Over the past few years, the number of international students applying to all forms of graduate school has been steadily increasing, and business school has been no exception. In fact, business school is one of the most popular graduate school destinations for international students; approximately 45 percent of applicants to full-time graduate business programs in the U.S. in 2011, up from 6 percent in 2010.
As applications by international students to business school have increased, so has the number of international students enrolled in business school. Of the 135 business schools that reported enrollment statistics to U.S. News & World Report, on average 28.3 percent of full-time M.B.A. students were international. Wondering what the most popular international destinations were? Below are the top 10 business schools with the highest percentages of full-time students from countries abroad in 2011.
|Business School||Fall 2011 full-time enrollment||Percentage international students||U.S. News business school rank|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Lally)||85||70.6||70|
|University of California-Riverside (Anderson)||155||66.5||97|
|Hofstra University (Zarb)||106||65.1||Rank not reported|
|Clark University||117||61.5||Rank not reported|
|Purdue University–West Lafayette (Krannert)||210||57.1||42|
|Bentley University (McCallum)||84||54.8||75|
|St. John’s University (Tobin)||529||53.7||Rank not reported|
|University of Rochester (Simon)||293||52.6||37|
|Thunderbird School of Global Management||509||52.5||75|
|Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead)||143||52.4||52|
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