I thought I might flavor the blog over the next few weeks with a few entries based on facts about our applicant pool for fall 2010. It is hard to find a university with more international students than Columbia, and a graduate school more international than SIPA. Columbia University ranks third in the United States in terms of international enrollment and SIPA commonly enrolls students from more than 100 countries per year.
This year applicants hail from 99 different countries. Also not separated out are Permanent Residents. Many Permanent Residents represent countries not counted in the 99 you see reflected below. The only reason the U.S. is blue is because the program I used categorized it as my home country – no political undertones are implied =)