As colleges and universities across the USA begin to report on applications in the 2020/21 cycle, we’re getting the first glimpse of what a post-COVID admissions landscape could look like.
For our latest report, we measured the number of students who submitted applications to one or more US institutions through the BridgeU platform and examined how applications trends changed year on year between 2020 and 2021. To do this, we calculated the percentage change between the number of students who applied to US institutions in 2020 and the number of students who applied to US institutions in 2021.
In creating this report, we divided our findings into a number of broad categories.
- How international student applications to the USA changed according to their region, country and city of origin.
- The year on year changes in international students' applications to the respective fifty United States, and selected universities within those states.
- How international students' application preferences changed based on factors such as the ranking of their chosen universities and their preferred application deadlines.
In this, the first in a series of posts summarising the findings of our report, we'll provide you with a quick overview of the data in our first section - how international applications to the USA changed by students' region, country and city of origin.
To provide you with a digestible summary of these findings, we've collated them into a short infographic. So what did our latest research uncover?