SchoolFinder Group Community Profile:

Students Interested in Studying in the United States
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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, 2020 to November 16, 2021.

Level of Study:

The community is pretty evenly split between undergraduate and postgraduate bound.

  • Undergraduate 55% 55%
  • Postgraduate 45% 45%

Top 30 Fields of Study:

There are over 1,200 fields of study covered, but 35% of the students fall into the top 30 fields of study.

Computer Science

Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting and Business/Management
Medicine (MD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Clinical Psychology
Biomedical Sciences, General
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Software Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychology, General
Accounting and Finance
Business/Commerce, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Civil Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Political Science and Government, General
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Criminology
Architectural Engineering
Acting
Accounting
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

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.

  • 2021 49% 49%
  • 2022 30% 30%
  • 2023 12% 12%
  • 2024 8% 8%

Citizenship

197 countries are represented, with the Canada, the US, and Nigeria topping the list.

  • Canada 45.66% 45.66%
  • United States 16.99% 16.99%
  • Nigeria 2.75% 2.75%
  • Egypt 2.42% 2.42%
  • India 2.02% 2.02%

Country of Residence

Not surprisingly, Canada tops the list of 172 countries of residence.

  • Canada 55.84% 55.84%
  • United States 15.22% 15.22%
  • Nigeria 2.2% 2.2%
  • Egypt 1.92% 1.92%
  • Saudi Arabia 1.67% 1.67%
  • Algeria 1.31% 1.31%

Province of Residence

For the 56% of students living in Canada, most of them live in Ontario — mimicking Canada’s general population breakdown.

  • Ontario 47% 47%
  • Alberta 19% 19%
  • British Columbia 17% 17%
  • Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Newfoundland 5% 5%
  • Quebec 4% 4%
  • Manitoba 3% 3%
  • Saskatchewan 3% 3%
  • Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories 0.2% 0.2%

Academics

This community tends to be academically inclined!

  • 90%+ Average 42.3% 42.3%
  • 75-89% Average 43.7% 43.7%
  • 60-74% Average 9.8% 9.8%

Gender

The largest portion of this group identify as female.

  • Female 60.44% 60.44%
  • Male 38.41% 38.41%
  • Prefer not to say 0.77% 0.77%
  • Other 0.38% 0.38%

Next Steps

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
info@schoolfindergroup.com