International student data from 2002 through 2012 represent official enrollment statistics reported by Boston University to the Institute of International Education for their annual “Open Doors” publication. Fall 2012 projections are based on Fall 2012 enrollment data obtained from the university registration system.

Fall 2012

Total Students
6602
Number of Countries Represented
134
Top 10 Countries China
31%
2065
Korea
9%
594
India
9%
581
Canada
5%
357
Taiwan, R.O.C.
5%
305
Saudi Arabia
4%
260
Japan
3%
176
Turkey
2%
154
Spain
2%
102
Thailand
1%
97
Immigration Classifications F-1
91%
5992
J-1
3%
222
Other
6%
388
Gender Female
51%
3378
Male
49%
3224
Educational Activity Undergraduate
34%
2236
Graduate
42%
2783
Other
24%
1583
Non-degree
4%
311
CELOP
8%
511
Post-completion OPT/AT
12%
761
Geographical Region/Sub Region East Asia 49%
3211
South/Central Asia 11%
704
Middle East 9%
602
Western Europe 9%
591
Southeast Asia 5%
356
North America 5%
359
South America 4%
278
Eastern Europe 2%
145
Central America/Mexico 2%
113
North Africa 1%
64
West Africa 1%
52
Caribbean 1%
35
Australia/New Zealand 1%
43
East Africa <1%
30
Central Africa <1%
13
Southern Africa <1%
5
Pacific Ocean Islands <1%
1