Higher education in the United States includes a variety of institutions of higher education. Strong research and funding have helped make the Institutions among the most prestigious globally, making them attractive to students across the world at UG, PG and research level and also to professors. 30 of the highest-ranked 45 institutions are in the United States (as measured by awards and research). The institutions can classified under Public Universities, Private Universities, Liberal Arts College and Community colleges all have a significant role in higher education in the United States.
The United States has a total of 4,495 eligible, degree-granting institutions: 2,774 4-year institutions and 1,721 2-year institutions, an average of more than 115 per state. As of 2010, the US had 20.3 million students in higher education, roughly 5.7% of the total population.
Benefits of US Education:
The range and diversity of institutions and programs of study in the US is even more impressive
Higher education in the US is also unique in offering an enormous variety of subjects and course options
Most academic programs include "elective courses" which students can sometimes take outside their main field of study. This gives them added choice in planning their education, and enables them to broaden their perspective by learning about other subjects.
The size, diversity and flexibility of the American higher education system all contribute to its accessibility
US colleges and universities facilitate access for foreign students as well, by providing special facilities and services that make their adjustment to university life easier
Applying for undergraduate study
If you are an International student and completed your 10+2 (CBSE/ ISC/ Intermediate) you may qualify for a direct undergraduate year 1 entry this course might last for 3 years.
Applying for postgraduate study
You will usually require at least a 55% in your Bachelors however the entry requirements will depend on the course you apply for and where you previously studied.
Basic requirements a on application :
A completed University/ College application form
- Application fee (if applicable)
- Attest copies of Academic documents (Official transcript)
- English test score report (IELTS or TOEFL or PTE etc)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement
- Letters of references
- Valid passport.