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Top US Universities for International Students

By Casey August 24, 2022 (Updated September 7, 2022) 5 min. read

International students seeking higher education and job prospects frequently choose the United States. It can be challenging to select from over 5,000 colleges and institutions in the United States that may be the greatest fit for you and that are prepared to address the unique difficulties and requirements of overseas students.

There are some general considerations that any international student may take into consideration before obtaining a degree, even though choosing an institution or college is a personal choice. Does this college provide the major or program I want to pursue? Will I be at ease on campus? What will the cost of my program be, and what professional options will I have once I graduate?

Northeastern University

Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts is a popular choice for international students interested in a variety of courses and career paths. Northeastern is not an exception to the norm that a university’s present enrollment of international students is a good indication of the resources available to such students. 25% of Northeastern’s student population is made up of international students, who came to the university from 148 different countries in 2021.

Northeastern University is renowned for preparing its alumni for success and is situated in a classic New England metropolis. The university offers a wealth of internship possibilities, has a thriving postgraduate community, and esteemed business, marketing, and engineering departments. The faculty at Northeastern provides individualized assistance to international students in a variety of areas, including academic counseling, career development, financial aid, and more.

Boston University

Out of all of Boston Univerity‘s students, 21% are international students. BU provides a small number of undergraduate scholarships to international students, and the availability of scholarships for graduate students varies per institution.

Admission to Boston University requires competence in English. To assist you meet their strong language proficiency criteria and get to know your American peers, they offer reading, writing, and discussion materials.

International students, according to BU, are those who do not have US citizenship or a US Permanent Resident Green Card. To study in the US, foreign students typically need an F-1 Student Visa or a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa.

New York University (NYU)

New York University (NYU), one of the most recognizable universities in the nation, is situated in the center of New York City. 24% of all students at NYU are international students. In addition to being situated in a bustling city, NYU has a lot to offer prospective international students seeking a prestigious education.

The majority of international students in the United States attend NYU and the faculty frequently host activities and events to assist international students in adjusting to life in the country and forming a strong community on campus and off. In order to make the transition even easier, NYU provides immigration assistance to those in need of student visas. Additionally, certain immigrants may be qualified for grants and financial aid.

Arizona State University, (ASU)

One of the largest concentrations of foreign students at a public university in the United States is at Arizona State University (ASU). ASU is renowned for its top-notch research facility and has even been named the nation’s most inventive university by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to offering a high acceptance rate of 88.4% for international student applicants interested in one of their 85 academic programs, ASU creates a welcoming environment for students from various backgrounds. On ASU’s website, prospective international students can find information on admission, immigration assistance, and community services.

University of Rochester

International students are encouraged to apply to the University of Rochester, where they value the diversity that comes with a global campus. The same application materials must be submitted, but international applicants must also demonstrate their ability to speak English and their ability to support themselves financially.

They have over 3,600 international students and scholars from all over the world. As a Rochester student, you will be part of a welcoming and diverse community that welcomes students from all walks of life and from more than 120 different countries.

University of Illinois

Over 10,000 foreign students attended the University of Illinois’ numerous campuses last year, which are spread out across the state. A selection of more than 80 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs are available to overseas students at the university’s Chicago campus (UIC), which is recognized as one of the best universities in the United States. International students who want to get relevant professional experience even before entering the workforce frequently choose UIC’s engineering program since it is well-known throughout the U.S. The program offers guaranteed paid internships for students and lays a solid foundation for those who want to begin working in the United States after graduation.

Rice University

A more “hands-on” education is something that Rice University, a private research university in Houston, Texas, can provide for international students. The 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio at Rice guarantees that overseas students will receive the individualized support and direction they require. Rice takes pride in maintaining a diverse campus, and as of 2021, about 25% of the school’s enrollment was made up of international students. Rice University is a great option for any overseas student looking for a smaller university setting for their studies because of its renowned applied sciences departments.

Ivy League Schools

Ivy League and it’s eight internationally famous universities annually draw tens of thousands of students from all over the world. Many Ivy League institutions offer specialized initiatives to aid international students in adjusting to life in the United States and actively support their alumni networks.

The only colleges in the nation that provide need-blind or full-need financial aid to international students include Princeton, Yale, and Harvard. As tuition support is frequently hard to come by for international students, this can help lessen the financial strain of expensive programs.

University of California (UC) Schools

Many overseas students choose the University of California each year because of the state’s diversified campuses and well-funded programs. California is home to some of the best-rated public schools in the United States. Some of the largest international student populations in the nation attend UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and UC Los Angeles, where they may take advantage of varied cultures and highly sought-after academic opportunities. For those interested in those subjects, UC San Diego offers outstanding medical and engineering programs, while UC Berkeley boasts some of the greatest humanities and liberal arts programs available in the country.

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