ASU: ASU the No. 1 public university chosen by international students

Amidst a challenging year for global education, Arizona State University tops all public universities on influential Institute of International Education rankings.

ASU is ranked the top public university of choice for international students, according to the 2021 Institute of International Education Open Doors Report, a recognized global leader on the impact that international education has on higher education.

During the 2020–21 academic year, ASU was home to more than 13,015 international students from more than 136 countries enrolled on an ASU campus. This community of international students places ASU as the No. 1 public university for hosting international students — ahead of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of California, San Diego; Purdue University; and UCLA, among others.

A contributing factor to the No. 1 ranking are the flexible policies ASU put in place to help international students stay enrolled at ASU throughout the 2020–21 academic year, including creating innovative ways for students to take classes no matter their location.

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