The United States of America is the most preferred study abroad destination in the world. Every year, millions of students apply in over 2000 universities and colleges to gain admission in one of the coveted undergraduate courses in USA.
Popular UG Courses in USA
A typical undergraduate degree takes 4 years to complete. Broadly, there are two undergraduate degrees in US that you can apply to, Bachelor of Arts (B.A)and Bachelor of Science (B.S). Depending on your inclination, you can choose which course you want to pursue.
- Business Administration
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science and Health
- Aeronautics and Aviation Science
- Journalism and Mass Communication
- Political Science and International Relations
- Public Relations and Administration
- Physical Therapy
- 10+2 years of education
- Good grades from Classes 9-12
Test for Undergraduate Courses
To apply for undergraduate courses in the USA it is vital to take one of the following standardized tests and language test-
- Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
- American College Testing (ACT)
- Language Proficiency test: TOEFL / IELTS
Better scores will always be more and better opportunities but even if you have not scored up to your expectations, there are several goods and reputed institutions that you can apply to. For example, some Ivy League colleges might require an SAT score of 1500 or higher, while there are ample others where you can compete for an admit even with scores of 1200 or lower.
Even though SAT is widely accepted, you can compare and judge for yourself as to which test suits you better. More people prefer taking the SATs for undergraduate courses in USA because it is accepted more widely, thus giving room to more opportunity.
Average tuition fees can range from $20,000-$60,000 per year, while the living expenses would cost you around $10,000-$20,000 a year.
Intake & Application Deadlines
Fall Intake is the most preferred intake
Most of the undergrad deadlines generally fall between November and March.
We, at EdElevate can help you gain admissions in reputed colleges so that you can follow your dream of studying abroad. We provide services ranging from profile assessment and shortlisting universities aligning with your candidature, to helping you writing compelling essays and narratives, and even assisting you with the visa process.
Deciding what course to take up and where can be confusing more often than not, and our expert guidance can help you see what aligns with your interest. We help you shortlist universities based on your interest and scores, which then ultimately gets approved by you. Once you have decided which colleges and courses you want to target, we help you crafting gripping narratives for your essays.
One of the most important aspects of your application is your essay. For undergraduate courses in USA, Common App essays take this spot. The topics for these can range widely but the most important thing to remember is to just pen down everything. You can write about your interests, adversities, fears, ideals, etc. in a narrative style, which would impress the admissions committee and would make your profile stand out from the rest. We help you with the strategic positioning of your candidature so that the admissions committee sees the best version of you through your application. We edit and polish your essays in order to refine them for the admissions committee to read.
After this, we help you get your documents in line, and through our assistance, apply to the colleges of your choice in a hassle-free manner. As sometimes you might also be required to sit for interviews, we help with the prep and even hold mock sessions (on request). We also provide counseling for the visa interview, which is the last, but a very crucial step of your application process.
Benefits of Pursuing Undergraduate Courses in USA
Undergraduate courses in USA are the most sought after in the world because of several reasons. Not only does the country provide a dynamic environment for you to learn, grow and adapt, but it also offers several scholarships for international undergraduate students who wish to gain a world-class education without endangering their final stability. A lot of colleges provide scholarships to deserving candidates, which can even cover 100% of your tuition fee. To apply for scholarships, it is important to know the eligibility criteria first, and then prepare your essays accordingly. Some colleges also directly consider your application for a scholarship if you wish them to. As this would be your first shot at independence, a scholarship would go a long way in setting the groundwork for you to thrive in the environment there.
Moreover, to ensure your financial independence, you can even look for paid part-time jobs, on and off the campus. You can also apply for Teaching and Research Assistant positions, to support your studies and gain additional exposure. Off the campus, you can look for internships under people you admire, which would add to your experience and give you an additional industry exposure.
“Study abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world” – Chantal Mitchell