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

Category

# of Students

Approved

136

Pending approval

16

Requested by DSO

20

Total

172

 
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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 2/21/18