2012 College Admissions Data for International Students

June 18th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

It’s that time of year again, international students from around the world have applied to colleges and universities, and are preparing themselves to both live and study in the US. This year, the 2012 college admissions data for international students is in, and we would like to share some of the findings.

According to the New York Time’s report, we have preliminary data of the admissions yield which reflects the number of students who have accepted admissions and who have also paid their tuition deposit – and therefore are planning to enroll in their college or university the new school year.

While this is subject to change as we approach the new academic term, the new data reflects that the Ivy League schools – the dream of any international student wanted to study in the US – were even more selective this year.

Harvard University, for example, one of the most recognized US school for higher education shows that international students will make up 11.3% of the total student body this year. With over 34,000 applicants, the New York Times reported that only 5.9% were accepted – an even higher standard over last year’s 6.2% acceptance rate.

Brown University, located in Rhode Island, will also have a relatively large student body population where they accepted 348 international students – 191 of which said “yes” and are planning to attend this semester. International students are expected to make up 12% of the total student body for the class of 2016.

Dartmouth College is planning to have 1,080 students for the Class of 2016 – 10% of which are expected to be made up of international students.

You can view more from this New York Times article and check out other school profiles and 2012 college admissions data for international students. There is no doubt that schools are looking to gain an international edge by creating a diverse environment with an international student body.

If you are an international student planning to study in the US, what criteria do you look at when you apply to a college or university?


  1. Mujahid says:

    I NEED admission

  2. samue olatunji says:

    how possible is it

  3. Freeman Haruna says:

    I have no place ofto now pls help

  4. BERTILE says:

    i’m looking for school in USA

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Thank you all for your questions.

      The only way to know if you will be accepted is to contact the school you are interested in directly and apply. If you aren’t sure which school you would like to attend, you can visit here to get a few ideas.

      Good luck!

  5. Adaobi says:

    My dream is to study in the USA and this scolarship is my only chance

  6. Elton says:

    Admission is what i need and what i want, pls help me

  7. hassan ronoh says:

    is this real

  8. Samuel Nunoo Mensah says:

    i am a student of knust in Ghana who is offering biological science but wish to read medicine and wish to gain a scholarship to study abroad so pls help me.

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