Personal fit

Academic fit and funding opportunities are important, but you should also prioritise institutions that you can call home for your graduate experience in the USA.

How you decide a university suits you is your decision, but here are a few things to think about:

  • Location and cultural differences (by region and state, or outside the USA)
  • Campus setting (urban, suburban or rural)
  • Campus size (fewer than 1,000 students or more than 30,000)
  • Academic environment (rigorous, competitive, inclusive, supportive etc)
  • Extracurricular opportunities (clubs, societies, sports etc) 

Each university has its own atmosphere, and it’s important to choose the best fit for you.