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 three more reasons to consider attending Neumann University:
A Welcoming Campus Community
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.
Comprehensive Academic & Support Services
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.
Close to a Major City and an International Airport
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.
A Wide University Community
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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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 Presidential Scholarships and achievement grants to F-1 international students. These renewable grants and scholarships range from $6,500 to $12,500 per year and are awarded based on the applicant's academic record. To learn more, contact the Admissions Office by calling
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.
How to apply to Neumann University
We encourage you to apply six months prior to the start of classes. Applications must be received at least two months before the start of classes. Please follow these step by step instructions.
Complete the on-line application form, free of charge.
Provide a professional evaluation (course by course) of all academic work completed outside of the United States. (We ask that you use World Education Service)
Provide your TOEFL score, if English is not your first language. (In general, students offered direct admission to Neumann University must score at least 550 on the TOEFL written test or 70* on the internet-based test. Neumann also accepts a minimum score of 109 from the ESL Language Centers Exam. For more information, please visit www.ets.org).
*The Nursing Program requires a minimum overall score of 84, with a minimum score of 26 on the verbal subtest on the Internet-based TOEFL. This test is required for students from a non-English speaking country or for whom English is a second language.
Provide your official SAT or ACT scores.
Once the Office of Admissions has received all of these documents the Director of Admissions will review your application. You will be notified of the decision by letter.
Once you have been accepted, we will ask that you provide the following documents so that we may begin your immigration paperwork:
Affidavit of Support with financial statements
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
Important Note: If you would like to reserve on-campus housing, a housing deposit must be made approximately five months before the start of classes.
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.
Please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which coordinates the admission of all students, at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANN or feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com.