Published: 18th July 2020
Despite surge in COVID cases, 83% US universities plan to hold physical, offline classes
Recently, the country has asked international students to go back home if their classes are held online. However, only 8.5 per cent of the colleges plan to hold online semesters
Earlier this month, International students in the USA found themselves in a fix when the Trump administration issued a new policy. With the onset of the pandemic, these students who hold F1 and M1 visas would have had to leave the country or transfer to another school if their school's fall semester was held completely online. The US government, however, rescinded the policy on July 14, much to the relief of the students.
However, data collected by returntocampus.info
According to the data that is based on official announcements from 1,137 universities, only 8.5 per cent of the universities are planning to hold their classes completely online. This list of 97 colleges includes Princeton University too. 19 colleges are waiting to make a decision on what model works the best.
COVID cases in the US are seeing a surge and the country has the maximum number of cases in the world. With a hike of more than 70,000 new cases, 3.53 million people in the country tested positive for COVID. More than 138,000 people have succumbed to the virus.