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Uni in the USA

Welcome to our definitive UK guide to university in the US - containing forthright reviews of top USA universities, written by British students and based on hundreds of international student interviews. We'll also tell you how to choose a university, how to apply and above all... how to pay for it.

 

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The Good Schools Guide : Uni in the USA 2018

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  • Applying to university

    With over 60 universities in the UK it should be relatively easy to find an institution and course that fits a student's capabilities and both current interests and future hopes whilst extending and challenging them academically.

  • Recommendations (references)

    Most universities will ask you for at least one reference, written by a careers advisor, headteacher, housemaster, etc. This reference is similar to UCAS, although it should not focus on a particular course, but rather suitability in general for higher education. It is ‘all about’ you and should address academic performance, extra-curricular activities and personal qualities.

  • Deadlines & early decision

    You must meet your deadlines! US universities will not accept late applications unless they have ‘rolling admissions’, meaning they accept students on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Financial statement

    Most universities will require you to complete a financial statement. Do this carefully as it will be used to determine your eligibility for financial assistance.

  • Interviews

    Although interviews are rarely mandatory for admission into any American university, they are often recommended and are an excellent way of finding out about the place in which you are planning to spend the next four years. Interviews for international students can function in two ways...


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