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Niagara University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Niagara university admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 84 per cent. The Office of Admissions strives to make the application process smooth by judging the students on the following criteria:

  • Achievement in the high school
  • Evidence of the past performance
  • Recommendation from teachers
  • Optional: ACT and SAT scores

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Students can apply through Common Application Portal or by NU Application page.


Application portalUG: Common Application Portal or NU Application page
PG: NU Application page
Application feeInternational applicants: No application fee
Non-international applicants: 30USD
Acceptance rate84%
International application deadlinesUG/PG: rolling
Academic calendarSemester
Financial aid and scholarshipsAvailable

Niagara University International Admissions

Documents Required:

  • Official transcript.
  • Essay in 250 words.
  • Financial documentation for immigration purpose.

English Language Requirement:

International students do not need to provide SAT or ACT scores unless they choose to do so. If however, English is not the student’s native language, an official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required.

TestMinimum Scores
TOEFL (Paper based test)550
TOEFL(Internet based test)79-80

Niagara University Undergraduate Admissions

There are over 80 majors to choose from the 4 colleges. Some of the colleges are College of Arts and Science, College of Business and College of Education.

Application portal: Common application portal or NU application page.

Application fee: No application fee for international applicant and 30USD for other applicants.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Academic Requirements:

  • Official transcript
  • SAT may be submitted in place of TOEFL and IELTS, if course were taught in English (for international applicants). It is optional for students to take sat and act tests.
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • Niagara University evaluates applicants based on their academic history throughout high school.

A minimum of 16 academic units of secondary school coursework in areas such as English, mathematics, history, foreign language and the sciences is required.

Niagara University Graduate Admissions

The university offers different graduate courses like MBA, MS in Finance and Criminal justice administration. It offers one Doctoral programme that is Ph.D. in leadership and policy.

Application portal: NU Application page

Application fee: No application fee for International applicant and $30 for other applicants.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Documents required for admission:

CourseAcademic requirementEnglish language requirement
Criminal justice administrationGPA:3 OR GRE scoreTOEFL(Internet Based Test):79 IELTS:6
MS in information digital and forensicsGPA:3 OR GRE scoreTOEFL(Internet Based Test):79 IELTS:6
MS in FinanceGPA:3.2 OR GMAT scoreTOEFL(Internet Based Test):79 IELTS:6

Supporting documents

  • Official transcript
  • Twoletters of reference
  • Financial documentation for immigration purpose

After completing the application, applicant has to wait, as the university will take 2-3 weeks to review application and announce the results. For international students, if transcripts are not in English, all transcripts must be sent to Niagara University via World Education Services (WES) or via Spantran.

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