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Guide to American Universities - Find a U.S. College

By Brendan Conway updated on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

There are many colleges in the U.S., so how do you know which U.S.A. university is the best fit for you? You'll need to consider a variety of factors and think about which ones are most important to you.

Searching for American universities

One of the main factors to think about is the type of college or university you want to attend. There are many options to choose from, such as community colleges, public universities, and private colleges. The type of U.S. college you choose should meet your needs academically, socially, and financially.

American colleges offer a multitide of study options, so it's important to consider your interests and find a school with courses and extracurricular activities that you want to pursue. Location and setting may impact your decision; be sure to choose a school that's in an area you want to live in and explore and that makes you feel comfortable. Because U.S. colleges often don't have large amounts of financial aid for international students, cost of attendance will likely be a key factor as well.

An additional aspect you may want to think about when searching for American universities is the quality of a school's international student services. You should evaluate how a college will help you transition to living in America and attending school there. Find out what kind of academic guidance and travel assistance is provided, and examine how international students fit into the college community.

To get started on finding the U.S. college that is the best fit for you on all these levels, check out our search tools, list of related colleges, and additional advice.

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Also, take a look at the additional resources we have for Indian students and Chinese students.

About the Author

Brendan Conway is the Web Content Editor for Peterson's Interactive and is well-versed in the world of higher education and admissions. He is a graduate of Hamilton College, and has been working in admissions advice, test-prep advice, career planning advice, and similar fields for the majority of his career since graduation. Brendan endeavors to provide the most relevant, useful, and interesting information via Peterson's Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ feeds. Brendan enjoys lexicological oddities and voraciously reading in his free time.

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