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Study in the USA


US has long been one of the favored destinations for international students. A true land of opportunities, US has a number of competitive private and public institutions of higher education. It also houses the highest number of top ranked universities which offer a diverse range of courses. A home to diverse ethnicities, US proffers a unique cultural experience with a wide variety of ethnic groups, traditions and values. For students opting to study in the US, the country offers a great chance to grow academically, culturally and socially.

US is home to the highest number of international students as compared to any other country. Universities in US, many of them top ranking in the world, place a great deal of significance on diversity. The education system has people from various religions, countries as well as age groups. Studying in the US provides a stimulating environment as the universities encourage cross-culture understanding and networking, thus making the duration of the course a pleasant and productive experience. The course structure lays equal emphasis on building a strong theoretical base and practical, employment related skills.

American life

US is a country with a wide array of landscapes as well as diversity. Thanks to the sheer size of the country and the large number of institutions, there is an institution for very student. From high-end locales to tropical islands, from beaches and deserts to mountain tops, from liberal arts colleges on an intimate scale to huge state campuses and leading research driven universities, it is not difficult for international students to find their own niche. US also gives the option for post study work; students can opt to stay and work in US after they complete their education there.

USA universities and colleges

US boasts of a well-established, high-quality tertiary education system that offers a wide range of associate degrees, undergraduate and post graduate programs, PhD’s and doctorates from over 4500 accredited colleges and universities across 50 states. US universities are also well known for scientific research and development. In fact, most of the world’s research is conducted by top US Universities. The university campuses in US offer a very active social life that helps cultivate further career opportunities.

STUDY Engineering IN USA

Engineering is at the core of so many complex global challenges – in healthcare, medicine, energy, food safety, manufacturing, communication, the environment etc. Therefore, engineering programs in the U.S. are cross disciplinary and multidisciplinary, which has become important to train the next generations of engineers. Engineering education combines academic training with practical education. In the U.S., during undergraduate and graduate program, major corporations have also helped provide students with real world experience. U.S. Universities offering engineering in two separate tracks i.e. professional and academics, the difference is that the foremost is of non thesis track preparing the student for professional arena, while the other track is research/ thesis oriented. The tuition fees of typical engineering program ranges from 18,000 USD – 60,000 USD. The student is able to complete undergraduate program in 4 years while the masters is usually completed with 2 years. One of the important feature of U.S. higher education is opportunity for a students to be eligible for CPT (Curriculum Practical Training) or OPT (Optional Practical Training). Upon completion of academic program, student may work full time for 12 months while students of STEM programmes (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) may work for up to 29 Months.

Information Technology (IT) in USA

Looking to study IT in USA? Your search stops here. CITYMAG, the world’s leading Student Placement Company and the co-owner of IELTS, endeavours to assist and guide students in making their dream of studying IT in USA come true.

We understand that the application process can be an overwhelming challenge and therefore our well trained and experienced counsellors guide and support you through all steps starting from personalized counseling right till safe arrival on campus. Services/Assistance provided by your personal CITYMAG Counsellor.

Masters in USA

Looking to study Masters in USA? Your search stops here. CITYMAG, the world’s leading Student Placement Company and the co-owner of IELTS, endeavours to assist and guide students in making their dream of studying Masters in USA come true.

We understand that the application process can be an overwhelming challenge and therefore our well trained and experienced counsellors guide and support you through all steps starting from personalized counseling right till safe arrival on campus.


MBA in the U.S. University is typically a two year duration program. The course structure is a combination of real – world case studies discussions and internships options. U.S. Universities offer option for both students with or without work experience. The application for MBA program in the U.S. requires the student to take the pre requisite standardised test, which is supported by well tailored statement of purpose, resume and effective letters of recommendation. The MBA in the U.S. is the integration of key traits required in a business graduate and prepare tackle challenges in the professional field.

Agri- Business
Entrepreneurial Management
Hospitality and Tourism
Human Resources
Insurance & Risk Management
International Business
IT and Systems
Marketing and Operations
Real Estate
Rural Management

Why MBA in USA?

The USA is the largest economic engine of the World and is considered as the mecca of the MBA programs and the capitalism. The MBA programs in the US provide students an opportunity to study in an exciting international environment along with students from diverse cultural background who join the US universities.

It is often noticed that availing an admission to MBA program in the USA is easier compared to that of any of the premier institutes in India both based on efforts and cost. The knowledge that students would attain from experienced faculty members at the US would enable students with high quality skills that would be highly appreciable in the business environment across the World.

The case study driven teaching methodology equips students with practical knowledge and prepares them for the tough industry role. The MBA program in the US also imbibes various soft skills like team building, leadership, entrepreneurial, decision making etc. Eligibility for admission to an MBA program in the US

The basic admission eligibility criteria for the MBA programs in US universities is at least 16 years of undergraduate education. It is expected that this 16 years of undergraduate education would include four years of education after the successful completion of high school / junior college from a recognized and accredited college / university. It means Indian aspirants who have completed three-year graduation degree program would not be qualified for the MBA program. Hence, it is necessary that India students complete a post-graduation degree or a professional four-year degree like engineering. Also, many US universities value the leadership qualities that are present in a candidate. The candidates who have demonstrated noticeable leadership qualities in their previous organization or have been part of some NGO projects, they would earn some extra points and their candidature would be strengthened. Individuals have a high focus on their goals and have requisite traits that are needed in the business world would be ideal candidates for a business school.

Admission Requirement


(Graduate Management Admissions Test): It is necessary for candidates to score high GMAT score to seek admissions in business school

In order to get admission in the US universities, candidates need to demonstrate English language competency by scoring high in TOEFL or IELTS exams. It is advisable candidates appear for this exam with good preparation and try to score the best.

Essays & Resume
Craft compelling essyas and resumes to highlight your most dalient attributes and make you stand out to the admission committee.

Letter of Recommendation
A recommendation letter that highlight candidates’ achievements in academic or professional World would add value to the candidature. It is advisable to get such references from one’s academic institution (professors / directors) or from workplace (reporting manager / CEO) that highlight the leadership qualities and other managerial skills.

Industry Expierence
Though it is not mandatory for all business schools, it would add value to the candidature if the candidates have a couple of years of work experience in the industry. The work experience letter should also be included as part of admission form.

The interview is usually the last step during the admission process. These interviews could be conducted by a faculty member or a staff or an alumni or a third party representative appointed by the business school. These interview are more often than no informal in nature and are meant for information exchange. These interviews allow university representatives to judge the candidates’ focus, passion, future career goals and personality.

Top Universities to Pursue MBA in the USA and Average GMAT score required

Below is an indicative list of top universities in the USA and the average GMAT score that would be required to get qualified in that university.

Rank - Universities -Average - GMAT score

1 - Harvard University, - MA - 724
1 - Stanford University, - CA - 729
3 - University of Pennslyvania (Wharton), - PA - 718
4 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan), - MA - 710
4 - Northwestern University (Kellogg), - IL - 708
6 - University of Chicago (Booth), - IL - 720
7 - University of California – Berkely (Haas), - CA - 715
8 - Columbia University, - NY - 715
9 - Darthmouth College, (Tuck), - NH - 717
10 - New York University (Stern), - NY - 720

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Partner Tier 1 U.S. Institutions (as per U.S. News Rankings)

Auburn University Graduate School | Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz | Clark University | Colorado State University | De Paul University | Duquesne University | Florida Institute of Technology | George Mason University | Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School | Kent State University | Loyola University of Chicago | New Jersey Insitute of Technology | Ohio University | Pace University | Pacific University | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey | Saint Mary’s University | Texas Christian University | The University of Mississippi | University of Alabama Birmingham | University of Alabama Huntsville | University of Dayton | University of Hartford | University of North Dakota | University of Saint Thomas | University of San Diego | University of South Carolina | University of Southern Mississippi | University of the Pacific | Western Michigan University

Cost of studying in the USA

In the USA, university or college costs vary between different institutions. Accommodation and living costs depend on your personal lifestyle. Tuition will be the most expensive component of your educational costs. The price of tuition can range from $10,000 to $55,000 (USD) per year.

Accommodation costs will depend on personal preferences and the city you reside in. For example, staying on campus will usually cost you more than staying off campus. Undergraduate (bachelor degree) students in some universities may be required to stay on campus for the first year which may considerably increase the cost of living. Whether you decide to stay alone or live with friends will also affect your costs.

Accommodation will typically range from $3,000 to $8,000 per year. If you decide to rent an apartment, remember that extra costs such as electricity, phone line, furniture, and travel costs to and from the university are your responsibility.

Most campuses offer a meal plan for students to allow dining in the on-campus facilities. These plans are offered at many different levels to accommodate individual budgets. Most campuses also require students to pay for medical insurance to allow them to utilize on-campus medical facilities for check-ups, basic testing and prescriptions for common illnesses (for example, head cold, fever, etc). This insurance typically runs under $1,000 per year.

Other costs to budget for are fees for student activities, which amount to a few hundred dollars per year and reference books, which can cost between $500 and $1,500 per year.

Education system in the USA

Tertiary education is typically divided into:
Associate degrees
Undergraduate (bachelor) degrees
Graduate education (master’s and PhDs/doctorates)

USA universities place great significance on diversity, meaning classes will consist of students of different ages, religions and countries of origin. This provides a stimulating and rich learning environment that encourages cross-cultural understanding and networking. Most classes will contain no more than 20 students and the professors will take the time to get to know students and their strengths and will usually be willing to spend time outside of class to offer further support. There is also a very active social life on USA campuses, with many clubs and organisations students can join to meet other students with similar interests and to help further career opportunities.

Visa requirements for the USA

Applying for visas is often seen as complicated, but Citymag Education’s trained counsellors are experts in guiding students through the application process.

Here is some information on applying for student visas in the USA.

F-1 visa (USA student visa)
The F-1 visa (Academic Student) allows an individual to enter the United States as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or other academic institution. A student must be enrolled in a program or course of study that culminates in a degree, diploma or certificate and the school must be authorised by the US government to accept international students.

Steps for applying for a USA student visa
The visa application process starts with the receipt of an I-20. The I-20 confirms a student’s acceptance and enrolment at a university or other educational institution.
Pay the SEVIS fee (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)
Pay the visa fee at the nominated bank
Complete the visa application form
Book a visa interview appointment
Attend your visa interview
Your passport is returned to you by courier

Remember, your personal Citymag Education counsellor will help you from start to finish, providing assistance in organising documents, completing the forms, and preparing you for the interview with the visa officer at the USA Embassy.

Employment prospects in the USA

In the USA there are options to work part-time on campus during your first year of study. You can also explore opportunities for sponsorship following your studies.

International students in the USA can work in a job on campus up to 20 hours a week. Many students find that their time is better spent taking internships or practical training, which allows them to work for university credit in a job in a related field. Nearly every university, even those not located in big cities, has employees dedicated to helping students secure internships. All USA universities also offer extra-curricular activities that provide real-world job experience.

Another option that appeals to many students is to broaden their study experience through semester or summer-long study abroad and exchange programs, offered by most universities as well as outside study abroad providers. Following graduation, students on an F-1 visa can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows them to work in their chosen field for 12-24 months after completing their studies.

Some companies may even sponsor students for a H1-B Temporary Worker Visa, allowing them to continue living in the USA as long as they work for that company. Most USA institutions have a career services department staffed with professionals focused on helping students with their résumé, teaching job interview skills, and helping them find job opportunities.


Most people you meet in the USA are friendly and helpful. College campuses tend to be very safe, even when located in urban areas.

USA universities place a great deal of emphasis on the safety of their students. Small universities have campus security guards on staff and larger institutions often have their own police force. As in any country, a few simple precautions will help safeguard you and your property.

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