Because the United States is a vast territory different regions have not the same standard of living, also mainly the fees of private and public universities are not the same,therefore to consider the cost of studying in the U.S., a student mainly needs to refer costs in the following two aspects: one tuition fees,and the second is cost of living.
Tuition and fees can very significantly between universities
- – May be a set semester/yearly rate or calculated on a per –credit basis
- – Average annual Undergraduate tuition fees
- – $6,500 or less (two-year public, out-of-state)
- – $18250 (four-year public, out-of-state)
- – $25,000 (four-year private)
In U.S. private university annual tuition is about 25000–30000 dollars.A number of professional schools, such as the business school, law school, medical school tuition and other are more expensive and annual tuition fee ranges between $ 28000- $35000
Both types of institutions attended, private or public, are required to pay living expenses. According to a school district, housing and meals each year are around 6000–11000 dollars; books and personal expenses of approximately 1000–2600 dollars; miscellaneous fees and insurance premiums of approximately 300–1000 dollars. The cost of living in the United States to study is about 8000–14600 dollars.
In general, cost of living in accordance with U.S. cities (not including car, travel, telephone and entertainment for additional spending) is divided into four levels:
Level 1 refers to the United States, large cities such as San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Hawaii, Chicago, Washington, DC, with its cost of living is $ 1000 – 2000 per month.
Level 2 refers to the United States cities such as Pittsburgh, Seattle, La Dasi, Atlanta, Austin, Detroit, etc., the cost of living is $ 800 – 1000 per month.
Level 3 refers to the American South, Midwest, Southeast states such as Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Utah, Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, with its cost of living is $ 650 – 800 / month.
Level 4 Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, South Carolina, with its cost of living is $ 500 – 650 per month.
Generally speaking, public universities charge less than private universities. Private tuition is generally about a year $ 17000 – 24000, while the annual tuition fees in public universities is about $ 9000 – 18000.
For a graduate student, fees are as follows:
School of Law, Medicine, School of Business and Engineering, annual tuition is about $22000 -30000
Academy of Social Sciences $18000 – 25000
General public universities:
School of Law, Medicine, School of Business and Engineering, annual tuition is about $ 13000 – 20000.
Academy of Social Sciences, $ 11500 ~ 16500.