Open Doors Report

Reports and Statistics

FAU serves approximately 1,080 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 101 countries from around the world. The data below corresponds to existing records in the Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVIS) database as of February 2021.

Academic Year -- F and J International Student Enrollment

Category Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Language Training (academic) 44 59 49 40 16 25
Bachelor’s 475 465 488 473 405 365
Graduate 356 338 345 350 299 321
Exchange Students 24 20 29 23 1 3
Grand Total 899 882 911 886 721 714

 

 

Additional International Student Data – Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Data by College

College # of Students
Arts & Letters 80
Business (1) 208
Design & Social Inquiry 34
Education 8
Engineering & Computer Science (2) 189
Honors College 16
Language Training* 25
Medicine 0
Nursing 13
Science (3) 141
Grand Total 714

*Language Training students are in the Intensive English Institute with the goal of progressing to degree level

 


 

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

College # of Students
Approved 141
Pending approval 24
Requested by DSO 25
Total 190

 


 

Top 10 Countries Number
Brazil 64
India 48
China 40
Saudi Arabia 39
Kuwait 29
Bangladesh 27
Nigeria 21
Venezuela 21
Iran 21
Pakistan 19
Total Countries Represented by International Students 101

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 Last Modified 5/26/21