International Students

New York’s private colleges are global communities. The state is a destination of choice for the best and brightest international students and researchers from around the world. In fact, New York ranks at the top in the number of international students who choose to study in the United States. Those who come from abroad to study, in addition to their academic contributions, help deepen awareness of other cultures on campuses, and beyond. As an international student you will find a welcoming and comfortable place to call home, in addition to an excellent education.

You’ll discover that New York is one of the most beautiful states in the U.S., offering a superior quality of life, a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities and some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world.  

Whether you’re seeking innovative career skills, cutting-edge research opportunities, a deeper understanding of the world, or customized academic pursuits, New York State offers you extraordinary educational opportunities.

Quick Tips for International Students

  1. Sending an email or completing an online request for more information is typically the best way to make an initial contact with a prospective college.
  2. Plan ahead - a year or more in advance - to apply to the college or university, take any necessary tests (SAT, TOEFL) and obtain all required Visa and verified credentials necessary to gain entry to the U.S.
  3. Once on campus, connect with student organizations to meet new people and connect with other students from your home country.

Visa and Credential Review

For Visa information

World Education Services (WES)

English Proficiency Examinations

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)