10 most popular schools for international students

America's reputation around the world may wax and wane as its foreign policies and leaders change, but its colleges seem only to grow in global luster and appeal. Foreign students contributed $24 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2012-2013 school year, 12% more than the previous year, according to trade group NAFSA, the Association of International Educators.

2.  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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  • Location: Urbana-Champaign, Ill/
  • Number of international students: 9,804

The most-highly ranked public university on the list, U of I may not score points for its brutal winters, but it wins international students nonetheless, in part because of its well-regarded computer science and engineering programs.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated February 07 2014 03:47 PM ET
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