Saturday, May 5, 2012

International Students Rank UC Among Top Tier in Nation and World for Learning, Living, Support and More

From: UC News

The International Student Barometer, an annual survey of more than 200,000 international students attending 238 global institutions, gives UC high marks in learning, living and support categories.

Date: 5/2/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Mandira Jacob

UC ingot   In the latest International Student Barometer (ISB), the University of Cincinnati ranked first among national peers in providing certain learning, living and support opportunities as well as certain arrival services to international students. Globally, UC ranked in the world’s top 10 in these and other categories.

The International Student Barometer is an annual survey of international students attending 238 global institutions. The survey has been conducted since 2005 by i-graduate International Insight Group, an independent benchmarking and consultancy service.

Among the U.S. schools participating in the survey are UC, Arizona State University, Colorado State University, DePaul University, Drexel University, Indiana University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University and the University of Pittsburgh. 

Among the participating U.S. universities, UC ranked either first or in the top three in a number of categories, including
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  • Assessment
  • Learning spaces
  • Managing research
  • Online library
  • Physical library
  • Technology
  • Virtual learning

  • Campus buildings
  • Financial costs
  • Housing costs
  • Internet access
  • Living costs
  • Sports facilities

  • Dining services
  • Faculty advisor
  • Graduate School
  • IT support
  • Health Center

  • Internet access
  • Local orientation 
  • Registration
  • Welcome

UC’s Ron Cushing, director of International Services, explained that the survey helps UC to develop continuous-improvement processes, to address needs and communicate improvements, and to provide insight on how to better tailor instruction to cultural differences in a global institution.

Overall, he added, UC was ranked No. 4 among the U.S. institutions participating in the survey and at No. 65 among the 238 total number of participants around the world. 

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