Monday, January 6, 2014

New York Welcomes the Second Most International Students in the U.S.

By Mirae Kang

Welcome to New York City! According to the Institute of International Education, the state of New York hosted the second most international students in the U.S. in 2013. Around 88,250 students currently reside in the state, which is up 7.1% from the previous year.

Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo even took notice of this and said, "“New York’s colleges and universities are hubs of leading talent that are spurring innovation and training the next generation of international entrepreneurs.” 

Curious where all these international students are studying at? The top five institutions hosting the most international students in New York are:
  1. New York University (NYC)
  2. Columbia University (NYC)
  3. SUNY University at Buffalo (Buffalo)
  4. Cornell University (Ithaca)
  5. SUNY Stony Brook University (Stony Brook)
Now you may be wondering from where these students are coming from. The top five places of origins for international students in New York are:
  1. China
  2. India
  3. South Korea
  4. Canada
  5. Taiwan
So, what does this mean for you? If you are a prospective international student wanting to study in New York, then consider what schools within the state you may want to apply to. Make sure to check out Study New York for information on schools and life in New York. 

Although the top five schools are reputable and well-known institutions, it may also mean that you will face higher competition during the admissions process. However, remember that the location of the school should be an important factor in your decisions process. Location can help you build important networks and find opportunities that match your future career aspirations. So take time to think and start the process early!

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