Facts & Figures

  • Emory is home to 3,104 international students and 1,044 international scholars from over 100 countries.
  • The three leading nations of origin for both our students and scholars are China, South Korea, and India.
  • Emory College of Arts & Sciences, Laney Graduate School, and Goizueta Business School host the largest numbers of international students.
  • 86% of our international students are on an F-1 visa.
  • 84% of our scholars carry J-1 or H-1B visas.

Student data: Fall 2018 IIE Open Doors student report

Scholar data: 2017-2018 IIE Open Doors scholar report

Students

Growth of Emory's international student community

Student data: Fall 2018 IIE Open Doors student report

Enrollment data taken from Fall semester enrollment.

Scholars

Primary Field of Research

Scholar data: 2017-2018 IIE Open Doors scholar report

Economic Benefits of International Students

International Students Contribute Nearly $39 Billion to U.S. Economy

The spending by international students studying at US colleges and universities supported more than 455,000 jobs and contributed nearly $39 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2017–2018 academic year. Visit NAFSA’s International Student Economic Value Tool to learn more about the contributions international students make to our state and district.

Econ benefits of intl student enrollment 2018 trend