The American Consortium of Universities (ACU) was established to facilitate admission of international students to the graduate and undergraduate programs of its member institutions. ACU institutions offer a wide range of excellent academic programs and services, including assistance in achieving fluency in English and adjusting to the academic and cultural challenges of study abroad. Conditional admission is available to academically-qualified international students. Below is some information about member institutions. For additional information, details about programs and degrees offered, and online application forms, be sure to visit AmericanUniversities.org.
Working closely with each ACU institution, INTERLINK Language Centers provide programs of intensive English language training, academic preparation, and cultural orientation. INTERLINK programs feature small classes (average: 8 students; maximum 15); a student-centered curriculum emphasizing content-based learning; a dedicated full-time faculty with MA or Ph.D. degrees; university courses for academic preparation; and conditional admission and TOEFL waivers for academically-qualified students at selected universities. INTERLINK students enjoy full access to host university facilities. For information about special programs including English for Law and English for Business, view the Special Programs section at AmericanUniversities.org.
Dedicated to a global education with approximately 17,150 students, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a comprehensive university providing excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. UNCG is one of only five universities in the North Carolina educational system which has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honorary society. The university offers bachelor's degrees in more than 100 majors, master's degrees in 68 academic subjects and doctoral degrees in 18 areas of study. Majors include Biotechnology, Business, Computer Science, Interior Architecture, Music, Nursing, and Tourism Management. The campus is conveniently located near the center of Greensboro, which has been rated as one of America's most outstanding mid-sized cities.
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Carnegie Classification: Doctoral / Research Universities -- Intensive
Amount Required on I-20: US$30,844: Undergraduate / US$26,342: Graduate
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Indiana State University is a comprehensive state university with programs at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. Popular degree programs include athletic training, business administration, criminology, communications, computer and electronics technology, gerontology, life sciences (ecology, microbiology, physiology), media technology, remote-sensing, robotics and technology management. Its 12,000 member student body includes approximately 800 international students representing some 81 countries. The community of Terre Haute offers the friendliness and safety of a small town with attractions of a Midwestern city.
Consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive universities in the Midwest, Valparaiso University (Valpo), located in northwest Indiana, is well known for its rigorous academic programs and strong support for international education. Valparaiso University offers more than sixty liberal arts and professional programs (including Law) to a student body of approximately 4,000 students. Valpo offers 20 masters level programs and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). Valpo's diverse educational programs and enviable student / faculty ratio (13:1) create a stimulating and welcome learning environment for U.S. as well as international students. Only one hour from the exciting city of Chicago, Valparaiso is a unique residential community of 30,000 which retains its safe, friendly, small-town atmosphere.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges and Universities / Community Engagement
Amount Required on I-20: US$32,380: Undergraduate / US$27,215: Graduate
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West Chester University is the second largest of the 14 institutions in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, and the fourth-largest university in the Philadelphia region. The 406-acre campus, which includes residential and academic buildings, extensive playing fields and a sports complex, a new recreation center, and a natural area for research and educational programs, is less than an hour from the cultural and historic treasures of Philadelphia. Approximately 15,100 degree-seeking students (2,266 graduate and 12,834 undergraduate) are enrolled in West Chester's five colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business and Public Affairs; Education; Health Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The student-faculty ratio is 18:1. West Chester has expanded its global reach through collaborations abroad that include institutions in China, Costa Rica, Norway, and other countries.
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