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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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 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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Universities Attracting International Students

“US News & World Report” has released a list of the universities in the United States that attract the most international students. Most of the schools in this top ten list don’t qualify as highly competitive as they’re schools well out of range of “US News & World Report’s” top … 

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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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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 Applicants to Brown University

This year, 14% of admitted students to Brown University hail from outside of the United States. According to “The Brown Daily Herald,” topping the list of countries from which its admitted students reside are China (57), India (34), and the United Kingdom (33). Said Brown University Dean of Admission Jon … 

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