Brown University among best U.S. schools for international students

Brown University is among the 50 best-rated and most affordable colleges for international students, according to a new study of U.S. News and World Report data compiled by college rankings website Great Value Colleges. More

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Brown University among best U.S. schools for international students

ELEVEN PERCENT OF students at Brown University are international students, according to data compiled by Great Value Colleges. With an average tuition of $13,753, Brown ranks as the 11th best-rated and least expensive school for international students in the Northeast region.
Posted 6/13/14

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is among the 50 best-rated and most affordable colleges for international students, according to a new study of U.S. News and World Report data compiled by college rankings website Great Value Colleges.

The authors of the report examined the 100 U.S. schools with the highest percentages of international students and calculated each school’s adjusted average tuition by subtracting the typical grants and scholarships package from the baseline tuition. Each school received a score based on its U.S. News and World Report rankings and adjusted tuition, and the 50 schools with the best overall scores made it onto the Great Value Colleges list.

According to the report, Brown University has more than 1,600 international students on campus every year from more than 90 countries, representing approximately 11 percent of the total student population. The average adjusted tuition for a Brown international student is $13,753, ranking the school No. 11 among schools in the Northeast region for international students.

In the Northeast, the University of Buffalo SUNY ranked the highest, with 16 percent of students international and an adjusted tuition of $8,573, followed by Harvard University and Princeton University.

“Many colleges have increased tuition over the course of the past few years, which has a direct impact on enrollment,” said Great Value Colleges editor Autumn Naugle. “They’ve had to seek new sources of students, and as a result, universities are putting more effort into attracting international students.”

Other Massachusetts schools to make the list included Brandeis University (No. 6) in Waltham, Mass., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 9), and Northeastern University (No. 15) in Boston.

The top-ranked schools in the four other regions nationwide were Duke University in the South, Purdue University in the Midwest, Rice University of Houston, Texas, in the Southwest and the California Institute of Technology in the West.

To view the complete list of the 50 best-rated and least expensive schools for international students nationwide, visit www.greatvaluecolleges.net.

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