Key Facts


·       Capital: Washington DC

·       Popular States: Ohio, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, New York, Virginia, Florida, Texas

·       Travel time from India: 16 hrs by flight (non-stop)

·       Currency: Dollar “$”


Why Study in USA? USA is the home to cutting edge technology. It has most number of international students in the world. It offers not only flexibility but the quality of education, multi-cultural environment, unique curriculum and plenty of opportunities for students to make an outstanding career.

There are good opportunities for Research and Internships, Scholarships and Assistantships apart from post study work visa (OPT).


About the Universities


Types of Universities in USA

·       Public Universities

o   State Funded Institutions.

o   Not for profit and financially supported by Public Taxes.

o   University offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate courses.

o   Usually large in Size.

o   All levels of degrees with different fields of study are offered.

Ranked Universities:

University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology,

University of Florida – Gainesville, University of California Berkeley,

University of Maryland, College Park.


Represented Public Universities in order of ranking are: ‐ Arizona State University, University

of Arizona, University of Maryland Baltimore County, George Mason University, Colorado State

University, Oregon State University, University of South Florida, West Virginia University,

Virginia Common Wealth, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Washington State University,

University of Cincinnati, Auburn University, Montana State University, San Jose State

University, Illinois State University, San Francisco State University, Tennessee Tech University,

University of Idaho, Wright State University, California State University East Bay and Fresno

and many more.

·       Private Universities

o   Not State funded.

o   Tuition fees are higher.

o   Even all ranked Ivy Leagues are Private.

o   Tuition fees are almost the same for Domestic as well as international students.

Ranked Private Universities: Harvard University,

Stanford University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University.


Represented Universities: ‐ D’Amore -McKim School of Business, American University, Long Island

University-Brooklyn, Long Island University -C.W. Post, University of New Haven, University of St.

Thomas, University of Bridgeport, California Lutheran University, Roosevelt University, Valparaiso

University, University of Tampa, Oklahoma City University, Upper Iowa University, City University of

Seattle, Southern New Hampshire, University of Pacific, Hult International Business School & many more

·       Ivy Leagues

o   Oldest & most famous in US.

o   Located mainly in the Northeastern part of the US.

o   Known for their Business School also have many graduate & professional schools.

o   Tuition fees at these private schools is among the highest in the country.

o   Admission is highly competitive.

Institutions: ‐ University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Yale University,

Princeton University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University

& Columbia University.

·       Community Colleges

o   Two‐year community colleges usually offer the associate’s

o   degree such as an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS).

o   Community colleges often have open admissions policies with low tuition fees.

o   These institutions offer academic, technical and vocational degrees.

o   Provide Certificates, Diplomas & Associate Degrees.

o   Some community colleges have automatic enrollment agreements with a local 4-year college or University where the community college provides the first two years of study and the University provides the remaining two years of study. These programs are often called 2 + 2 programs.

Represented Colleges: ‐ American Honors (8-Community Colleges), San Mateo Colleges of Silicon

Valley, Seattle Central Community College.

Academic Entry Criteria Requirements

·       US universities accepts 16 years of education (12+4).

·       Academic Percentage: 58% and above with minimum backlogs.

·       Acceptable scores of Standardized Tests: GRE: 300+, GMAT: 500+

·       Other factors that are looked into are the extracurricular activities that the student has been involved in, the research that the student has done in his particular subject. His documents such as Resume, Letters of Recommendations & Statement of Purpose are also very crucial and have to be drafted very effectively.


·       15 (12+3) years are also acceptable for some of the Universities if the Institution in India is NAAC “A” Accredited (National Assessment & Accreditation Council).

·       3 years of bachelor’s degree acceptable for admissions into Masters for Computer Science, MBA & Public Health courses & in other programs through Pathway with few universities.

·       Admissions without GRE/GMAT scores possible with few universities.

·       Students with less TOEFL/IELTS can get admission through pathway or English as second language program.

English Proficiency

(Indicative, can vary for college/course

IELTS:   Overall, 6.5 bands

TOEFL: Overall score of 79.

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