Study in The United States of America


The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country consisting of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world’s third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Most of the country is located in central North America between the countries of Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 328 million, the U.S. is the third most populous country in the world. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City.
Gross domestic product: 20.54 trillion
Currency: USD
Capital: Washington, D.C.

A highly developed country, the United States is the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP, the second-largest by purchasing power parity, and accounts for approximately a quarter of global GDP. The United States is the world’s largest importer and the second-largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, it holds 29.4% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank very high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, median income, median wealth, human development, per capita GDP, and worker productivity. It is the foremost military power in the world, making up more than a third of global military spending, and is a leading political, cultural, and scientific force internationally.


The American education system offers a rich field of choices for international students. There is such an array of schools, programs and locations that the choices may overwhelm students, even those from the U.S. As you begin your school search, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the American education system. Understanding the system will help you narrow your choices and develop your education plan.

Just like American students, you will have to submit your academic transcripts as part of your application for admission to university or college. Academic transcripts are official copies of your academic work. In the U.S. this includes your “grades” and “grade point average” (GPA), which are measurements of your academic achievement. Courses are commonly graded using percentages, which are converted into letter grades.

The grading system and GPA in the U.S. can be confusing, especially for international students. The interpretation of grades has a lot of variation. For example, two students who attended different schools both submit their transcripts to the same university. They both have 3.5 GPAs, but one student attended an average high school, while the other attended a prestigious school that was academically challenging. The university might interpret their GPAs differently because the two schools have dramatically different standards.


Our USA partners:

University of California
University of Colorado
Northeastern University
George Mason University
University of California
Washington State University
Hofstra University
Washington State University
State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Washington State University
Colorado State University
San Francisco State University
Western Washington University
San Jose State University – International Gateway
California State University Sonoma
Humboldt State University
Sofia University
Marymount California University
Westcliff University
IGlobal University
University of the Pacific
Adelphi University
New York Tech
Eastern Washington University
Alliant International University
Marymount University
National University

Shoreline Community College
Tacoma Community College
South Puget Sound Community College
Mission College
Walla Walla Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
LIM College
SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Seattle Central College
East Coast Polytechnic Institute University