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:: By Amy M. Braverman

:: Graphic by Allen Carroll

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Foreign students decrease

After a long, steady increase, the University’s foreign graduate and undergraduate enrollment has leveled off, decreasing by 12 students this year. Chicago and other elite U.S. institutions, says Office of International Affairs Director Tamara Felden, have fared better than many state schools. The pattern, disproportionately hurting the physical and biological sciences, results from stricter U.S. visa policies, a fall in U.S. research dollars, and marketing campaigns attracting students to Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and elsewhere. “Once these other niches become established,” Felden says, “I worry we may not be able to reverse” the trend.

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