Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top 10 States Hosting International Students: No. 7, Florida

By Naimeesha Murthy
World Education Services

Famous for being the tropical home of Walt Disney World, Florida has much more to offer than theme parks, sun and sand! Florida, known as the Sunshine State, is situated in the southeastern region of the United States. Much of Florida is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

Florida hosts the seventh most international students among all U.S. states. A total of 36,249 international students studied there during the 2013-2014 school year. That number has steadily increased of late, rising about 22 percent over the past four years.

2014: International Students on the Rise 
According to the Open Doors data, the University of Florida (UF) alone hosted 6,135 international students last year, which ranks 20th among all American schools. With an annual enrollment of nearly 50,000, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. The school has well-regarded graduate programs through its College of Engineering, Hough Graduate School of Business, Levin College of Law and the College of Medicine.

Popular Universities in Florida

Other schools like the University of Miami, Florida International University, the University of South Florida and Florida State University accounted for over 12,000 international students, making Miami a major hub for international education. The city is also legendary for its beaches, fashion and nightlife.

Miami Facts:

> Many American, European and Asian companies have their regional headquarters in Miami.
> Miami has the second largest number of foreign banks in the U.S.
> Miami houses numerous foreign consulates, international trade offices, bi-national chambers of commerce and non-governmental organizations.
> Miami is home to one of the world's largest privately owned and operated free trade zones.

So, who are these international students and where do they come from?
Most international students who studied in Florida last year hailed from China (19 percent), India (11 percent), Venezuela (7 percent), Saudi Arabia (5 percent) and Brazil (4 percent). Often times, international students shortlist schools based solely on ranking information. It’s important to be aware of rankings, but it’s equally important to weigh factors such as such as program quality, faculty, international student communities, tuition and location. We hope that this data guides you in making more informed admissions decisions. 

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1 comment:

  1. Florida is no doubt a best state that hosts the international students. Being a tourist I have visited this states before my la to grand canyon bus tours . Stetson University is considered as the Florida's best university and after getting completes detail about Florida my cousin can take the decisions of admissions. For him I bookmark this article.


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