Click on the links below to view the Fact Sheets for the Top 25 places of origin from Open Doors® 2016.

Note on "Academic Level" Definitions: The academic level categories used on these sheets are: "undergraduate", "graduate", "other" and "OPT" (Optional Practical Training). "Undergraduate" includes students at both two-year and four-year institutions. “Graduate” includes students in graduate and professional degree programs. "Other" refers to non-degree students, including students enrolled in intensive English programs. "OPT" refers to students participating in Optional Practical Training, temporary employment directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. These students are still under the visa sponsorship of their college or university and are still considered international students even though they may have completed their course of study.


1. China

2. India

3. Saudi Arabia

4. South Korea

5. Canada

6. Vietnam

7. Taiwan

8. Brazil

9. Japan

10. Mexico

11. Iran

12. United Kingdom

13. Turkey

14. Nigeria

15. Germany

16. Kuwait

17. Nepal

18. France

19. Indonesia

20. Venezuela

21. Hong Kong

22. Malaysia

23. Colombia

24. Thailand

25. Spain