International student data from 2005 through 2015 represent official enrollment statistics reported by Boston University to the Institute of International Education for their annual “Open Doors” publication. Fall 2015 projections are based on Fall 2015 enrollment data obtained from the university registration system.

Fall 2015

Total Students
8452
Number of Countries Represented
133
Top 10 Countries China
43%
3637
India
9%
787
Korea
5%
463
Saudi Arabia
5%
408
Taiwan, R.O.C.
4%
331
Canada
4%
322
Japan
2%
141
Turkey
2%
125
France
1%
113
Brazil
1%
105
Immigration Classifications F-1
97%
8024
J-1
1%
198
Other
1%
230
Gender Female
51%
4525
Male
49%
3927
Educational Activity Undergraduate
39%
3328
Graduate
37%
3149
Other
24%
1975
Non-degree
3%
300
CELOP
5%
413
Post-completion OPT/AT
15%
1265
Geographical Region/Sub Region East Asia 55%
4661
South/Central Asia 11%
918
Middle East 8%
738
Western Europe 7%
593
Southeast Asia 5%
408
North America 4%
324
South America 3%
302
Eastern Europe 2%
139
Central America/Mexico 2%
139
North Africa 1%
50
West Africa 1%
50
Australia/New Zealand 1%
43
East Africa 1%
35
Caribbean 1%
25
Southern Africa 1%
15
Central Africa 1%
12