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CALIFORNIA BRIEFING / LOS ANGELES

USC again No. 1 in international students

November 17, 2008|Larry Gordon

For the seventh year in a row, USC has enrolled more students from outside the United States than any other American college or university, according to a report being released today.

USC hosted 7,189 international students last year, followed in the top five by New York University, Columbia, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Purdue, according to the annual Open Doors study by the Institute of International Education. UCLA ranked seventh, with 5,557 foreign students.

Overall, the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities rose 7% to a record 623,805, the study said. The largest group of students came from India, followed by those from China, South Korea, Japan and Canada. Their most popular majors were business and engineering.

-- Larry Gordon

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