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50 Best Colleges for International Students

Where are the Best Colleges for International Students?

We gathered a list of colleges with an international student population greater than 10%, and sorted them based on their ranking on our 2018 Best Colleges list.

Also check out the Colleges with the Most International Students.

Rank College Name % International Students Full Time Undergraduate Students Overall Niche Grade Acceptance Rate Location
Rank 1
College Name Columbia University
% International Students 16.7%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 7,523
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 6.6%
Location New York City, NY
Rank 2
College Name Pomona College
% International Students 19.1%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,651
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 10.3%
Location Claremont, CA
Rank 3
% International Students 18.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 18,208
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.6%
Location Los Angeles, CA
Rank 4
College Name Emory University
% International Students 16.6%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 6,751
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 23.7%
Location Druid Hills, GA
Rank 5
% International Students 20.7%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 5,853
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 23.7%
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Rank 6
College Name Swarthmore College
% International Students 15.5%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,571
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 12.5%
Location Swarthmore, PA
Rank 7
% International Students 21.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,327
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 11.0%
Location Claremont, CA
Rank 8
% International Students 15.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 26,622
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.9%
Location Berkeley, CA
Rank 9
% International Students 21.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 13,664
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 28.5%
Location Boston, MA
Rank 10
College Name New York University
% International Students 15.3%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 24,480
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 32.1%
Location New York City, NY
Rank 11
% International Students 25.8%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 6,046
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 33.8%
Location Rochester, NY
Rank 12
% International Students 15.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 31,989
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 65.6%
Location Champaign, IL
Rank 13
College Name Grinnell College
% International Students 17.9%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,665
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 24.9%
Location Grinnell, IA
Rank 14
College Name Smith College
% International Students 19.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 2,460
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 37.9%
Location Northampton, MA
Rank 15
College Name Bryn Mawr College
% International Students 28.5%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,332
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 38.5%
Location Bryn Mawr, PA
Rank 16
College Name Purdue University
% International Students 17.1%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 28,682
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 59.0%
Location West Lafayette, IN
Rank 17
College Name Boston University
% International Students 23.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 16,585
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 32.6%
Location Boston, MA
Rank 18
College Name University of Miami
% International Students 17.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 10,459
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 37.8%
Location Coral Gables, FL
Rank 19
College Name Mount Holyoke College
% International Students 28.2%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 2,095
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 50.1%
Location South Hadley, MA
Rank 20
% International Students 15.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 35,645
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 66.3%
Location East Lansing, MI
Rank 21
College Name University of Tulsa
% International Students 19.9%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 3,478
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 40.0%
Location Tulsa, OK
Rank 22
College Name Brandeis University
% International Students 24.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 3,602
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 34.0%
Location Waltham, MA
Rank 23
% International Students 19.1%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 25,922
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 33.7%
Location San Diego, CA
Rank 24
College Name Babson College
% International Students 23.3%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 2,141
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 26.3%
Location Wellesley, MA
Rank 25
% International Students 26.6%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 2,014
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 37.2%
Location Providence, RI
Rank 26
% International Students 16.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 24,854
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 38.7%
Location Irvine, CA
Rank 27
% International Students 20.9%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 2,789
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 52.7%
Location Chicago, IL
Rank 28
% International Students 34.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 3,253
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 57.4%
Location Melbourne, FL
Rank 29
% International Students 17.8%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 6,448
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 64.4%
Location San Francisco, CA
Rank 30
College Name The New School
% International Students 27.1%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 6,181
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 60.0%
Location New York City, NY
Rank 31
% International Students 16.2%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 15,714
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 41.0%
Location Stony Brook, NY
Rank 32
College Name Earlham College
% International Students 16.7%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 980
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 61.6%
Location Richmond, IN
Rank 33
% International Students 19.6%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 849
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 48.9%
Location Miami Gardens, FL
Rank 34
College Name Kendall College
% International Students 33.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 772
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 74.4%
Location Chicago, IL
Rank 35
College Name Lake Forest College
% International Students 15.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,553
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 55.0%
Location Forest Lake, IL
Rank 36
% International Students 32.8%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 4,285
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 28.8%
Location Boston, MA
Rank 37
College Name Penn State York
% International Students 19.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 841
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 85.6%
Location York, PA
Rank 38
College Name Sarah Lawrence College
% International Students 15.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,327
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 53.4%
Location Bronxville, NY
Rank 39
College Name Woodbury University
% International Students 28.9%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,088
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 57.6%
Location Burbank, CA
Rank 40
College Name Bennington College
% International Students 23.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 680
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 63.1%
Location North Bennington, VT
Rank 41
% International Students 27.6%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,613
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 79.5%
Location Pasadena, CA
Rank 42
College Name Pratt Institute
% International Students 27.4%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 3,270
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 57.4%
Location Brooklyn, NY
Rank 43
College Name Wesleyan College
% International Students 17.9%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 511
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 43.4%
Location Macon, GA
Rank 44
% International Students 29.8%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,081
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 90.4%
Location Los Angeles, CA
Rank 45
College Name Penn State Harrisburg
% International Students 18.5%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 3,439
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 84.9%
Location Middletown, PA
Rank 46
% International Students 20.0%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 9,384
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 69.1%
Location Boston, MA
Rank 47
% International Students 36.1%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 1,554
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 46.0%
Location Fort Worth, TX
Rank 48
% International Students 15.1%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 7,981
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 69.9%
Location Savannah, GA
Rank 49
% International Students 33.8%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 2,623
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 66.5%
Location Chicago, IL
Rank 50
% International Students 92.9%
Full Time Undergraduate Students 132
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 77.8%
Location Edinburg, TX
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50 Best Colleges for International Students