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Study in the United States of America

The United States of America is a diverse country with over 5,000 public and private colleges and universities. Universities are generally classified as public or private depending on how they are funded. Public universities receive funding from the government, while private universities are funded by endowments (also known as large donations) and other private sources. These universities are further divided into research-intensive, IVY leagues, public ivies, liberal arts college, specialist institutions, or Land Grant Colleges.

 

PATHWAYS TO AN AMERICAN DEGREE

 

There are four main options assuming if you have the SPM, IGCSE or an equivalent qualification:

Direct to a 4-year university in the USA

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Many of the USA universities will accept international students who have completed grade 11 high school qualification. These are good rank universities but not likely the ones ranked at the top. If you are ambitious and are aiming for a top-ranked university or the ivy leagues, you might want to consider one of the other options below. 

A Level / Foundation Programme

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Community Colleges Vs. ADTP

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US Community Colleges

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Students who wish have a shot at top universities in the USA can take the A level or foundation programme. Some American universities offer credit exemption to students who have completed A level or foundation programme with strong grades, effectively enabling students the opportunity to complete their bachelor's degree in under 4 years. 

American Degree Transfer programme

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A 2+2 programme where students spend their first two years completing U.S. college credits at one of the private colleges in Malaysia. They then transfer to selected universities in The States. Depending on their choice of university and major, students may or may not be able to transfer their credits in full to universities in the U.S. 

Community colleges in the USA 

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 This a a great option for students who wish to complete 4 years of their bachelor's degree in the U.S. at a reasonable cost. With the community college pathway, students have the opportunity to graduate at some of the best universities such as UCLA, University of Washington, University of Michigan, New York University as well as ivy leagues such as Columbia University, Cornell University and Brown University. 

TOP REASONS TO STUDY IN THE USA

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Nearly half of the top 100 universities ranked in the US News and World Report are U.S.-based
FLEXIBLE EDUCATION SYSTEM
The USA flexible education system enables students to customise their study programme according to their preference
CULTURAL
DIVERSITY
The USA universities offer some of the most diverse cultural experiences for international students 
LIVELY AND VIBRANT CAMPUS LIFE
Student organisations create a vibrant campus and help build life-long memories and relationships

POPULAR UNIVERSITIES IN THE USA

University
Type
Duration
Location
Tuition Fees
Scholarships
Duquesne University
Private
4 years
Pennsylvania
$42,000 - $45,000
$9,000 - $26,000
La Salle University
Private
4 years
Pennsylvania
$36,000 - $38,000
$6,000 - $20,000
Charleston Southern University
Private
4 years
South Carolina
$31,000 - $33,000
$12,000
College of Charleston
Public
4 years
South Carolina
$37,000 - $40,000
$5,000 - $16,000
University of South Carolina
Public
4 years
South Carolina
$36,000 - $41,000
-
Christian Brothers University
Private
4 years
Tennessee
$38,000 - $40,000
$11,000 - $19,000
Middle Tennessee State University
Public
4 years
Tennessee
$28,000 - $30,000
$0 - $16,000
Tennessee Technological University
Public
4 years
Tennessee
$27,000 - $30,000
$0 - $10,910
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Public
4 years
Tennessee
$32,000 - $35,000
$0 - $18,000
Midwestern State University
Public
4 years
Texas
$12,000 - $15,000
40 - $2,000
University of North Texas
Public
4 years
Texas
$12,000 - $21,000
$0 - $12,000
George Mason University
Public
4 years
Virginia
$40,000 - $43,000
$3,000 - $10,000
Central Washington University
Public
4 years
Washington
$28,000 - $30,000
6,345-11,260
Saint Martin's University
Private
4 years
Washington
$44,000 - $48,000
$500 - $22,000
Washington State University
Public
4 years
Washington
$30,000 - $32,000
$0 - $4,000
Shepard University
Public
4 years
West Virginia
$19,000 - $21,000
$0 - $5,000
Jacksonville State University
Public
4 years
Alabama
$25,000 - $27,000
$0 - $18,000
University of Alabama
Public
4 years
Alabama
$33,000 - $35,000
$6,000 - $28,000
University of North Alabama
Public
4 years
Alabama
$23,000 - $25,000
$8,000 - $10,000
University of South Alabama
Public
4 years
Alabama
$18,000 - $20,000
$2,000 - $10,000
University of West Alabama
Public
4 years
Alabama
$19,000 - $21,000
$500 - $9,300
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Public
4 years
Alabama
29,730 - 32,240
$2,500 - $10,000
University of Arizona
Public
4 years
Arizona
$42,000 - $45,000
$0 - $23,000
Arizona State University - West
Public
4 years
Arizona
$33,000 - $35,000
-
California Lutheran University
Private
4 years
California
$50,000 - $52,000
$0 - $35,000
California State University, East Bay
Public
4 years
California
$19,000 - $21,000
$0 - $11,800
California State University, Fresno
Public
4 years
California
$17,000 - $18,000
-
California State University, Long Beach
Public
4 years
California
$17,000 - $18,000
$0 - $1,000
California State University Northridge
Public
4 years
California
$17,000 - $18,000
-
California State University, Sacramento
Public
4 years
California
$17,000 - $18,000
$0 - $2,376
San Francisco State University
Public
4 years
California
$17,000 - $20,000
-
San Jose State University
Public
4 years
California
$19,000 - $21,000
$0 - $4,000
Colorado State University
Public
4 years
Colorado
$33,000 - $35,000
$12,000
University of Colorado - Denver
Public
4 years
Colorado
$32,000 - $35,000
$500 - $10,000
Brenau University
Private
4 years
Georgia
$31,000 - $33,00
$6,400 - $16,000
Hawai'i Pacific University
Private
4 years
Hawaii
$33,000 - $35,000
$0 - $13,000
University of Idaho
Public
4 years
Idaho
$29,000 - $31,000
$0 - $15,966
North Park University
Private
4 years
Illnois
$35,000 - $38,000
$16,000 - $19,000
Illnois State University
Public
4 years
Illnois
$28,000 - $31,000
$1,000 - $11,000
Purdue University Northwest
Public
4 years
Indiana
$18,000 - $20,000
$0 - $3,500
University of Louisville
Public
4 years
Kentucky
$29,000 - $31,000
$5,000 - $8,000
Goucher College
Private
4 years
Maryland
$51,000 - $53,000
$22,000 - $34,000
Fisher College
Private
4 years
Massachusetts
$36,000 - $38,000
$7,000 - $12,500
Western New England University
Private
4 years
Massachusetts
$47,000 - $50,000
$12,000 - $24,000
Suffolk University
Private
4 years
Massachusetts
$46,000 - $48,000
$5,000 - $22,000
University of Massachusetts
Public
4 years
Massachusetts
$35,000 - $38,000
-
Central Michigan University
Public
4 years
Michigan
$21,000 - $23,000
$0 - $9,000
Hope College
Private
4 years
Michigan
$41,000 - $ 45,000
$20,000 - $30,000
Western Michigan University
Public
4 years
Michigan
$16,000 - $19,000
-
University of St. Thomas
Private
4 years
Minnesota
$53,000 - $55,000
$10,200 - $35,700
Saint Louis University
Private
4 years
Missouri
$53,000 - $55,000
$10,000 - $52,260
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Public
4 years
Nevada
$29,000 - $31,000
$0 - $7,000
Rowan University
Public
4 years
New Jersey
$26,000 - $28,000
$4,000 - $11,000
DREW University
Private
4 years
New Jersey
$48,000 - $50,000
$1,500 - $27,000
Montclair State University
Public
4 years
New Jersey
$24,000 - $26,000
-
Pace University
Private
4 years
New York
$49,000 - $55,000
$13,500 - $30,000
Rochester Institute of Technology
Private
4 years
New York
$52,000 - $55,000
$5,000 - $20,000
State University of New York at Geneseo
Public
4 years
New York
$19,000 - $21,000
up to $9,000
State University of New York at Oswego
Public
4 years
New York
$19,000 - $21,000
$4,000 - $10,450
SUNY Buffalo State
Public
4 years
New York
$19,000 - $21,000
$1,000 - $9,500
Hofstra University
Private
4 years
New York
$56,000 - $58,000
$2,000 - $15,000
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
Private
4 years
New York
$42,000 - $45,000
-
University of Mount Union
Private
4 years
Ohio
$36,000 - $38,000
$14,000 - $20,000
Portland State University
Public
4 years
Oregon
$23,000 - $25,000
$0 - $10,000
University of Oregon
Public
4 years
Oregon
$44,000 - $48,000
$0 - $43,900
Oregon State University
Public
4 years
Oregon
$38,000 - $40,000
$1,000 - $16,000
*Tuition Fess per year (2023-2024)
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