Are you planning on coming to the United States to study? New data says you'll be in good company, according to an article from the International Business Times.

The College Board, which administers the SAT - an exam many US colleges use as one of their admission criteria - saw a record number of foreign students taking the test this year. By their estimation, more than 300,000 foreign students from 175 different countries took the test this past year.

Not only are more foreign students taking these important tests - they're also applying for student visas in record numbers, with the number of F-1 visas more than doubling within the past ten years, from 219,000 to 534,000.