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 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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Foreign College Applicants

Could foreign college applicants decline in the U.S. under President-elect Trump? There’s an interesting piece in “The New York Times” today by Nida Najar and Stephanie Saul about how students who have been considering coming to the United States for their undergraduate and graduate studies might be rethinking their plans in light … 

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The Ivy League and China

A teacher in Brooklyn, New York, Michael Levy, wrote an interesting editorial today in the “Huffington Post” based on his experiences teaching in China and the United States. He describes how at this time of year at his high school in New York, students come in wearing all of these … 

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Abu Dhabi College Admissions

According to the “NYU News” release, “‘We believe that last year’s extraordinarily low rate may have worked against us this year, as college counselors indicated that in some cases they were hesitant to encourage even their top students to apply to NYUAD if 98 out of 100 of them weren’t … 

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The Student Visa Interview

For international students applying to colleges in the United States, we’d like to offer you some tips on preparing for the student visa interview at your U.S. consulate. – “Ties that bind.” It’s imperative that you demonstrate to the interviewer that you intend to return to your native country after … 

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International Student Support

Brown University is making headway to increase the support available to international students who enroll at the university. After all, it’s often difficult for students from other parts of the world to adjust to daily life at an American university and thus Brown is undertaking initiatives to improve the available … 

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