Reports and Statistics

FAU serves approximately 1,200 international students and scholars in the F and J visa classifications, including degree seeking students, English and a Second Language (ESL) students, visiting scholars, interns, and students who graduated and are engaged in Optional Practical Training. They represent 102 countries from around the world. The data below corresponds to existing records in the Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVIS) database as of February 2018.

Academic Year -- F and J International Student Enrollment

Category Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Language Training (academic) 16 17 16 11
Bachelor’s 434 445 467 446
Graduate 359 346 355 338
Exchange Students 31 38 23 28
Grand Total 840 846 861 823

 

Additional International Student Data – Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Data by College

College # of Students
Arts & Letters 81
Business (1) 257
Design & Social Inquiry 55
Education 27
Engineering & Computer Science (2) 222
>Honors College 8
Medicine 2
Nursing 9
Science (3) 162
Grand Total 823

 

77% of all international students are concentrated in three colleges: Business, Engineering & Computer Science, and Science

 


 

Students with Optional Practical Training OPT & Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) OPT

College # of Students
Approved 136
Pending approval 16
Requested by DSO 20
Total 172

View the complete country diversity report

 


 

Top 10 Countries Number
China 72
India 63
Brazil 60
Venezuela 38
Saudi Arabia 33
Iran 32
Nigeria 30
Pakistan 25
Bangladesh 23
Nepal 23
Total Countries Represented by International Students 102
 Last Modified 2/22/19