The annual "Open Doors" Survey by the Institute of International Education ranks NYU #1 among all US universities for sending students to study abroad for the 17th year in a row, and reported an 11% year-over-year increase in international students on campus.
For the fifth year in a row, NYU was 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 19,600 international students during 2018-2019—a record. That number is approximately 2,000 students greater than in 2017-2018. NYU also sent 4,793 students to study abroad in 2017-18, more than any other American college and university, a distinction NYU has held for 17 consecutive years.
According to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, the number of international students in the United States set an all-time high in the 2018/19 academic year, the fourth consecutive year with more than one million international students. The total number of international students, 1,095,299, is a 0.05 percent increase over last year. International students make up 5.5 percent of the total U.S. higher education population. According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students contributed $44.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2018, an increase of 5.5 percent from the previous year.
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.