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2021 Best Colleges in the United States for Students from Venezuela

246 Colleges
$49,666 Avg Tuition & Fees*
75% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeWhen it comes to choosing a college, international students have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 246 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Venezuelan 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 Venezuela

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#1

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Venezuelan students. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 4,127 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 32.5% of the total student population at the school is 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. 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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#2

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Miami. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan students list. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 3,118 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 16.1% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at U Miami are China, Kuwait, and Venezuela.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. U Miami 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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#3

University of Florida

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

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Florida. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan students list. University of Florida is a large public school located in Gainesville, Florida that handed out 9,663 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 8.4% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UF are China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UF 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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#4

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

A rank of #4 on our list means Boston University is a great place for Venezuelan students working on their bachelor’s degree. Boston, Massachusetts is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,780 students in 2018-2019.

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

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Boston U also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Columbia University in the City of New York. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Columbia is located in New York, New York and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,702 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 36.3% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Columbia are China, India, and South Korea.

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

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Top 15% in Quality in the United States

University of South Florida - Main Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students list. Located in Tampa, Florida, the large public school handed out 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 10.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at USF Tampa come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, USF Tampa also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#7

New York University

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

New York University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan 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 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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#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

With a ranking of #8, Cornell University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. Located in Ithaca, New York, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 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.

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. Cornell 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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#9

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

With a ranking of #9, Bentley University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. Bentley is a private not-for-profit institution located in Waltham, Massachusetts. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,106 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 21.5% are 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%. In addition to its great ranking here, Bentley is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #10, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,848 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 41.0% of the total student population at the school is 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%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Carnegie Mellon also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#11

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #11, University of Pennsylvania did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. UPenn is a private not-for-profit institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school has a large population, and it awarded 3,632 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 20.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UPenn to study.

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. 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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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking, coming in at #12. 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 studying at Georgia Tech 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 97%. Georgia Tech 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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#13

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Evanston, Illinois, and it awarded 2,770 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 17.1% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Northwestern 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. 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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#14

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Georgetown University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking, coming in at #14. Georgetown is a private not-for-profit institution located in Washington, District of Columbia. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,169 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 17.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Georgetown to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Georgetown also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#15

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Duke University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students list. Duke University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Durham, North Carolina that handed out 2,303 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 21.6% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Duke to study.

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. Duke also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#16

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Stanford University landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. Located in Stanford, California, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,892 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students 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 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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#17

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

With a ranking of #17, University of Southern California did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. Located in Los Angeles, California, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 5,337 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree 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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#18

Texas A&M University - College Station

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

With a ranking of #18, Texas A&M University - College Station did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. College Station, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 13,198 students in 2018-2019.

Around 8.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Texas A&M College Station 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 92%. Texas A&M College Station 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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#19

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester Polytechnic Institute landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, and it awarded 1,138 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 18.7% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at WPI come from such countries as China, India, and Vietnam.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, WPI is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Babson College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking. Located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 548 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 31.2% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Thailand come to Babson College to study.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. In addition to its great ranking here, Babson College is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#21

George Washington University

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

George Washington University landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. George Washington University is a large private not-for-profit school located in Washington, District of Columbia that handed out 3,447 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 14.2% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to GWU to study.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. On top of its placing in this ranking, GWU also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#22

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the large public school awarded 7,815 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 14.9% are international. Students studying at U-M 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. U-M 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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#23

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Pennsylvania State University - University Park came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking. This large public school is located in University Park, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 10,893 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 16.1% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Penn State University Park come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Penn State University Park also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#24

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students. 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.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. In addition to its Best Colleges for Venezuelan 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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#25

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

University of California - Los Angeles came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking. Los Angeles, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 9,069 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 15.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UCLA are 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. 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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Rest of the Top 15% Best Colleges for Venezuelan students

Not only did these schools make the top 37 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#27

Rice University

Houston, Texas
#29

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
#30

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
#32

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
#33

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
#34

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
#35

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
#36

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
#37

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
38 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
39 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
40 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
41 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
42 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
43 American University Washington, DC
44 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
45 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
46 University of Houston Houston, TX
47 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
48 Emory University Atlanta, GA
49 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
50 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL

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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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