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Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Alla Korzh


This study aims to understand the factors that influence international students' decisions to enroll at a private research university in the Northeast. Through interviews with current students and staff members at the university, the study gathered data about trends in enrollment, how students learned about the university, obstacles faced by international students in the application process, and finally what factors were most important in their enrollment decisions. The most important factors in an international student's decision to enroll in the university were cost, environment, and recommendations. Due to the limited diversity in the demographics of the student participants, there is room for further research to reveal how the factors may differ for different groups of international students.

Keywords: admissions, enrollment management, international students, international education, higher education


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Higher Education | International and Comparative Education