According to a report of the Council of Graduate Schools, Chinese applications jump 16% over last year, despite a slowing down global economy. The overall applications number grows a mere 3%. However, the applications from India and South Korea declined by 9% and 7%, respectively. China, India and South Korea sent most graduate students to the US.
More applications are going to universities with higher concentration of existing international students populations. The top ten universities of international students see an increase of 7%, while those below 100th in this ranking see a drop of 4%.