Table 3-27
Initial applications for student/exchange visitor visas: FY 2001–08
 
  Student (F-1)   Exchange visitor (J-1)
Year Applications Refused
(%)
  Applications Refused
(%)
 
2001 380,385 22.9   275,959 5.1
2002 322,644 27.4   270,702 6.2
2003 288,731 25.3   275,335 7.8
2004 282,662 22.6   274,789 7.4
2005 333,161 19.8   311,728 5.8
2006 385,596 20.1   349,598 5.9
2007 386,144 24.0   346,946 6.2
2008 458,406 25.7   371,527 6.6
 

NOTE: Application counts and refusal rates adjusted for reapplications and appeals by same individual.

SOURCE: Department of State, Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, administrative data (2001–08).

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