US universities, US colleges and US schools consistently rank very high in world rankings, just one of the reasons to study in the US. The US offers international students the most exciting, rewarding and comprehensive array of study options in the world. International students who choose to study in the US have almost unlimited study choices.Furthermore, international students who successfully complete their US study are highly sought-after by employers worldwide.
Bachelor degrees in the US are highly flexible, where students can choose from a wide range of courses. Students must have a high school diploma or GED in order to attend an American college or university to study for an undergraduate degree. Students may pursue a four-year program and obtain a Bachelor’s degree, or a two-year program for an Associate degree.
Four-year degree in a specific subject at a college or university.
As part of the admissions process most universities evaluate students’ SAT or ACT scores, among other criteria.
Generally a Bachelor’s is divided into two phases; the first focuses on the foundation course, which can be in several core subjects such as mathematics, English, humanities, physical sciences and social sciences. The second concentrates one the student’s chosen subject, otherwise known as a major.
Types of Bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) and more.
The degree awarded after a certain number of credits (one course is usually three or four credits) and major requirements are completed.
Colleges and universities in the US can be either state or public; state colleges are subsidised by the government, whereas private colleges are funded privately and tend to be smaller. The difference between colleges and universities is usually that colleges tend to be smaller and offer only undergraduate degrees, while universities also offer graduate degrees.
Students who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree may continue their education through a Master’s degree or Doctorate degree also known, as a PhD. Graduate programs in the US are more specialised and intense than undergraduate programs.
In a Master’s program, which may be either academic or professional, students gain additional knowledge and training in a specific subject. Master programs are available in a wide variety of fields.
A Master’s Degree is typically two-year program in a specific field.
Academic Master’s include: Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS).
Professional Master’s include: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MeD), Master of Social Work (MSW) and more.
As part of the admissions process, most graduate programs evaluate students’ Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, among other criteria.
As part of the admissions process, MBA programs assess students’ Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores, among other criteria.
Degrees in law and medicine are only offered at the graduate level in the US, and students must first complete a Bachelor’s degree before applying to a program.
Some American schools offer accommodations for international students on-campus, or near the school's classrooms, libraries and other facilities. "Dormitories" are buildings with many rooms for sleeping and living, often with two or three people (of the same gender) per room. Many first-year students prefer to live in on-campus dormitories because they are convenient to both academic and social activities.