So, you like to know the Top 5 F1 Visa Approved Schools?
Before I give out that information, here are some interesting facts about International Students in USA in F1 and M1 Visa.
- Together, California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Illinois, Florida, and Pennsylvania host 55% of all active students.
- China has 202,003 active students; more than any other country.
- 177,730 international students major in Business; more than any other major.
- Second leading major is Engineering with 118,749 students.
- There are currently 1,189,037 records of active non-immigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents.
- The total number of records for all F-1, M-1, and J-1 visa holders has increased to approximately 8.8 million.
SEVIS Students Data
- Total Number of SEVIS Certified Schools in USA – 9,888
- Active Students (F1 and M1) – 879,005
- Dependents – 85,073
- Completed – 1,613,815
Top 5 F1 Visa Approved Schools
- City University of New York – 10,079
- USC – 8,505
- Purdue University – 8,447
- University of Illinois – 7,648
- Columbia University – 7,018
SEVIS by State
Following Image schools students (F1 and M1) distribution by various states.
7 States in USA hosts 55% of International students in USA.
What is SEVIS?
SEVIS certified Schools issue I-20 to admitted students.
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is a part of the National Security Investigations Division and acts as a bridge for government organizations that have an interest in information on non-immigrants whose primary reason for coming to the United States is to be students.
On behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), SEVP manages schools, nonimmigrant students in the F and M visa classifications and their dependents. The Department of State (DoS) manages Exchange Visitor Programs, non-immigrant exchange visitors in the J visa classification and their dependents.
Both SEVP and DoS use the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to track and monitor schools; exchange visitor programs; and F, M and J non-immigrants while they visit the United States and participate in the U.S. education system.