Enrolling to most American universities do not require entrance exams and even no need to come to the U.S. Everything can be arranged while staying in your country. When you have already enrolled and received an invitation from the university, you need to pass an interview at the embassy in order to get a U.S. student visa.

Higher education in USA

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
11Harvard UniversityBoston66,900 USD66,900 USD
22Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBoston58,240 USD58,240 USD
33Stanford UniversitySanta Clara47,331 USD44,184 USD
54California Institute of TechnologyPasadena48,111 USD48,111 USD
75Princeton UniversityPrinceton41,820 USD43,720 USD
86University of ChicagoChicago48,253 USD45,000 USD
107Yale UniversityNew Haven45,800 USD44,800 USD
128Cornell UniversityIthaca52,612 USD34,444 USD
139University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley42,802 USD32,756 USD
1410Columbia UniversityNew York City46,846 USD39,000 USD
1611Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore50,410 USD50,410 USD
1712University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia69,340 USD69,340 USD
1813University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles62,205 USD62,205 USD
1914University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor41,811 USD39,000 USD
2015University of California, San DiegoSan Diego55,587 USD55,587 USD
2216Northwestern UniversityEvanston47,251 USD43,000 USD
2317Duke UniversityDurham47,488 USD43,000 USD
2918University of Wisconsin - MadisonMadison34,000 USD34,000 USD
3019University of WashingtonWashington D.C.51,321 USD51,321 USD
3120New York UniversityNew York City46,170 USD39,000 USD

Preparatory program and language course in USA universities

Having a high school diploma, you can enroll in undergraduate program in various ways:
At the level of English is above average - you can enroll in a preparatory program for one semester. Upon successfully passed the course, on the 2nd semester you can continue training at the 1st year of Bachelor's degree program.
At the intermediate level of English - we recommend the candidates to choose a one-year preparatory program (for the first 2 semesters). With its completion, you can skip from 1st year and move directly to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree program.

At a low level of English (basic or elementary) - prospective students should pass a course of intensive English language within 1 - 2 semesters with further transition to a one-year preparatory program. With its successful completion, the students can enter the second year of Bachelor’s degree program (after passing the language course, students may also skip the preparatory program and enroll the 1st year of university if his/her academic grades meet the admission requirements).
Students who chose to enroll in the preparatory program can select one of the modules: business, engineering, science, computer technology, natural sciences, humanities, or general training program (for those who have not yet decided about their major course). Each module has prerequisite subjects, English learning and subjects by choice.

Admission requirements in USA universities

In addition, there is a way to enroll in the university right after high school without completing the preparatory courses. In this case, you must pass one or more standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT. Also, need to verify English proficiency by providing TOEFL test scores or IELTS. Entry requirements may vary from university to university.

However, it is required to provide the following additional documents:
  • Recommendation letters (2-3 letters)
  • Report Card or High School Diploma
  • Applique essay (their quantity may also be different, from1 to 4 essays)
Future Masters should provide:
  • Test results in GRE, GRE Subject or GMAT
  • Certified copy and translation of the record book or a Bachelor's Diploma
Deadlines to apply to American universities are from November to February (some universities will accept the documents within the whole year).

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United States - General information
RegionNorth America
CapitalWashington, D.C.
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
CurrencyUS Dollar
Foreigner students3.5%
Statistics - Education
Popularity rating in the world1
Ranking of universities in the world1
Academic Reputation 1
Employer Reputation 1
Quality of teaching 1
International Faculty 2
International Students 1
Citations per Faculty 1
Statistics - Universities
Universities in top 100 37
Universities in top 200 59
Universities in top 500 109
Universities in top 1000 195
Universities in top 5000 1142
Cost of living in United States
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Food 260 454
Transportation 60 166
Communications and utilities 99 113
Clothing 19 71
Sports and leisure 24 91
Accommodation in United States USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre400
Shared room in city centre536
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre730
1 bedroom apartment in city centre973
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