With Shorelight research services, discover top-ranked universities, gain exclusive insights from peers, and connect with expert counselors. Find your best-fit university and get one step closer to achieving your academic goals.

Premium Research Services

Take a deep dive into your university options and connect with current students and campus advisors.

  • School Introductions — Attend virtual event presentations and Q&A sessions with dedicated school counselors.

  • Connect with Students — Hear from current students about what it’s really like to be an international student on campus.

Standard Research Services

Leverage a curated collection of tools, resources, expert advice, and more to find your best-fit university and program.

  • Detailed School Information — Browse comprehensive school information to identify which universities align with your goals.

  • School Match and Compare — Compare and filter schools based on your admission requirements, region, and more criteria to make informed decisions about where to apply.

  • Events Calendar — Attend upcoming webinars and virtual events to learn more about admissions, what to expect when studying abroad, student life, and more.

  • Advisory Services — Book personalized consultations with Shorelight counselors to get your questions answered, identify potential destination schools, and determine next steps.

  • Check out Student Testimonials — Browse articles, videos, and more from fellow international students who are thriving on campus.

  • Articles and Video Database — Stay informed about any aspect of the study abroad experience with our collection of articles and videos.

Ask an Advisor

Our education counselors help every step of the way, from application to arrival, at no additional cost to you.

  • Advice & research
  • Application & visa help
  • Pre-arrival info
  • No application fee

International Student 
Research FAQs

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    How do international students choose a US college?

    When choosing the ideal US university or college to study, consider your interests and goals. Your dedicated Shorelight advisor works closely with you and helps you research universities and programs that will help you grow and thrive as you work toward your dream school and/or academic plan.

    Programs at Shorelight universities are designed especially for international students. Your advisor will help you choose universities that offer opportunities to conduct research with the support of expert professors, connect with industry professionals in the US, and gain real-world working experience.

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    Should international students apply to multiple colleges?

    Applying to multiple colleges and universities gives you several options when you start receiving admission offers. Additionally, each college and university can only receive a limited number of students. By applying to multiple institutions, you can improve your chances of securing a place at a university of your choice and starting your degree on time.

    US universities and colleges also offer different types of financial aid, including scholarships. When you receive multiple admission offers from institutions you have applied to, you can compare financial aid options to narrow your options further. The average university acceptance rate for international students is 45%, but some institutions accept up to 99% of international applications!

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    How does Shorelight support international students?

    Shorelight offers dedicated support to international students in the US by providing services including:

    • Choosing the right program and major for your goals

    • Obtaining your F-1 student visa

    • Support for improving your English skills

    • Transitioning to US campus life

    • Exploring your career paths and opportunities to grow professionally

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    What other services does Shorelight offer?

    Shorelight offers a range of services designed for international students, including: