The 20 American colleges with the most foreign students

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These 20 schools have the most foreign students enrolled.
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Melia Robinson/BI

The number of foreign students in American schools has been surging over the past decade, and numbers are up again, according to data from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

The number of foreign students in the US was up 7.1% from last year with 1,043,839 students total, and international students now make up 5.2% of all higher education students in the US.

And there are some schools that attract more foreign students than the rest.

Take a look below to see the 20 American colleges with the most foreign students enrolled:


20. University of Minnesota – Twin Cities — 7,037 foreign students

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University of Minnesota Medical School/Facebook

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the school has a total of 50,678 students.


19. Carnegie Mellon University — 7,051 foreign students

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Carnegie Mellon University/Facebook

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the school has a total of 13,648 students.


18. Ohio State University – Columbus — 7,117 foreign students

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Facebook/Ohio State University

Located in Columbus, Ohio, the school has a total of 58,663 students.


17. Indiana University – Bloomington — 7,159 foreign students

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Indiana University/Facebook

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, the school has a total of 48,514 students.


16. University of California – Berkeley — 7,313 foreign students

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Flickr/John Morgan

Located in Berkeley, California, the school has a total of 38,204 students.


15. University of California – San Diego — 7,556 foreign students

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Via Flickr

Located in La Jolla, California, the school has a total of 32,096 students.


14. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor — 7,630 foreign students

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Flickr/fordschool

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the school has a total of 43,651 students.


13. Penn State University – University Park — 8,084 foreign students

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Facebook/PSUCareerServices

Located in University Park, Pennsylvania, the school has a total of 47,307 students.


12. University of Texas – Dallas — 8,145 foreign students

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Via Wikimedia Commons

Located in Richardson, Texas, the school has a total of 24,554 students.


11. Michigan State University — 8,256 foreign students

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Facebook/Michigan State University/D.L. Turner

Located in East Lansing, Michigan, the school has a total of 50,543 students.


10. University of Washington — 8,259 foreign students

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Wikimedia Commons

Located in Seattle, Washington, the school has a total of 45,408 students.


9. Boston University — 8,455 foreign students

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Wikipedia

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the school has a total of 32,158 students.


8. Purdue University – West Lafayette — 10,563 foreign students

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Wikimedia Commons

Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, the school has a total of 39,409 students.


7. University of California – Los Angeles — 11,513 foreign students

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UCLA/Facebook

Located in Los Angeles, California, the school has a total of 43,301 students.


6. Northeastern University – Boston — 11,702 foreign students

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Flickr/Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the school has a total of 19,940 students.


5. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign — 12,085 foreign students

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The University of Illinois.
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Flickr / Vince Smith

Located in Champaign, Illinois, the school has a total of 45,842 students.


4. Columbia University — 12,740 foreign students

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meunierd/Shutterstock

Located in New York, New York, the school has a total of 26,086 students.


3. Arizona State University – Tempe — 12,751 foreign students

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Schwnj/Wiki Commons

Located in Tempe, Arizona, the school has a total of 51,984 students.


2. University of Southern California — 13,340 foreign students

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Wikimedia Commons

Located in Los Angeles, California, the school has a total of 43,401 students.


1. New York University — 15,543 foreign students

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Flickr/Doc Searls

Located in New York, New York, the school has a total of 50,027 students.