Find Bachelor's Degrees in United States

  • Population 318,468,000
  • Students 21,000,000
  • Int. Students 819,000
  • Listed Institutes 393
  • Ranked Universities 176
  • Academic Year August - June

About United States

The United States is a Federal Republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. 48 states and Washington, D.C. are situated in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is situated in the north-western part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the Pacific. The United States is the world's third largest country in the world. It is also third largest in the number of inhabitants and is also one of the world's most multicultural nations. The capital is Washington, D.C. and the biggest city is New York City.

The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, a constitutional republic and representative democracy. The federation was formed after the first 13 colonies gained their independence from British rule in 1783.

The country has the world's biggest economy - 23% of global nominal GDP, based mainly on technological advancements, an abundance of natural resources and high worker productivity. Even today, the United States is one of the world's largest manufacturers.

According to international rankings, 13 or 15 American colleges and universities are ranked among the top 20 in the world.

Listed Institutes in United States

Akron

Albany

Albuquerque

Allendale

Ames

Amherst Center

Ann Arbor

Arcata

Arlington

Athens

Athens

Auburn

Auburn

Augusta

Augusta

Austin

Babylon

Bakersfield

Bangor

Baton Rouge

Beaumont

Bellingham

Berkeley

Bethlehem

Big Rapids

Billings

Binghamton

Birmingham

Blacksburg

Bloomington

Bloomington

Bluefield

Boca Raton

Boise

Boone

Boston

Bothell

Boulder

Bowling Green

Bozeman

Bridgeport

Bristol

Bronxville

Brookings

Brunswick

Bryn Mawr

Buffalo

Burlington

California

Cambridge

Camden

Camden

Canyon

Carbondale

Carolina Beach

Carrollton

Chapel Hill

Charles Town

Charleston

Charleston

Charlotte

Charlottesville

Chattanooga

Cheney

Chester

Chester

Chicago

Chico

Cincinnati

Claremont

Claremont

Clemson

Cleveland

Cleveland

College Park

College Park

College Station

Colorado Springs

Columbia

Columbus

Cookeville

Corpus Christi

Corvallis

Cullowhee

Dallas

Davis

Daytona Beach

DeKalb

Denton

Denver

Detroit

Duluth

Durham

Durham

East Lansing

El Paso

Evanston

Fairbanks

Fairborn

Fairfax

Fairfield

Fairmont

Fargo

Fayetteville

Flagstaff

Fort Collins

Fullerton

Gainesville

Gary

Glassboro

Glenville

Golden

Grand Forks

Grand Junction

Grand Rapids

Greensboro

Greenville

Hammond

Hampton

Hanover

Harrison

Harrisonburg

Hattiesburg

Hempstead

Highland Heights

Hoboken

Honolulu

Houghton

Huntington

Idaho Falls

Iowa City

Iowa Park

Jacksonville

Johnson City

Joliet

Jonesboro

Kansas City

Kansas City

Kennesaw

Kent

Kingston

Knoxville

Kokomo

Lakeland

Laramie

Las Cruces

Las Vegas

Lawrence

Lewisburg

Lewistown

Lexington

Lincoln

Lisle

Little Rock

Logan

Long Beach

Los Angeles

Louisville

Lowell

Lowell

Lubbock

Macomb

Macon

Madison

Madison

Manchester

Manhattan

Medford

Melbourne

Memphis

Miami

Michigan City

Middlebury

Middletown

Milwaukee

Minneapolis

Missoula

Missouri City

Mobile

Montclair

Morgantown

Morrisville

Moscow

Muncie

Murfreesboro

Nashville

Nebraska City

New Albany

New Britain

New Brunswick

New Haven

New Orleans

New Port Richey

New York City

Newark

Norfolk

Normal

Norman

North Andover

North Miami

Northampton

Northfield

Oberlin

Oklahoma City

Omaha

Orange City

Oregon

Orlando

Orono

Oxford

Paducah

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Pittsburg

Pittsburgh

Portland

Potsdam

Poughkeepsie

Princeton

Providence

Provo

Pullman

Raleigh

Reno

Richardson

Richmond

Richmond

Richmond

Riverside

Rochester

Rochester

Saint Louis

Saint Paul

Salt Lake City

San Antonio

San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

San Luis Obispo

San Marcos

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara

Santa Cruz

Seattle

Shepherdstown

Smithfield

South Bend

South Hadley

Springfield

Springfield

Stanford

Starkville

Statesboro

Stillwater

Storrs

Superior

Swarthmore

Syracuse

Tallahassee

Tampa

Tempe

Terre Haute

Toledo

Towson

Tucson

Tuscaloosa

University Park

Utica

Valdosta

Vermillion

Virginia

Waltham

Washington, D. C.

Waterville

Wellesley

West Lafayette

West Miami

Wheeling

Wichita

Williamsburg

Williamstown

Wilmington

Winston-Salem

Winter Park

Worcester

Youngstown

Ypsilanti

Living in United States

  • The United States does not provide free health care. It will be helpful for you to learn about the local health care system before arriving in the country. This knowledge can save a significant amount of time and money. The American health care system is one of the best (and most expensive) in the world.
  • Many colleges and universities in the United States offer on-campus housing.
  • The average apartment in the United States can cost from $500 (one-bedroom apartments in more rural areas) to $1,500 in urban areas.
  • When living in the United States, you will likely want to save about 1000 – 1500 USD per month for housing and utilities.
  • Americans are usually more informal, addressing others by their first name. Most Americans are also friendly and ready to offer help.
  • There is no “official” language of the country, although over 90% of the population speaks American English.
Places to visit
  • Washington, District of Columbia (D.C) – visit historical and political landmarks like the Washington Monument, the United States Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial or The Smithsonian Institute.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada. You can find glass pyramids, canals, towers, circuses, casinos and a number of other tourist attractions.
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - one of the most beautiful national parks in the United States.
  • New York City, New York - one of the most diverse and interesting cities in the country. Popular tourist attractions include Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty and more.
  • The Grand Canyon, Arizona - the largest in the world.
  • Los Angeles, California – home of Hollywood superstars.
  • Orlando, Florida - Visit Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Study in United States

The United States has the world’s largest international student population, with over 800,000 students. Nearly 4% of all students enrolled in higher-level education in the USA are international students.

The US is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. Universities in the United States offer a huge variety of English-language courses, various speciality degrees and excellent research in a diverse, international environment.

The US provides a huge variety of higher education institutions all over the country: over 1,700 public and 2,500 private institutions.

Student information about cities in the USA

Find the best information about what to expect when studying in top cities in the USA. Read about degree course offers, career opportunities, student life, living costs, and more.

Higher education institutions in the United States
  • Community Colleges offer associate’s degrees, certificates, vocational degrees, and some bachelor’s degrees.
  • Vocational Schools offer certification for particular vocations that do not require a degree but require specialized training.
  • Colleges and Universities provide anything from associates’ degrees to doctoral degrees.
  • Graduate Schools offer Master’s and Doctorate level degrees and certificates.
  • Seminaries offer religious education for future ministers and clergy members.

The United States has more institutions of higher education than any other country. International students with varied perspectives, values and traditions come to the US and increase cultural awareness and international networks.

United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognizes more than 19,500 US higher education programs as accredited and of a high quality. Among these, Ivy League Universities are well known as the top higher education institutions in the United States and the world.

Read this article and see the details of how to apply to a U.S. college or university.

General application requirements

Universities in the United States have their own individual admission standards and include all or part of the following requirements:

  • Grade point average (GPA) or letter average. Most U.S. colleges and universities require that you take one or more standardized admissions tests in order to gain entrance into their programs.
  • Essays or questionnaires. These may include a “personal statement” about why you are considering that university.
  • Courses studied during secondary school or any prior education.
  • Community service and group/club involvement.
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers.
  • English Proficiency Exams.

Some universities may have additional specific requirements. Check with university student services for details.

Check this website for more information about studying in the USA.

Preparation courses in the United States

Some international students may not be able to attend a degree in the United States because their previous studies do not match the academic system of the country. To be allowed to take an undergraduate or graduate degree in the United States, they will need to enrol in a one-year pre-Bachelor or pre-Master offered by a local university.

Popular foundation degree studies in the U.S. include pre-law degrees, pre-MBA courses, pre-medicine, pre-nursing studies, or other types of international foundation programmes in engineering, economics, finance, social science, science and other types of university pathway programmes. Preparation courses in the U.S. include academic English language training to help international students meet university language requirements for future undergraduate or graduate studies.

Foundation degrees in early years in the United States are perfect for increasing your chances of getting accepted to an American university. Pre-university business schools, law schools or med schools make sure international students develop the skills they need to succeed in the United States academic system. Pre-university education also includes cultural integration classes that help students feel more at home. Some pre-university programmes guarantee enrolment to the institution if students complete the preparation with high grades.

Where can I study a foundation course in the United States?

The top American states where students can take a foundation year programme include: New York , Massachusetts, Illinois, California and more.

Read more about the enrolment requirement for international students.

English exam preparation courses in the USA

Meet language requirements for university admission in the USA by choosing an English language preparation course offered by English language schools worldwide, including the UK. By taking the right English exam training course you will advance your language skills in order to get the needed scores for IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, or other English exams.

Student visa

Applicants for student visas should generally apply at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their country.

Visa requirements include:

  • Non-refundable application fee;
  • Application forms;
  • A passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States;
  • Standardized photographs;
  • You will need to prove that you have enough money to support yourself during your studies;
  • Usually, an interview with an embassy official is required.

Ask for more information at your local embassy.

Find out more details about getting a student visa for the U.S.

Student assistance

Professional advisers guide students in their search for institutions or programmes of study in the United States that meet their individual needs. Sororities and Fraternities are national organizations, focusing on social interaction, service projects and student activities. Nearly every university offers internship services. Career services focus on offering employment advice and find student job opportunities. Credential evaluation services analyse qualifications of international students in order to establish study programme eligibility.

Some universities offer salaries to research students. Students can arrange fellowships with companies that pay for tuition costs in exchange for a few years of service.

Study environment

American universities provide the latest technologies and advancements coupled with excellent research opportunities. Students are free change their minds and transfer from one course to another or change their study institution.

Most classes include no more than 20 students, facilitating greater teacher involvement and student interaction. All kinds of English language courses are available for international students.

With over 35 million Spanish speakers in the United States, it is the 5th largest Spanish-speaking population. Spanish is currently the most widely taught non-English language in U.S. higher education.

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Netherlands
Netherlands
The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.
Estonia
Estonia
EU's hidden gem Estonia is becoming a new hot-spot for studies abroad. Estonia`s vibrant and affordable environment together with well-developed technology sector make Estonia an attractive place to study and live. With high-quality higher education, internationally accepted degrees and various scholarships this is a safe target country for international degree.
Finland
Finland
Finland is situated in northern Europe and neighbours Sweden, Norway and Russia. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is always a top first priority.
Hungary
Hungary
Situated in Central Europe, Hungary is one of the most popular touristic destinations in Europe and in the world. If you haven't heard about the famous Balaton lake or the thermal water cave system, you have at least hard of the beauty of its capital Budapest and about the delicious Hungarian cuisine.
Ireland
Ireland
From literature to landscape, from innovation to internationalisation, Ireland offers a lot of opportunities in education and research… and the warmest of welcomes from the world’s friendliest nation!
Lithuania
Lithuania
Why not Lithuania? More students chose Lithuania as their destination for higher education studies every year, with 92% of them recommending Lithuania to their friends. Learn why!
Norway
Norway
The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.
Poland
Poland
Studying in Poland will provide a solid education which will thoroughly prepare you for work in the most advanced labour markets of the world, at the same time stimulating your own personal development. You will also have the unique opportunity of meeting outstanding specialists and renowned intellectuals in your chosen field.
Sweden
Sweden
Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with nationally certified degrees and rigorous quality control. As a country, Sweden is an open and multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming international students.
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.
Canada
Canada
Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world, and Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, as well as an internationally renowned university system.
United States
United States
The U.S. is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has an internationally renowned education system, and offers a huge variety of English-language courses and speciality degrees.
Australia
Australia
Australia is well known for it's warm climate, great beaches and exceptional higher education system. It has strong influences from both Europe and Asia, and with the worlds second highest development index, it is a fantastic place to study!