When Donald Trump came to power in 2017, it was speculated that international students would soon be no longer welcome in the US. Now, 18 months into his term, more international students are studying in the US than ever before.
Despite the numerous travel bans, tightening up of the F-1 and H-1B visa allocations and uncertainty about the reception of international students in the US, 1.1 million overseas students are still choosing the US as their study abroad destination, making it the world’s most sought-after study destination.
World-renowned Ivy League schools, progressive Liberal Arts campuses, exciting graduate prospects and hundreds of growing businesses waiting to snap up fresh graduate talent keep the US ahead of Australia, Canada and the UK in the overseas student market.
There are many US universities that have incredibly high acceptance rates for international students – not only does this mean you’ve got a ready-made community at your new school, but it also means you have a pretty good chance of being accepted.
Here are the 13 schools that accept the most international students in the US, according to US News…
|University||No. of international students that applied||No. of international students accepted||Percentage of those who applied and took their place||US News Ranking|
|University of Illinois||75||67||89 percent||159|
|Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi||46||41||89 percent||231-300|
|University of Maine||295||263||89 percent||181|
|Whichita State University||700||624||89 percent||231-300|
|University of Cincinnati||1,839||1,736||94 percent||133|
|Colorado State University||729||701||96 percent||124|
|University of Kansas||455||439||96 percent||115|
|Texas Woman’s University||75||73||97 percent||231-300|
|Wayne State University||170||165||97 percent||223|
|University of Memphis||237||233||98 percent||231-300|
|University of Nevada – Las Vegas||204||201||99 percent||231-300|
|Binghamton University – SUNY||1,561||1,561||100 percent||87|
|University of Hartford (CT)||62||62||100 percent||176|
Although these universities are not topping the league tables, you can rely on them to host a thriving international student community in some of the most popular US states.
If you have any questions regarding how to apply to a US university or how to register for your student visa, take a look at our How to Apply and Visa Advice sections, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.