San Jose State ranked No. 1 as the master’s college or universities in the United States that hosted the most international students in 2014-15. The Top 40 rankings are put together by the Institute of International Education (IIE), a nonprofit that is focused on supporting global higher education.
For 2014-15, 3,639 international students enrolled in degree programs at San Jose State.
One of the Academic Affairs priorities, Educational Excellence and Student Experience, is focused on providing global citizenship opportunities for both international students and local students. The division funded an enhanced orientation in fall 2015 that included activities to foster connections between local and international students. Of the 1,700 students who attended graduate orientation, 650 were international students.
Xilu Wang, who is from Shanghai, said SJSU is well-known among her friends in her native country.
“(SJSU) is located in Silicon Valley,” she said, of her reason for choosing the Lucas Graduate School of Business. “(Silicon Valley) is a great location. Its reputation is good and it is growing very fast. My friends all want to study business and computer science here.”
The College of International and Extended Studies works in collaboration with Student Affairs in providing support to international students.