The U.S. institutions host maximum international students studying different courses at different levels. According to data from the Institute of International Education, there were more than 1 million international students studying in the U.S. in the session 2016-2017.
There are a vast number of reasons for which maximum international students consider the U.S. as their study destination. The most sought-after courses of study in the U.S. are:
- Business and Management
- Mathematics and Computer Science
Thus, the institutions offering these courses tend to be even more attractive and sought-after by international students.
Another major factor that influences the study destination choice of international students is the amount of financial aid the institutions are willing to offer to their prospective students in order to make it possible for them to afford their education. Also, the number of international students studying in different institutions influences the final choice made by students.
According to the U.S. News, the international students constituted 6.2 percent of the total number of undergraduate students studying in the National universities that reported higher percentages of international students. The National Universities refer to U.S. schools offering a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.
Top National U.S. Universities With Maximum International Students
Given below is a list of 10 National Universities in the U.S. that hosted the maximum number of undergraduate international students (Session 2016-2017) according to the criteria specified by U.S. News:
Rank and Name of the School
- Florida Institute of Technology
- New School (NY)
- University of Tulsa (OK)
- Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
- Suffolk University (MA)
- Boston University
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- University of Rochester (NY)
- Brandeis University (MA)
- Northeastern University (MA)
The percentage of international students studying in Florida Institute of Technology (Rank 1) amounted to 32.9 while the percentage of international students studying at Northeastern University (Rank 10) was found out to be 19.9.