Top 5 Most International Universities in the USA
USA is home to more than one million international students studying at some of the top-ranking universities in the world (23 out of the top 50 universities worldwide according to Times Higher Education are in the US!).
A higher percentage of international student and staff, research collaborations and overall global reputation make some of these universities more appealing than the rest. We’ve looked at some of the most international universities in the USA (according to Times Higher Education).
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ranking 36th worldwide, MIT is the most international university in the US. 42% of graduate students are international and the university has produced notable international alumni like Kofi Annan, ex-Secretary General of the UN. Initiatives like Global MIT and funding opportunities through programmes like the MIT International Science and Technology Initiative (MISTI) cement its position as a global institution.
#2 California Institute of Technology
With 44% of their postgraduate cohort from outside the USA, Caltech is the second most international university in the US and the 50th in the world. They celebrate their students who have taken the big step of studying abroad with an annual Study Abroad Day where you can share your story with others!
#3 Harvard University
Not only is Harvard University the second highest ranked university in the world, but it’s also the 54th most international in the world. It boasts of more than 8,000 current international students and around 52,000 living international alumni. There is plenty of student funding for global research which you can access as a Harvard University student. The university also founded Harvard X (part of EdX) which offers short courses and micro degrees in partnership with universities from across the world.
#4 Stanford University
Stanford university welcomes graduate students from 123 countries which make up 35% of the cohort. It’s no surprise that they are the fourth most international university in the country and 56th in the world. It prioritises global research and funding through the King Centre on Global Development, which offers funding opportunities and followships for graduate students working on themes like gender and equity, environment and climate change and health, among others
#5 Georgia Institute of Technology
Last but not least is Georgia Tech which is placed at the 60th most international university in the world. 40% of their graduate cohort are international. If you’re a student at Georgia Tech, you can take advantage of the Global Research and Internship Programme through which you can find internships globally giving you the chance to gain international work experience.
Here is a full list of the top 10 most international universities in the USA and how that compares to their respective overall world rankings:
10 most international universities in the USA
|Most International Rank 2023
|World University Rank 2023
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|California Institute of Technology
|Georgia Institute of Technology
|Carnegie Mellon University
|University of California, Berkeley
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