USA Universities With the Highest Acceptance Rates for Int'l Students

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Dec 28, 2020 07:31 PM

Here are the top 11 universities in the USA that accepted between 82% and 99% of international applicants for Fall 2019, according to U.S. News & World Report. Also, check out the top US universities with the highest percentages of international students. 

As per 2020 Open Doors Report, a total of 1,075,496 international students were enrolled at US universities in the 2019-20 academic year. With international students having contributed USD 44 billion to the US economy in 2019, they are considered a major player in not only fuelling the US higher education sector but also in fostering a culturally diverse environment. 

The U.S. News & World Report puts out a detailed list of US universities with the highest acceptance rates for international undergraduate applicants in Fall 2019. The 120 top national universities registered up to a 45% acceptance rate for international applicants, according to U.S. News. Some universities have also registered an acceptance rate of almost 100%. Let us find out which universities have been featured in the list.

Universities in the US With the Highest Int'l Students Acceptance Rates

Listed below are the top 11 universities in the USA that accepted between 82% and 99% of international applicants for Fall 2019, according to U.S. News: 

Name of the University

U.S. News Rank 2020

International Applicants in Fall 2019

International Applicants Accepted in Fall 2019

International Students Acceptance Rate in Fall 2019

Colorado State University

153=

617

612

99%

Kent State University (OH)

217=

640

635

99%

University of Toledo (OH)

298-389

680

675

99%

University of Kansas

124=

519

509

98%

University of Texas at Arlington

298-389

625

584

93%

Loyola University Chicago

112=

1,452

1,309

90%

Virginia Commonwealth University

160=

515

451

88%

University of Utah

97=

546

474

87%

University of Colorado Boulder

103=

2.097

1,801

86%

University of Cincinnati

143=

1,176

970

82%

University of Texas at Dallas

143=

629

513

82%

Universities in the US With the Highest Percentages of Int’l Students

Here’s the list of national, liberal arts, and regional universities in the US that have registered the highest percentages of international students in 2019-2020:

Top 20 National Universities

Name of the University

Percentage of International Students

Location

The New School

31%

New York

University of Rochester

27%

Rochester

Florida Institute of Technology

24%

Melbourne

Boston University

22%

Boston

Carnegie Mellon University

22%

Pittsburgh

New York University

22%

New York

Brandeis University

20%

Waltham

Cardinal Stritch University

18%

Milwaukee

University of California--San Diego

18%

La Jolla

Andrews University

17%

Berrien Springs

Columbia University

17%

New York

Illinois Institute of Technology

17%

Chicago

Northeastern University

17%

Boston

University of California--Davis

17%

Davis

University of California--Irvine

17%

Irvine

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

16%

Troy

University of Washington

16%

Seattle

Emory University

15%

Atlanta

Syracuse University

15%

Syracuse

University of Chicago

15%

Chicago

Top 20 Liberal Arts Colleges

Name of the University

Percentage of International Students

Location

Soka University of America

45%

Aliso Viejo

Mount Holyoke College

27%

South Hadley

College of the Atlantic

26%

Bar Harbor

Earlham College

23%

Richmond

Bryn Mawr College

21%

Bryn Mawr

St. John's College (NM)

21%

Santa Fe

Bennington College

20%

Bennington

Grinnell College

20%

Grinnell

St. John's College (MD)

20%

Annapolis

Franklin & Marshall College

19%

Lancaster

Knox College

19%

Galesburg

Beloit College

18%

Beloit

College of Idaho

18%

Caldwell

Principia College

17%

Elsah

Claremont McKenna College

16%

Claremont

College of Wooster

16%

Wooster

Macalester College

15%

St. Pau

Bethany Lutheran College

14%

Mankato

Denison University

14%

Granville

DePauw University

14%

Greencastle

Top 10 Regional Universities (North)

Name of the University

Percentage of International Students

Location

Suffolk University

20%

Boston

Niagara University

17%

Niagara University

Bentley University

15%

Waltham

La Roche University

15%

Pittsburgh

New York Institute of Technology

15%

Old Westbury

Emerson College

13%

Boston

Fashion Institute of Technology

12%

New York

Caldwell University

11%

Caldwell

CUNY--Baruch College

10%

New York

King's College

9%

Wilkes-Barre

Monroe College

9%

Bronx

Also Read: Int'l Students' Choice of Destination for Higher Education 'Driven by Availability of In-Person Teaching'

Top 10 Regional Universities (South)

Name of the University

Percentage of International Students

Location

Lynn University

16%

Boca Raton

Marymount University

16%

Arlington

Saint Leo University

14%

Saint Leo

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

12%

Daytona Beach

St. Thomas University

11%

Miami Gardens

Rollins College

10%

Winter Park

Queens University of Charlotte

9%

Charlotte

John Brown University

8%

Siloam Springs

University of Tampa

8%

Tampa

Bob Jones University

7%

Greenville

Top 10 Regional Universities (Midwest)

Name of the University

Percentage of International Students

Location

Fort Hays State University

36%

Hays

Indiana Tech

15%

Fort Wayne

Madonna University

14%

Livonia

Calvin University

13%

Grand Rapids

Lawrence Technological University

11%

Southfield

Minot State University

11%

Minot

St. Cloud State University

11%

St. Cloud

University of Evansville

11%

Evansville

Greenville University

9%

Greenville

Minnesota State University--Mankato

9%

Mankato

Also Read: Top Courses for International Students to Study in the USA

Top 10 Regional Universities (West)

Name of the University

Percentage of International Students

Location

Academy of Art University

26%

San Francisco

Woodbury University

11%

Burbank

East Central University

10%

Ada

Midwestern State University

10%

Wichita Falls

La Sierra University

9%

Riverside

San Jose State University

8%

San Jose

California State University--Northridge

7%

Northridge

California State University--San Bernardino

7%

San Bernardino

San Francisco State University

7%

San Francisco

St. Edward's University

7%

Austin

Have a look at the top-ranked US universities for international students. Also, in case you need assistance with admission to US universities, write to us at abroad@collegedekho.com or call us at 785 9990 990.

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