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Doane University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Doane University has an acceptance rate of around 68%. In Fall 2018 admissions, the university received 2761 applications out of which 1885 applicants were offered admission. The admission process of the university is moderately competitive.

The University offers education to undergraduates, graduates, and online certifications in more than 100 programs. The fields of specializations enrolled at the Doane University include Arts and Sciences, Business, Professional Studies, Integrative Learning, and Education.

  • Applications are made through the University website and there is no application fee for undergraduate courses and graduate courses.
  • Applications are open throughout the academic year.
  • International applicants are required to provide course by course evaluation for transcripts.
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required for admission.


Application PortalOnline Portal available on the official website
Application fee50 USD
Campus AreaRural Area
Campus Size300 acres
Campus LocationsCrete, Nebraska: Main Campus
Secondary Campuses:
Grand Island
Average TOEFL Score75 iBT
Average IELTS Score6.0
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SessionsFall and Spring Semesters
Work ExperienceNo mandatory prior experience
Financial AidScholarships, grants, and loans
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Doane University Admission Deadlines

Applicants must follow the priority dates to confirm their admission. Therefore, applicants must follow the below-mentioned deadline to be considered in the merit list:

Annual term1st May

The university also offers a rolling admission process for some prgrams/courses. The applicant can apply throughout the year.

Doane University International Student Admissions

  • HOW TO APPLY: Students can apply for international admissions via the online portal of Doane University, USA
  • APPLICATION FEE: Doane University charges 50 USD as a non-refundable fee.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Doane University has selected 1st May as the deadline for applications for international admissions.
  • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Once shortlisted, applicants need to submit the following documents within 1 week to avoid rejection:
    • Official transcripts of high school or equivalent secondary school attended.
    • Scorecard of the English Proficiency Test taken by the applicant.
    • Financial statement of the student for one year.
    • Other mandatory documents include I-20, passport, F-1 student visa, and health certificate.

English Language Requirements

The minimum English proficiency scores required are given below:

SATReading score of 27
ACTEnglish subscore of 21

The International students planning to study at the university must apply for a student visa to study in the USA once the application letter has been issued to them. The international students have to complete the financial statement form and get it signed by a parent or sponsor. Students must follow these steps to ensure a safe F-1 student visa:

  • Inquire with the U.S Consulate for a VISA interview.
  • Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Letter of Admission to the Doane University.
  • Passport-sized photos
  • English Proficiency Test scorecard, transcripts.

Doane University Undergraduate Admissions

The university offers 44 Majors and 37 minors UG programs. The most popular majors are Business, Elementary Education, Biology, Psychology, and Physical Education.

  • Where to apply: International Student Application on the University Website
  • Application fee: Free
  • Admission requirements: Following documents should be submitted by the applicant:
    • Official course-by-course evaluated copies of high school transcripts
    • Test scores of ACT or SAT

Doane University Graduate Admissions

The university offers only one PG program to international students i.e. MA in Management. However, the rest of the programs are available for domestic students only.

Application Portal: University Website

Application Fees: 50 USD

Application Deadline: Rolling

The requirements for the program is given below:

CourseAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Counseling (MA)An official transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution attended.
Transcripts must be sent directly from that institution.
An autobiographical statement Essay 3 letters of recommendation Resume
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Official transcript from the undergraduate institution where you earned your bachelor degree and any graduate institution you attendedN/A
Master of Education in School CounselingBaccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or
university GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 in undergraduate degree 3 letters of recommendation
Management (MA)Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or
university official transcript from the undergraduate institution where you earned your bachelor degree and any graduate institution you attended
TOEFL (iBT) - 75
TOEFL (PBT) - 525
TOEFL (CBT) - 196
IELTS - 6.0
DET - 41
Master of Education – Educational LeadershipHold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
Resume; A minimum of three years of teaching experience in a K-12 school.
Hold a current teaching certificate; An essay 3 letters of recommendation


Doane University has a competitive admission process in which students are considered for admission based largely on their academic performance and credentials. The University evaluates each individual student for admission based on their academic merit as demonstrated by application documents.

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