International Student College Choice Factors
           William Mallett, East Carolina University, NC
           Cheryl McFadden, East Carolina University, NC
As the twenty-first century continues to unfold, admitting international students 
has become a priority at universities throughout the United States. International 
admissions personnel were surveyed at 51 public and private institutions to 
determine college choice factors that influence international enrollment. A 
quantitative study found that their university’s academic reputation, location, 
and cost are considered important factors. However, the most central reason 
toward attracting international students was the influence of family and the 
personal attention given by the university department.

		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Summer 2009: Volume 13, Issue 2  
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