Facts and Figures

Where do CWRU students study abroad and where are our international students from? Here are the latest facts.

CWRU Students Abroad 2017-2018

  • 338 CWRU undergraduates studied abroad (30%), compared to 16% percent nationally*
  • 17% of those who studied abroad were international students
  • 3.58 was the average GPA of study abroad students
  • Faculty members led 37 study abroad programs
  • The Office of Education Abroad collaborated with 120 study abroad partners

*National data is from the Institute of International Education 2018

Top Study Abroad Destinations

  • United Kingdom: 28
  • Spain: 21
  • China: 13
  • Denmark: 11
  • Japan: 10

Top 10 Majors Studying Abroad

  • Economics: 30
  • Biology: 28
  • Biomedical Engineering: 28
  • Chemical Engineering: 24
  • Computer Science: 21
  • Psychology: 21
  • Accounting: 20
  • Finance: 19
  • International Studies: 19
  • Mechanical Engineering: 18 

Of the total students abroad, 20 were undeclared

CWRU International Students 2018

  • CWRU has 2,200 international students*
  • International students make up 19.7% of CWRU's student population
  • A total of 87 countries are represented by CWRU's international students

*An additional 586 international students are on OPT

Top Places of Origin

  • China: 1,843
  • India: 237
  • Saudi Arabia: 85
  • South Korea: 83
  • Vietnam: 60
  • Canada: 58
  • Taiwan: 42
  • Iran: 30
  • Turkey: 26
  • United Arab Emirates: 26

Top Areas of Study

  • Engineering & Engineering-Related Technologies: 848
  • Business Management and Administrative Services: 414
  • Mathematics and Statistics: 323
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences: 252
  • Legal Professions and Studies: 234
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services: 189
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences: 147
  • Physical Sciences: 137
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies: 56
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions: 44
  • Social Sciences: 43

New International Student Enrollment

Year Total % Change
2009 370  
2010 459 24.1
2011 475 3.5
2012 468 -1.5
2013 506 8.1
2014 792 56.5
2015 819 3.4
2016 797 -2.7
2017 777 -2.5
2018 750 -3.5

*New international student enrollment - students enrolling for the first time at CWRU in Summer and Fall of 2018 decreased more than 3 percent compared to 2017.