US applications to Canadian colleges surge after election

US applications to Canadian colleges surge after election
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Canadian colleges are seeing an uptick in applications and web traffic from the U.S. since President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's win.

U.S. applications to the University of Toronto are up 70 percent from this point last year, while McMaster University’s American applications are up 34 percent, according to the Associated Press.


"I think everybody in international education is a little uneasy, in part because some of the rhetoric in the campaign frightened people overseas," Stephen Dunnett, University of Buffalo’s vice provost for international education, told the AP.

"It's going to be perhaps a little bit rocky for a couple of years."

Canadian schools are more aggressively recruiting in the U.S. in the wake of Trump's election, the AP noted.

The University of Toronto held a panel in Washington, D.C., this month about the election in an effort to recruit prospective students.

Nearly all recent presidential elections have featured a share of supporters on each side threaten to move to Canada or another abroad locale if their chosen side loses. But a mass post-election emigration out of the U.S. has never materialized.