Despite uncertainty about American immigration policies, the Graduate School has seen a significant INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS enrolling this year.
Cole Crittenden *05, acting dean of the Graduate School, said 305 incoming students are from 61 other countries, or 46 percent of new Ph.D. and master’s students. That compares to 269 students (41 percent) last year and is the highest of the past five years.
“Given the recent challenges around immigration, both our office and the Davis International Center did additional outreach to admitted international students this year,” Crittenden said. He said the goal was to reassure applicants “that we are a highly international institution that has deep experience helping students with immigration issues, and encouraging them to start the visa process early with us.”