United States of America - 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, USD/month
Accommodation $396 $531
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 centre$396
Shared room in city centre$530
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$730
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$973
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

11Harvard UniversityBoston66,900 $66,900 $
22Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBoston58,240 $58,240 $
33Stanford UniversitySanta Clara47,331 $44,184 $
54California Institute of TechnologyPasadena48,111 $48,111 $
75Princeton UniversityPrinceton41,820 $43,720 $
86University of ChicagoChicago48,253 $45,000 $
107Yale UniversityNew Haven45,800 $44,800 $
128Cornell UniversityIthaca52,612 $34,444 $
139University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley42,802 $32,756 $
1410Columbia UniversityNew York City46,846 $39,000 $
1611Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore50,410 $50,410 $
1712University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia69,340 $69,340 $
1813University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles62,205 $62,205 $
1914University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor41,811 $39,000 $
2015University of California, San DiegoSan Diego55,587 $55,587 $
2216Northwestern UniversityEvanston47,251 $43,000 $
2317Duke UniversityDurham47,488 $43,000 $
2918University of Wisconsin - MadisonMadison26,660 $25,000 $
3019University of WashingtonWashington D.C.51,321 $51,321 $
3120New York UniversityNew York City46,170 $39,000 $

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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Location on map - United States of America

Location on map - United States of America