Applications of Africans to U.S. Colleges and Universities Were Down 3 Percent in 2012

The Council of Graduate Schools has issued its latest reports on applications and offers of admission to foreign students by U.S. colleges and universities. Applications from foreign students increased 9 percent compared to a year ago. This is the seventh year in a row that the number of applicants has increased.

Offers of admission to foreign students were also up this year by 9 percent. A similar increase occurred last year.

If we look at the geographic origin of students, we find that applications from students from Africa are down 3 percent this year. However, despite the decline in applications from African students, the number of African students offered admission increased by 1 percent from a year ago.


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