By virtue of their size, U.S. universities can accept a much higher number of Chinese students than boarding schools.
Since 1999, China was the second leading place of origin for international students at Harvard, trailing only Canada. Its student numbers steadily increased to lead Harvard's international enrollment since the last academic year, with 686 students currently enrolled (nearly 16% of the international student body.)
China similarly dominates international enrollment at other Ivy League schools, including Yale and Princeton.
# of mainland Chinese students enrolled during 2011/12 academic year
"International students are seen very favorably as whole, as a way to diversify and really become a global institution," said Rachel Rubin, a lecturer at Boston's Emmanuel College and a specialist in higher education admissions policy.
"Also economically -- it's very advantageous for elite schools to admit international students because the bulk of them can pay full tuition," she added. As such, there is "a lot of favoritism" toward such students, as financial aid budgets have been cut over the last decade, she said.
As the parent of a current university student, I've seen exactly how financially greedy these institutions are...the focus has shifted from educating the U.S. populace to increasingly, making money hand over fist via large sports programs and higher levels of admissions of foreign nationals.
Is this the proper role for U.S. public universities?
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