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Where Do Four-Year Billikeños Come From?

by Isaiah Voss

Degree-seeking students from 64 countries and jurisdictions from around the world choose to study at SLU-Madrid to get their college degrees.

The United States represents the most common nationality among SLU-Madrid students with 304 U.S. citizens. The second most prevalent country of citizenship is Spain, with 79 students.

Students walking between classes at Padre Rubio Hall.

Students walk between classes at Padre Rubio Hall. Photo by Ángel García.


Moroccans are the third-largest nationality with 21 students. Italy doesn’t lag far behind with 20 students. In fifth place, there are 12 students from the Philippines.

Fewer than 12 passport holders come from Georgia (11), Lebanon (10), Ecuador (nine) and Mexico (eight). France, Russia and Saudi Arabia all total seven.

There are six Swiss and five Tunisian students. Brazil, Colombia and Germany each reach four.

Countries with three students on campus include Canada, Jordan, Nigeria, Peru, Portugal and Serbia.

There are two students from Algeria, Angola, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Palestine, Romania, Sweden, Syria and Ukraine.

There is at least one passport holder from the countries or jurisdictions of Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gibraltar, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Latvia, Mauritania, Montenegro, Myanmar, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Qatar, Rwanda, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.

American students come from Puerto Rico and 33 U.S. states: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The most popular states represented on campus are Texas, Florida and California. Tied at fourth place are Massachusetts and New Jersey.

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Data source: SLU-Madrid Academic Advising