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International Students

We offer international students the experience of total immersion into American academic and cultural life. Our small class sizes, with a 16 to 1 student to teacher ratio, allow for individual attention. We also provide you with the academic and social support you need. The Student Success Center offers free tutoring and extra help with classes, while clubs such as the United World Club and the Global Relationships and Awareness Student Program (GRASP) attract students from all majors, cultures, and nationalities.

Admissions Requirements

SAT score of 1290 composite, ACT score of 18

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 (pencil/paper), 173 (computer-based), 61 (Internet-Based). Individual cases of students with lower scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee

Application for Admission (Download the International Students Application.)

Application fee of $50

Transcripts from high school or college(s) attended

University-level courses from non-U.S. colleges or universities must be evaluated line-by-line by World Education Service


The admission decision is made on each applicant as soon as all materials are received. Following notification of acceptance, the applicant is requested to confirm the intention to enroll by submission of a $50 tuition deposit. This deposit is applied toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment. In the event of notification in writing of withdrawal prior to May 1 (or December 1 for second semester), the deposit will be refunded in full.

Housing Process

• Fill out a Housing Application and Contract
• Housing deposit of $100

For more information, see Housing.


Name Office Phone Email Title Office
Office of Admissions 1-800-779-7366 or 641-673-1012 PAC 203
Madison Lantz 641-673-1342 Admissions Counselor