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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in the United States for Students from Israel

87 Colleges
$22,723 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeWhen pursuing a degree in today's world, international students have many different options to choose from. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking is part of that endeavor.

After analyzing 87 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Israeli students. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall value and the total number of international students at the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another.

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Top Value Colleges in the U.S. for Students from Israel

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Our 2021 rankings named University of South Florida - Main Campus the best affordable school for Israeli students working on their bachelor’s degree. Tampa, Florida is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,684 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.8% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to USF Tampa to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at USF Tampa runs, on average, about $17,324. Graduate students pay around $21,126 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the value of education it offers, USF Tampa also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

A rank of #2 on our list means Florida State University is a great place for Israeli students working on their bachelor’s degree. Florida State is located in Tallahassee, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 9,688 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 4.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Panama come to Florida State to study. International students at Florida State can expect to pay, on average, about $21,683 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $26,707 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. As a testament to the value of education it offers, Florida State also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#3

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Out of the 87 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #3 spot on the list. Minneapolis, Minnesota is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,988 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 12.0% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UMN Twin Cities are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities is about $33,325 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,845 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#4

Hunter College

New York, New York

A rank of #4 on our list means Hunter College is a great place for Israeli students working on their bachelor’s degree. Hunter is a public institution located in New York, New York. The school has a large population, and it awarded 3,496 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.9% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to Hunter to study. International students at Hunter can expect to pay, on average, about $15,332 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,828 per year.

Hunter excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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#5

Queens College

Queens, New York

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Queens College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Israeli students list. QC is a fairly large public school situated in Queens, New York. It awarded 3,873 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at QC are China, South Korea, and India. International students at QC can expect to pay, on average, about $15,488 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $21,042 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#6

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. Located in New York, New York, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,669 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 11.9% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at FIT SUNY are South Korea, China, and India. International students at FIT SUNY can expect to pay, on average, about $22,312 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $24,506 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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With a ranking of #7, Florida International University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students. FIU is located in Miami, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 12,352 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.6% are international. Students studying at FIU come from such countries as China, Venezuela, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at FIU is about $18,963 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $24,211 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#8

Baruch College

New York, New York

With a ranking of #8, Baruch College did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students. New York, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,824 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 12.3% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Baruch are China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Baruch runs, on average, about $15,412. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,880 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#9

Monroe College

Bronx, New York

Monroe College landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students. Monroe College is a medium-sized private for-profit school situated in Bronx, New York. It awarded 994 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 15.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Jamaica come to Monroe College to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Monroe College runs, on average, about $15,860. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $16,724 per year.

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#10

Touro College

New York, New York

Touro College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. Located in New York, New York, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,463 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.0% are international. Students studying at Touro come from such countries as Canada, India, and Belarus. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Touro runs, on average, about $18,663. Graduate students pay around $12,760 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#11

San Diego State University

San Diego, California

San Diego State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. SDSU is a large public school situated in San Diego, California. It awarded 8,159 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Kuwait come to SDSU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at SDSU runs, on average, about $19,390. Graduate students pay around $18,448 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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With a ranking of #12, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students. Pomona, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,810 students in 2018-2019.

Around 6.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Kuwait, and South Korea come to Cal Poly Pomona to study. International students at Cal Poly Pomona can expect to pay, on average, about $19,276 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,334 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#13

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Florida Atlantic University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students list. FAU is a large public school situated in Boca Raton, Florida. It awarded 5,855 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Brazil come to FAU to study. International students at FAU can expect to pay, on average, about $17,324 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,482 per year.

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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

Stony Brook University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students list. Located in Stony Brook, New York, the large public school awarded 4,945 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 16.9% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at SUNY Stony Brook are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook is about $27,845 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $25,348 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

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California State University - Northridge

Northridge, California

California State University - Northridge came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. This large public school is located in Northridge, California, and it awarded 9,062 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Kuwait, China, and India come to CSUN to study. International students at CSUN can expect to pay, on average, about $18,857 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,915 per year.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

University of Illinois at Chicago came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. University of Illinois at Chicago is a large public school located in Chicago, Illinois that handed out 4,524 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 12.1% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Iran come to UIC to study. International students at UIC can expect to pay, on average, about $29,514 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $27,140 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Arizona State University - Tempe came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. This large public school is located in Tempe, Arizona, and it awarded 10,401 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 16.2% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at ASU - Tempe come from such countries as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at ASU - Tempe is about $29,428 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $27,048 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

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Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Temple University landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students. This large public school is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 6,523 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Temple come from such countries as China, India, and Kuwait. International students at Temple can expect to pay, on average, about $29,882 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,236 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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The City College of New York

New York, New York

The City College of New York came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. New York, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,606 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at CCNY are China, South Korea, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at CCNY is about $15,290 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,832 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking, coming in at #20. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the large public school awarded 6,175 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 9.2% are international. Students studying at UC come from such countries as India, China, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UC is about $26,488 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $26,210 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students. Ohio State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in Columbus, Ohio that handed out 11,596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 11.0% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Ohio State are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Ohio State is about $32,061 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $36,009 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

University of Nevada - Las Vegas did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking, coming in at #22. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the large public school awarded 4,307 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.0% are international. Students studying at UNLV come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. International students at UNLV can expect to pay, on average, about $23,222 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,209 per year.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. This large public school is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and it awarded 3,717 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 23.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Georgia Tech to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Georgia Tech runs, on average, about $33,794. Graduate students pay around $31,164 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

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San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

San Francisco State University came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students ranking. Located in San Francisco, California, the large public school handed out 6,508 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at SFSU come from such countries as China, India, and Japan. International students at SFSU can expect to pay, on average, about $19,146 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,204 per year.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Israeli Students. New Brunswick, New Jersey is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,719 students in 2018-2019.

Around 11.7% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Rutgers New Brunswick are China, India, and South Korea. International students at Rutgers New Brunswick can expect to pay, on average, about $32,189 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $32,391 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

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Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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