11% Increase in International Graduate Applications to USA

Applications from International students for Graduate Schools in US increased 11% this year.

Survey was published by Council of Graduate Schools.

11% increase in application is the the largest percentage increase since 2006.

Last year the gain was 3% and the year before there was a 1% drop.

The highest increase in number of admitted applicants are for students from China.

  • Number of students from China increased by 23%
  • Number of Students from India increased by 8%

Change in Graduate School Applications

Following table shows the change in Graduate School applications for last few years.

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Graduate School Applications to USA

Summary of the Survey Report

  • Applications to U.S. graduate schools from prospective international¬† students increased 11% between 2010 and 2011.
  • The rate of increase for fall 2011 outpaced that of the last four years
  • Applications from prospective graduate students from India increased 8%
  • Applications from South Korea increased 2% in 2011
  • Largest Programs
    • Physical and earth sciences (up 15%)
    • Engineering (up 14%).
  • Smallest increase in international applications in 2011 occurred in social sciences & psychology (5%).
  • China have increased by 11% to 21% each year for the past six years.