More International Students Applying to Graduate Schools in the U.S.

The New York Times reports:

International applications to graduate programs in the United States increased by 7 percent this year, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Council of Graduate Schools. Applications from abroad decreased sharply in 2003, 2004 and 2005. China, India and South Korea accounted for the majority of applications, and applications from China, India, the Middle East and Turkey grew by double-digit figures over last year. Applications to private institutions were up by 12 percent and applications to public institutions rose by 5 percent.

A handful of these students are currently enrolled in graduate degree programs at Seattle Pacific University and Montana State University after completing our intensive English program, which exempts students from taking the TOEFL when applying for study at the host university. Learn more by visiting our homepage.

UPDATE: Inside Higher Ed provides a much fuller picture. (Including tables of statistics!)

UPDATE 2: There’s even more analysis from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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