SchoolFinder Group Community Profile:Students Interested in Studying in the United States — June 2023
This community profile looks at over 38,000 students interesting in studying in the US, who created an account in the SFG community from January 1, 2021 to June 6, 2023.
Level of Study:
The community is more heavily focused on students interested in first year undergraduate studies.
- Undergraduate 76% 76%
- Postgraduate 24% 24%
Top 30 Fields of Study:
There are over 1,200 fields of study covered, but 28% of the students fall into the top 30 fields of study.
|Business Administration and Management, General|
|Accounting and Business/Management|
|Kinesiology and Exercise Science|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General|
|Computer Software Engineering|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General|
|Biomedical Sciences, General|
|Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other|
|Accounting and Finance|
|Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)|
|Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician|
|Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)|
|Computer Engineering, General|
|Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)|
|Civil Engineering, General|
|Political Science and Government, General|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other|
|Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering|
|Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration|
Intended Year of Study Start
While most students start their search for the right school in the current year, some are looking up to 3 years in advance.
- 2023 58% 58%
- 2024 28% 28%
- 2025 13% 13%
- 2026 5% 5%
198 countries are represented, with the Canada, the US, and Nigeria topping the list.
- Canada 42% 42%
- United States 14.5% 14.5%
- Nigeria 3.8% 3.8%
- India 2.2% 2.2%
- Egypt 1.6% 1.6%
Country of Residence
Not surprisingly, Canada tops the list of 196 countries of residence.
- Canada 57.9% 57.9%
- United States 14.2% 14.2%
- Nigeria 3.5% 3.5%
- Ghana 1.4% 1.4%
- Egypt 1.4% 1.4%
- India 1.3% 1.3%
Province of Residence
For the 56% of students living in Canada, most of them live in Ontario — mimicking Canada’s general population breakdown.
- Ontario 49.2% 49.2%
- British Columbia 17.9% 17.9%
- Alberta 17.4% 17.4%
- Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Newfoundland 4.8% 4.8%
- Quebec 4.1% 4.1%
- Manitoba 3.4% 3.4%
- Saskatchewan 2.8% 2.8%
- Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories 0.2% 0.2%
This community tends to be academically inclined!
- 90%+ Average 48% 48%
- 75-89% Average 42% 42%
- 60-74% Average 8% 8%
- Other 2% 2%
The largest portion of this group identify as female.
- Female 60% 60%
- Male 37% 37%
- Prefer not to say 1% 1%
- Other 2% 2%
For more information on how you can reach our community of students interested in studying in the US or if you would like the entire data set, contact us at:
The SchoolFinder Group Team
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