New York University is leading other U.S. schools in popularity among international students.
Out of the 251,971 international students studying in top 25 universities in the United States, New York University had the highest number of foreign students – 17,522 – enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report
The University of Southern California ranked second hosting 16,075 students, while Boston-based Northeastern University ranked third with 14,905 students.
“International students studying alongside Americans are a tremendous asset to the United States,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
“We need to develop leaders in all fields who can take on our toughest challenges. We need people who can find solutions that keep us secure and make us more prosperous. We want to send a message that international education makes us stronger as a country.”
Other ten universities that figured among top 25 universities are Columbia University, Arizona State University,University of Illinois, University of California, Purdue University, Universityof California-San Diego and Boston University.
The 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released last month saw a decline in the enrollment of international students for the third consecutive year due to such factors as the political climate in the United States.
Out of 540 institutions surveyed for the report, 49 percent reported the decline in the new international enrollment, 44 percent recorded an increase, while enrollment at 7 percent of institutions saw a stable pattern.