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U.S. News ranks Lynn fourth in the nation for percentage of international students
Published Sep. 12, 2012
Lynn University, one of the 270 schools listed in the national universities category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, again found itself atop the list for having one of the highest percentages of international students in the nation.
With 18% of Lynn’s undergraduate student body hailing from 80 countries around the world, Lynn ranked fourth for having the highest percentage of international students. Only The New School, Florida Institute of Technology and Illinois Institute of Technology preceded Lynn.
In the 2012 rankings, Lynn moved up from the “Regional Universities” category to the “National Universities” category, which increased both Lynn’s prestige and competition. National universities, as categorized by U.S. News, “offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and Ph.D. programs and emphasize faculty research.”
The percentage of international students at Lynn continues to grow each year. In U.S. News’ 2012 list, Lynn reported 17% international students, up from 15% in 2011 and 14% in 2010.
“We expect to see our percentage of international students rise even more in the 2014 U.S. News rankings,” said Gareth Fowles, Lynn’s vice president of enrollment management. “This year, we welcomed 164 new international students to campus. That’s a 43% increase compared to last fall.”
This fall, Lynn welcomed one of the largest classes on record, and international students represented one of the largest areas of growth.
To further enhance its international profile, Lynn created a new International Office this year that will oversee visa processing, orientation and support of international students attending Lynn and directed the launch of a new Center for Learning Abroad (CLA).
“We are dedicated to recruiting and serving the international student population on Lynn’s campus,” said Fowles. “We see the importance of dialogue between foreign and domestic students, and we work to foster those relationships in and out of the classroom.”
This year, international students at Lynn are being given a special opportunity to witness the American political process first-hand. With Lynn’s dedication to internationalism, it is appropriate that the university will host the third and final presidential debate focused on foreign policy this October.