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The United States is one of the biggest international study destinations in the world. Starting your international study adventure abroad can be intimidating but it doesn't have to be difficult. This is why we have put together a written guide with everything you’ll need to finding the right Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the USA and prepare 100% for your student life in America. We provide the most recent information to help you through the process of deciding, getting admitted and covering your expenses.
1. The best higher education in America: Top colleges in higher education abroad
To start on your path to a degree in the United States you will need to decide on the right university. Our international degree database includes over 250 American universities and colleges featured in the top 1000 worldwide. This means a course offering of more than 34,000 English-taught courses including over 15,000 Masters and almost 20,000 Bachelors.
But which ones are the best? More importantly, which one is the best for you?
Prestigious international rankings like World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, Academic Ranking of World University by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, or QS University Rankings provide great insights based on student review, and data collected from global universities such as institution research, facilities, graduate satisfaction and more.
See the lists of:
- Best Ivy League universities for undergraduate students
- College degrees offer the highest salary potential after graduation
2. Diverse academic offer – best universities for the subjects you seek
Before you can start your international study adventure abroad you first need to decide what you want to study in the United States. The academic offer is limitless, including all subjects you could think of. Specialised graduate schools offer Master’s students the best learning experience, preparing them for a successful career in their chosen field of interest.
Read about best studying in America in:
You can also read about the benefits of studying Engineering in the USA.
3. What type of degree course is best for me?
Before making your decision to study in the States you should know what are the differences between the different types of courses, whether at Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
American undergraduate degrees
Choose from Bachelors in Science, Bachelors in Arts, Honours degrees, learn what college majors and minors are, and make an informed decision.
You can also find out what an associate degree is, and which ones are the best in the USA.
American graduate degrees
Not sure what’s the difference between a Master of Science and a Master of Arts? No idea what a MiM is? Find out this and more by reading about diverse types of graduate degree titles.
American online degrees
If you’d rather study an American distance learning Master’s, there are many good options taught either fully online or as blended learning (a mix of online and on-campus classes). Find out which are the best U.S. colleges offering online MBAs.
If you're not sure what to expect from the teaching style in the States, here is what makes American classes unique.
4. Settle on the best study location – Where to study in the United States?
The next step to a higher education in the USA is deciding on an American city that will guarantee a positive study experience, an international learning environment and plenty of career opportunities.
Here’s a list of the top 10 cities in North America ideal for international students.
We also gathered a list of the top 10 most popular states for international students.
5. Start your financial planning - Study and living expenses and how to cover them
An important step before you decide what to study is figuring out how you can pay for your higher education. Read about tuition fees depending on your preferred subject and living costs in different states in the USA.
6. How to enrol in a college or graduate school in the U.S.
After deciding what and where to study, it’s time to prepare for being admitted to your dream university or college in the U.S. Read the best tips about how to apply to a degree in the States.
You’ll generally have to meet minimum GPA scores to be admitted. Make sure you have sufficient English speaking skills to be accepted. Join an English language school in America to prepare for your IELTS, TOEFL or CAE English exam.
7. Preparing to leave home – Visa application and safety information
Start your education at colleges and graduate schools in the USA!
Go ahead and apply for a Bachelor’s or Master’s that’s right for you and help the world become a better place by focusing on your self-development and helping others do the same!
Ready to study in the U.S.? Don't forget about the American student visa!
If you are an international student you will need a visa to study in the U.S.. Visa requirements depend on your nationality so be sure to check them. Here are some links where you can find this information: