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      Fall 2021 Deadlines for MS in USA

      Fall 2021 Deadlines for MS in US

      It’s again that time of the year when MS in US aspirants start gearing up for applying to the universities. The majority of application windows are going to open up in August or September. In this post, we will look at the fall 2021 deadlines for MS in US. Additionally, we have also compiled the average GRE scores, application fees, and acceptance rates for MS in US.

      USA will Continue to Attract International Students

      Due to certain issues, the US did lose a little bit of attraction. However, it’s still the most preferred study-abroad destination, particularly for STEM subjects at the graduate (MS & PhD) level. Presence of reputed & top-ranked universities, availability of funding, OPT (post-study work) opportunities, top-notch recruiters, etc. have always been the pull-factors for the US. So, we are pretty sure, 2021 round will also attract quality applicants.

      Fall 2021 is Going to be More Competitive

      Due to the coronavirus pandemic, quite a few admitted students from fall 2020 deferred their acceptance to fall 2021. Secondly, due to the economic downturn, US universities are likely to see an increased number of applications. Therefore, the fall 2021 admission round will be extremely competitive. Hence, it will be only wise to put serious effort into the applications and keeping the basics right – such as submitting applications as early as possible, rather than just a few days before the application deadlines. However, there is no point in submitting a half-baked application. You need to submit a strong application by all means.

      Don’t Neglect GRE

      Many US universities have gone test-optional (i.e. GRE is not mandatory) or dropped the GRE requirement (GRE not required). A few such universities include Harvard, Stanford, Brown, Northwestern, etc. But, as international applicants, applying with a competitive GRE score is strongly recommended in order to stand out in the applicant pool.


      Fall 2021 MS Deadlines for Top (Most Selective) US Universities


      Fall 2021 Deadlines for MS in US

      Fall 2021 Deadlines, GRE Scores, Application Fees & Acceptance Rates for MS in US

      Fall 2021 MS Deadlines for Other Top Universities in USA

      UniversityFall 2021 DeadlineGRE Quants (Range / Average)GRE Verbal (Range / Average) 
      Arizona State UniversityDec 31 / Jan 15 ' Jan 31162150Official Page
      UC DavisDec 15 / Jan 15 / Apr 1161152Official Page
      University of FloridaDec 15 / Dec 31 / Jan 15 / Jan 31151 - 165148 - 155Official Page
      Colorado School of MinesDec 15 / Jan 5 / Mar 1160155Official Page
      Texas A&MJan 15158 - 164157Official Page
      North Carolina State University (Raleigh)Mar 1157153Official Page
      UC Santa BarbaraDec 15158 – 163150 - 156Official Page
      Ohio State UniversityDec 15 / Jan 31158154Official Page
      Virginia TechApr 1155 - 161154 - 159Official Page
      University of Colorado BoulderDec 1 / Dec 15158154Official Page
      Penn StateDec 15 / Jan 15153 - 158149 - 152Official Page
      Boston UniversityJan 15157 - 160151 - 155Official Page
      UC IrvineDec 15 / Jan 15155155Official Page
      Northeastern UniversityJan 15 (Funding) / May 15 (Final)158145 - 149Official Page
      Vanderbilt UniversityJan 15158-162157 - 161Official Page
      University of VirginiaDec 15 (Scholarship) / Apr 1 (Final Deadline)160156Official Page
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jan 1 / Feb 1163159Official Page
      University of DelawareJan 15 / Feb 1 (Scholarship) / Mar 1 / Apr 1 (Final)150 - 155146 - 150Official Page
      University of PittsburghJan 1 / Feb 1 / Apr 1155151Official Page
      Case Western Reserve UniversityApr 1 / Apr 15158 - 164155 - 160Official Page
      University of Notre DameDec 15, 2019 (anticipated)163155
      Dartmouth CollegeJan 1, 2020164158Official Page
      Rutgers State University of New JerseyJan 3 / Mar 1160150Official Page
      University of Tennessee KnoxvilleFeb 1156- 161154 - 158Official Page
      UT DallasJan 15 (Priority) / May 1 (Final Deadline)156154Official Page
      Michigan StateDec 30 (Financial Aid Deadline)164153Official Page
      Iowa State UniversityJan 15 / Feb 1155 - 160154Official Page
      Colorado State UniversityJan 1 / Mar 1155 - 160150
      Oregon State UniversityApr 1148 - 156149 - 152
      University of RochesterJan 1 / Feb 15160155Official Page
      University of North Carolina – CharlotteMar 1157 – 161152 - 158Official Page
      University of North Carolina – Chapel HillJan 15154 - 159149 - 155Official Page
      University of UtahApr 1151156Official Page

      Note: Please check the official program sites to confirm the deadlines!

      Also, even if the application deadline is Dec 1 or Jan 1 for a university, the financial aid or scholarship deadline could be way earlier. For example, the application deadline for the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship at Stanford is October 14, 2020 (for fall 2021 intake).

      Got any quick queries or concerns? Please post your comment below!

      Need 1-on-1 counselling to discuss profile, university/courses, or application strategies? Book a Session with one of our counselors (including alumni from Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Cambridge, Oxford, UT Austin, UUIC, etc.).

      Need professional assistance with your MS in USA applications? Have a look at our MS Admission Counselling Services.

      Check out a few Feedback of the Students who worked with us on their applications: 

      MS Business Analytics Admits at 3 Top-10 US Universities for ECE Graduate with Less than 1-year experience (Fall 2020)

      MS Bioinformatics Admits at Boston and SDSU with Low GRE Score (Fall 2020)

      MS EE/Robotics Admits at Top-50 US Universities with Average GPA (Fall 2020)

      MS Business Analytics Admits at UT Austin and Purdue (Fall 2019)

      MS Computer Science Admits at Cornell, Georgia Tech and Rice after Multiple Rejections (Fall 2018)

      Scopes of Work, Feedback & Reviews of Bite-Size MS Admissions Consulting Services

      Author: Tanmoy Ray

      I am a Career Adviser & MS Admission Consultant. Additionally, I also manage online marketing at Stoodnt. I did my Masters from the UK (Aston University) and have worked at the University of Oxford (UK), Utrecht University (Netherlands), University of New South Wales (Australia) and MeetUniversity (India).


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        Which one should she choose out of the following?
        Duke University
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        John Hopkins University

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