Why Students Are Choosing To Go To College in Canada Instead of the United States

"Students from all over the world apply to attend America's colleges and universities, but one country is now more popular than ever with international applicants — Canada," CNBC reports.
 
"The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers surveyed over 250 American colleges and universities and found that 39 percent of Americans schools witnessed a decline in international applications in the last year.
 
Canadian schools, on the other hand, have seen a dramatic increase in applications from abroad. For example, Wilfrid Laurier University reported 32 percent increase in applications from abroad, McMaster University reported a 33 percent increase and the University of Toronto (Canada's top-ranked and largest university) saw a 20 increase. ...
 
Student recruitment professionals attribute the decline in applications to the United States to concern about visa policy. According to The Washington Post, the Department of Homeland Security is considering a proposal that would require foreign students to reapply for permission to study in the United States every year they attend school."
 
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Publication Date: 8/11/2017

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