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Study Destinations - USA   


The United States is the premiere destination for international students from all over the world. The main advantages of higher education in the USA are as follows:

World class learning institutions:
The United States has more institutions of higher learning than any other country in the world. More importantly than that, however, is the quality of these academic bodies. Most American colleges and universities offer top-notch education programs with highly qualified teaching staff. The research at many of these universities is cutting-edge and often published in journals worldwide. Many of the professor sat these schools are leading authorities in their field. The lists of world-class learning institutions in the USA is endless and include, but are not limited to: Stanford University, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, California Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, John Hopkins, North western University, etc.

Endless study choices:
One of the best things about studying in the USA is the vast number of academic options offered to students. Since the USA is such a large country with vast resources, almost every field of study is available in the country. One can study everything from Russian history to nuclear physics. That is why so many foreigners choose too obtain their training in the USA. If you can perceive it, you can probably find some place in America to study it.

World wide recognition:
A degree or certificate from a college or university is useless if it is not recognized by employers, other institutions or field authorities. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to ensure than the degree from the school you choose is recognized in the place you plan to use it in. Fortunately, colleges and universities in America are given professional accreditation by different governing bodies. These schools have to earn their accreditation by meeting certain criteria, helping ensure a quality education, as well as a degree or certificate that is recognized. Most schools in the USA are accredited, though we strongly suggest at you thoroughly find out what each school`s accreditation is before deciding. There are thousands of US schools that offer credentials recognized in almost every corner of the world.
Supporting industries, training & research:
Because of the vast wealth of resources in America,the opportunities for practical training related to your field of study are vast. Most college and universities have established affiliations with employers and researchers in different fields of study, there by creating an avenue for students to obtain hands-on and invaluable experience. Many universities even require that students obtain practical training in order to graduate. In many cases, these opportunities are not available anywhere else in the world.

People and culture:
America is a melting pot of people from all over the world. One will find most Americans to be very hospitable, friendly, kind,generous and accepting of foreigners. Of course, there are a few exceptions, as in any country, but these are not the norm. In general, the people are funny,gregarious, innovative, and eager to learn. These are traits that many international students adopt and take home with them.

Regardless of what degree a student chooses to pursue in school, he or she will have to use computers and other technologies in order to succeed. Many universities incorporate the latest technology into their curriculum, encouraging students to obtain proficiency before they go out into the work place. Specialized technology, such as the newest medical equipment in medical schools, allows each student to maximize their true potential and gain experience that is marketable in the real world.

Since the USA school system utilizes credit units and often accommodates working students, most schools offer academic programs that are flexible in nature. This means that, very often, one can choose when to attend classes, how many classes to enrol in each semester or quarter, what elective or optional classes to take, etc. An American education is very conforming to each student`s needs.
USA Fee Waiver Universities Lis

University Name State
Harrisburg University Pennsylvania
Rivier University New Hampshire
Stratford University Virginia
Fairleigh Dickinson university New Jersey
Oakland University Michigan
Michigan Technological University Michigan
Saint Mary's University Texas
Wayne State University Michigan
Tiffin University Ohio
University of New Haven Connecticut
Golden Gate University California
University of Mary-Hardin Baylor Texas
Stayer University Virginia


State higher education oversight agency:
♠ Alabama Commission on Higher Education
♠ Air University
♠ Alabama A&M University
♠ Alabama State University
♠ Amridge University
♠ Athens State University
♠ Auburn University
♠ Auburn University at Montgomery
♠ Birmingham-Southern College
♠ Concordia College–Selma
♠ Faulkner University
♠ Huntingdon College
♠ Jacksonville State University
♠ Judson University
♠ Miles College
♠ Oakwood University
♠ Samford University
♠ Southeastern Bible College
♠ Spring Hill College
♠ Stillman College
♠ Talladega College
♠ Troy University
♠ Tuskegee University
♠ United States Sports Academy
♠ University of Alabama System
♠ Birmingham
♠ Huntsville
♠ Tuscaloosa
♠ University of Mobile
♠ University of Montevallo
♠ University of North Alabama
♠ University of South Alabama
♠ University of West Alabama

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Arkansas Department of Higher Education
♠ Arkansas Baptist College
♠ Arkansas State University
♠ Arkansas Tech University
♠ Central Baptist College
♠ Harding University
♠ Henderson State University
♠ Hendrix College
♠ John Brown University
♠ Lyon College
♠ Ouachita Baptist University
♠ Philander Smith College
♠ Southern Arkansas University
♠ University of Arkansas System
♠ Fayetteville
♠ Fort Smith
♠ Little Rock
♠ Medical Sciences
♠ Monticello
♠ Pine Bluff
♠ University of Central Arkansas
♠ University of the Ozarks
♠ Williams Baptist College

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Colorado Department of Higher Education
♠ Adams State College
♠ Art Institute of Colorado
♠ College for Financial Planning
♠ Colorado Christian University
♠ Colorado College
♠ Colorado School of Mines
♠ Colorado State University
♠ Colorado State University–Pueblo
♠ Colorado Technical University
♠ Denver Seminary
♠ Fort Lewis College
♠ Iliff School of Theology
♠ Jones International University
♠ Mesa State College
♠ Metropolitan State College of Denver
♠ Naropa University
♠ National Theatre Conservatory
♠ Nazarene Bible College
♠ Regis University
♠ Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
♠ United States Air Force Academy
♠ University of Colorado System
♠ Boulder
♠ Colorado Springs
♠ Denver
♠ University of Denver
♠ University of Northern Colorado
♠ University of the Rockies
♠ Western State College of Colorado

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Connecticut Department of Higher Education
♠ Albertus Magnus College
♠ Central Connecticut State University
♠ Charter Oak State College
♠ Connecticut College
♠ Eastern Connecticut State University
♠ Fairfield University
♠ Hartford Seminary
♠ Holy Apostles College & Seminary
♠ Lincoln College of New England
♠ Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
♠ Mitchell College
♠ Post University
♠ Quinnipiac University
♠ Sacred Heart University
♠ Saint Joseph College
♠ Southern Connecticut State University
♠ Trinity College
♠ United States Coast Guard Academy
♠ University of Bridgeport
♠ University of Connecticut
♠ University of Hartford
♠ University of New Haven
♠ Wesleyan University
♠ Western Connecticut State University
♠ Yale University

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Delaware Higher Education Commission
♠ Delaware State University
♠ Goldey-Beacom College
♠ University of Delaware
♠ Wesley College
♠ Wilmington University

District of Columbia

♠ American University
♠ The Catholic University of America
♠ Corcoran College of Art & Design
♠ Dominican House of Studies
♠ Gallaudet University
♠ George Washington University
♠ Georgetown University
♠ Howard University
♠ Institute of World Politics
♠ Joint Military Intelligence College
♠ National Defense University
♠ Southeastern University
♠ Strayer University
♠ Trinity University
♠ University of the District of Columbia
♠ Washington Theological Union
♠ Wesley Theological Seminary

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Florida Board of Governors
♠ Ave Maria University
♠ The Baptist College of Florida
♠ Barry University
♠ Beacon College
♠ Bethune-Cookman University
♠ Carlos Albizu University–Miami
♠ Clearwater Christian College
♠ College of Central Florida
♠ Daytona State College
♠ DeVry University–Orlando
♠ Eckerd College
♠ Edward Waters College
♠ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
♠ Everglades University
♠ Flagler College
♠ Florida Christian College
♠ Florida College
♠ Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
♠ Florida Institute of Technology
♠ Florida Memorial University
♠ Florida Metropolitan University
♠ Florida Southern College
♠ Hobe Sound Bible College
♠ Hodges University
♠ Jacksonville University
♠ Jones College
♠ Keiser University
♠ Lynn University
♠ Miami International University of Art & Design
♠ Northwood University
♠ Nova Southeastern University
♠ Palm Beach Atlantic University
♠ Ringling School of Art & Design
♠ Rollins College
♠ Saint John Vianney College Seminary
♠ Saint Leo College
♠ Saint Thomas University
♠ Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
♠ South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary
♠ Southeastern University
♠ State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
♠ State University System of Florida
♠ Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
♠ Florida Atlantic University
♠ Florida Gulf Coast University
♠ Florida International University
♠ Florida State University
♠ New College of Florida
♠ University of Central Florida
♠ University of Florida
♠ University of North Florida
♠ University of South Florida
♠ University of West Florida
♠ Stetson University
♠ Trinity College of Florida
♠ Troy State University–Florida Region
♠ University of Miami
♠ University of South Florida–Saint Petersburg
♠ University of Tampa
♠ Warner University
♠ Webber International University


♠ Brigham Young University–Hawaii
♠ Chaminade University
♠ Hawaii Pacific University
♠ University of Hawaii System
♠ Hilo
♠ Manoa
♠ West O`ahu


♠ Boise State University
♠ Brigham Young University–Idaho
♠ The College of Idaho
♠ Idaho State University
♠ Lewis-Clark State College
♠ Northwest Nazarene University
♠ University of Idaho

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Indiana Commission for Higher Education
♠ Anderson University
♠ Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
♠ Ball State University
♠ Bethany Theological Seminary
♠ Bethel College
♠ Butler University
♠ Calumet College of Saint Joseph
♠ Christian Theological Seminary
♠ Concordia Theological Seminary–Fort Wayne
♠ DePauw University
♠ Earlham College
♠ Franklin College
♠ Goshen College
♠ Grace College & Seminary
♠ Hanover College
♠ Holy Cross College
♠ Huntington University
♠ Indiana Institute of Technology
♠ Indiana State University
♠ Indiana University System
♠ Indiana University–Bloomington
♠ Indiana University–East
♠ Indiana University–Kokomo
♠ Indiana University–Northwest
♠ Indiana University–South Bend
♠ Indiana University–Southeast
♠ Indiana University/Purdue University at Columbus
♠ Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne
♠ Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
♠ Indiana Wesleyan University
♠ Manchester College
♠ Marian College
♠ Martin University
♠ Oakland City University
♠ Purdue University System
♠ Purdue University
♠ Purdue University–Calumet
♠ Purdue University–North Central
♠ College of Technology–Anderson/Muncie
♠ College of Technology–Columbus/Greensburg
♠ College of Technology–Indianapolis
♠ College of Technology–Kokomo
♠ College of Technology–Lafayette
♠ College of Technology–New Albany
♠ College of Technology–Richmond
♠ College of Technology–South Bend/Elkhart
♠ Indiana University/Purdue University at Columbus
♠ Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne
♠ Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
♠ Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
♠ Saint Joseph`s College
♠ Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
♠ Saint Mary`s College
♠ Saint Meinrad School of Theology
♠ Taylor University
♠ TCM International Institute
♠ Trine University
♠ University of Evansville
♠ University of Indianapolis
♠ University of Notre Dame
♠ University of Saint Francis
♠ University of Southern Indiana
♠ Valparaiso University
♠ Wabash College

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Board of Regents, State of Iowa
♠ Allen College
♠ Ashford University
♠ Briar Cliff University
♠ Buena Vista University
♠ Central College
♠ Clarke College
♠ Coe College
♠ Cornell College
♠ Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
♠ Divine Word College
♠ Dordt College
♠ Drake University
♠ Emmaus Bible College
♠ Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary
♠ Graceland University
♠ Grand View University
♠ Grinnell College
♠ Iowa State University
♠ Iowa Wesleyan College
♠ Kaplan University
♠ Loras College
♠ Luther College
♠ Maharishi University of Management
♠ Mercy College of Health Sciences
♠ Morningside College
♠ Mount Mercy College
♠ Northwestern College
♠ Palmer College of Chiropractic
♠ Saint Ambrose University
♠ Simpson College
♠ University of Dubuque
♠ University of Iowa
♠ University of Northern Iowa
♠ Upper Iowa University Waldorf College
♠ Wartburg College
♠ Wartburg Theological Seminary
♠ William Penn University

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
♠ Alice Lloyd College
♠ Asbury College
♠ Asbury Theological Seminary
♠ Bellarmine University
♠ Berea College
♠ Brescia University
♠ Campbellsville University
♠ Centre College
♠ Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
♠ Eastern Kentucky University
♠ Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing
♠ Georgetown College
♠ Kentucky Christian University
♠ Kentucky Mountain Bible College
♠ Kentucky State University
♠ Kentucky Wesleyan College
♠ Lexington Theological Seminary
♠ Lindsey Wilson College
♠ Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
♠ Mid-Continent College
♠ Midway College
♠ Morehead State University
♠ Murray State University
♠ Northern Kentucky University
♠ Pikeville College
♠ Saint Catharine College
♠ Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
♠ Spalding University
♠ Sullivan University
♠ Thomas More College
♠ Transylvania University
♠ Union College
♠ University of Kentucky
♠ University of Louisville
♠ University of the Cumberlands
State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Western Kentucky University


♠ Bates College
♠ Bowdoin College
♠ Colby College
♠ College of the Atlantic
♠ Husson University
♠ Maine College of Art
♠ Maine Maritime Academy
♠ Saint Joseph`s College
♠ Thomas College
♠ Unity College
♠ University of Maine System
♠ Augusta
♠ Farmington
♠ Fort Kent
♠ Machias
♠ Orono
♠ Presque Isle
♠ School of Law
♠ University of Southern Maine
♠ University of New England

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
♠ American International College
♠ Amherst College
♠ Andover Newton Theological School
♠ Anna Maria College
♠ Assumption College
♠ Atlantic Union College
♠ Babson College
♠ Bay Path College
♠ Becker College
♠ Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
♠ Bentley College
♠ Berklee College of Music
♠ Boston Architectural College
♠ Boston College
♠ Boston Conservatory
♠ Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
♠ Boston University
♠ Brandeis University
♠ Bridgewater State College
♠ Cambridge College
♠ Clark University
♠ College of the Holy Cross
♠ Curry College
♠ Eastern Nazarene College
♠ Elms College
♠ Emerson College
♠ Emmanuel College
♠ Endicott College
♠ Fisher College
♠ Fitchburg State College
♠ Framingham State College
♠ Gordon College
♠ Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
♠ Hampshire College
♠ Harvard University
♠ Hebrew College
♠ Hult International Business School
♠ Lasell College
♠ Lesley University
♠ Massachusetts College of Art
♠ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
♠ Massachuetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
♠ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
♠ Massachusetts Maritime Academy
♠ Massachusetts School of Law
♠ Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
♠ Merrimack College
♠ Mount Holyoke College
♠ Mount Ida College
♠ New England College of Optometry
♠ New England Conservatory of Music
♠ Newbury College
♠ Nichols College
♠ Northeastern University
♠ Pine Manor College
♠ Regis College
♠ Salem State College
♠ Simmons College
♠ Simon`s Rock College
♠ Smith College
♠ Springfield College
♠ Stonehill College
♠ Suffolk University
♠ Tufts University
♠ University of Massachusetts System
♠ Amherst
♠ Boston
♠ Dartmouth
♠ Lowell
♠ Medical School at Worcester
♠ Wellesley College
♠ Wentworth Institute of Technology
♠ Western New England College
♠ Westfield State College
♠ Wheaton College
♠ Wheelock College
♠ Williams College
♠ Worcester Polytechnic Institute
♠ Worcester State College


♠ Alcorn State University
♠ Belhaven College
♠ Blue Mountain College
♠ Delta State University
♠ Jackson State University
♠ Magnolia Bible College
♠ Millsaps College
♠ Mississippi College
♠ Mississippi State University
♠ Mississippi University for Women
♠ Mississippi Valley State University
♠ Rust College
♠ Tougaloo College
♠ University of Mississippi
♠ University of Mississippi Medical Center
♠ University of Southern Mississippi
♠ William Carey College

State higher education oversight agency:

♠ Missouri Department of Higher Education
♠ A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
♠ Aquinas Institute of Theology
♠ Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
♠ Avila University
♠ Baptist Bible College
♠ Calvary Bible College & Theological Seminary
♠ Central Bible College
♠ Central Christian College of the Bible
♠ Central Methodist University
♠ Chamberlain College of Nursing
♠ College of the Ozarks
♠ Columbia College
♠ Conception Seminary College
♠ Concordia Seminary–Saint Louis
♠ Covenant Theological Seminary
♠ Cox College of Nursing & Health Sciences
♠ Culver-Stockton College
♠ DeVry University–Kansas City
♠ Drury University
♠ Eden Theological Seminary
♠ Evangel University
♠ Fontbonne University
♠ Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
♠ Global University
♠ Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
♠ Hannibal-Lagrange College
♠ Harris-Stowe State University
♠ Kansas City Art Institute
♠ Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
♠ Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
♠ Lincoln University
♠ Lindenwood University
♠ Logan University
♠ Maryville University of Saint Louis
♠ Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
♠ Missouri Baptist University
♠ Missouri Southern State University
♠ Missouri State University
♠ Missouri Valley College
♠ Missouri Western State University
♠ Northwest Missouri State University
♠ Ozark Christian College
♠ Park University
♠ Research College of Nursing
♠ Rockhurst University
♠ Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
♠ Saint Louis University
♠ Saint Luke`s College
♠ Saint Paul School of Theology
♠ Southeast Missouri State University
♠ Southwest Baptist University
♠ Stephens College
♠ Truman State University
♠ University of Central Missouri
♠ University of Missouri System
♠ Columbia
♠ Kansas City
♠ Missouri University of Science & Technology
♠ Saint Louis
♠ Washington University in Saint Louis
♠ Webster University
♠ Westminster College
♠ William Jewell College
♠ William Woods University


♠ Great Basin College
♠ Sierra Nevada College
♠ University of Nevada–Las Vegas
♠ University of Nevada–Reno
♠ University of Southern Nevada

New Jersey

♠ Berkeley College
♠ Bloomfield College
♠ Caldwell College
♠ Centenary College
♠ The College of New Jersey
♠ College of Saint Elizabeth
♠ Drew University
♠ Fairleigh Dickinson University
♠ Felician College
♠ Georgian Court College
♠ Kean University
♠ Monmouth University
♠ Montclair State University
♠ New Jersey City University
♠ New Jersey Institute of Technology
♠ Princeton University
♠ Ramapo College
♠ Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
♠ Rider University
♠ Rowan University
♠ Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
♠ Camden
♠ New Brunswick
♠ Newark
♠ Saint Peter`s College
♠ Seton Hall University
♠ Stevens Institute of Technology
♠ Thomas Edison State College
♠ University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
♠ William Paterson University

New York

♠ Adelphi University
♠ Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
♠ Albany Medical College
♠ Alfred University
♠ Bank Street College of Education
♠ Bard College
♠ Barnard College
♠ Boricua College
♠ Briarcliffe College
♠ Canisius College
♠ Cazenovia College
♠ Christ the King Seminary
♠ City University of New York
♠ Baruch College
♠ Brooklyn College
♠ City College
♠ College of Staten Island
♠ Graduate School & University Center
♠ Hunter College
♠ John Jay College of Criminal Justice
♠ Lehman College
♠ Medgar Evers College
♠ New York City College of Technology
♠ Queens College
♠ York College
♠ Clarkson University
♠ Colgate University
♠ College of Mount Saint Vincent
♠ College of New Rochelle
♠ College of Saint Rose
♠ Columbia University
♠ Concordia College–Bronxville
♠ The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
♠ Cornell University
♠ Culinary Institute of America
♠ Daemen College
♠ Davis College
♠ Dominican College
♠ Dowling College
♠ D´Youville College
♠ Elmira College
♠ Excelsior College
♠ Five Towns College
♠ Fordham University
♠ Hamilton College
♠ Hartwick College


Indian students who wish to go to the USA for study must first obtain a student Visa. Virtually all non-immigrant Visa applicants are required to present sufficient documentation to demonstrate their economic and social ties in their country of origin. It is important to note that the burden of proof is on the Visa applicant. It is your responsibility to prove that you can pay for the stay and that you have social and economic ties to India that are strong enough to bring you back promptly.

Visa Application fees:
Non-Immigrant Visa Application Fee US $160 in Indian Rupee equivalent at consular rate of exchange. The visa fees is non- refundable and non-transferable.

Online Appointments:
Prior to confirming a visa interview appointment online, you need to pay the visa application fee which can be paid by one of the following modes.
♠ National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT).
♠ Mobile Payments-IMPS.
♠ Cash - Over the Counter (AXIS Bank and Citibank)

Also, create a profile at Complete the DS- 160 Visa application form at Form must be completed and submitted online prior to your interview. The barcode number on the form DS- 160 confirmation page is required in order to book your interview.

Proceed to schedule two appointments.
First, schedule your visa interview appointment at the Embassy or Consulate. Second, schedule your Offsite Facilitation Centre (OFC) appointment. (OFC) appointment must be scheduled at least one day before the interview appointment date at the Embassy or Consulate.

List of Documents required in original for Student Visa

♠ Passport should be valid for at least six months.
♠ Visa fee receipt, DS-160 confirmation page and interview appointment letter.
♠ Form I-20 in original, approved and signed by the University authority.
♠ Relevant test scores, e.g. GRE & TOEFL or SAT / GMAT (As the case may be).
♠ Original printout of receipt of SEVIS fee paid of $ 350 (Non refundable).
♠ Original degree certificates along with mark sheets of previous institutions attended. (10th, 12th & Bachelors).
♠ Experience Certificates from previous and current employer if any.
♠ Evidence of financial resources: proof of liquid assets sufficient to pay for the entire first year of education and living expenses as well as proof of readily available funds to cover the remaining year(s) of studies.

Financial resources
An F-1 applicant must have evidence of sufficient and readily available funds to meet all expenses for the first year of study, and that barring unforeseen circumstances adequate funds will be available for each subsequent year of study.

Scholastic Preparation
You must have completed a course of study required for enrolment at the level of study contemplated, and present transcripts of at least two years of academic work completed. External examinations like TOEFL, GRE, SAT and GMAT help to establish your seriousness as a student. In addition, you must demonstrate during the Visa interview that you have sufficient English language capability for your intended course of study in the USA.

About Visa Stamping:
Decision about one's case can be known after an interview. If you are issued a visa, your passport will be returned to you by the Blue Dart courier service.
Visa Consulate Centres:

♠ Mumbai
♠ Chennai
♠ Hyderabad
♠ New Delhi
♠ Kolkota