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Top 20 Universities in US with most international students

Posted on December 4, 2019
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For almost every international student exploring study overseas options, the US would doubtless be one of the most attractive choices. Let us see as to which are the Top 20 Universities in US with most international students.

According to the International Student Data based on the 2019 Open Doors Report, in academic year 2018/19, Top 20 Universities in US with most international students include –

Rank University Total number of international students in 2018/19
1 New York University 19,605
2 University of Southern California 16,340
3 Northeastern University – Boston 16,075
4 Columbia University 15,897
5 University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign 13,497
6 Arizona State University – Tempe 13,324
7 University of California – Los Angeles 11,942
8 Purdue University – West Lafayette 10,943
9 University of California – San Diego 10,652
10 Boston University 10,598
11 University of California – Berkeley 10,063
12 University of Texas – Dallas 9,401
13 Pennsylvania State University – University Park 9,396
14 University of Washington 9,311
15 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 8,726
16 Carnegie Mellon University 8,669
17 University of California – Irvine 8,064
18 University of California – Davis 8,048
19 Ohio State University – Columbus 8,020
20 Cornell University 7,214

Despite the restrictive immigration policies being gradually adopted by the Trump administration, the US still stands tall among the leading global destinations for study overseas.

The US has 4 universities featured among the Top 5 on QS World University Rankings 2020Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (at Rank 1), Stanford University (at Rank 2), Harvard University (at Rank 3), and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (at Rank 5).

Rank 4 on QS World University Rankings 2020 is occupied by the UK’s University of Oxford.

The Top 3 in 2019 – MIT, Standford, and Harvard – have retained their individual rankings of 2019.

Oxford University, on the other hand, has moved up 1 place from Rank 5 in 2019 to Rank 4 in 2020. Oxford University displaces Caltech from its Rank 4 in 2019 to Rank 5 in 2020.

Regardless of various miscellaneous factors at play, in all probability, the US will continue to retain its leadership in global higher education in the years to come.

More the reason to study overseas in the US in 2020.

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    ?As a student from India applying for international education in the USA, there is a lot of confusion in my mind. It is going to be the biggest decision of my life and I believe there will be a big shock academically but without a second thought, it will be an incredibly challenging yet exciting journey. Thank You for this post

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