Sampoerna University American College collaborates with many academic partner institutions in the United States. Our academic and content provider for SUAC is Broward College---one of the top five colleges in the United States. As a result of this partnership, SUAC is the only educational program in Indonesia where students can earn up to two years of transferable academic credit (the equivalent to the first two years of an American Bachelor’s degree) and then transfer to a top U.S. university, or, alternatively, stay in Indonesia and graduate with an American bachelor’s degree in business or engineering from our American University Content Providers (Louisiana State University) or earn a local degree from Sampoerna University that carries U.S. certification from additional U.S. content providers including Rice University, the University of Illinois and Michigan State University.
Sampoerna University has partnered with Broward College, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, to provide U.S. accredited curriculum during the first two years of university. This allows students the flexibility to earn up to 60 credits and then transfer to any university in the United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore and the UK to complete their study in any major they choose. Sampoerna University has over 50 alumni destination universities---many of them ranking in the top 5% in the world. In addition, our Contributing Partner Universities provide financial support for our best students who have proven their academic capabilities and are seeking to transfer.
Here’s how Sampoerna University American College will provide you with the fastest, most certain, and most affordable pathway to obtaining your American degree and ensure your career success globally.
* Only for the Mechanical Engineering major in LSU
** As a student, you have the chance to complete your study in 2 years (in Indonesia or in the U.S.) if you meet all the requirements needed
*** You will earn a joint degree from Sampoerna University and LSU/OSU only if you fully complete your study at Sampoerna University in Indonesia.
Consult your academic plan with our academic advisor at the Student-Parent Advisory Center now.
To meet the requirements of a national higher education institution, Sampoerna University is accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia. Furthermore, the academic programs available at Sampoerna University are co-designed with partner universities which are fully accredited by international bodies. This means that degrees available at Sampoerna University rank with the best educational institutions in Indonesia. With Sampoerna American University College Sampoerna University American College, the most valuable and recognized degrees in the world are now within your reach.
Our American College Program is co-developed with Broward College and is fully accredited by the American accreditation body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools—Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). As the higher education accreditation body of the southern U.S., SACS-COC represents the highest form of recognition for program excellence in the U.S. The first two years of study in Sampoerna University can lead to academic credit from Broward College that is recognized globally due to its accreditation.
Our engineering program is jointly offered with Louisiana State University (which has accreditation from both SACS-COC and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). ABET is the recognized gold standard in engineering education. Degrees from ABET-accredited schools are required to obtain licensure to be a professional engineer in the United States, Canada and many other parts of the world. At Sampoerna University, students can pursue a double degree with Louisiana State University that carries the prestige of both SACS-COC and ABET.
Sampoerna University has established collaboration programs with over 50 leading U.S. institutions, and is continuously developing further relationships with top universities in the U.S., to give you access to the best American education and ensure your future career success at great value.
Since the general education courses are similar across U.S. institutions, many students in the U.S. opt to begin their first two years at a community college to complete the core courses, then transfer the credits and continue their study in their major of choice at a university.
This makes transferring from a community college such a great option because students who transfer have a higher chance of admission than students who apply directly because universities consider them as university ready. These students have an American accredited transcript with their English language course titles and grades, meaning:
● They may not need to prove English proficiency via a standardized test
● They may not need to take the SAT or ACT
While grades are still important, students also demonstrate that they are already capable of college-level work in English.
Our partner, Broward College , like most community colleges, has established admission agreements with leading U.S. universities so that students can seamlessly transfer all or most of their credits to many prestigious U.S. universities.
Why should you start your U.S. education pathway with Sampoerna University?
Greater Chance of Admission
The credits earned here in Indonesia are identical to the credits earned at Broward College in Florida. Universities in the U.S. or abroad will see you as a transfer from Broward College and Sampoerna University. As a result, you can seek admission to leading American and global universities as a transfer student rather than as an international freshman.
You have the opportunity to get to know and adjust to the rigorous American education prior to your transfer to the United States. Studies have shown that students taking this pathway have higher study retention and graduation rates. Students who start here often graduate with higher GPAs than students who begin their study at a U.S. university as a first-year student, which means higher chances for you to get hired by multinational corporations.
By completing the first two years at our American College Program in Jakarta, Indonesia, parents can save up to 40 to 50 percent of the international tuition fee at America’s best universities compared to the conventional study-abroad programs. It also significantly reduces the risk of dropping out, a costly and unfortunate outcome.
The Sampoerna University American College provides you with distinguished academic programs accredited by international bodies and taught by Broward College-certified lecturers. Our program is designed to enhance your strong academic skills and critical thinking skills, as well as to equip you for innovation, leadership, and global competitiveness.
Before enrollment and study sessions begin, our academic advisors at the Student-Parent Advisory Center will help you to review and update your degree plan to find the best options for your academic goals. Our advisors will also ensure you to stay on track in pursuing the fastest, most certain, and most affordable pathway in obtaining your American degree, and will guide you during your transfer to study in the U.S.
Discuss your academic plan with our academic advisors at the Student-Parent Advisory Center now.
Our U.S. University partners
As part of a global network of schools, SUAC offers unprecedented opportunities to transfer to some of the top universities in the world. Our students have already transferred to the following universities or we have executed agreements in place with them to accept our graduates. This is not a complete list and is updated regularly.