Top 5 Universities In USA For Undergraduates In 2021

While the lockdown extends and brings life to a standstill, the time for rethinking and assessing new growths in education and career also extends. You now have the luxury to take carefully designed decisions and do a thorough research on which universities to apply for and pursue your higher education dreams. When it comes to Overseas Education the U.S. is one of the top countries, that sees thousands of candidates applying for innovative education, better infrastructure, amenities, work opportunities etc.

The Hurray Overseas Education Counselling team has compiled a list of the most viable universities that offer multiple courses. If you have doubts about Study in the USA then read about it in our Top 9 Questions Answered About Study In USA blog. Read ahead for details on top US universities.

I. Spotlight on: Colorado State University

Ranked in the top 450 universities worldwide, and 166th in the USA, Colorado State University is a premier public educational institution. Founded in 1870, CSU is a historic university located in the historic, picturesque town of Fort Collins, Colorado, with all the advantage of being located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains – the best of America’s natural beauty right on its doorstep. It offers undergraduate and graduate programmes, a number of shorter certificate courses, as well as higher research degrees. It is best known for – and has consistently been highly ranked – for its engineering and business administration degrees. With a large population of 26000 students, CSU is also home to a small but growing population of international students, numbering just over 1000.

Key facts

  1. Entry Requirements

For entry into a graduate programme, a bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Certain departments may also demand GRE or GMAT with a minimum score.

A minimum score of 80 in TOEFL IBT (internet-based), or 6.5 in IELTS, or 58 in PTE Academic satisfy English Language Requirements.

  1. Costs and Funding

The average cost to study at CSU per semester for a non-resident graduate student, assuming 8 credits* for full-time study, is 12000 USD (approximately 25000 USD per year), which includes tuition fees per credit, general fees, university technology fee, and university facility fee.

*each course taken up as part of the programme carries 1 credit.

Scholarships: a number of scholarships, offered by CSU as well as external agents, are available to international students at CSU – for instance, the William J. & Jean S. Griswold Scholarship offers two awards of 1000 USD each for international students studying in the fields of history or foreign languages.

  1. Application timeline

The deadline for applications for a graduate programme is April 1 for the Fall Semester, and September 1 for the Spring Semester.

II. Spotlight on: University of Dayton, Ohio 

The University of Dayton, Ohio is a top-tier private Catholic university, established in 1850 in the town of Dayton, Ohio, that offers undergraduate and graduate programmes across a range of subjects. Some of its acclaimed programmes include its Masters in Child-Development and Early Childhood Education, and it is also known for its degrees in Photography. It is also ranked number 47 in the USA for its Engineering programmes. Furthermore, according to the Princeton Review, Dayton is ranked as having the 11th happiest students in the country!

Key facts

  1. Entry Requirements

The requirement for entry into a graduate programme for an international applicant is 16 years of formal education, including a degree equivalent to a 4-year US Bachelors degree. Each department sets its own minimum required score. Certain programmes will require GRE and/or GMAT.

English Language Requirement – proof of language proficiency must be provided via an international English test – the preferred test is TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 80, or an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS Academic, or 60 in PTE Academic.