The US is home to over 150 of the world’s top universities, including over 30 in the top 100, and 5 in the top 10. Apart from the world-class education and high standard of US universities, what attracts students from far and wide to study in USA is the promise of the country as the land of dreams where immigrants can make a life for themselves.
USA – QnA
Q. What are the requirements to study in USA?
- Application form for proof of secondary school completion ( 12 years of schooling)
- Certification of English language proficiency (usually a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL)
- Evidence of financial support (required for the I-20 form)
Q. What are the top universities in the US?
A. Over 1.1 million international students are studying in the universities of the United States, making it the world’s leading study abroad destination for international students. The US is home to over 150 highly-reputed universities, among which 30 universities rank in the top 100 and 5 in the top 10 universities of the world. Below are the top 5 universities in USA.
- Stanford University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- Harvard University
- Princeton University
Q. What is the admission timeline in the US?
A. The curriculum in US universities is divided into semesters and US universities have 4 periods of admission when students can join the university. These are spring (January/February), fall (August/September), summer (April/May), and winter (December). Most universities have their intake in the Fall Semester, while many are also open for spring. Considering the stringent eligibility criteria, the tones of documentation and applications to be filed, competitive exams to be taken, and the time required to gather your finances, it is usually advisable to start the application process at least a year in advance.
Q. What is the cost to study in the USA?
A. There are three types of student visa for studying in US namely F1, J1 and M1. F1 Visa is the most common visa which is a mandatory requirement for all full-time students pursuing an academic course in US universities. Applying for a US student visa can be quite complicated as it involves lots of immigration processes. Students need to be prepared well in advance – at least three to five months before the start of the course in the US to avoid many hassles.