Reports and Statistics

FAU serves approximately 1,090 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 October 2020.

Academic Year -- F and J International Student Enrollment

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

 

Additional International Student Data – Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Data by College

College # of Students
Arts & Letters 91
Business (1) 212
Design & Social Inquiry 37
Education 8
Engineering & Computer Science (2) 186
Honors College 6
Language Training* 16
Medicine 0
Nursing 14
Science (3) 151
Grand Total 721

*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 170
Pending approval 22
Requested by DSO 13
Total 205

 


 

Top 10 Countries Number
Brazil 63
India 46
China 45
Saudi Arabia 37
Venezuela 24
Pakistan 23
Vietnam 22
Bangladesh 21
Kuwait 21
Nigeria 21
Total Countries Represented by International Students 102

View the complete country diversity report

 Last Modified 11/3/20