Facts and Figures

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

CWRU Students Abroad 2016-2017

  • 380 (30%) CWRU undergraduates studied abroad, compared to 15.5% percent nationally
  • An additional 125 undergraduates participated in non-credit programs
  • 3.51 was the average GPA of study abroad students
  • Faculty directed 24 study abroad programs
  • The Office of Education Abroad collaborated with 102 study abroad partners

*National data is from the Institute of International Education 2017

Top Semester/Academic Year Destinations

  • China: 47
  • United Kingdom: 44
  • Ireland: 36
  • Netherlands: 34
  • Greece: 22

Top 10 Majors Studying Abroad

  • Biology: 33
  • Psychology: 29
  • Accounting: 26
  • Economics: 22
  • International: Studies 20
  • Biomedical Engineering: 19
  • Computer Science: 19
  • Finance: 19
  • Chemical Engineering: 18
  • Nursing: 18

Of the total students abroad, 21 were undeclared

CWRU International Students 2017

A total of 80 countries are represented by CWRU's international students

Top Places of Origin

  • China: 1,781
  • India: 249
  • South Korea: 90
  • Saudi Arabia: 79
  • Canada: 68
  • Iran: 38
  • Taiwan: 37
  • Vietnam: 37
  • United Arab Emirates: 28
  • Thailand: 27

Top Areas of Study

  • Engineering & Engineering-Related Technologies: 905
  • Business Management and Administrative Services: 595
  • Biological Sciences/Life Sciences: 239
  • Law and Legal Studies: 232
  • Health Professions and Related Sciences: 183
  • Physical Sciences: 120
  • Computer and Information Sciences: 118
  • Mathematics: 98
  • Public Administration and Services: 49
  • Social Sciences and History: 32

In 2017, 78 students were undeclared 

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