International Students

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 schools: Education and Human Services, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Business. 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 Global Engagement 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

THE ADMISSIONS BROCHURE.

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.

Application Requirements:

  • 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 http://www.cgfns.org
  • 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

1. Professional, course-by-course evaluation by an independent or National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)-approved organization  of all academic work completed outside the United States.

2. Proof of English Proficiency (successful completion of one of the following):

English proficiency requirement can be waived for nursing applicants who come from select countries whose primary language is English:

Antigua & Barbuda Canada-except Quebec Ireland, Republic of Saint Lucia
Australia Dominica Jamaica Saint Vincent
Bahamas Grenada New Zealand Trinidad & Tobago
Barbados Guyana Saint Kitts United Kingdom

 

English proficiency requirement can be waived for non-nursing applicants who come from select countries whose primary language is English:

American Samoa Cameroon Guyana Nambia Saint Lucia Trinidad & Tobago
Anguilla Canada Ireland, Republic of New Zealand Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Turks & Caicos Islands
Antigua & Barbuda Cayman Islands Jamaica Nigeria Seychelles Tuvalu
Australia Cook Islands Kenya Norfolk Island Sierra Leone Uganda
Bahamas, The Dominica Lesotho Northern Mariana Islands Singapore United Kingdom
Barbados Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Liberia Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands United States
Belize Fiji Malawi Philippines South Africa US Misc Pacific Islands
Bermuda Gambia, The Malta Pitcairn Islands Swaziland Vanuatu
Bostwana Ghana Mauritius Puerto Rico Tanzania Virgin Islands
British Indian Ocean Territory Grenada Micronesia, Federated States Saint Helena Tokelau Zambia
British Virgin Islands Guam Montserrat Saint Kitts and Nevis Tonga Zimbabwe

 

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 can be waived for nursing applicants who come from select countries whose primary language is English:

Antigua & Barbuda Canada-except Quebec Ireland, Republic of Saint Lucia
Australia Dominica Jamaica Saint Vincent
Bahamas Grenada New Zealand Trinidad & Tobago
Barbados Guyana Saint Kitts 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 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.

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 neumann@neumann.edu 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 neumann@neumann.edu.

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