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International Studies Education

We appreciate your interest in learning more about academics and student life at Neumann University, and we invite you to become a member of our increasingly diverse campus community. 

Why International Students Come to Neumann University

Neumann University offers a comprehensive education that provides you with a strong foundation and prepares you for a professional career. We offer a variety of excellent graduate and undergraduate degrees within the Arts and Sciences, as well as highly regarded degree programs within our integrated professional divisions: Education and Human Services, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Business and Information Systems.  With Neumann’s philosophy, mission and commitment to  their students, emphasizing the relationship between learning and the development of the total individual, you’ll learn the skills and gain the knowledge you need to succeed anywhere in the world, fulfilling your professional goals and dreams. 

In addition to our world-class degree programs, here are some more reasons to consider attending Neumann University:

  • International students on Neumann’s campus will not get ‘lost in the crowd’.  Our university’s manageable size and welcoming, supportive faculty and staff make all students feel at home very quickly. Current international students mention that they are particularly grateful for the hospitality of the Franciscan Sisters in our community.
  • The intimate size of our campus means that you will receive the individual attention you need to achieve your academic and personal goals.  From campus ministry to student activities and from counseling services to tutoring assistance, we offer the services you need to thrive in your new campus environment. The Office of International Studies Education was created to assist international students with questions regarding government regulations, social and academic adjustment, personal matters and other concerns.  From your personal pick-up at the Philadelphia airport, to a personal academic advisor: we’ve got you covered.
  • Neumann University fields 21 teams with approximately 300 student-athletes competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.  Those are: baseball, basketball, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, indoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Our hockey teams are especially strong. Club teams are also offered.
    The Benefits of Neumann University’s Location
  • Neumann University is located in Aston, Pennsylvania, a quiet and safe residential neighborhood, 30 minutes from Philadelphia. On-campus housing in secure student dormitories is an option, if reserved well in advance.
  • Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the United States and is conveniently located between New York City and Washington DC, both of which are approximately a two hour direct train ride away. The Philadelphia International Airport is only 20 minutes from the campus.
  • Philadelphia is home to over 50 colleges and universities that are a great social and personal support network for international students.
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How to apply to Neumann University

You're looking for the right fit, and we're looking for dedication and passion. Our admission staff carefully reviews each application to make sure applicants are a successful match for Neumann University. Decisions are largely based on high school GPA in a college-prep curriculum or your community college educational experience, a personal recommendation, and a personal statement presenting your ability to effectively form and articulate thoughts in writing.


  • Complete the on-line application form, FREE.
  • Provide a professional, course by course, evaluation by an independent or NACES approved organization of all academic work (high school/secondary or college/university) completed outside of the United States.
  • Professional Nurses seeking admission should request the “Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report” available through the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Programs, Inc. at
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Once the Office of Admission has received these documents your application will be reviewed, and you will receive your admission decision by letter.

Upon admission to Neumann University, we will ask that you provide the following documents so that we may begin your immigration paperwork:

  • Affidavit of Support with financial statements showing you or your sponsor can fund at least a year’s worth of tuition and housing
  • Proof of medical insurance (or you may purchase this on campus when you arrive)
  • Copy of current visa if an I-20 is not needed
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 213 computer-based; 550 paper-based; or 78 internet-based
  • Minimum IELTS score: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearsons (PTE Academic) score: 58
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes Level 112 Certificate from ELS Language Centers. To find language centers in our area, visit
  • Completion of freshman English (college level) with a grade of "C" or better at an accredited community college or university
    • Applicants who attend secondary school where English is the language of instruction for a minimum of three years may have the proof of English proficiency requirement waived. Neumann University reserves the right to request an interview as a part of the admission process.
    • English proficiency requirement waived for applicants who come from select countries whose primary Language is English (Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada-excluding Quebec, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom)
    • The TOEFL, IELTS, ELS scores are waived if the student has a C minimum in English Composition from an accredited U.S. community college or U.S. college/university. Students must provide the course syllabus for proper review and qualification for the TOEFL/IELTS/ELS waiver.
  • English proficiency requirement waived for applicants who come from select countries whose primary Language is English (Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada-excluding Quebec, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom)
  • The baccalaureate Nursing and Health Science Programs require a minimum overall score of 84, with a minimum score of 26 on the verbal subtest on the Internet-based TOEFL; or a minimum overall score of 81 with a speaking score of 3 on the MELAB.
  • English: 4 years
  • Math: 3 years (including Algebra II), 4 years preferred
  • Foreign Language: at least 2 years of the same language
  • Social Studies: 2 years
  • Lab Science: 2 years required, 3 years highly recommended

In addition to the measure of achievement as indicated by transcripts, there are other factors which are considered in the admission process:

  • Excellence in co-curricular activities
  • Initiative
  • Seriousness of purpose as evidenced through work, travel experiences, and/or contributions to home, and school and community.

Scholarships and Grants Available to International Students

Neumann University makes a quality, private education affordable.
This commitment reflects our Franciscan heritage and we take it to heart.

Neumann offers Academic and other Scholarships and awards to F-1 international students based on the applicant's academic record and other factors. To learn more, contact the Admissions Office by emailing or calling 610-558-5616.

Additionally, Neumann University offers all full-time degree-seeking international students the option of working on campus up to 20 hours per week, as allowed under the terms of their student visas. Positions are often available in food service, maintenance and administrative offices. 

Neumann is looking for students who are balanced in their pursuits, who have been successful in those pursuits, and who have proven that they are ready for the rigors of a university program in the United States.

We are eager and ready to answer any questions you have about Neumann University or about studying in the United States. We hope you will contact us with questions, comments, or concerns at the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which coordinates the admission of all students, at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANNor feel free to e-mail us at


One Neumann Drive Aston, PA 19014-1298 Phone: 610-459-0905 or 800.9.NEUMANN

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