Update: 2018’s Top Universities with the Most International Students

There are thousands of universities in the US, which means there are a lot of choices and tough decisions to make when looking to study in the US. As of 2016, the US was home to over one million international students and more come every year. So if you are looking to study in the US as an international student, you’re probably are looking at a bunch of different universities. To help you we have gathered the top 10 universities that attract the most international students (for the 2015/16 academic year).

 

  1. New York University
  • Number of international Students: 15,543
  • Global Ranking: Tied for #28
  • Globally ranked #7 for Economics and Business
  • Nationally ranked #5 (tie) for Business Programs

 

  1. University of Southern California
  • Number of international Students: 13,340
  • Global Ranking: #62
  • Graduate Engineering program is ranked #15
  • Ranked #24 for their graduate Business program

 

  1. Arizona State University – Tempe
  • Number of international Students: 12,751
  • Global Ranking: #134
  • Ranked #1 for innovative schools
  • Ranked #24 for Economics and Business

 

  1. Columbia University
  • Number of international Students: 12,740
  • Global Ranking: #9
  • Graduate Engineering program is ranked #19
  • Graduate Business program is tied at #9

 

  1. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
  • Number of international Students: 12,085
  • Global Ranking: #51
  • Engineering program is ranked #19 globally
  • Graduate Engineering program is tied at #9

 

  1. Northeastern University – Boston
  • Number of international Students: 11,702
  • Global Ranking: #228
  • Graduate Engineering program is ranked #39
  • Their graduate Business program is ranked #54

 

  1. University of California – Los Angeles
  • Number of international Students: 11,513
  • Global Ranking: #13
  • Computer Science program is ranked #40 globally
  • Their graduate Business program is ranked #15

 

  1. Purdue University – West Lafayette
  • Number of international Students: 10,563
  • Global Ranking: #103
  • Ranked #40 for their Graduate Engineering program
  • Graduate Engineering program is ranked #8

 

  1. Boston University
  • Number of international Students: 8,455
  • Global Ranking: #39
  • Their graduate Engineering school is ranked #34 (tie)
  • Ranked #44 (tie) for their graduate Business school.

 

  1. University of Washington
  • Number of international Students: 8,259
  • Global Ranking: #10
  • Their Computer Science program is ranked #56 globally
  • Ranked #25 (tie) for their graduate Engineering school

 

Good luck with your decision making! There are a lot of great choices. If you are looking for more great universities, check out our University Spotlights or our University Program Spotlights!

 

By Ashleigh Cue