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U.S.A Universities Accepting a 3-Year Bachelor Degree

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Universities Abroad are seeking a more diverse student body, thereby allowing international students to consider courses other than engineering. This gives students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to expand their horizons and experience a new culture. The United States is a popular study destination.

India and the United States have distinct educational systems. Most bachelor’s degrees in India, such
as, BBA, BCA, and Bachelor of Arts, are completed in three years, whereas bachelor degrees in
the United States take four years to complete. For post-graduate programs such as MS and MBA,
most U.S. universities require international students to possess a12 plus 4-year degree. The good
news is that numerous universities now accept a three-year bachelors degree for their postgraduate
programs. This article provides a list of universities in the United States that accept a three-year
bachelors degree from India.

Universities that accept 3-year of bachelor’s degree from

1. University of North Carolina, Charlotte

University of North Carolina is a research university offering more than 100 Masters and doctoral
Programs. It also happens to be the third largest in the UNC university system. It’s Public health,
computer science and Business Programs are in the top 50 in the country, according Us news.

2. San Jose State University

San Jose State University (SJSU) is a Public University located in Silicon Valley, the world’s tech
capital. Not only is it one of the oldest public universities in California but is also consistently ranked
as one of west coast’s top universities.
Having an ethnically diverse population, SJSU has the greatest number of foreign student
enrolments in the USA. Business, Social Science and Education Post Graduate Programs are most
popular and highly ranked at San Jose State University apart from its forte in computer science.

3. Northeastern University

Northeastern University is a private research university in Boston. It’s network of notable alumni,
sought- after location in downtown Boston along with its rigorous programs make it a top option for
international students. Especially those who want to pursue a degree in business management, MS
in computer science, Mass Media and the social sciences.

4. Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology is a private research university based in New Jersey, New York. It is
not only home to two national centres of excellence but has also been awarded “Best Career
Placement” by the Princeton review in 2017. This institute is well known for its sprawling view of the
Manhattan skyline and its innovative programs like MS in Business Intelligence and Analytics.

5. Pace University, New York

Pace University is a private institution located in New York and is ranked 3 rd for its Environmental law
Program by US News and World Report in 2020. Masters in International Management and MBA are
its two most popular graduate programs.

6. University of North Texas

University of North Texas is a public university in Denton, Texas. This University has a strong alumni
network which includes notable public personalities. It focuses quite heavily on research and has
been classified as a Tier 1 research universities. In addition, it is also considered to be an affordable
university for international students.

7. University of Kansas- Lawrence

This is a public research university with its campus in Lawrence, Texas. It among the top 130 of the
World National Universities by US News and World Report in 2022. Regarded as a tier 1 research
university, its Masters programs in psychology, palaeontology and journalism are regarded as best in
the state. In additions to this, it also boasts a number of excellent Athletic teams.

8. University of Maryland- Baltimore County

University of Maryland- Baltimore County is public research university situated in Baltimore County,
Maryland. According to, it has been ranked no.6 on the “Most Innovative National
Universities” in 2022. It is best known for its computer science, Economics and psychology post
graduate programs. Moreover, it is home to state-of-the-art sports facilities including a soccer field,
volleyball field, basketball court, track and field, swimming pool, and multi-specialty gymnasium.

9. DePaul University

DePaul University is a private university based in Chicago which offers more than 175 graduate
programs. DePaul is consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the Midwest by Forbes and
the Princeton Review. It is also recognized by US News and World Report for both social mobility and

10. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Located in the Milwaukee Metropolitan, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee is the largest public
research university in the area. It has been providing affordable and world class education to 27,000
students from 85 countries. With a research expenditure of $54 million in 2018, it is classified
among “R1: Doctoral Universities”. It also has top ranking nursing and film programs. The most
notable alumnus of this university is the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella.

11. University of Massachusetts – Boston, Lowell, Darthmouth
The University of Massachusetts system has multiple locations across the state. Its three major
campuses in Boston, Lowell and Darthmouth accept a 3-year bachelor degree.  Forbes ranked UMass
Boston No. 247 in its fourth annual ranking of the 300 Best Value Colleges. In 2018, U.S. News &
World Report ranked the University of Massachusetts-Boston in the first tier of national universities
for the third year in a row.

Although some U.S. universities, including those listed above, accept international students with a 3-
year bachelor’s degree, the eligibility requirements for different courses within the same university
may vary. Contact the universities for more information regarding their eligibility requirements.
In addition, before accepting your three-year bachelors degree, some universities may require
international students to complete a credential evaluation through organizations such as the WES.
An evaluation of credentials determines the equivalence between your credentials and those of the
destination country.
WES recognizes some three-year Indian bachelors degrees as equivalent to an American bachelors
degree only if:

1.The degrees are in category 2 of Division one.
The university offering the undergraduate degree is accredited with a B grade or higher by India’s 
2.National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Check the Frequently Asked Questions section of the universitys website to determine if a WES
evaluation may be required as part of your application.