely based on merit. There is stiff competition for financial assistance and availability varies from university to university.

What tests do I need to take?

Visit Admission Tests.

What is the average cost per year for study in the U.S.?

The cost (tuition + living expenses) could range from $15,000 to $40,000. The average cost for a year of study is $20,000.

What type of visa will I be eligible for? Can I work on an F-1 visa?

The most common student visa is F1. For further information on visas, visit the American Embassy site.


The applicant must be in good health. People who have tested positive for HIV are not allowed to enter the US.

  • The applicant must obey all US laws, or risk deportation.
  • The applicant must be able to support himself financially during the course of study.
  • The applicant must agree to leave the US after the course of study is complete.

It is important to remember that applying early and providing the requested documents does not guarantee that the student will receive a visa. Also, because each student’s situation is unique, two students from the same country, applying for the same visa may be asked different questions and for different documents.

In addition, students should be aware that obtaining a visa does not automatically guarantee entry into the United States. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officer at the port of entry into the US has the authority to deny admission even if a visa has been granted.


The United States calls itself “a nation of immigrants.” Immigrants (from Europe) founded this country and have been coming in large numbers (from all over the world) ever since. Therefore you will find that all ethnicities and nationalities are represented, although not to the same extent in every city. The country is vast (over 9 million square kilometers) and populous (over 275 million people). In the US, you can encounter and experience almost any climate, landscape, lifestyle, and culture imaginable. By selecting the right location, you will be able to find a living experience that is perfect for you.

Even though there is so much variety in America, there is still an “American culture” that may be quite different from your own. While much of American culture is exported through television, films, and consumer products, there are some aspects that you do not encounter until you live in the US. For a brief description of these aspects, refer to American culture, customs and habits. To gain a better understanding of what life is like in different regions across the US, refer to USA regions. Refer to the other pages in this section to find out how to perform common tasks, such as opening a bank account and choosing housing. Read student profiles to hear experiences of real students just like you.

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USA Colleges and Universities (By State)

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Auburn University College of Business, Auburn University

Arizona Western College
The Art Institute of Phoenix
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Arizona
Phoenix College
Pima Community College
Rio Sal ado College
Scottsdale Community College

Grand Canyon University

Academy of Art University
A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Riverside
University of California, Riverside
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Chico

Foothill College / De Anza
Fullerton College
Riverside Community College District
University of San Diego
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Santa Ana College & Santiago Canyon College
Santa Monica College
California State University, Stanislaus

Colorado College
Colorado State University
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Hi-Tech International Resources, Colorado Technical University

Westwood College of Technology

University of Bridgeport
Fairfield University
Quinnipiac University
Teikyo Post University

Digital Media Arts College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida
Florida Atlantic University MBA in Sport Management
Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business, Florida International University
Florida Metropolitan University
Nova Southeastern University
Jacksonville University
Saint Thomas University
Webber International University

Virginia International University

Brenau University Online College
Emmanuel College
Wesleyan College

University of Hawaii – Hilo
Hawaii Pacific University

Columbia College – Chicago
Illinois Institute of Technology
Loyola University of Chicago
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

University of Evansville
Indiana Wesleyan University
Oakland City University
University of Southern Indiana

Cornell College
Iowa State University

Lewis Clark University

Emporia State University

University of Louisiana at Monroe
McNeese State University

Baltimore International College
Washington College

Arthur D. Little School of Management
Boston College Graduate School of Management
International Business School, Brandeis University
Dean College
Fisher College
Massachusetts College of Art
Simmons College
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Finlandia University

Argosy University / Twin Cities
College of Saint Catherine
St. Cloud State University

Drury University

Midland Lutheran College
Wayne State College

Community College of Southern Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno

Franklin Pierce College
Southern New Hampshire University School of Business MBA Program

Eastern New Mexico University
New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico State University

Caldwell College
Berkeley College

Metropolitan College of New York
Dowling College
D’Youville College
Hartwick College
Iona College
New York Film Academy
Mohawk Valley Community College
Pratt Institute
Rockland Community College
Graduate College of Union University MBA Programs
Wells College
Fulton Montgomery University

Fayetteville State University
Western Carolina University

North Dakota State University

Ashland University
LL.M. in United States and Global Legal Studies, Case School of Law, Case Western Reserve University
University of Findlay
Full-time MBA Program Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Part-time MBA Program Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Executive MBA (EMBA) Program Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Kent State University
Kigezi International School of Medicine
Notre Dame College of Ohio
University of Toledo
Wittenberg University
Findlay University

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University

Hi-Tech International Resources, Colorado Technical University

Arcadia University
Duquesne University
Drexel University
Gannon University
Marywood University
Point Park College
University of Scranton
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University

Presbyterian College

Angelo State University
St. Mary’s University
Southern Methodist University
Stephen F. Austin State University
The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration MBA Program

Snow College
Utah State University

Hesston College
Murray State University

Hampden Sydney College
Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
Virginia International University

University of Northern Virginia

Yakima Valley Community College
Pierce College

Davis & Elkins College

Concordia University Wisconsin
St. Norbert College
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

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