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Lynn ranked for having the nation’s 4th largest percentage of international students
Published Sep. 10, 2013
In U.S. News and World Report’s annual “2014 America’s Best Colleges” rankings of what the publication considers to be the nation’s top 270 national universities, Lynn University is again listed for enrolling the fourth largest percentage of international students.
With 22 percent of Lynn’s undergraduate student body hailing from 77 countries around the world, only The New School, Florida Institute of Technology and Illinois Institute of Technology have a higher percentage of international students.
“We look forward to seeing our international student rankings each year,” said Kevin M. Ross, president of Lynn University. “It’s our vision to be recognized as one of the most innovative, international and individualized small universities in America, and their annual ranking consistently reflects our achievement as having one of the highest percentage of international students in the nation. We are very proud of the experience our diverse campus provides all of our students.”
Lynn’s percentage of international students continues to grow each year. In U.S. News’ 2013 list, Lynn reported 18 percent international students, up from 17 percent in 2012 and 15 percent in 2011. Additionally, the university welcomed the largest class in six years this fall and the most international students in the school's history.
Having more international students can benefit the entire campus community. “International students can add diversity to a college or university, enriching the experience of other students on campus,” as described by U.S. News. “Schools with a strong global presence often have a wealth of cultural groups and events, allowing international students an opportunity to share their food, music and traditions with their U.S. peers.”
U.S. News & World Report also recognized Lynn for its consistently small class size. The school was ranked 78th in the country for “Highest Proportion of Classes With Fewer Than 20 Students” at 51.6 percent. The school’s student to teacher ratio is only 15:1.