US Grad Schools see record applicants from India

ygrkzil8International applications to US graduate schools rose 2% this year mostly driven by double digit growth from Indian candidates and their interest in science and engineering programs.

Of over 676,000 applications received, over 192,000 were from Indian students, a 12% increase for the country, as India provides the second largest pool of international applicants to US grad schools behind China, whose demand declined this year.

Two thirds of all international applications normally come from these two countries.

One official from the Council of Graduate Schools said students from India have a reputation for being savvy shoppers when it comes to higher education.