Why Study In USA 

  • Education of the highest caliber and extensive experience
  • There are over 4,000 colleges and universities that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of specializations.
  • The presence of a large number of prestigious organizations with international reputations.
  • Scholarships are far more readily available than their counterparts.
  • Excellent value for capital.
  • Studying in the United States allows you to have firsthand experience with cutting-edge technologies and excellent learning opportunities.
  • It is possible to change programs and universities.
  • During the school year, students are permitted to serve 20 hours a week, while during the summer, they are permitted to work 40 hours per week.
  • Allow students to pursue their academic priorities before making a decision.
  • High career prospects and good job opportunities

Education system in the USA

The United States of America offers qualitative education. The education system has 12 years of primary and high school followed by the graduate college or professional and technical courses.

Primary School – Primary schooling starts at the age of 5 and continues for 5 to 6 years.

High School – After the first 5 years of primary schooling, the students go to high school which continues for 6 to 7 years.

Once a student obtains their high school diploma, they are considered eligible for college or university admission.

Undergraduate School

This level allows students to pursue either an Associate Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree. It is followed by post-graduate and doctorate (PhDs).

Degree courses and the course period

Associate Degree: Equivalent to the first 2 years of a Bachelor’s Degree Programme, this 2-year course is the lowest level above high school.

Bachelor’s Degree: A 4-year degree course that considers your TOEFL/IELTS and SAT scores for admission. It offers B.A. and B.S. degrees interchangeably in various subjects.

Master’s Degree: This 1- or 2-years degree course requires 16 years of prior education. Exams required are GMAT (for management subjects), GRE (for science, arts, and other subjects), and IELTS/TOEFL scores for admission exams.

Doctorate/Ph.D.: Ranging between 3 to 5 years, only a postgraduate qualification holder can apply for a Doctorate/Ph.D. This requires a research proposal and GRE/GMAT and IELTS/TOEFL scores for admission.

Types of Higher Education Institutions

The United States of America offers a wide variety of institutions for students at all levels.

Public universities: These are state-affiliated bodies run with the support of public taxes. All levels and degrees are available along with the widest variety of subjects. These universities are inexpensive for those living in the state. For overseas students, the tuition fees are higher. The popular names under this category are the University of Texas, Pennsylvania State University, University of California, California State University, etc.

Private Universities: These are not sponsored or supported by any Governmental organization. The tuition fees for native and international students are at par, although the fees are higher. Some notable universities under this category are George Washington University, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, etc.

Ivy League Schools (Universities): The eight universities in this group focus on undergraduate education of liberal arts, and also have associated professional and graduate schools under them. Admission is very competitive with steep tuition fees. Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Brown, Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth are the universities in this group.

Small Liberal Arts Colleges: With stress on undergraduate courses, these colleges offer humanities, sciences, and social science courses. These bodies have smaller classes and focus on individual attention. They have extremely tough admission standards. Swarthmore, Manhattan, Amherst, etc., are some of the colleges under this category.

Technical Schools: These schools offer engineering, science, and research programs. Graduate-level students with a strong background in science and maths attend these colleges. Some schools under this category are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), California Polytechnic Institute, and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Community Colleges: These colleges offer higher education, granting certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and lower-level tertiary education. De Anza College and Bellevue Community College, among others, fall under this category.

How can I apply to the USA Universities?

There are three main intakes for US Universities:-

Fall ( August ) – it’s a major intake

Spring – January

Summer – May

For a hassle-free application process, you should start making applications as early as possible.

You should adopt the following steps:-

  • Get the assessment on your profile with an AOCG counselor and narrow your university or institute search to three to five schools.
  • Collect the required documents for an application like Reference letters, transcripts, SOP, etc
  • Get your GRE/GMAT/SAT or IELTS / TOEFL score.
  • Edit and review your documents and application requirements, as each university is different.
  • Send application pack to University
  • Apply for a Scholarship ( if applicable)
  • Get Offer letter and I-20
  • Apply for Visa
  • Departure

If you are looking to apply for a Master’s program in top-ranking Universities then the following process should be followed.