St. Louis Sees Jump in Chinese Freshman Enrollment

With better recruiting and the weak dollar, other schools also see increases in international students.


St. Louis University has twice as many freshman Chinese students this fall as it did last year, reports the school's student paper, the University News. This year also saw almost 1,000 applications, up from 450 applications last year.

The University of Kansas has seen a similar influx of Chinese freshmen, as well as more international students as a whole. And Boston University has a record 444 foreign freshmen, a 39 percent increase from last year. Most of Boston's international students are from South Korea, followed by India and China. The increase in foreign students has been attributed to both greater recruiting efforts and the weak U.S. dollar.