December 3, 2022

If you want to study in the United States of America, and you really need a scholarship, you should consider applying to one or more of these 250+ schools.

Universities in the USA are very generous with scholarships for international students who show academic promise, research experience, and potentials to succeed in their programs.

Compared to many other countries, there are also more universities in the USA and this increases the options for many students to choose from. There are over 5,000 universities and colleges in the United State of America, so there is enough space for everyone!

I used the Carnegie Classification of Very High Research Activity (R1) and High Research Activity (R2) to classify the schools. You can read more about the classification here

As you may already know, one additional hack to increase your chances of getting a scholarship is to apply for a research-based program, or apply to a research-intensive institution! That’s where to find the funds.

What can you do to position yourself for these scholarship opportunities?

  • Intensify your effort in securing a prospective supervisor in any of the schools (if you are applying for a research-based program).
  • Write professional examinations like GRE, or SAT for undergraduate study in the USA
  • Build your research portfolio by publishing academic articles or making presentations at academic conferences
  • Focus your research on the signature areas of research in the particular universities
  • Check the finance section or the financial aid section of the university websites for available funding opportunities and how to apply for them
  • If you have an ND/HND, or have a low grade in your first degree, do a WES course-by-course evaluation for a country like USA (so they can convert your grade to a 4.0 scale and remove the courses you failed).

One more thing, you see all those State Universities in the R2 category, don’t sleep on them too! They don’t get so many applications like the R1 universities, and they have lots of funding to offer as well.

Below you will see a list of the 250+ schools to focus on if you really need a scholarship to study in the USA.

The list is in no particular ranking, and you will find links to their websites/program pages for you to dig into and serve yourself!

FOOD IS READY!

Category 1: Very High Research Activity (R1) Institutions

1). Arizona State University – Tempe

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2). Auburn University

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3). Binghamton University

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4). Boston College

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5). Boston University

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6). Brandeis University

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7). Brown University

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8). California Institute of Technology

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9). Carnegie Mellon University

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10). Case Western Reserve University

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11). Clemson University

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12). Colorado State University – Fort Collins

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13). Columbia University in the City of New York

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14). Cornell University

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15). CUNY Graduate School and University Center

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16). Dartmouth College

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17). Drexel University

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18). Duke University

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19). Emory University

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20). Florida International University

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21). Florida State University

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22). George Mason University

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23). George Washington University

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24). Georgetown University

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25). Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus

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26). Georgia State University

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27). Harvard University

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28). Indiana University – Bloomington

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29). Iowa State University

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30). Johns Hopkins University

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31). Kansas State University

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32). Louisiana State University

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33). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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34). Michigan State University

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35). Mississippi State University

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36). Montana State University

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37). New Jersey Institute of Technology

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38). New York University

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39). North Carolina State University at Raleigh

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40). Northeastern University

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41). Northwestern University

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42). Ohio State University

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43). Oklahoma State University

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44). Oregon State University

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45). Pennsylvania State University

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46). Princeton University

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47). Purdue University

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48). Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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49). Rice University

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50). Rutgers University – New Brunswick

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51). Stanford University

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52). Stony Brook University

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53). SUNY at Albany

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54). Syracuse University

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55). Temple University

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56). Texas A & M University-College Station

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57). Texas Tech University

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58). The University of Alabama

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59). The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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60). The University of Texas at Arlington

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61). The University of Texas at Austin

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62). The University of Texas at Dallas

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63). The University of Texas at El Paso

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64). Tufts University

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65). Tulane University of Louisiana

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66). University at Buffalo

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67). University of Alabama at Birmingham

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68). University of Arizona

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69). University of Arkansas

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70). University of California-Berkeley

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71). University of California-Davis

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72). University of California-Irvine

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73). University of California-Los Angeles

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74). University of California-Riverside

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75). University of California-San Diego

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76). University of California-Santa Barbara

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77). University of California-Santa Cruz

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78). University of Central Florida

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79). University of Chicago

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80). University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

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81). University of Colorado Boulder

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82). University of Colorado Denver

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83). University of Connecticut

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84). University of Delaware

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85). University of Florida

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86). University of Georgia

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87). University of Hawaii at Manoa

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88). University of Houston

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89). University of Illinois at Chicago

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90). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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91). University of Iowa

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92). University of Kansas

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93). University of Kentucky

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94). University of Louisville

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95). University of Maryland-College Park

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96). University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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97). University of Miami

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98). University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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99). University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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100). University of Mississippi

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101). University of Missouri – Columbia

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102). University of Nebraska – Lincoln

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103). University of Nevada – Las Vegas

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104). University of Nevada – Reno

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105). University of New Hampshire – Main Campus

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106). University of New Mexico-Main Campus

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107). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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108). University of North Texas

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109). University of Notre Dame

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110). University of Oklahoma – Norman Campus

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111). University of Oregon

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112). University of Pennsylvania

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113). University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

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114). University of Rochester

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115). University of South Carolina – Columbia

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116). University of South Florida – Main Campus

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117). University of Southern California

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118). University of Southern Mississippi

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119). University of Utah

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120). University of Virginia – Main Campus

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121). University of Washington – Seattle Campus

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122). University of Wisconsin – Madison

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123). University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

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124). Vanderbilt University

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125). Virginia Commonwealth University

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126). Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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127). Washington State University

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128). Washington University in St Louis

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129). Wayne State University

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130). West Virginia University

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131). Yale University

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Category 2: High Research Activity (R2) Institutions

132). Air Force Institute of Technology – Graduate School of Engineering & Management

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133). American University

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134). Arizona State University – Downtown Phoenix

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135). Arizona State University – Skysong

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136). Arkansas State University – Main Campus

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137). Azusa Pacific University

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138). Ball State University

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139). Baylor University

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140). Boise State University

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141). Bowling Green State University – Main Campus

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142). Brigham Young University – Provo

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143). Catholic University of America

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144). Central Michigan University

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145). Chapman University

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146). Claremont Graduate University

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147). Clark Atlanta University

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148). Clark University

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149). Clarkson University

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150). Cleveland State University

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151). College of William and Mary

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152). Colorado School of Mines

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153). CUNY City College

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154). Delaware State University

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155). DePaul University

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156). Duquesne University

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157). East Carolina University

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158). East Tennessee State University

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159). Eastern Michigan University

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160). Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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161). Florida Atlantic University

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162). Florida Institute of Technology

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163). Fordham University

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164). Gallaudet University

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165). Georgia Southern University

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166). Hampton University

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167). Howard University

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168). Idaho State University

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169). Illinois Institute of Technology

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170). Illinois State University

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171). Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

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172). Jackson State University

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173). Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

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174). Kennesaw State University

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175). Kent State University at Kent

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176). Lehigh University

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177). Louisiana Tech University

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178). Loyola Marymount University

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179). Loyola University Chicago

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180). Marquette University

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181). Marshall University

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182). Mercer University

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183). Miami University – Oxford

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184). Michigan Technological University

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185). Missouri University of Science and Technology

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186). Montclair State University

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187). Morgan State University

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188). New Mexico State University – Main Campus

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189). North Carolina A & T State University

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190). North Dakota State University – Main Campus

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191). Northern Arizona University

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192). Northern Illinois University

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193). Nova Southeastern University

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194). Oakland University

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195). Ohio University – Main Campus

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196). Old Dominion University

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197). Ponce Health Sciences University

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198). Portland State University

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199). Rochester Institute of Technology

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200). Rockefeller University

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201). Rowan University

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202). Rutgers University – Camden

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203). Rutgers University – Newark

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204). Saint Louis University

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205). San Diego State University

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206). Seton Hall University

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207). South Dakota State University

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208). Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

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209). Southern Methodist University

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210). Stevens Institute of Technology

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211). SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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212). Teachers College at Columbia University

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213). Tennessee State University

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214). Tennessee Technological University

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215). Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi

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216). Texas A & M University – Kingsville

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217). Texas Christian University

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218). Texas Southern University

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219). Texas State University

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220). The New School

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221). The University of Montana

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222). The University of Texas at San Antonio

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223). The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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224). University of Akron Main Campus

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225). University of Alabama in Huntsville

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226). University of Alaska Fairbanks

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227). University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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228). University of California – Merced

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229). University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

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230). University of Dayton

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231). University of Denver

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232). University of Idaho

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233). University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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234). University of Maine

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235). University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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236). University of Maryland – Baltimore County

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237). University of Massachusetts – Boston

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238). University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth

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239). University of Massachusetts – Lowell

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240). University of Memphis

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241). University of Missouri-Kansas City

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242). University of Missouri – St Louis

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243). University of Nebraska at Omaha

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244). University of New England

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245). University of New Orleans

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246). University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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247). University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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248). University of North Carolina Wilmington

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249). University of North Dakota

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250). University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

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251). University of Rhode Island

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252). University of San Diego

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253). University of South Alabama

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254). University of South Dakota

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255). University of Toledo

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256). University of Tulsa

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257). University of Vermont

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258). University of Wyoming

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259). Utah State University

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260). Villanova University

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261). Wake Forest University

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262). Western Michigan University

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263). Wichita State University

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264). Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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265). Wright State University – Main Campus

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266). Yeshiva University

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Conclusion

While these are not the only universities in the USA, they are some of the schools that will increase your chances of getting a scholarship. Other schools you can also check are:

Check the program requirements, prepare a strong application, and apply!

If you are looking for information on how to prepare a strong application, I made a post on how to apply for admissions in Canadian universities earlier, and many of the resources provided there are useful for applications to universities in the USA as well.

It contains useful information on the documents you will need for the admission application, and how to prepare a strong application. You will find the post here

You can also find other resources for your study abroad application here

I wish you all the best in your application!

NB: The posts and information on this website are not legal advice.

© Olu of Canada

2 thoughts on “250+ Universities in the USA with lots of Scholarships.

  1. Good day, I recently applied for GRE here in Nigeria as advised by a friend living in USA… I have HND in mechanical engineering technology and presently working as a technologist taking Undergraduate students practical classes in Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics with a private university here in Abuja Nigeria. What’s is the next step and which school do you think can be the best for me in the USA.

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