About the USA, United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. It is the 3rd largest country both by size and population. The official language is English and is spoken by 80% of the people. About 82% of American population lives in cities..
Students looking for the best overseas education and planning to put their careers on the fast track, USA is the hottest destination. This is because it has an immense range of specialties, high quality of education, great opportunities, which attracts students from different countries of the world. The factors that make the US, the number one educational hub for international students are: Commitment to Excellence: One of the highest selling points of American education is perhaps its worldwide reputation of commitment to excellence.
The United States of America (USA) hosts the most number of international students in the world. Quality education, unique curriculum, multicultural environment, and abundant opportunities are just some of the reasons why many Indian students want to study in the US.
Top 7 Reason why to choose USA
1) World renowned Academia
2) Academic Flexibility
3) Career Opportunities
4) Research and Training opportunities
5) Use of technology
6) American culture and campus life
7)Help and support to International Students
USA universities follow a first come first serve basis while recruiting students. Therefore students who apply early stand a stronger chance during admissions. For Fall intake students should start the admission process about 8 months in advance. Students need to fill out an online application. Most universities have an admission fee which has to be paid online. The online approval along with physical copies of admission documents have to be sent to the university.
The certification for admissions is fairly detailed and differs from university. It usually covers academic documents, financial documents recommendations, SOP etc. (for a detailed list, contact any of our offices). Many universities also require online score reporting. It usually takes 3 months for the university to process an application. Some courses and focusing in may take more time. The admission approval document is called I20 (or IAP66 in some cases) and this document is the basis for visa processing.
Minimum English language requirement. Along with that a minimum academic record of 65% and above for humanities stream in class XII, and 70 – 80% and above for Science/Commerce stream in class XII will also be required.
- GRE & GMAT (Not Mandatory but required for MBA and other programs in some universities)
- IELTS : 6.5+ not less than 6.0 in each module
- TOEFL : 80+ not less than 22 in each module
- PTE : 55+ not less than 50 in each module (Some universities & Colleges are accepting
- Cost of Education
Cost Of Education:
Tuition fee differs from one organization to another and this is conditional upon the chosen program. Generally, in public/State Universities and private universities, tuition fee ranges $12000 to $40,000 per annum. In Ivy League universities tuition fee ranges $48000 to $60000. Living cost would be around $8000 to $14000 per year
Deadlines and intake
USA Universities have 3 intakes for students.
- Spring : January
- Summer : May
- Fall : September
The deadlines for each intake are usually a few months before the start date. It is highly recommended that you apply early to maximize your chances for admission.
Some universities even offer rolling admissions, i.e. admissions are open through the year. The major intake for the US is the fall intake which offers the highest
degree of competition but also features the largest number of corporate internships. Deadlines would be 4 months before the start of the programmed including visa
Capital: Washington, DC
Largest city: New York City
Official language(s) : English
Government : Federal presidential constitutional republic
Calling code: +1
Time zone : (UTC−5 to −10)
Total Area: 9,826,675 km
GDP (Nominal) : $ 54,596 (Per capital)
Currency : United States dollar ($) (USD))
Date format : dd /mm/yyyy
Flow chart of Process
GRE & TOEFL OR IELTS Exams Registration & Training
University Search Search Deadlines Program Selection
Cost of the program
Apply @ Online Departmental Forms
SOP – Personal Statement
Mailing and Tracking
Financial Statement (Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC))
Tracking of Application
VISA Training Classes Mock VISA Interview
US is the country which offers up to 100% scholarships on tuition to deserving students. This may be based on the student’s overall profile, both academic or extracurricular profile and the financial need of the student. Few states may offer In- State Tuition waivers which work out to be 50% to 80% on the overall tuition fee.
Different Types of Financial Aid
Tuition Fee Waiver in form of Assistantships
- Research Assistantships
- Teaching Assistantships
- Graduate Assistantships
- Fellowship program
- International tuition awards
Part Time Jobs (On Campus) NOTE: There are even options that offer work study programs wherein the University allows the student to work full time even during his classes. Classes are held in the evening or on weekends & the student works full time during the day. These options are particularly good for students with low budgets.
USA F1 Student Visas are generally valid for a period of 5 years including OPT (optional practical training). During the study program, students can work only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex rules and limitations issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). After meeting the rules and taking approval from the university where they are studying students are eligible to work for a maximum period of up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) only during holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between $10 and $12 per hour. Students can opt for OPT which is related to their field of work. International students who have graduated from a university in USA are eligible to work full time for the remaining period of their visa in USA.
ON Campus Occupation: As an undergraduate or postgraduate worldwide student studying in the United States, employment is possible on a part-time basis for up to 20 hours every week.
OPT: Optional Practical Training (OPT) is the work approval letter where students can work anywhere in USA to get hands-on work experience related to the academic field of study.
OPT is valid for one year and which is extendable to 24 months for the students who graduate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) field.
1. How long can an international student stay in the US?
On your F-1 visa, you can only stay in the United States for 60 days after your graduation date, so it’s in your best interests to start planning for your course of action well before you graduate. In this article, we’ll explain seven options to extend your stay in the United States after you graduate.
2) Is USA good for international students?
The United States is the number one and largest destination for international students seeking higher education overseas. The education system in the USA is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students in the world.
3) Can international students get a job in the USA?
The short answer is yes, international students can work in the USA while studying but there are some restrictions. International students who have an F-1 and M-1 visa are allowed to work on-campus and in specified training programs. Students are not allowed to work off-campus during their first academic year.