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2021 Best Colleges in the United States for Students from Hong Kong

204 Colleges
$51,519 Avg Tuition & Fees*
77% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeIt's not easy to decide which college to attend when there so many options available for international students. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 204 colleges and universities across the United States to determine which were the best for Hong Kongese students. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, number of total international students at the school, and the percentage of international students on campus - to make this determination.

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Top Colleges in the U.S. for Students from Hong Kong

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Our 2021 rankings named Columbia University in the City of New York the best school for Hong Kongese students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in New York, New York, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,702 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 36.3% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Columbia come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Columbia also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#2

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend University of California - Los Angeles. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. UCLA is a large public school situated in Los Angeles, California. It awarded 9,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 15.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to UCLA to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, UCLA is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

New York University

New York, New York
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at New York University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Hong Kongese students. New York University is a large private not-for-profit school located in New York, New York that handed out 6,658 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 27.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at NYU come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. NYU excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of Southern California helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Hong Kongese students. Located in Los Angeles, California, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 5,337 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 23.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at USC come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, USC is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#5

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of California - Berkeley. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese students list. University of California - Berkeley is a large public school located in Berkeley, California that handed out 9,627 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 17.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to UC Berkeley to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UC Berkeley also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#6

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of California - San Diego came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking. UCSD is located in La Jolla, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,037 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 23.2% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at UCSD come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UCSD excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Cornell University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking, coming in at #7. Cornell is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Ithaca, New York. It awarded 4,145 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 22.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to Cornell to study.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Cornell also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Johns Hopkins University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,747 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 20.0% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Johns Hopkins are China, India, and South Korea.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Johns Hopkins also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#9

University of California - Davis

Davis, California

University of California - Davis ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students list. UC Davis is a public institution located in Davis, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,711 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 18.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at UC Davis come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, UC Davis is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking, coming in at #10. Boston University is a large private not-for-profit school located in Boston, Massachusetts that handed out 4,780 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 24.8% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Boston U to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Boston U is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#11

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking, coming in at #11. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,632 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 20.6% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UPenn are China, India, and South Korea.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UPenn also is in the top 1% of our overall quality ranking.

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#12

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

With a ranking of #12, University of Chicago did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students. Chicago, Illinois is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,024 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 25.9% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UChicago to study.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UChicago also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#13

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students. Northeastern is located in Boston, Massachusetts and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,127 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 32.5% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Taiwan come to Northeastern to study.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Northeastern also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#14

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking, coming in at #14. Cambridge, Massachusetts is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,902 students in 2018-2019.

Around 23.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Canada, and India come to Harvard to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Harvard is ranked #3 for overall quality in the United States.

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#15

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students. Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 41.0% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Carnegie Mellon are China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Carnegie Mellon also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#16

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking. U-M is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,815 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 14.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at U-M come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, U-M also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of Washington - Seattle Campus ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students list. UW Seattle is a public institution located in Seattle, Washington. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 16.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UW Seattle to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UW Seattle excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#18

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking. Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 20.7% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Yale are China, Canada, and India.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Yale excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#19

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking. Located in Evanston, Illinois, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,770 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 17.1% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Northwestern come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Northwestern also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools in this category.

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#20

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Duke University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking, coming in at #20. Duke is located in Durham, North Carolina and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,303 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 21.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Duke are China, India, and South Korea.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Duke did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#21

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of California - Irvine came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking. Located in Irvine, California, the large public school awarded 8,394 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 19.1% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UC Irvine to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, UC Irvine is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#22

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Stanford University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking. Located in Stanford, California, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 24.6% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to Stanford to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Stanford excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#23

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students list. Cambridge, Massachusetts is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,333 students in 2018-2019.

Around 29.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to MIT to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 99%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. MIT did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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#24

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of California - Santa Barbara landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students. UCSB is a public institution located in Santa Barbara, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,327 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 14.4% are international. Students studying at UCSB come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCSB also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students. Located in Champaign, Illinois, the large public school handed out 8,983 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 22.3% are international. Students studying at UIUC come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UIUC also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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Rest of the Top 15% Best Colleges for Hong Kongese students

Not only did these schools make the top 31 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
#27

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
#28

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
#29

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
#30

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
#31

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Colleges for Hong Kongese Students ranking:

Rank College Location
32 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
33 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
34 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
35 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
36 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
37 George Washington University Washington, DC
38 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
39 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
40 Rice University Houston, TX
41 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ

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Notes and References

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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