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2021 Best Colleges in the United States for Students from Jordan

152 Colleges
$47,440 Avg Tuition & Fees*
73% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeWhen pursuing a degree in today's world, international students have many different options to choose from. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 152 colleges and universities across the United States to determine which were the best for Jordanian students. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall quality.

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Top Colleges in the U.S. for Students from Jordan

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Our analysis found Northeastern University to be the best school for Jordanian students in this year’s ranking. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 4,127 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 32.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Northeastern are China, India, and Taiwan.

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, Northeastern is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Out of the 152 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Columbia University in the City of New York landed the #2 spot on the list. New York, New York is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,702 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.

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. In addition to its great ranking here, Columbia is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

A rank of #3 on our list means Harvard University is a great place for Jordanian students working on their bachelor’s degree. Harvard is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school has a large population, and it awarded 2,902 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 23.0% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Harvard are China, Canada, and India.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Harvard also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

New York University

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

A rank of #4 on our list means New York University is a great place for Jordanian students working on their bachelor’s degree. NYU is located in New York, New York and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 6,658 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 27.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at NYU come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 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, NYU also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#5

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
Top 15% in Quality in the United States

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Binghamton University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Jordanian students. Vestal, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,888 students in 2018-2019.

Around 13.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Binghamton University come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Binghamton University is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#6

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Cornell University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. Cornell is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ithaca, New York. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,145 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 22.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Cornell come from such countries as China, India, and Canada.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Cornell also is in the top 1% of our overall quality ranking.

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#7

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Georgetown University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking, coming in at #7. Georgetown is located in Washington, District of Columbia and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,169 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 17.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Georgetown 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, Georgetown is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#8

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Jordanian Students list. Boston U is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Boston, Massachusetts. It awarded 4,780 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 24.8% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Boston U are China, India, and South Korea.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%. Boston U 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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Top 10% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #9, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a large public school located in Champaign, Illinois that handed out 8,983 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 22.3% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UIUC are China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, UIUC is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Illinois Institute of Technology landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. Illinois Tech is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 600 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 41.8% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Illinois Tech are China, India, and Spain.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Illinois Tech also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#11

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #11, George Washington University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. Located in Washington, District of Columbia, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 3,447 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 14.2% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at GWU 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 91%. GWU also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#12

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

University of Rochester did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking, coming in at #12. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Rochester, New York, and it awarded 1,921 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 30.9% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to University of Rochester to study.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. In addition to its great ranking here, University of Rochester is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Top 15% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #13, University of South Florida - Main Campus did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. USF Tampa is a public institution located in Tampa, Florida. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.8% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at USF Tampa come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. USF Tampa excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#14

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,848 students 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.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Carnegie Mellon 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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#15

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Bentley University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Jordanian Students list. Bentley is located in Waltham, Massachusetts and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,106 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 21.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Bentley come from such countries as China, India, and Venezuela.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Bentley 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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#16

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

University of California - Los Angeles ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Jordanian Students list. Located in Los Angeles, California, the large public school handed out 9,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 15.8% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to UCLA to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCLA also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#17

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

University of Florida landed the #17 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. Located in Gainesville, Florida, the large public school awarded 9,663 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 8.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UF to study.

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, UF is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#18

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Texas A&M University - College Station ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Jordanian Students list. Texas A&M College Station is a large public school situated in College Station, Texas. It awarded 13,198 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 8.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Texas A&M College Station are China, India, and South Korea.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. Texas A&M College Station 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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#19

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,333 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 29.5% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at MIT are China, India, and Canada.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 99%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, MIT is ranked #5 for overall quality in the United States.

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#20

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

With a ranking of #20, University of Southern California did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. USC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Los Angeles, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,337 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 23.9% are international. Students studying at USC come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. 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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#21

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking, coming in at #21. Northwestern is a private not-for-profit institution located in Evanston, Illinois. The school has a large population, and it awarded 2,770 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 17.1% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Northwestern 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, Northwestern also is in the top 1% of our overall quality ranking.

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Top 10% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #22, Brigham Young University - Provo did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. BYU is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Provo, Utah. It awarded 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at BYU are Canada, South Korea, and China.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. BYU 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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#23

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in New Haven, Connecticut, and it awarded 1,664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 20.7% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Yale are China, Canada, and India.

With a freshman retention rate of 99%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Yale 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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#24

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Stanford University ranked #24 on this year’s Best Colleges for Jordanian Students list. Stanford University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Stanford, California that handed out 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 24.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Stanford are China, India, and Canada.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. 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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#25

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

With a ranking of #25, Johns Hopkins University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Jordanian Students. Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school has a large population, and it awarded 1,747 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 20.0% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Johns Hopkins come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

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, Johns Hopkins is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
26 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
27 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
28 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
29 Iowa State University Ames, IA
30 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
31 Auburn University Auburn, AL

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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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