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International Admissions

Confidence. Clarity. Purpose.

Join the NU Family

Imagine yourself as a member of a community committed to pioneering scholarship and inquiry – in an atmosphere that emboldens creativeness, exploration, and a judicious mindset while working to find answers to contemporary questions. Grow as part of a diverse environment known for instilling and cultivating a spirit of pride and competitiveness. Enjoy the freedom to ask questions, follow your dreams, and discover yourself as a global citizen.

Niagara University welcomes students from around the world and is appreciative of the contributions and diversity they bring to our campus. Located in Western New York and nestled between the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, Niagara University offers unique and abundant opportunities to our students. Grounded in the Vincentian tradition since its establishment in 1856, Niagara University has ensured a commitment to quality and the passion to pursue scholarly excellence within a culture of academic integrity. We encourage members of the NU family to embrace challenges and be open to discovery, and we instill in them the skills to recognize the challenges faced by modern society and the confidence to change the world for the better.


Niagara University currently offers over 80 undergraduate degrees, and over 50 minors.

Invest in your future

With an international perspective, Niagara University provides local and international students
with the skills, knowledge, and core capabilities they need to succeed as professionals in their
chosen careers.

NU’s Career Services Office can assist you in developing and achieving your career objectives as you work toward the goal of lifelong career satisfaction. And we’ll make it affordable to invest in your future.

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best value in New York state (U.S. News and World Report)

Supportive Environment

Ranked as one of the best educational institutions in the region by prestigious evaluators such as U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Colleges of Distinction, NU is known and appreciated for its small class sizes and individual attention by teachers. Set in a beautiful, historic 160-acre campus, the state-of-the-art classrooms are utilized by award-winning faculty to impart the latest knowledge to students.

International Relations and Brennan Center

Located on the border of the United States and Canada, NU is minutes away from the world-famous Niagara Falls and a short ride to cities like Buffalo (36 kms) that host companies like Telsa, Deloitte, and Edward Jones. 

You’ll also be supported by our International Relations Office and Brennan Center to help you engage with the world.

Applying to NU

The deadline for non-Canadian international students to apply for the Fall 2024 semester is May 1, 2024. The next entry term for these students is Spring 2025, with an application deadline of Nov. 1, 2024. Additional admission requirements for International Students follows: 

English Language Proficiency

Undergraduate Students Overview

Non-native English speakers seeking admission to Niagara University must verify their proficiency by submitting official English language proficiency test scores. Lower scores are waived for students who are interested in participating in our ESL program. Niagara University approves three tests to certify proficiency.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Required score for unconditional acceptance: 6.0
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Required score for unconditional acceptance: 79
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) – Required score for unconditional acceptance: 110

English tests can be waived if:

  • Your native language is English
  • You were taught in the English medium
  • You spent one year or more studying in the United States
  • Your undergraduate institution is an accredited North American university

Graduate Students Overview

Niagara waives the English proficiency examination requirement for students scoring a 600 or higher on the GMAT/GRE.

  • TOEFL Internet Based: 79-80
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • CET 6: 450
Sarah Bauch
I decided to enroll at Niagara University because it gave me a sense of community when I stepped foot onto campus. I knew I would thrive with the small class sizes and endless opportunities that would be provided to me. What I didn’t know is how much of an impact these opportunities would have on me, as well as my future.
Sarah Bauch, '21