The number of international students enrolling in Universities in the United States falls for the second consecutive year as international students find other countries more attractive. In 2017/2018 academic session, international students enrollment in American universities dropped by a significant 6.6% according to reports. There are several schools of thoughts amidst administrators and students regarding the reason for the continuous decline, all of which are connected either directly or indirectly to Trump's administration - mostly directly. South Methodist University (SMU) is an example of Universities in the US seeing a decline in international enrollment. Associate vice president for enrollment management in SMU, Wes Waggoner, said the institution has seen a decrease in the number of applications received from international students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, just as other universities in the country. Between 2013 and 2016, there were considerable increases in international enrollment in SMU according to statistics from the institution's International Student and Scholar Services website. In 2017, the number peaked with 2,230 international students enrolled. Then the numbers fell in 2018, representing the first fall in five years.
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