How International Students Can Begin a U.S. College Search
"Chinese national Kexin Zhen says she first learned about U.S. liberal arts colleges during a meeting with her high school counselor.
From then on, Zhen focused her college search on this type of school, which offers a more general education for undergraduates in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, as opposed to having a professional or technical emphasis.
'I didn't really know my major and my career direction, so I preferred to go to a liberal arts college,' she says.
Now she's a rising junior at Wheaton College, a liberal arts school in Massachusetts.
Narrowing the scope of a college search is important because in 2015-2016, there were more than 4,500 colleges and universities in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That's a lot of schools to choose from.
Here are some steps prospective international students can take to begin an effective U.S. college search from anywhere in the world." ...