Florida Institute of Technology: Ranked Number One, Most International University With The Highest Population Of Foreign StudentsBy Leah NY, UniversityHerald Reporter
Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne Florida ranked number one on having the highest population of international students enrolled. The ranking is based on the reported 2014-2015 academic year foreign student- enrolees.
Florida Institute of Technology recorded a student body composed of 33 percent internationals. This ranking matches up significantly with last year's nationwide college enrollment count as American campuses received the highest amount of foreign student college enrollees summing up to a total of 1.13 million from different parts of the world.
New School in New York City, formerly at the number one spot now places second with 32 percent reported international students enrolled. This data breaks their last year's winning record of 31 percent international student enrollees.
To be nominated as the most international university, a school must have at least 15 percent international student enrollees.
Campus diversity is one of the main factors that foreign students are looking for in a university. They are looking for schools that will give them the freedom to share their music, food, lifestyle and more with their American peers.
That is exactly what schools with strong global presence are offering their local as well as foreign enrollees. They allow their international students to observe, exercise and share their culture and beliefs so as to break the barrier of citizenship between peers.
Florida Institute of Technology was also reported to be allowing their students to participate in off-campus activities. They encourage their students to participate in celebrations held near their campus such as and IndiaFest and Taste of Greece Festival, International Business Times reported.
Other campuses making it to the rank are as follows. Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois at number three with 30 percent foreign enrollees, University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 27 percent, Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida with 23 percent, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with 21 percent and Andrews University in Berrien Spring with 20 percent, U.S. News & World Report reported.
This video shows one of the festivals held in Florida Institute of Technology.