Skip to comments.Survey Finds Foreign Students Arenít Applying to American Colleges
Posted on 03/27/2017 11:29:33 AM PDT by Lorianne
Application and acceptance season is underway at America's colleges and universities. But this year, some institutions of higher learning may see a noticeable dip in attendance from one group purposely choosing to stay home: foreign students.
Applications from international students from countries such as China, India and in particular, the Middle East, are down this year at nearly 40 percent of schools that answered a recent survey by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Educators, recruiters and school officials report that the perception of America has changed for international students, and it just doesn't seem to be as welcoming a place anymore. Officials point to the Trump administration's rhetoric surrounding immigration and the issuing of a travel ban as having an effect.
"Yes, we definitely are sounding the warning," said Melanie Gottlieb, deputy director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, adding, "We would hope that the [Trump] administration would say [to] cool the rhetoric a bit around immigration."
Former and potential foreign exchange students told NBC News that they're leery of what might happen to them once they step foot into the United States.
First of all, I doubt it. Secondly, if true the AACRAO is really sobbing because they are losing students they can gouge financially and therefore justfy their jobs.
They may also know that they are less likely to be admitted because so many affirmative action seats are set aside for those with a lower GPA and dismal test scores, but the correct color of skin.
>>Yes, a fake news sob story.
I hope it not fake -a nd I certainly don’t think its a sob story - at least not for *us*.
For China and India STEM students, there have been so many Asian graduates of US universities going back to Asia, that the faculties of Asian universities now are probably as good, or better, than what they will be taught by here.
Winning! Stay home and Make < insert third world sh!th0le country name here > Great Again.
Woman’s/Gender studies. Stuff like that being required wastes of time.
You mean it is safe to major in STEM again and not be taught by English as a second language profs? Or am I jumping the gun?
Maybe they’ve seen all the insane hysterical PC nonsense over the past year or so on TV, YouTube, etc., and decided real education is to be had elsewhere.
Can’t blame them.
Simply because “Applications” from potential foreign students are down, down not mean that “Admissions” for foreign students are down.
The only thing worth studying here is STEM. The lib arts departments have pretty much beclowned themselves. (Not all, but enough to bring discredit on the profession.) Want an example? Google any recent article where a “professor” says something about race/economics/policy/islam that is even remotely associated with truth and scholarship.
Guess we should take the lib approach and redefine “professor”. I’ll leave the kaleidoscopic universe of responses to the readers.
Those Leftist indoctrination centers are going to really be sucking air without foreign money, because fewer American Middle Class families can afford to send their children to college. Many are going from high school to technical schools where they are learning job skills. Upon completion, they have no trouble finding a job, and they don’t have tens of thousands in student loans to payoff.
“Former and potential foreign exchange students told NBC News that they’re leery of what might happen to them once they step foot into the United States.”
Fake news. Most of my canadian friends still want to come here to study. If you are not from a muzzie country, you would be scared but if you are from Europe? Or Asia? Canada. Australia? Seriously. Another fake news nonsense straight from a libtard’s ass aka his/her imagination.
Sounds like the Cornell third worlders after the November elections.
Make allah land great again.
Defunding the Left (through alternate means)
And the problem is?
Liars. Some colleges are nearly nothing but foreign students.
Do you think they may have sticker shock?
Do they consider illegals as foreign students?
Maybe they do not want degrees in Women’s studies or Social Justice.
Maybe everyone from France, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, etc... are tired of being called a Racist because they are white.
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