The American Consortium of Universities (ACU) was established to facilitate admission of international students to the graduate and undergraduate programs of its member institutions. ACU institutions offer a wide range of excellent academic programs and services, including assistance in achieving fluency in English and adjusting to the academic and cultural challenges of study abroad. Conditional admission is available to academically-qualified international students. Below is some information about member institutions. For additional information, details about programs and degrees offered, and online application forms, be sure to visit our web site.
Working closely with each ACU institution, INTERLINK Language Centers provide programs of intensive English language training, academic preparation, and cultural orientation. INTERLINK programs feature small classes (average: 8 students; maximum 15); a student-centered curriculum emphasizing content-based learning; a dedicated full-time faculty with MA or Ph.D. degrees; university courses for academic preparation; and conditional admission and TOEFL waivers for academically-qualified students at selected universities. INTERLINK students enjoy full access to host university facilities. For information about special programs including English for Law and English for Business, view the special programs section on the ACU web site.
Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, Colorado is a state university dedicated to education and research in all fields of engineering related to earth sciences and the environment. Colorado School of Mines is committed to educating students to become good stewards of the earth and its resources. Approximately 3,200 students from the U.S. and 60 different countries benefit from CSM's internationally renowned faculty, rigorous academic programs, and modern research facilities. Nestled in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the city of Golden offers easy access to the large metropolis of Denver while providing the serenity and safety of a small town.
Forward-looking and academically competitive, Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina is a liberal arts and sciences institution of approximately 2,400 students, with a national reputation for excellence. The college offers a wide variety of academic programs, including management and the sciences. Its faculty has received wide recognition for the high quality of both its research and teaching performance. The beautiful campus, within close walking distance of a shopping center and numerous restaurants, is situated in a safe and pleasant residential area of Greensboro.
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Indiana State University (ISU) is a comprehensive state university with programs at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. Popular degree programs include athletic training, business administration, criminology, communications, computer and electronics technology, gerontology, life sciences (ecology, microbiology, physiology), media technology, remote-sensing, robotics and technology management. Its 11,000 member student body includes approximately 600 students from some 81 countries. The community of Terre Haute offers the friendliness and safety of a small town with attractions of a Midwestern city.
Consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive universities in the Midwest, Valparaiso University (Valpo), located in northwest Indiana, is well known for its rigorous academic programs and strong support for international education. Valparaiso University offers more than sixty liberal arts and professional programs (including Law) to a student body of approximately 3,700 students. Valpo's diverse educational programs and enviable student / faculty ratio (13:1) create a stimulating and welcome learning environment for U.S. as well as international students. Only 50 miles from the exciting city of Chicago, Valparaiso is a unique residential community of 26,000 which retains its safe, friendly, small-town atmosphere.
Dedicated to a global education for its approximately 15,500 students, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a comprehensive university providing excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Among the 16 universities in the North Carolina educational system, UNCG is one of only a few which award doctoral degrees. The university offers master's degrees in 68 academic subjects and doctoral degrees in 14 areas of study. The campus is conveniently located near the center of Greensboro, which has been rated as one of America's most outstanding mid-sized cities.
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