International Students

Do You Know…

In 2010/11 the number for International Students studying in the US was 723,227; a 32% increase since 2000/01.

The top five nations sending students to US for study are:

  • China – 157,558
  • India – 103,895
  • South Korea – 73,351
  • Canada – 29,546
  • Taiwan – 24,818

Pennsylvania ranks #6 in states hosting International Students. 

The number of International Students hosted by Pennsylvania’s colleges and Universities is 30,507.  

Penn State ranks #15 in the top 20 Institutions hosting International Students

 

Pennsylvania institutions with the highest number of International Students are:

  • Penn State University (University Park) – 5207
  • University of Pennsylvania – 4752
  • Carnegie Mellon University – 3853
  • University of Pittsburgh – 2607
  • Drexel University – 2229

 

Origins of International Students studying in Pennsylvania

  • China – 24.7%
  • India – 17.2%
  • South Korea – 10%
  • Saudi Arabia – 4%
  • Taiwan – 3.7%

Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities hosted 157 Fulbright Scholars in 2011

Source: Institute of International Education
2011 Open Door fact sheet