A Word on Admissions Agents

We’ve written in the past about admissions agents, people — often in countries such as China — who receive commissions from universities after the international students they recruit end up enrolling. America’s most highly selective colleges, of course, don’t offer commissions to such admissions agents. And why? Because they don’t … 

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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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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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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 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 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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International Applicants to US Universities

Over the years, folks have written in with comments to our posts about international applicants to U.S. universities in which they’ve argued that international applicants make it more difficult for American applicants to get into America’s most highly selective universities. Some of these folks articulate that it’s unfair these international … 

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International Applicant Numbers

There was a piece in “The New York Times” yesterday by Stephanie Saul that focused on the impact of the Trump presidency on the wave of international applicants coming to American universities. In the piece entitled “Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants,” Saul writes … 

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International Students at American Universities

There was an excellent piece recently in “The Washington Post” by Nick Anderson entitled “Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges” that we figured we’d share. As the title implies, with the exception of right after the 9/11 attacks, the number of students from countries … 

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Yale University International Applicants

In an article in today’s Yale Daily News, “Admissions promotes Yale abroad” international students at Yale hailing from Asia outnumber the international students hailing from Europe, Africa, and Australia combined. In terms of countries, the biggest number of international students at Yale come from Canada, followed closely by China, India, the … 

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