How to Increase Your Chances of Admission into Popular US Universities

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Nov 10, 2021 10:22 AM

Wondering how to increase your chances of getting into your dream US university? Check out these expert tips on how to make a successful US application and increase the chances of getting accepted. 

Not sure whether you've done enough to ensure a successful application to a US university? Given the competition for US University admissions, the fear of not being accepted is inevitable. 

Well, as an applicant, you can only do so much as obtaining good scores on the entrance tests, achieving an above-average GPA or even crafting the best SOP.

But there are some ways that will not only help you boost your profile and application but will also ensure admission in your dream university.

Give it a read and let us know if you're all set to start your journey to get into the best US universities. 

Tips to Increase Your Chances of Admission in Popular US Universities

Contact Study Abroad Consultants: Unlike studying in your home country, studying abroad has its own unique set of methods, admission criteria, visa technicalities and so on and so forth. The easiest and the most efficient way to ensure a successful application to US universities is by getting in touch with study abroad consultants.

You can also get in touch with our Ivy League mentors to find the right course and university for you, explore hundreds of renowned universities in the US and fastrack your application. 

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Start Your Application Early: Do not make the mistake of starting your university application late. Entry requirements, and accepted admission tests may be different for every university and given that most universities would require you to submit LORs and SOPs, which take up a lot of time, starting your application early is a must.

Create a Hotlist of US Universities: Choose at least four to five universities to apply to. Your list of universities should include one to two schools that you are keen to join, two to three that are competitive but not extremely selective and one safety or backup school. Find the top bachelor's and master's courses for Indian students and the  Application Deadlines 2022-2023 for Popular US Universities

Invest Time in Writing Your SOP: Believe it or not, SOPs often end up determining your admission to the university of your choice. What an SOP does is help the admission committee get an idea of your personality, your view on life, special interests, talents, qualities, goals and skills. It should clearly reflect what kind of person you are as well as your passion for the subject. US universities love students who are willing to put in the effort in showing their interest in studying at the university. Talk about your motivation for studying in the US and how the subject would help you meet your career goals and aspirations.


Be Honest: Why try to be someone else when admissions officers clearly want your honesty and answers that best describe you. What many do is imitate someone else and try to sound like the candidate they think the admissions committee wants. But, what the university is looking for is a student who is unique, creative and ambitious in their own way. Please, don’t use flowery language in your SOP, forcing the university to doubt your capabilities. Instead, word everything in the simplest and straightforward way.

Do Not Ignore the Importance of LORs: No, letters of recommendation are not something you can ignore when it comes to applying to popular US universities. They are given utmost importance by admissions officers. So, the ones referring you should be people who know you and would certainly write a positive letter. It could be a teacher, college counsellor or even a former employer. Remember to ask them to complete the recommendation well before the deadline so the application does not get delayed. Also, provide them all the necessary information such as your overall GPA, what classes you took, your professional goals, awards you have won, activities you have engaged in, prior research experiences and so on. 

Still Not Confident About Your Application?

Also Read: Timeline for September 2022 Intake to Study in USA

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