Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges.
A major increase in international enrollment in recent years has intensified the competition for entry to America's top private colleges and universities, as ever-growing numbers of applicants angle for the limited supply of seats.
That tension is particularly evident in the eight prestigious Ivy League schools: Federal data shows that their freshman classes grew slightly from 2004 to 2014 - 5 percent - while the number of incoming foreign students rose 46 percent. At the same time, applications to the schools shot up 88 percent.
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