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THE USA: Applying to University

Perform better with these 3 American universities

Prefer a smaller class, so you can have all your questions answered? These 3 universities offer you just that.

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These universities specialise in small classroom sizes and are very welcoming to international students. Read on to find out more. 

Monmouth University

The coastal university where its location allows for a diverse set of immersive programmes, both inside and outside the classrooms. Small classes, 13 students per class to be exact, ensure that everyone gets equal attention from the tutors to answer any questions that you might have. Great at athletics? This is the place to be. MU has strong sports teams and the university offers grants to budding sportsmen with good academic scores.

Located in Monmouth county, New Jersey, MU’s campus is smack dab in the heart of a city that’s filled with history, arts, technology and entrepreneurship, there is something for everyone. Its convenient location allows you to either kick back and relax by the beach or head down over to New York City and Philadelphia for a shopping spree.

From the aspiring movie maverick to the technopreneur, MU welcomes all students who have a passion for learning and development.

Worried about making friends? Well, the school has more than 110 clubs and organisations for you to choose from.



Indiana University South Bend

Indiana University South Bend (IU South Bend), is located in north central Indiana, just a short ride to Chicago. Boasting over 8000 students, and more than 500 faculty members, it is one of the largest campuses in the Indiana University system. However their small classes, with a 15:1 student professor ratio ensures that each student gets the attention they need. There are over 100 degree programmes for students to choose from.


With alumni who have made it big in their respective fields, such as Maya Watson who is now a director of marketing and social media for the Oprah Winfrey Network, an IU South Bend education has propelled each alumnus to the success that they enjoy today.



Illinois Wesleyan University

An exclusively undergraduate university, IWU students have close working relationships with the faculty. You can choose from more than 80 programmes, the university combines liberal arts and sciences with art, music, theatre, nursing and business. Their unique programme offering allows you to pursue multiple passions and interests. Liberal arts and sciences are strongly emphasised in each programme, giving students a well-balanced education that prepare them for the challenges of a constantly evolving world.

One of the lowest student to professor ratio, IWU has 10 students to one professor, providing the kind of individual guidance that large universities can’t.

Furthermore, the university has a study abroad programme, a “May Term” that is essentially a month-long experiential-learning where students can focus on a single special topic course that is otherwise not offered during regular terms, take up a travel-study course, delve deep into research, intern or a perform a creative activity.

Due to the nature of the university and the many ties that they have with community, governmental and corporate organisations, students don’t have to compete for a place with graduate students and have ample opportunity to participate in research.



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