That the United States of America is arguably the most favourite study destination of international students is a well-established fact. So much is the popularity of the country, and so much the rush to go there that for Indian students, “going abroad” has become synonymous with going to study in America. Living there is a dream for millions of students across the world. Working after graduation is a dream come true for them.
Well, this certainly should not be a surprise to anyone reading this article. America is identified with the English Language, perhaps more than the United Kingdom is. Hollywood has placed a major role in making English synonymous with the country. English is the working language of the world, and the best universities in usa champion the process of getting educated in this language. All courses across all disciplines, in all colleges and universities are conducted in English, giving the students a beginners’ edge in all industries that have global presence.
Joy of Living
A big reason for students across the world to want to pursue higher education America is the joy of living that the country provides. The country has successfully achieved the much needed balance between achieving professional goals and living life to the fullest measure. Students who Study in USA get the opportunity to explore the vast country, full of natural diversities; and they also enjoy life by vising places like the famous Disney Land and Las Vegas. In fact, there is so much scope to enjoy life in the United States that a student from another country often needs to discipline himself or herself to remain focussed on the primary objective of working hard and doing well in academics.
What to Study in the United States?
All over the U.S., universities offer a lot of topics and degree programmes that you can choose from. Some of the biggest names, at the biggest Ivy League schools, teach programmes in the subject you’re most interested in. Here are some of the subjects you can consider:
- Study Biotechnology in the U.S.
- Study Entrepreneurship in the U.S.
- Study for an MBA in the U.S.
- Study International Relations in the U.S.
Major cities in the U.S.
- Study in Chicago
- Study in New York City
- Study in Los Angeles
- Study in Boston
- Study in San Francisco
- Study in Atlanta
- Study in Seattle
- Study in Tampa
- Study in Miami
- Study in Charlotte
- Study in Minneapolis
Which universities to attend in the U.S.
Although the Ivy League universities, plus Stanford and M.I.T., are all major, world-renowned universities to pick from, there are literally hundreds of universities all over the country. Below we’ll run through some of the lesser-known favourites:
- University of Washington
- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
- City University of Seattle
- Central Connecticut State University
- Cameron University
- Bentley University
- Avila University
- University of Florida
- Cuyamaca College
- University of Chicago
- Yale University
How to apply to universities in the U.S.
Each university in the U.S. has its own system on their website that allows future students to apply for and enrol in their degree programmes. So, once you select the university of your choice, you can go through their application and submit your materials there.
Here are some of the basic requirements you’ll need for every application:
- A scan of your diploma (high school or Bachelor’s degree)
- A transcript/record of your previous courses
- A scan of your passport
- Your CV
- Testing scores
- Evidence of scholarship or funding
- Letters of recommendation (between 2-3)
- Portfolio and/or writing samples
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for an American university
Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;
Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in the U.S., you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
To apply to study in the U.S., you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency.
The certificates generally accepted by the universities in India are:
Still, you should always check on your university’s website, just to be sure what the exact requirements are.