Posted: 5/02/24

TAMIU Gets SAA Top 30% Best Value University Ranking for International Students


Ranking from SAA

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been ranked in the Top 30% in the World as a Best Value University for International Students by Study Abroad Aide (SAA), a comprehensive database of universities worldwide.

The ranking evaluated 8,060 higher education institutions across 69 countries, selecting those institutions that, according to evaluators, “stand out globally for providing a great mix of high-quality education and affordability.”

SAA aims to encourage more international students by offering them affordable options abroad without compromising the quality of their education. The World Rankings for Best Value Universities for International Students is a helpful tool for potential students researching an excellent academic experience at a fair price.

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz said the ranking affirms TAMIU’s international identity.

“International is in our name and in the experience we provide in welcoming all students.  This helps make us exceptional, in addition to accessible and affordable.  We’re honored to have this key element of the TAMIU experience recognized,” Dr. Arenaz said.

SAA researchers annually release rankings to guide aspiring international students in choosing their next educational destination.  This year’s World Rankings for Best Value Universities were focused on addressing the practical needs of international students, giving them a chance to study abroad at a reduced cost. The ranking is located at: https://studyabroadaide.com/best-value-institutions-world/

The ranking methodology looks at official University information, tuition and fees, reputation, international student body, and total enrollment, among others. 

Students enrolling at TAMIU this Spring 2024 set a historic record for the highest Spring Enrollment in the University’s history: 7,940 studentsa 5.57% increase in headcount and a similar 5.57% increase in Semester Credit Hours, upon which State funding is configured. 

While 97% of students this Spring are from Texas, there are 35 international countries represented.  The student traveling the furthest hails from Nepal, 13,779 miles from TAMIU.

International students interested in TAMIU admission can visit: https://www.tamiu.edu/admissions/Internat.shtml

TAMIU’s Office of International Engagement is home to international student services, international education, and study abroad. Click on https://www.tamiu.edu/admissions/Internat.shtml for more.

Registration for Maymester, Summer, and Fall at TAMIU is now underway. To learn more about TAMIU’s Registration processes, visit the dedicated Registration Hub at https://go.tamiu.edu/registration. 

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