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International Student Resources

 

Applying as an international student to a U.S. university can be daunting, particularly as the American university system differs in many important ways from those in other countries. Instead of simply focusing on merely academic qualifications, colleges tend to look at candidates holistically; extracurriculars, letters of recommendation and essays are equally important components of an admissions application. In order to equip you with the unique information you need—whether you are a student in China, Singapore, Brazil, or Saudi Arabia—Command Education has compiled guides for international students seeking to apply to college in the U.S..

25 Top Schools with the Highest International Populations by Percentage, Ranked

(Compared to National Average of ~5.5% – Source: US News, 2024)

Rank
School
International Population (%)
1
The New School
33%
2
New York University
26%
3
Carnegie Mellon University
24%
4
University of Rochester
24%
5
Boston University
23%
6
Brandeis University
21%
7
Andrews University
18%
8
Columbia University
18%
9
Florida Institute of Technology
18%
10
Emory University
17%
11
University of Chicago
16%
12
Illinois Institute of Technology
15%
13
Johns Hopkins University
15%
14
Saint Leo University
15%
15
University of California, Davis
15%
16
Case Western Reserve University
14%
17
Georgetown University
14%
18
Northeastern University
14%
19
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
14%
20
University of California, San Diego
14%
21
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
14%
22
University of Washington
14%
23
Dartmouth College
13%
24
Gannon University
13%
25
Harvard University
13%

COUNTRY-SPECIFIC GUIDES

Applying to U.S. Colleges as a UK Student

Whether it’s Harvard, Stanford, or UCLA, U.S.-based colleges and universities offer qualified British applicants vibrant opportunities to expand their worldviews within some of the most robust learning infrastructures in the world.

Applying to U.S. Colleges as a Brazilian Student

During the 2022-23 academic year, just over 16,000 Brazilian students came to the United States to study at American universities, making Brazil the ninth leading country of origin for international students in the U.S..

Applying to U.S. Colleges as a Mexican Student

Are you a Mexican student who wants to attend a U.S. university? The American college application process is unique and at times complex, but with the right strategy and preparation, international applicants can stand out to top institutions and gain admission to their dream schools!

Applying to U.S. Colleges as a Swiss Student

Aside from housing Europe’s United Nations and the Red Cross Headquarters, Switzerland harbors a phenomenal national education system. Vibrant and rigorous international schools filled with some of the world’s brightest and most motivated young minds populate the country.

Applying to U.S. Colleges as a Saudi Arabian Student

Saudi students considering applying to colleges and universities in the United States may quickly realize that the American application process differs significantly from their own.

Applying to U.S. Colleges as a Chinese Student

Over 350,000 students come to the U.S. every year from China to study at American universities, making China the #2 country from which international students in the U.S. hail (recently surpassed by India).

Applying to U.S. Colleges as a Singaporean Student

Are you a Singaporean student looking to attend a top college or university in the United States? If so, we have you covered! This blog post will serve as an in-depth look into everything you’ll need to know about the U.S. college application process.

International Student Support from the Experts

Applying to U.S. colleges and universities as an international student is a complex and intricate process. Command Education Senior Mentors offer international students expert, individually tailored guidance to support them through the process step-by-step, empowering them to build standout applicant profiles and get into their dream schools.

Start your admissions journey at top U.S. colleges and universities today by scheduling a free consult!