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Great Universities in the South for International Students

Planning to study at an American university but not sure where you should go? Check out this list of great colleges and universities in the Southern US.

There are more than 4,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, as well as many different regions, climates, terrains, and cultures across the country. If you’re planning to earn your bachelor’s degree in America, these factors might make your university search feel too overwhelming to handle. Fortunately, CollegeXpress is here to help! All the schools on this list are located in the Southern part of the United States—a region with hot and humid summers but mild, pleasant winters. The South has a population of approximately more than 126 million people and is home to many different colleges and universities that are looking for international students just like you—including the ones listed below. If you’re interested in learning more about them, just click the “Connect me” button underneath each school. Then they’ll reach out to you with more information. Simplify your university search and start making valuable connections now! 

Florida Institute of Technology

FITFlorida Institute of Technology is a private research university in Melbourne, Florida—just 60 minutes from downtown Orlando. Students come from all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with 24% coming from outside the US. The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides advisement on immigration matters, enrollment requirements, travel, employment authorization, visa extensions, and more, as well as an international orientation program, a workshop video series, and various events to help international students adjust to campus life.

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High Point University

High PointHigh Point University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church located in High Point, North Carolina—close to Greensboro and Winston-Salem. The HPU student body currently represents 37 countries and all 50 states. The University has a diverse student population and offers international student scholarships based on academic merit. 

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Lynn University

Lynn ULynn University is a private liberal arts university in Boca Raton, Florida—just 50 miles from Miami. Students come from almost 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, with 18% international. The University offers international students assistance with orientation, immigration, income tax advising, and health insurance, and all students receive an iPad customized with free faculty-produced textbooks, interactive lessons, and select apps. 

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Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma State University is a public land-grant research university located in Stillwater, Oklahoma—70 miles west of Tulsa. Between the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, over 20,000 undergraduates represent all 50 states and 105+ countries while pursuing more than 200 undergraduate degree options in six academic colleges. International Students and Scholars assists with cultural exchange and enrichment within the OSU and Stillwater communities, with undergraduate admission counselors who are available to help with applications, immigration, official documents, fees, and any other questions students may have. 

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Samford University

Samford University logoSamford University is a private Baptist university in the suburban Homewood area of Birmingham, Alabama. With more than 5,600 students from 47 states and 28 countries, the University offers 180+ majors, minors, and concentrations through eight academic schools as well as fast-track programs that grant both bachelor’s and graduate degrees on accelerated schedules. International students benefit from resources like the English Language Learner Institute, Office of International Student Life, Office of International Education, and renowned faculty with academic training from all over the world.

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Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University logoTexas Tech University is a public comprehensive research university in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees to 40,000+ students, including 3,000+ who travel internationally from 100+ countries to learn on campus. Whether floating the lazy river or joining one of 550+ student organizations, there are plenty of opportunities and adventures for getting involved in life as a Red Raider.

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University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia logoThe University of West Georgia is a public comprehensive university in Carrollton, Georgia—45 miles west of Atlanta. More than 12,700 students are enrolled in 85+ programs through the Colleges of Arts & Humanities, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business, and Education as well as the School of Nursing. International Student Admissions and Programs (ISAP) is the primary office to guide international students through the UWG admission, visa, and pre-arrival process as well as support student success in the US in alignment with the University's mission and values.

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Interested in going to university in a different part of the United States? Check out our entire list of featured International-Friendly School Profiles to discover more great options! 

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