International Students Are Welcome

Judge Allison Burroughs, the same judge who ruled in favor of Harvard University in a case in which the school was accused of discriminating against Asian American applicants in its admissions process, has sided with Harvard again — and we applaud her decision. Today, Judge Burroughs, prior to hearing arguments, … 

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Harvard and MIT Sue DHS and ICE Over International Student Guidelines

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have clapped back at the feds, filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over their new federal guidelines that prohibit international students from staying in the U.S. to attend a university if the … 

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ICE Announces New Rules Governing International Students

In major college admissions news, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that if an international student’s university switches to online-only courses this fall, the international student will either need to transfer to a school that offers in-person instruction or return to their homeland. If the student fails to … 

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International Students in Duke’s Class of 2024

If you happen to be an international student who enrolled in Duke University’s Class of 2024 and you’re worried about whether or not you’ll be able to set foot on the school’s Durham, North Carolina campus this coming fall, know that Duke has come up with a backup plan. Sure, … 

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Singaporean Applicants to Elite U.S. Universities

What do wealthy Singaporean parents do to help their children improve their odds of admission to elite universities? Well, a piece in Singapore’s Straights Times which we won’t link to since there’s a subscription firewall but we will link to a piece reporting on the piece in The Independent Singapore … 

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International Student Visas

Is the United States granting fewer F-1 student visas in the age of President Trump’s “America First” mantra? The short answer is yes. The number of F-1 student visas issued to international students pursuing their educations declined by a margin of 17% in the year that ended September 30, 2017, … 

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Chinese Students Coming to U.S. High Schools

While it’s not exactly a shocker, more and more Chinese students are coming to U.S. high schools. Indeed Ivy Coach is featured in a piece up on “BuzzFeed” today by Molly Hensley-Clancy entitled “More Chinese Students Are Coming To US High Schools To Get Into American Colleges” that we figured … 

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International Applicant Enrollment Numbers

Have international applicant enrollment numbers taken a nosedive in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency, in light of his administration’s anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric? While the answer may surprise some, the answer is a resounding no. International applicant enrollment figures are about on target with the same figures for last … 

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International Application Numbers

Curious about international application numbers for the Class of 2021 — this year’s group of rising college freshmen? A number of reporters have been asking us over the course of the last several months if we anticipate that international applicants will be less inclined to apply to American universities because … 

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International Students Help American Students

A number of folks have written in of late after reading our post about why international students on American college campuses are good for all — including American students. We can’t help but find that some of these folks’ comments smell of xenophobia. And we tend to find that the ones … 

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