Study Abroad: US Universities Hosting Second Largest Chunk of International Students From India

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Study Abroad US Universities Hosting Second Largest Chunk of International Students From India
Studying abroad in the US is a dream that almost 2 Lakh Indian students fulfilled in the last academic year; the overwhelming number is a huge enthusiasm for more Indian students to apply to US Universities.

The Covid-19 pandemic had seen a large decrease in the number of international students that were sent to the US for higher education. However, in the 2021-2022 academic year, these drowning statistics were recovered. 15 US Universities have in totality hosted a rounded estimate of nearly one million overseas students from different nationalities. It was a 4% increase in the count in the US compared to the last academic year during the pandemic.


Among all the nationalities that represented these students, India held the second-largest source with a count of 1,99,182 international students in the US. This made up 21% of the total number of international students in the US in the academic year 2021 to 2022. With the ease in the US Visa process for overseas students from India, it can be expected that more Indian students can gather at these top Universities in the US to get their higher education.

Study Abroad: US Universities Hosting Second Largest Chunk of International Students From India

Here are the statistics from the 15 Universities that hosted almost a million international students. The numbers are really overwhelming and it can be expected that the choice of these students would encourage more international students from India to study abroad in the US.

University NameNumber of International Students
New York University21,081
Northeastern University, Boston17,836
Columbia University16,956
University of Southern California15,729
Arizona State University15,293
University of Illinois12,833
Boston University11,798
University of California, San Diego11,279
Purdue University, West Lafayette11,198
University of California, Los Angeles10,990
University of California, Berkeley10,664
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor9,349
Pennsylvania State University9,313
University of Washington, Seattle8,682
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh8,196

Apart from these Universities in the US, some other famous Universities that also hosted thousands of overseas students were Georgia Institute of Technology, John Hopkins University, University of California at Irvine, University of Texas at Dallas, and University of Wisconsin at Madison. With the fame of these Universities growing in India, many Indian international students would find it significant to build their careers at these universities.

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