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Considering Canada? Apply to These US Schools, Too
Are you an international student concerned about the restrictions on Canadian student visas? Check out great alternative university options in the US! Browse recommendations from Shorelight experts to continue your study-abroad journey without delay.
Alternatives to Canadian Schools

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US Alternatives for Schools in Ontario

International students who were interested in studying at an Ontario school should instead consider schools in the Northeast or New England regions of the US. These schools are located in a similar geographical area, and also have diverse commercial and tourism hubs like Boston and New York (both home to several global company headquarters). Other schools are set in charming small towns, while still being a short train or drive away from bigger cities.

Were you interested in applying to the following universities in Ontario, Canada?

  • McMaster University

  • Ontario Colleges (George Brown, Fanshawe, etc.)

  • Toronto Metropolitan

  • University of Toronto

  • University of Waterloo

  • York University

If so, then we recommend you explore the options below. Shorelight’s international-friendly universities offer comparable degree programs and professional opportunities, and no limits on international student visas. 

in Top Public Schools (tie) - University at Buffalo - U.S. News & World Report, 2024
in National Universities (tie) - Stony Brook University - U.S. News & World Report, 2024
average tuition for two semesters - Cleveland State University
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Sabin, a University of Dayton alum from India, stands and smiles for the camera.

The UDayton Global people were a really huge help!

Sabin, Renewable and clean energy engineering, IndiaUniversity of Dayton

If you have the chance, go for it. Just apply, just be brave!

Carlos, Computer science, El SalvadorCleveland State University
16:9 ratio

I have had an endless number of research and networking opportunities [here].

Angie, Chemical engineering, IndonesiaUniversity of Illinois Chicago
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