List of Top 5 US Universities with the highest proportion of Indian Students

22 Jan, 2024

List of Top 5 US Universities with the highest proportion of Indian Students

Discovering new people and forming lifelong friendships with individuals from diverse backgrounds is among the numerous advantages of studying overseas, which can be a genuinely educational experience. Which American universities enroll the greatest proportion of foreign students? Continue reading for a summary of the top 10 US universities for student diversity as determined by the QS World University Rankings® "international students" indicator. This metric evaluates each university's percentage of international students. Please take note that this list only includes US universities that are listed in the QS World University Rankings.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Ranked 15th globally in terms of the percentage of foreign students (and 401-410* total).

Illinois Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Illinois Tech or IIT, is the top US university for international students. It scores a perfect 100 on the rankings' "International Students" indicator. Situated in the vibrant student city of Chicago, the university has approximately 8,000 enrolled students overall, of which more than 1,000 belong to minority groups. With 100 different nationalities represented among IIT's student body and 65% of graduate students coming from abroad, the graduate school at IIT boasts a particularly diverse student body.

Carnegie Mellon University

Ranked 58th overall, 24th for the percentage of foreign students.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Carnegie Mellon University, which has 13,650 students from 114 countries and a near-perfect score of 99.8 for its percentage of international students, has 58% of its graduate students come from outside the US. Carnegie Mellon was the first US university to open a campus in Australia, in Adelaide. It also operates an undergraduate branch campus in Doha, Qatar, in addition to having satellite centers in Silicon Valley and Manhattan.

Stevens Institute of Technology

51st place overall (651–700 total) for the percentage of international students     

Stevens Institute of Technology, which bills itself as "the innovation university," is the third-best university in the US for foreign students. The university, which is situated in Hoken, New Jersey, is home to a diverse student body that comes from more than 50 different countries. By helping international students with official visa applications and providing cross-cultural exchange programs, its International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) seeks to make the transition easier for them. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Ranked first overall and 65th for the percentage of international students

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the top university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings, receives high marks for the diversity of its student body and is ranked first among US universities according to the indicator measuring the percentage of foreign faculty members. Approximately 3,289 out of MIT's 11,331 students, or 42% of the graduate student body, are foreign nationals. In 2015–2016, the university also welcomed 539 special, visiting, and exchange students. In addition to offering a distinguished education, the university is well-known for its generous financial aid program and need-blind admissions policy, which guarantee that every admitted student will have adequate funding to attend.

The New School

Placed 67th out of 601-650 in terms of the percentage of foreign students.

As the second-most international university in the US, The New School was named the most international university in the US in the U.S. News & World Report 2014, with about 32% of its students coming from overseas and about 116 countries represented. The New School, which is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, is primarily focused on the humanities, social sciences, and arts. Notable alumni of the school include Bradley Cooper and Marc Jacobs.