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OVERVIEW

The United States of America is located between Canada and Mexico and borders North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean. It is the world`s third largest country and has a population of 318,349,000 people.
US with 50 states is a liberal democracy with federal structure and President as the head of the government.
One of the largest economies makes US powerful and influential country and it`s busy cities, natural wonders and historic landmarks make it one of the most touristic country in the world.

HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

The academic year in USA usually lasts nine months. The terms are divided into 2 periods and have a special course credit system. Credit is a unit that shows a value of a course students take in the university or college. Generally students should complete 120-130 credit hours for undergraduate degree and 30-64 credit hours for graduate degree. Bachelor’s degree lasts 4 academic years and it will take you 2 academic years to finish your Master`s degree.
To improve English skills before starting degree study special programs are offered: Foundation program, Pre-Master`s program and ESL program. These programs usually take from 1 to 4 terms.
Higher Education in USA is a system of various courses and different programs which can fit all kind of students.

GPA in US system:

  • A - 4.00
  • B - 3.00
  • C - 2.00
  • D - 1.00
  • F - 0.00

STUDENT LIFE

Student life can be amazing in USA with its life standards, modern society and plenty of possibilities for international students.
Universities and colleges always have International Student Service department which not only helps students to solve their problems but provides different kinds of activities such as sport and fitness, bookstores, social programs, etc.
Health departments in the universities` campuses will offer you general medical care to be able to visit a doctor, consult on your health problems and undergo treatment. For international students it`s important to prepare a health insurance before going study abroad.
Social and cultural clubs will attract international students by offering a lot of interesting activities. Music, painting, theatre, politics, and culture – all the range of you interests can be covered within US social and cultural clubs.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

International students intended to study in USA can be given 3 types of visas:

F1 Visa – visa for academic student who are studying English Language programs or general academic courses.
J2 Visa – provided to students who are obtaining trainings (medical, business, etc) or culture exchange students.
M1 Visa – issued to students planning to attend vocational and technical schools.

Please note that US visa system is complicated and changeable. Foreign students should contact universities in order to get more information about Student Visa procedure.

USA Universities

School NameCity
Adelphi UniversityNew York
Arcadia UniversityPennsylvania
Arkansas State University
Ashland UniversityOhio
Bacone CollegeOklahoma
Barry UniversityFlorida
Bates Technical CollegeWashington
Bellevue CollegeWashington
Berkeley CollegeNew Jersey
Bowling Green State University
California Lutheran UniversityCalifornia
California State University Los AngelesCalifornia
California State University San MarcosCalifornia
California State University, East BayCalifornia
California State University, FresnoCalifornia
Case Western Reserve UniversityOhio
Chatham UniversityPennsylvania
City University of SeattleWashington
Clemson UniversitySouth Carolina
College of Mount St. VincentNew York
College of Southern NevadaNevada
Colorado State UniversityColorado
Concordia UniversityOregon
Dallas Baptist UniversityTexas
De Anza CollegeCalifornia
Dixie State UniversityUtah
Dominican UniversityIllinois
Dominican University of CaliforniaCalifornia
Drury UniversityMissouri
East Tennessee State UniversityTennessee
Eckerd CollegeFlorida
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityNew Jersey
Felician CollegeNew Jersey
Ferris State UniversityMichigan
Fisher CollegeMassachusetts
Florida Institute Of TechnologyFlorida
Foothill CollegeCalifornia
Fordham UniversityNew York
Franklin Pierce UniversityNew Hampshire
Front Range Community College - Westminster CampusColorado
Golden Gate UniversityCalifornia
Grand Valley State UniversityMichigan
Hawaii Pacific UniversityHawaii
High Point UniversityNorth Carolina
Humboldt State University, California California
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort WayneIndiana
Indiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisIndiana
Johnson and Wales UniversityRhode Island
Kendall College
Kent State UniversityOhio
La Salle UniversityPennsylvania
Lewis UniversityIllinois
Lock Haven University Pennsylvania
Louisiana Tech UniversityLouisiana
Loyola University ChicagoIllinois
Manhattanville CollegeNew York
Marquette UniversityWisconsin
Merrimack CollegeMassachusetts
Middle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee
Missouri State UniversityMissouri
Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri
Montana State UniversityMontana
Montana State University BillingsMontana
Mount Ida CollegeMassachusetts
Nazareth CollegeNew York
Northeastern UniversityMassachusetts
Northern Arizona UniversityArizona
Northern Illinois UniversityIllinois
Northwest Missouri State UniversityMissouri
Ohio Dominican UniversityOhio
Ohio UniversityOhio
Oklahoma City University
Oregon State UniversityOregon
Pace UniversityNew York
Point Park UniversityPennsylvania
Queens University of CharlotteNorth Carolina
Quinnipiac UniversityConnecticut
Roger Williams UniversityRhode Island
Rutgers University
Saginaw Valley State UniversityMichigan
Saint Joseph's UniversityPennsylvania
Saint Louis UniversityMissouri
San Diego State UniversityCalifornia
San Diego State University-GeorgiaCalifornia
School for International Training (SIT)Vermont
Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania
South Seattle CollegeWashington
Southeast Missouri State UniversityMissouri
Southern New Hampshire UniversityNew Hampshire
Southern Polytechnic State UniversityGeorgia
Stetson UniversityFlorida
Stevens Institute of TechnologyNew Jersey
Stratford UniversityVirginia
Sullivan UniversityKentucky
Tennessee Tech UniversityTennessee
Texas Tech UniversityTexas
The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyIllinois
The College at Brockport: State University of New YorkNew York
The University of OklahomaOklahoma
The University of TampaFlorida
The University of Texas at DallasTexas
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts AcademyIllinois
Trine UniversityIndiana
University at BuffaloNew York
University of BridgeportConnecticut
University of Bristol
University of California, IrvineCalifornia
University of CincinnatiOhio
University of FindlayOhio
University of FloridaFlorida
University of Houston Clear LakeTexas
University of La VerneCalifornia
University of Mary WashingtonVirginia
University of Missouri - St.LouisMissouri
University of New Haven
University of North DakotaNorth Dakota
University of San FranciscoCalifornia
University of South FloridaFlorida
University of Southern California International AcademyCalifornia
University of St Thomas - MinnesotaMinnesota
University of St. ThomasTexas
University of the Incarnate WordTexas
University of Wisconsin–SuperiorWisconsin
Utica CollegeNew York
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)Virginia
West Coast Ultrasound InstituteCalifornia