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More than 60,000 students applied for fall 2017 admission at each of these schools, U.S. News data show.

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By Briana Boyington, US News & World Report

The 2019 Best Global Universities rankings include data on 1,250 universities across 75 countries. Click or swipe through about how some of the top institutions cater to international students or provide opportunities for global learning.

20. University of Toronto

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International students from more than 190 countries make up about 25 percent of the student population at the University of Toronto in Canada, according to the school's website.

19 (tie). Imperial College London

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Undergraduate students at the United Kingdom's Imperial College London can study abroad for a year or join one of several student societies that  volunteer abroad.

18 (tie). University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

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In the U.S., the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor hosts more than 2,000 international scholars from 90-plus countries, according to the school's website.

17. University of California—San Diego

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Students at the  University of California—San Diego, in the U.S., have the opportunity to experience different cultures through food and music each week at the school's Friday International Cafe.

16. University of Pennsylvania

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The University of Pennsylvania, in the U.S., offers extensive English language programs for international students and courses in dozens of languages, globalization studies and international culture.

15. University of California—San Francisco

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The University of California—San Francisco only offers graduate degrees in the health sciences. The school also assists admitted international students with securing a student visa.

14. University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago, based in the U.S., brings students and scholars from around the world to live and study together in a diverse residential community known as International House.

13. University of California—Los Angeles

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Each year, the  University of California—Los Angeles, in the U.S., admits students from nearly 90 countries across the world, according to the school's website.

12. Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University, located in the U.S., has international students at the undergraduate level from more than 61 countries who can study at the university for a semester or year through its  Visiting International and Exchange Student Programs.

11. Yale University

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Yale University, located in the U.S., has a Center for International and Professional Experience, which offers funding options to help undergraduate financial aid recipients study, work or conduct research abroad.

10. University of Washington

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Nearly 16 percent of the University of Washington's student body is international. The school is located in the U.S.

9. Princeton University

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Princeton University, located in the U.S., offers counseling and support services to students who are suffering as a result of international disasters.

8. Columbia University

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Columbia University, based in the U.S., has nine  global centers that conduct a variety of research initiatives around the world.

7. University of Cambridge

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Based in the U.K., the University of Cambridge does extensive research on global issues. One such effort is its research initiative on global food security.

6. California Institute of Technology

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Juniors and seniors at the California Institute of Technology in the U.S. can choose from several European and Australian study abroad opportunities.

5. University of Oxford

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At the University of Oxford in the U.K., 43 percent of undergraduate and graduate students are  international students and come from more than 140 countries and territories, according to the school's website.

4. University of California—Berkeley

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The international student office at the U.S.-based University of California—Berkeley works to support student success through advising and immigration services.

3. Stanford University

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Approximately half of each graduating class studies abroad during its undergraduate career at Stanford University in the U.S., according to the school's website.

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Most of the international students at the U.S.-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology are graduate students, according to the school's website.

1. Harvard University

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Located in the U.S., Harvard University offers more than 200 study abroad programs for students, according to the school's website.

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