International Applicants Applying for Financial Aid

Many high school seniors are under the assumption that the college to which they’re applying is need-blind, meaning the college doesn’t take into account the student’s family’s ability to pay when weighing the student’s case for admission. And why do these students hold this assumption? Because admissions officers at these … 

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International Student Enrollment Recovers

On the eve of the Trump presidency in 2016, we forecasted that the overall number of international students at America’s 900+ universities would decline. But we also forecasted that the number of international students at America’s highly selective universities — a small percentage of the 900+ universities in America — … 

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International Applications Are Going to Surge at Elite Universities

In late 2020, a number of our nation’s most reputable news publications ran articles focusing on how applications to America’s universities were down significantly. Many of these same pieces did not point out that while applications were down at the vast majority of America’s universities, applications to our nation’s elite … 

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International Applications Rise

On the eve of the Trump presidency, which seems like eons ago, we forecasted that international applications to our nation’s elite universities would continue to climb. We felt that even isolationist, “America First” national policies wouldn’t deter young people around the world from applying to the best universities in the … 

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America’s Universities Educate the World

America’s highly selective universities, including the Ivy League universities, are designed to educate the world’s citizens. They are designed to educate citizens of South Africa and Peru, Zimbabwe and Canada just as they are designed to educate American citizens from New York, New York to Tunica, Mississippi to Red Lodge, … 

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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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