NYU was again ranked No. 1 in both the number of international students studying at NYU and the number of NYU students studying abroad.
NYU, which is widely known for its extensive global presence, was again ranked No. 1 in both the number of international students studying at NYU and the number of NYU students studying abroad, according to the “Open Doors” report released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE). “Open Doors” is released annually by the IIE; NYU has topped the rankings in both categories since 2014.
According to the report, NYU hosted more than 17,550 international students during 2017-2018 -- a record. That number is approximately 2,000 students greater than in 2015-2016. NYU also sent 4,436 students to study abroad in 2016-17, more than any other American college and university.
For the third consecutive year, US colleges and universities hosted more than one million international students. The report showed the overall number of international students in the United States increased over the prior year by approximately 1.5 percent; however, new enrollments dropped by over six percent. NYU has not experienced a decline in new enrollments by international students.
The Institute of International Education has conducted an annual statistical survey of campuses regarding international students in the United States since 1919, and with support from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, since the early 1970s. The census is based on a survey of approximately 3,000 accredited US institutions.