“Note that the headline doesn’t say there has been a 40% drop in foreign applications, but rather that 40% of institutions have seen a drop. Meaning that 60% haven’t….
Insert NYT Trump bashing ….
And so on, endlessly. But here’s the point: if you look at the survey the Times article is based on, this is what you find:
- 39% of responding institutions reported a decline in international applications,
- 35% reported an increase, and
- 26% reported no change in applicant numbers.
That’s right: the Times headline equally well could have read, “Thanks to President Trump, 35% of Colleges See Increase in Foreign Applicants.””