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Undergraduate Business Schools

Business degrees introduce students to fields such as accounting, marketing, human resources, and finance. These courses teach students how to analyze data, supervise teams, make business decisions, and develop marketing strategies. You will also gain insights on laws and regulations governing corporations. Typically, undergraduate students specialize their degrees; for example, by choosing a bachelor’s in business management, which emphasizes management skills, or a bachelor’s in entrepreneurship. By the end of the degree, students will have the skills needed to become effective market research analysts, accountants, sales managers, or a variety of other professions in the fields of business and entrepreneurship.

Highly Competitive

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • Cornell University
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1530+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 33+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+A Levels – All AsAmerican system GPA – 3.9+

Competitive

  • Emory University
  • University of Southern California
  • Washington University – St Louis
  • University of Washington – Seattle
  • University of Maryland – College Park
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1450+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 30+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+A Levels – All AsAmerican system GPA – 3.9+

Less Competitive

  • Arizona State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Texas A&M
  • Michigan State University
  • Purdue University
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1250-1350+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 27+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 36+A Levels – Mix of As and BsAmerican system GPA – 3.6+

Undergraduate Economics Schools

The study of Economics investigates all factors involved in the production and consumption of limited goods and services. Courses in Economics advance students’ analytical and mathematical skills, and ask a broad range of questions regarding economic outcomes, political developments, and the dynamics of human behavior. Economic analyses target both small scale (Microeconomics) and global (Macroeconomics) economic factors, to understand how economic actions and consumption shape society. By the end of this degree, students will have the numerical, analytical, and problem solving skills required for careers such as investment banking, product management, risk analysis, financial consultancy, and economic research.

Highly Competitive

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1530+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 33+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.9+

Competitive

  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Minnesota
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Maryland – College Park
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1450+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 30+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.9+

Less Competitive

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Indiana – Bloomington
  • University of Washington – Seattle
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1250-1350+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 27+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 36+ | A Levels – Mix of As and Bs | American system GPA – 3.6+

Undergraduate Computer Science & Engineering Schools

A Computer Science degree is about understanding computer systems and networks. This major trains students in programming languages, software development, and network architecture, to prepare them for a variety of careers working in technology. Equipped with rigorous reasoning, mathematical, and analytical skills, computer science majors go into fields such as computational neuroscience, cryptography, data management, electronic commerce, software engineering, and machine learning.

Engineering focuses on the research, design, and use of complex machines and systems. Engineering students look at the world’s problems, such as urban living, ageing, and climate change, and then use mathematics and science principles to devise practical solutions. Typically, engineering students will choose to focus on one of the many engineering subdisciplines, such as biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, or mechanical engineering. Equipped with education in math, science, and technology, engineering students go on to build innovative technologies, design computer software and hardware systems, or construct infrastructure projects, such as roads and systems for water supply.

Highly Competitive

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • California Institute of of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1530+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 33+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.9+

Competitive

  • Northwestern University
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1450+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 30+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.9+

Less Competitive

  • University of Texas Austin
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Purdue University
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1250-1350+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 27+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 36+ | A Levels – Mix of As and Bs | American system GPA – 3.6+

Undergraduate Biological Sciences Schools

Biological sciences involve the study of life and living things—from the cell level, to whole organisms and ecosystems. Biological sciences students investigate the life cycles, adaptations, and environment of living organisms, and may specialize in various disciplines, such as microbiology, applied genetics, evolutionary biology, or plant biotechnology. With strong analytical and research skills, the biological sciences degree may lead to both industry and research careers, including professions such as pharmacologists, biochemists, nurse practitioners and health communication specialists.

Highly Competitive

  • Princeton University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Chicago
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Yale University
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1530+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 33+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.9+

Competitive

  • Northwestern University
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Rice University
  • Emory University
  • Tufts University
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1450+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 30+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.9+

Less Competitive

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Boston College
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1250-1350+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 27+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 36+ | A Levels – Mix of As and Bs | American system GPA – 3.6+

Undergraduate Arts Schools

Arts degrees typically combine the theory and practice of artistic expression across a variety of different disciplines, such as visual arts, dance, architecture, theatre, art history, film, literary arts, and music. Courses in the arts enhance textual and non-textual forms of thought and expression, as well as deepen student literacy in analysing and implementing different artistic processes and methods. Equipped with both creativity and technical skills (such as design, illustration, or animation) arts students proceed into a wide range of careers: creative production, writing and publishing, art administration, gallery curation and management, marketing and advertising.

Highly Competitive

  • Rhode Island School of Art & Design
  • Yale
  • Stanford
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1450+ (flexible for some art courses)
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 31+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.75+

Competitive

  • The New School
  • Pratt Institute
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Hunter College
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: Average of 1200-1400+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 25+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 35+ | A Levels – B,B+ and over | American system GPA – 3.0+

Less Competitive

  • School of Visual Arts, NY
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Kenyon College
  • Otis College of Art & Design
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: Average of 950-1200
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 21+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 32+/- | A Levels – Mix of high Bs and Cs | American system GPA – 2.75+

Undergraduate Political Science Schools

A degree in politics is for those who look beyond the headlines to understand the forces shaping today’s world. Studying politics equips students with the ability to write persuasively, analyse data, and conduct research in order to evaluate some of the most pressing political challenges facing modern society. Students pursuing a degree in politics will typically explore several subdisciplines, such as international relations, comparative politics and political philosophy. Trained in excellent verbal and written communication, politics students go into a wide range of careers, including working for the civil service, domestic and international NGOs, management consultancies and news organizations.

Highly Competitive

  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • Princeton University
  • Georgetown University
  • Yale University
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1500+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 35+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.9+

Competitive

  • George Washington University
  • Occidental College
  • Syracuse University
  • American University
  • University of California, Davis
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: Average of 1250-1450+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 29/30+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 35+ | A Levels – Mix of As, B+ | American system GPA – 3.5+/-

Less Competitive

  • Penn State University
  • The University of Arizona
  • George Mason University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: Average of 1000-1200
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 25+/-
  • Recommended grades: IB – 32+/- | A Levels – Mix of A-,Bs, and Cs, depending on course requirements | American system GPA – 2.75+/-

Undergraduate Humanities Schools

As the name suggests, the humanities investigate humanity itself, including our human past, culture, and values. Courses in the humanities advance students’ research, writing, and critical thinking skills in order to investigate common issues, ideas, and challenges throughout human history. In comparison to the social sciences, fields such as English, foreign languages, history, and philosophy focus more on qualitative than quantitative analysis. As humanities majors are typically encouraged to make interdisciplinary connections, they then proceed to a variety of academic and professional fields, including working as translators, copy editors, public relations specialists, researchers, historians, as well as curators and museum workers.

Highly Competitive

  • NYU
  • Pomona College
  • Brown University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Chicago
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1500+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 35+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 40+ | A Levels – All As | American system GPA – 3.9+

Competitive

  • University of Texas, Austin
  • Hamilton College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Tulane University
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: 1300+
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 30+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 35+ | A Levels – Mix of As, B+ | American system GPA – 3.5+/-

Less Competitive

  • Fordham University
  • Hendrix College
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Purdue University
  • Michigan State University
  • Recommended SAT score for international applicants: Average of 950-1150
  • Recommended ACT score for international applicants: 25+
  • Recommended grades: IB – 32+/- | A Levels – Mix of high A-,Bs, and Cs | American system GPA – 2.75+/-

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