Top U.S. Study Web Sites

Below are a few of the most essential Web sites for students from the Middle East/North Africa considering U.S. study. See other sections of this site for additional useful links.

  • CHEA (Council on Higher Education Accreditation). Database of all institutions accredited by CHEA or U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting bodies. Please note that not all fields of study require or even have professional accreditation—however, accreditation of the college or university as a whole by a CHEA or U.S. Department of Education recognized accreditor is essential for degree recognition!

  • College Board. The site of the developer of the SAT standardized admissions test and CLEP examination for credit programs also includes an excellent search engine for finding undergraduate programs on its site.
  • EducationUSA. A great place for international students to start exploring U.S. study, with detailed information on the application process as well as preparing for U.S. life and study available to download. Also provides contact information for EducationUSA centers worldwide.

    Educational Testing Service. Developer and major source of information on standardized tests: TOEFL, GRE, and others.

  • Edupass. Specifically for international students considering U.S. study, this site discusses admissions, financing, English language study, visas, cultural differences, U.S. life, and more. It also includes a list of the U.S. colleges that give the most funding to international undergraduates.

  • Funding for U.S. Study. Excellent source for locating the hundreds of grants specifically for international students awarded by governments, foundations, and international organizations. Searchable by country/region or field of study. Institute of International Education.

  • Browse for program descriptions by field.

  • Intensive English USA. Database of English language training programs, searchable by institution and by type of program.

  • Peterson’s. This educational publisher’s Web site allows searching for both undergraduate  graduate programs.