Most chosen student destination in the world

Why study in the US

USA has been at the forefront of higher education when it comes to international education. Not just the rest of the world but it is also the most chosen student destination by Indian students. More than half of the top ranked universities in top 300 globally call themselves American. US universities are often recognised globally and considered to be of repute.

Here are some of the top reasons for international and especially indian students for choosing USA for higher education:

  • Number 1 student destination in the world
  • 157 US universities in Top 300 globally by QS
  • English is the major language spoken
  • Home to international organisations, MNCs, world famous startups
  • Stay back option for career growth
  • 1 year stay back for Indian students (Non STEM)
  • Up to 3 years stay back for STEM category
  • Best known for Tech and Business management
  • Superpower!

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What to study in the US

Degree Programs

  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MS/MSc/MA (Master of Science/Arts)
  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • BS (Bachelor of Science)

Non Degree Programs

  • Online programs
  • Certificate programs
  • Summer school
  • Exchange programs


  • General Management
  • Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Fashion, Luxury & Brands 
  • Food & Wine 
  • Sports & Events
  • Engineering, Science

*There are several other programs but we have mentioned the most chosen programs by international students


USA categorises programs into STEM and Non STEM ie Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths. While both have their own advantages in one's career but STEM students fetch longer stay back visa especially from India

Where & when to study in the US

The most chosen universities in the US remain:

  • IVY Leagues
  • Public Universities (Central and State)
  • Private Schools (Colleges)

The following two remain the major intake (with rolling intakes at some)

  • Spring Intake: Classes commence from January to March
  • Fall Intake: Classes commence in September, October

*Best time to apply: 6-8 months in advance


Some of the universities have rolling admissions unlike many others. Hence it is recommended to check each university's website quite carefully

Best Universities in the US


Stanford University

Stanford University


Ranked 1 in the world, known fo science, tech and research

Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University


Standford is often considered the Mecca of science, medicine, technology and research

Harvard University

Stanford University

California Institute of Technology


Harvard has been #1 university worldwide for the longest period of time in recent history

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology


CALTECH as they often call it best known for technology

University of Chicago

California Institute of Technology

University of Chicago


Best known for strong focus on research

Princeton University

California Institute of Technology

University of Chicago


One of the oldest universities, often known for research

Cornell University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania


Among the most preferred by Employers and very reputed for humanities, arts

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania


Outperforms Yale and Columbia in research output every year

Yale University

University of Pennsylvania

Yale University


Known for Academic reputation, employer reputation

Scholarships to study in the US

Although major scholarships like any other country are often Profile, Merit based and depend on profile including GMAT or GRE  or SAT Scores but there are many scholarships offered by the Govt or other institutions, for that please connect with EducationUSA.

VISA required

Student Visa

  • F1 visa: Required to study at an accredited US college or university or to study English at an English language institute
  • J visa: Required for participation in an exchange program, including high school and university study
  • M visa: Required for non-academic/vocational study or training in the US

Work Visa

  • OPT VISA: Usually 1 year for Non STEM
  • Work Permit: Up to 3 years for STEM
  • H1B: Work Permit needed to work in the states

Edvisory Assurance

Information provided on Edvisory website is accurate and subject to public announcements by universities and the Governments.

Note: For the purpose of rankings, Edvisory adheres to QS & Financial Times

Image courtesy: School websites, QS, FT, THE

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