The United States is without a question every student’s first choice when thinking about studying abroad for master’s. To convert this dream into reality, many of you may have already started with your applications for the fall 2023 intake. Most universities began accepting applications in October. You might be thinking that it’s too late to apply for the fall of 2023 now that January has arrived. The good news for you, It’s not too late!
Let’s delve deeper into this topic.
- Roughly 10% of the universities had their final deadlines on 31 December
- Around 10% have their final deadlines on 31 Jan.
- However, the majority (about 80%) of universities allow you to apply till March and some of them even accept applications till May.
Which means that you can still secure an admission in a good university even if you start with your applications now!
Why Fall 2023
Fall intake is usually the most preferred among Indian students and for good reasons
- Fall intake offers a more diverse range of courses
- Fall intake allows students a better access to funding
- Many universities have waived of GRE requirement for Fall 2023
- It also allows students to explore part-time on-campus job opportunities such as research assistant and teaching assistant
- Probably the most important reason for the popularity of fall admissions is the higher availability of post-study work options for students who start their studies during fall
You must move quickly
Although most universities will still be accepting applications till march, you need to consider time required for documentation and university shortlisting. Documentation includes procuring transcripts, drafting SOPs, personal statements, diversity statements LORs and resumes. University shortlisting involves lot of research to select right universities according to your profile and interests. You also need to move quickly because even after securing an admission, securing a visa can be equally tedious considering you are already on a tight timeline.
We are here to help you
We at Dilip Oak’s academy are here to help you.
- We are the best when it comes to admissions counselling. We will provide you with a well-balanced list of universities with safe as well as ambitious options, thus increasing your chances of admission.
- We offer counselling for SOPs (statement of purpose), LORs (letters of recommendations) and resumes and help you prepare everything from personal statements to diversity statements
- We also provide guidance for visa along with mock visa interviews
Dilip Oak’s academy can be your perfect guide into this often confusing admission process. We have been in this business since 1996 and we have more than 30,000 success stories to attest to our expertise in this field. Our counselors are experienced professionals who interact with every student personally to understand his/her unique requirements and provide guidance accordingly.
Best Wishes and Happy applying!!
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Pursuing M.S. in the USA is often expensive, especially for international students because unlike American citizens who pay in-state tuition fees, international students have to pay full tuition fees. For example, if an annual in-state tuition fee is $8000, an out-of-state tuition fee can be as high as $20,000. These tuition fees are also dependent on the ranking of the university. US universities are given rankings by certain private agencies like the US News, Princeton Review, etc. and as a thumb rule, the higher the ranking, the costlier is the university. Generally, state-funded universities are cheaper than private universities. Of course, there are certain exceptions to this. However, just because the universities are cheaper, it does not mean they do not offer quality education.
Taking all these factors into consideration, at Dilip Oak’s Academy, we have shortlisted around 150 accredited universities which offer quality education and also offer good job opportunities.
Below is a list of the 15 most expensive and the 15 cheapest universities you can apply to, for pursuing a master’s degree program in the USA. The list is based only on tuition fees for fall 2020 and is not inclusive of living expenses because the living expenses mentioned on the I-20 form are on the higher side and the actual living expenses are less than that.
15 cheapest universities
|SR.NO|| Name of University||State Code||Tuition Fees|
|1||Minnesota State University||MN||7424|
|2||University of Central Missouri||MO||8697|
|3||South Dakota State University – Brookings||SD||8876|
|4||University of South Dakota||SD||10330|
|5||University of Texas – El Paso||TX||10664|
|6||Brigham Young University||UT||11160|
|7||Bowling Green State University||OH||11611|
|8||Sam Houston State University||TX||11630|
|9||North Western Polytechnic University||IL||12150|
|10||Indiana State University – Terre Haute||IN||12260|
|11||University of Wyoming – Laramie||WY||12566|
|12||Texas A and M University – Kingsville||TX||12839|
|16||University of Arkansas-Littlerock||AR||13320|
|13||Arkansas State University||AR||13500|
|14||Wright State University-Dayton||OH||13800|
|17||California State University-Long Beach||CA||14568|
|15||Central Michigan University||MI||15300|
15 most expensive universities
|SR.NO|| Name of University||State Code||Tuition Fees|
|2||North Western University – Evanston||IL||56067|
|4||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||NY||53757|
|5||Johns Hopkins University||MD||52170|
|6||University of Michigan – Ann Arbor||MI||50326|
|8||Carnegie Mellon University||PA||49372|
|12||New York University||NY||45426|
|13||University of Pennsylvania||PA||44814|
|14||University of Rochester||NY||44608|
|15||University of Southern California||CA||46948|
For more guidance on university selection and admission process, enroll for our expert admission counseling today!
So, you’ve got the admission news you were waiting for: your coveted admission for an ‘MS in US’ is confirmed. You’re scheduled to join your American university in the fall 2016 semester – and now it’s time to book airline tickets and start thinking about travel plans and accommodation.
One problem, however, is contacting senior students who are already in your desired US university, so you can arrange for a pickup and drop from the airport and some temporary accommodation. Another is finding other students who are heading to your US university, so you can choose room-mates and make joint travel plans.
So, here’s one more thing that Dilip Oak’s Academy is doing to make finding travel and room companions easier for you through Dilip Oaks Academy Online. We call it our Roommate Finder and it will help you locate and coordinate with other students joining the same university.
Here’s how it works: if you are a signed up member of Dilip Oak’s Academy Online, all it requires is that you update your application status using the University Applications Tracker. Once you’ve done that, the names of other students going to the same university as you are will automatically be updated on your Roommate Finder page. Then, just hit the contact button.
If you’re not a member then, joining up is free and easy – it just takes a minute or two – and then you will be able to find roommates as explained above.
Remember, Dilip Oaks Academy Online is free to join! So, tell all your friends who are applying for an ‘MS in US’ to join and update their admission updates. The more people join, the more everybody benefits! But, even now there are enough folks like you signed up with us to make this feature a big help to you!
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Many Indian students are concerned about the cost of higher education in America and seek information on opportunities for financial assistance. The cost of education in the United States ranges from $14,000 to over $40,000 per year, with State universities and institutions in the South and Mid-West are often being cheaper than private institutions and those located in California or the North-East region. In addition to tuition fees, books and food, you have to plan for expenses towards housing, health insurance and transportation. In fact, a student’s major expenses will be on two major items: tuition fees and living expenses.
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