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Top 100 US schools with the most international staff and faculty

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May 26, 2023

US universities are not only great places to study, they also are great places to work. This ranking breaks down the top 100 US universities and colleges with the most international staff and faculty employed. A school with more international staff not only indicates a global and diverse culture in the classroom and on campus for students, it also suggests great employment opportunities for international students and recent graduates.

Accredited universities and colleges are also considered H-1B cap-exempt employers which means there is no limit on the number of international staff and faculty these employers can sponsor. As an international student, this is an especially important post-graduation. If your goal is to remain in the US long term and avoid the competitive H-1B lottery, consider working for an H-1B cap-exempt employer like an accredited college or university.

The H-1B visa is the most popular but competitive option for international graduates seeking to stay and work in the US. The H-1B lottery acceptance rate in 2023 was only 26%.

Top 10 US universities with the most international staff and faculty

  1. University of California, Los Angeles
  2. University of Pennsylvania
  3. Columbia University
  4. Yale University
  5. John Hopkins University
  6. Harvard University
  7. University of Michigan
  8. University of California, San Diego
  9. University of California, San Francisco
  10. Rutgers University

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About the rankings

Interstride’s University Rankings show the top 170+ universities in the US based on international student outcomes: employability. As an international student, you are making an important investment in your education. Choosing the right program and institution that fits who you are and your goals are key. What comes after your studies is especially important: career outcomes. We’re here to help you identify universities that are supporting international students like you to achieve your dreams in the US.

How we created this ranking

Data for Interstride’s 2022-2023 University Rankings for International Students come from 2021 records from the following sources:

Visit our methodology page for more detailed information about how we created these rankings.