USA

Education

Education in the US is well known for its quality and variety. There are typically 3 levels of education; the undergraduate program (Bachelor's degree), the graduate program (Master's degree) and the postgraduate program (Doctoral degree or Ph. D).

The undergraduate programs in the US usually take 4 years to complete. The graduate programs in the USA take between 1 and 3 years to complete. And the duration of postgraduate programs can range from 4 years to 6 years.

The minimum age of admission to US universities is usually 18.

Students who want to complete a degree in law and medicine in the US should beware. Law and medicine degrees are not offered at the undergraduate level in the US. They are completed as professional study after receiving a bachelor’s degree with no prefered undergraduate majors. However, medical schools have set prerequisite courses that must be taken by the student during their undergraduate before enrollment. Students preparing to attend medical school after their undergraduate careers are known as pre-med.

There are typically 2 terms in an academic year in US universities. 1 term or semester last a total of 14 weeks, from September to December and from January to May. Most institutions will have intensive 8-weeks courses during summer for students to catch up on their academic progress if they miss or fail a course.

The very minimum entry requirements to the undergraduate program for Malaysian students are:

- 4 passes in SPM/UEC
- 2 passes in STPM

or

- 3 passes in O-level
- 2 passes in A-level

*Entry requirements differ from institutions to institutions.

English Requirements:

- completion of SAT/ACT tests or TOEFL test.

*Malaysian MUET is not accepted
*Grade requirements differ from institutions and courses.

Economy

The US has the largest and most technologically-advanced economy in the world. While the United States accounts for only about 4% of the world's population, its GDP is 26% of the world's total economic output. US economy is a free-market, private enterprise system has limited government intervention in areas such as health care, transportation, and retirement. Unlike Japanese or Western European countries, American corporations have a considerable amount of freedom to operate will little government control over issues in product development, plant openings or closures, and employment. The US cutting-edge high-tech industries, including computers, medical care, aerospace, and military equipment as some of the element that made them stand out from the rest of the world.

Population

308 million ++

Interesting Facts

Game-changing inventions. Many modern utilities wouldn't be the same without some US inventions such as the aeroplane, lightbulb and the internet!

There are 7 timezones in the US with Hawaii being the furthest away.

The modern US flag was designed by a 17-year-old kid.

Applying

Our Partnership with StudyGroup and INTO have expanded our study destinations in the US. To find out more where you can apply to study in the US, click on their profile on the right sidebar.

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