International Applications To US Universities Stall

By Andrea Hernandez


US universities are seeing declines in applications

Nearly 40 per cent of US universities are seeing declines in applications from international students, and recruitmentprofessionals report “a great deal of concern” from students and their families about visas and perceptions of a less welcoming climate in the country, according to a survey conducted in February by six higher education groups.
More than 250 American colleges and universities responded to the survey, which was initiated in response to concerns among international educators “that the political discourse surrounding foreign nationals in the US leading up to the November 2016 US presidential election could be damaging to international student recruitment efforts”, according to a press release about the initial, top-line findings.

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