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2021 Best Colleges in the United States for Students from Turkey

281 Colleges
$50,542 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. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 281 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for Turkish 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 Turkey

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Columbia University in the City of New York tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Turkish students. Columbia University in the City of New York is a large private not-for-profit school located in New York, New York that handed out 2,702 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 36.3% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Columbia to study.

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. Columbia 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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#2

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Out of the 281 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Northeastern University landed the #2 spot on the list. Boston, Massachusetts is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,127 students in 2018-2019.

Around 32.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Taiwan come to Northeastern to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Northeastern 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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#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 Turkish students. Located in New York, New York, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 6,658 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 27.6% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to NYU to study.

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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#4

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Southern California. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish students list. Los Angeles, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,337 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 23.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at USC are 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. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, USC also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#5

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Boston University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Boston U is a private not-for-profit institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,780 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 24.8% of the total student body at the school. 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 excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#6

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. Evanston, Illinois is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,770 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 17.1% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Northwestern are China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Northwestern 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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#7

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking, coming in at #7. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 1,848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 41.0% are international. Students studying at Carnegie Mellon 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 96%. 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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#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Cornell University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. Ithaca, New York is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,145 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 22.6% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to Cornell to study.

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. 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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#9

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,902 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 23.0% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Harvard come from such countries as China, Canada, and India.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Harvard did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#10

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Stanford University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. Stanford is a private not-for-profit institution located in Stanford, California. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 24.6% of the total student population at the school is 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. In addition to its great ranking here, Stanford is in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#11

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

University of California - Los Angeles landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. UCLA is a public institution located in Los Angeles, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 15.8% are international. Students studying at UCLA come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, UCLA 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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#12

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Duke University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. Located in Durham, North Carolina, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,303 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 21.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Duke come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. In addition to its Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Duke is ranked #2 for overall quality in the United States.

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#13

Binghamton University

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

With a ranking of #13, Binghamton University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. Binghamton University is a fairly large public school located in Vestal, New York that handed out 3,888 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 13.9% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Binghamton University to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Binghamton University also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#14

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. Located in Chicago, Illinois, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,024 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 25.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UChicago to study.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. On top of its placing in this ranking, UChicago 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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Turkish Students list. MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,333 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

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.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. MIT also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 3,632 bachelor’s degrees 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. UPenn 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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Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Turkish Students list. Located in Champaign, Illinois, the large public school handed out 8,983 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 22.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UIUC to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. 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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#18

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California

With a ranking of #18, University of California - Berkeley did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. Located in Berkeley, California, the large public school handed out 9,627 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 17.0% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UC Berkeley are China, South Korea, and India.

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

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#19

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

With a ranking of #19, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the large public school handed out 7,815 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 14.9% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to U-M 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, 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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#20

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. Yale is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Haven, Connecticut. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 20.7% are international. Students studying at Yale come from such countries as China, Canada, and India.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. 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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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking, coming in at #21. Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta, Georgia and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,717 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 23.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Georgia Tech are China, India, and South Korea.

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, Georgia Tech also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#22

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. Princeton, New Jersey is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,297 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 23.4% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Princeton come from such countries as China, Canada, and India.

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. Princeton did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#23

University at Buffalo

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

With a ranking of #23, University at Buffalo did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students. University at Buffalo is a large public school situated in Buffalo, New York. It awarded 5,273 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 19.8% are international. Students studying at University at Buffalo come from such countries as India, China, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, University at Buffalo is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#24

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking, coming in at #24. Brown is located in Providence, Rhode Island and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,097 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 18.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Brown are China, India, and Canada.

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. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Brown also is in the top 1% of our overall quality ranking.

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University of California - San Diego

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

University of California - San Diego did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish Students ranking, coming in at #25. La Jolla, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,037 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 23.2% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UCSD to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCSD also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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Rest of the Top 15% Best Colleges for Turkish students

Not only did these schools make the top 43 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
#27

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
#28

Rice University

Houston, Texas
#29

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
#30

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
#31

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
#32

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
#33

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
#34

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
#35

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
#36

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
#37

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
#38

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
#39

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
#41

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
#42

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
#43

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
44 Pratt Institute - Main Brooklyn, NY
45 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
46 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
47 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
48 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
49 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
50 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
51 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
52 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
53 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
54 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
55 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
56 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
57 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN

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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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