Top Colleges for Foreign Students

Finally! After complaining that previous rankings don’t take into account the differences for international students (and taking some time to create a ranking of our own), we’ve finally found a ranking specifically for foreign students. Newsweek has come up with a list of its top colleges for international students.

Newsweek‘s top 10 schools for international undergraduates:

1. Mount Holyoke College (women-only school)
2. Yale University
3. Macalester College
4. Princeton University
5. Swarthmore College
6. Grinnell College
7. Brown University
8. Wellesley College
9. Babson College
10. Williams College
(see numbers 11-25 on their website)

The ranking is determined on the basis of the school’s diversity (including percentage of international students), average financial aid for international students, and percentage of spending on student services.


  1. I am a foreigner and will like to study in this University in a graduate program. I went through the website but was unable to see one.

    Please, kindly give me more information with respect to graduate programs in the cheapest and most favorable admissions conditions for international student.

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Here is a list of the universities that enrolled the most international students last year: That might be a good starting place. You can also use some of the websites listed on this page to find out what universities offer programs in the subjects you want to study, and where you might be able to get in with your credentials; // Don’t forget to check out EducationUSA for more information specific to students from your country.

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