• AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

American University System, great benefits and a clear differential value.

The American university system is among the most prestigious in the world. A further example is the Times Higher Education study, based on the level of employability of its students, where the US has 7 universities in the Top 10. Moreover, the best fit can always be found thanks to the large number of universities. In other words, the university that best fits each candidate and his or her values, skills and strengths. The University which will generate the best experience possible, not only from an academic perspective, but also personally and, of course, in terms of sport.

INTERNATIONAL PRESTIGE

BASED ON STUDENT'S SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

PERSONALIZED ACADEMIC ROUTES

LEADING FACILITIES AND MEANS, FOCUSED ON STUDENTS

BILINGUAL ENGLISH LEVEL

VERY IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING PROGRAMS

ENHANCED PROFESSIONAL REPUTATION

ENCOURAGE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

CREATE A VALUABLE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

UNIQUE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

The average grade (or GPA) for the last four school years will be required at different points throughout the process, firstly to achieve sports eligibility as a student with the relevant sports body (NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA), and, secondly to apply for academic admission in the student's target universities.

There are two Standard Tests accepted by US universities to assess the academic abilities of students: SAT and ACT. At W2A Management we believe SAT is a better option than ACT, given the type of exam and because it is the most widely accepted test in the US. This, along with the baccalaureate, is the main academic requirement. The SAT score is key to having more, better opportunities both for admission and for academic and international scholarships.

English language ability is a requirement for all non-native sport students. The best way to demonstrate this level is through the TOEFL exam, although some universities may accept other options such as IELTS or SAT Critical Reading score. However, English level is not required for sports eligibility.

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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Academic scholarships are awarded to non-sports profiles that stand out in a different way to the rest. The academic requirements are as follows:

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SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

Admissions departments assess the potential impact of each student on the campus and his or her ability to add value to the University. This means each candidate's skills are analyzed in detail. These skills are assessed through the following instruments:

Dichas competencias se evalúan a través de los siguientes instrumentos:

  • Essays or Cover Letters
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal interviews

 

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY STRUCTURE

More than 4000 university educational institutions divided into the following types:

2-year universities that provide an official Associated Degree in the US and serve as a platform for transfer to a 4-year university.

Public and private 4-year universities, where majors and minors can be studied in dozens of specialties.

Some of these universities also offer graduate and post-graduate studies. Law, Medicine, Physiotherapy and Veterinary Studies are Graduate.

Sports structure in American universities

Made up of over 1100 academic institutions, all of them 4-year college-undergraduates, grouped into three divisions. DIV I, II, and III. Three divisions and more than 1100 universities:

NCAA

12,000 4-year universities with a HIGH sports level. They are grouped into three divisions: DIV I and II with sports scholarships, DIV III WITHOUT sports scholarships.

NAIA

4-year universities with a MEDIUM HIGH sports level. 250 Universities divided into two Divisions, both with Sports Scholarships.

NJCAA & CCCAA

650 2-year universities with a MEDIUM HIGH sports level. NJCAA has 3 Divisions. CCCAA WITHOUT sports scholarships.

TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE UNITED STATES

There are three types of scholarships in North American universities: international scholarships, academic scholarships and sports scholarships:

Aimed at students with medium and medium-high academic profiles, with the hope of attracting international students. They are awarded based on three quantitative requirements, GPA, SAT and TOEFL:

GPA
Above  6 – 6,5

 

SAT
Above 950 s/1.600

 

TOEFL
Above 65 s/ 120

Aimed at high-level academic profiles, not necessarily outstanding. They are awarded based on three quantitative requirements (GPA, SAT and TOEFL) and the qualitative value of each profile:

 

GPA
Above de  8 – 8,5

 

SAT
Above 1200 s/1.600

 

TOEFL
Above 80 s/ 120

Aimed at high-level sports profiles, not necessarily elite level. The academic admission requirements of each university must be met, in addition to the required sports level.

 

GPA
Above  5

 

SAT
Depends on the GPA, but around 850-900

 

TOEFL

Above 61

The cost of universities in the United States is one of the main barriers to potential candidates. This cost can be substantially reduced thanks to the large number of scholarship programs found in the US, where the aim is to reward academic, sports and other talents.

Each university has its own programs based on its institutional interests and the profile of students it wants to attract. Despite this great variety, existing scholarships can be grouped into two categories.

UNITED STATES UNIVERSITY COSTS

This cost varies enormously given the sheer size of the system, although the following price ranges could be considered as a reference:

15.000 y 25.000 USD/year

Junior College

25.000 y 45.000 USD/year

Normal University

35.000 y 55.000 USD/year

Prestige University

55.000 y 65.000 USD/ year

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This total cost includes, in all cases, the following concepts:

  • TUITION AND FEES

    Enrollment, which normally represents 50-60% of the total cost.
  • ACCOMODATION

    Accommodation in university residences.
  • MEAL PLAN

    For meals.
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