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The College of Saint Rose is home to students from more than 40 countries, with the list growing every year. In addition to their academic work, our international students play an active role in our campus community. When you ask an international student at Saint Rose what makes their experience a special one, they will tell you it is the quality of relationships that they build with people – their professors, classmates, colleagues at their internships, and others throughout the Albany area.

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Application Requirements for International Undergraduates Students

  • Undergraduate application form – Apply online with the Quick and Personal Application for Admissions. Create a new account and follow the step-by-step instructions.
  • Official high-school or university transcript – Send us a scanned copy of your high school documents and we will let you know whether an additional evaluation is needed. You can bring the original documents to campus when you enroll.
  • Demonstration of English proficiency: Send us your TOEFL or IELTS scores. Minimum scores are 61 for the TOEFL (iBT version) and 5.5 for the IELTS. Students with lower scores may be eligible for the ESL Program beginning in the Fall, Spring or Summer term. We also accept Duolingo, minimum for the undergraduate application is 90.
  • One letter of recommendation – The recommendation should be written by a teacher, guidance counselor, or coach who knows you personally and is familiar with your academic abilities.
  • SAT – International Students are not required to take the SAT. However, SAT scores may improve your scholarship offer.
  • Other test scores – If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate (IB), or other internationally recognized tests, you may be eligible for transfer credit toward your degree. Please send the scores with your other documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the College of Saint Rose offers a conditional admission option for students who do not meet the minimum English language requirement.

International applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. Students will need to submit TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo results if English is not their first language.

The minimum TOEFL (iBT version) requirement is 61

Yes, the College of Saint Rose does accept IELTS and the minimum is a 5.5 band score.

Yes, the College of Saint Rose does accept Duolingo result and the minimum is 90 for UG, and 105 for Graduate students.

We have rolling admissions.

Yes. All International Students are eligible for merit based scholarships, and they are automatically considered for merit scholarship with completed applications.

If you have waited more than 15 days for an admission decision, please contact our office international@strose.edu, and we will be happy to assist you.

In order to complete the application, you need to submit all of your high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, as well as your English proficiency proof if English is not your first language.

The annual (2 semesters) estimated total cost for Undergraduate student is $50,712, including tuition and fees, room and board, health insurance, books and supplies, etc.

Yes. International Students are eligible for merit based scholarships.

After you are accepted, in order to receive the I-20, you need to submit a copy of your passport, bank statement, and affidavit form if the bank statement is not in your name.

The College of Saint Rose is known for its engaged staff and student body and rich campus life.

Undergraduate programs: View Undergraduate Programs
Graduate programs: View Graduate Programs

Yes. International students studying at Saint Rose are eligible for on-campus jobs. Off-campus employment will be reviewed case by case.