Lafayette places 19th on Forbes list Twitter
By Bryan Hay
Lafayette College is ranked No. 19 in Forbes’ 2019 listing of the best 50 American colleges and universities for international students.
In putting together its list, the business magazine weighed school quality at 60 percent and rewarded schools with full-need aid or need-blind admission policies for international students.
Other factors included high enrollment figures in majors popular with international students such as engineering, business, and math, and the size of international student bodies at colleges and universities evaluated for the list.
About 16 percent of each incoming class at Lafayette is comprised of international students, including dual passport holders. Some of the larger representative groups come from Bulgaria, China, India, Nepal, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.
The Office of International Student Advising led by Janine Block ’94, assistant director of intercultural development, helps students transition to life in the U.S. and gives advice on issues related to F-1 immigration. The International Students Association promotes cultural awareness on campus and in the community through creative programs and events.