US Universities With Highest Percentages of International Students

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Oct 04, 2021 07:09 PM

These national, liberal arts and regional universities in the US reported the highest percentages of international students in the 2019-2020 academic year.

While academic excellence is one of the most important factors when choosing a university in the US, your study abroad experience would hardly be complete without benefitting from a large diverse community on campus. In fact, that is what makes the journey all the more enriching!

International students contribute over $40 million every year and make a significant portion of enrollments in the US. With their multicultural environment with students from all across the world, US campuses provide each student with the opportunity to share their cultural as well as ethnic experiences with the domestic students. In addition, schools across the country seek to offer international students with all the resources needed to constructively navigate university life.

Here’s the list of national, liberal arts, and regional universities in the US, as per U.S. News & World Report 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

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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

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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%

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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

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

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