The Growth of International Students at US Universities

The Economist published an article this month that tracked the growth of international students studying in the U.S. and in Europe.  Here is the breakdown they provided of the percentages at some of the top U.S. colleges (in 2008):

Harvard – 23.3%

Stanford – 24.9%

University of California – Berkeley  – 9.9%

MIT  – 29.4%

Caltech – 12%

Columbia – 26.3%

Princeton – 18.7%

University of Chicago – 18.6%

What does this mean for applicants?  If you are an international student, top U.S. universities are certainly interested in your attendance and are increasingly reaching out internationally through satellite campuses, exchange programs, etc. to attract top students.  If you are a U.S. applicant, it means you have a lot more competition.    

The Economist article.

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