SchoolFinder Group Community Profile:Students Interested in Studying in the United States
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.
|Business Administration and Management, General|
|Accounting and Business/Management|
|Kinesiology and Exercise Science|
|Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General|
|Biomedical Sciences, General|
|Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician|
|Computer Software Engineering|
|Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)|
|Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)|
|Accounting and Finance|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General|
|Civil Engineering, General|
|Computer Engineering, General|
|Political Science and Government, General|
|Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)|
|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%
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, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland 5% 5%
- Quebec 4% 4%
- Manitoba 3% 3%
- Saskatchewan 3% 3%
- Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories 0.2% 0.2%
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%
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%
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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