George Mason Achieves National Rankings in Study Abroad Participants

Posted: December 19, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

George Mason University is 2nd in the nation among doctoral institutions in total number of students that participate in study abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE).

The university boasts 864 students that currently study abroad. Miami University is ranked 1st with a total of 1,160 students. The only other Virginia-based institution included in the magazine’s top 20 in this category is the College of William and Mary, which is ranked 12th.

Also, George Mason is ranked 8th in the nation among institutions with the highest number of international students and ranked 2nd among doctoral institutions based on a ratio that compares the number of students who study abroad to the total number of undergraduate degrees conferred.

Presently, George Mason has 1,800 international students enrolled. Ranked 1st in this category is Florida International University with 3,741.

In two related listings also by IIE, George Mason is ranked 2nd among doctoral institutions based on a ratio that compares the number of students who study abroad to the total number of undergraduate degrees conferred and 10th among doctoral institutions with the highest number of undergraduates who study abroad.

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