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Maharishi University of Management 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Maharishi University of Management offers admissions to diverse Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. Programs for its applicants coming from different corners of the world. Now famously known as Maharishi International University in the US Education System, the institute also provides many certifications and online courses. It has a unique system of imparting education where courses are taken up block wise and not simultaneously.

With an acceptance rate of around 89%, the institute is a very lightly competitive organization that enrolls any candidate with an impressive GPA of 3.0 or above and an overall decent profile. Some of the salient points to be considered when seeking admission at Maharishi University of Management are as listed below.

  • The institute opens its gates for fresh intakes in the seasonal terms of Fall and Spring and observes different deadlines for in-state and international candidates.
  • All the applicants must deposit a non refundable application fee of 20 USD.
  • The letters of recommendation is mandatory for all undergraduate candidates
  • ACT and SAT official scores are required for admission and must be sent directly from the testing agency.
  • The transcripts must be accompanied by certified English translations, if not in English.
  • No scholarships are provided for International Students but some forms of financial aid may be available.
  • International aspirants are encouraged to apply 6 months in advance to allow sufficient time for visa application process and other formalities. 


Enrolled StudentsUndergraduate - 256 (Full Time), 26 (Part-Time)
Graduate - 498 (Full Time), 430 (Part-Time)
Application PortalOnline
Application Fee20 USD
Average TOEFL iBT ScoreUndergraduate- 80
Graduate - 90
Academic CalendarSemester Based
Financial AidScholarships, Loans, Grants (Domestic Students Only)
Work ExperienceRequired for Some Graduate Programs

Admission Deadlines

The institute provides a plethora of courses for international students and provides admissions to them in the intakes of Fall and Spring. The university observes different admission deadlines for application form and for submitting documents. Students must submit all the documents before these deadlines.

The application deadlines for International Students and Domestic Students are tabulated below:

SemesterApplication DeadlineSubmission of Documents
International Students
FallMay 15June 15
SpringOctober 31November 30
US Residents
Fall (Online)July 13July 27
Fall(On Campus)July 24August 7
Spring(Online)January 6January 20
Spring(On Campus)January 13January 27

International Student Admissions

Maharishi University of Management, USA accepts International Students from all over the world. The International Students must have completed equivalent education to that of the US High School Diploma. The process for International Applicants and Domestic Students is quite similar except the fact that they need to submit some additional requirements. The application as well as supporting documents must be submitted before the deadline.Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to apply?

Application Portal: Undergraduate and Graduate students can apply using the online application portal through the official college website.

Application Fee: 20 USD

Basic Admission Requirements - International Applicants must fulfill the following conditions to be eligible for Maharishi University of Management Admissions:

  • Completed application
  • Official Transcripts of School - These must be sent directly to the Maharishi University of Management by the School. If it is not in English then it must be translated and sent with certified translations in English. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE
  • GMAT and GRE Scores for Graduate Students
  • Resume / Personal Essay for graduate students
  • Bank Documents supporting the capability of the parents/guardian to support the Finances of the Students for at least one year.
  • Certificate of Finances
  • Passport Copy
  • There may be program-specific requirements for Graduate Degrees.

English Proficiency Test Scores

International Students need to demonstrate that they are proficient in the English Language by submitting the Standardized English Proficiency test Scores like TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent. The Students from English Speaking Nations are exempted from these tests. The students who have completed a degree from Canada, Australia, UK, or the US within 2 years are also exempted. The Minimum Scores required are tabulated below:

TestsMinimum Score Required

Visa Process for International Students

International Applicants need to obtain an F-1 visa to study in the USA to pursue their education at Maharishi University of Management, USA. The steps involved in obtaining a VISA are:

  • The accepted students will be mailed the acceptance pocket which will contain an Acceptance letter, Dear VISA Officer Letter, I-20 Form, Financial aid award letter, Pre-Payment Receipt.
  • The applicant then needs to contact the US Embassy in their Home Country and proceed with the Application.
  • They need to pay I-901 SEVIS Fee.
  • The Documents required in VISA Application are:
    • Valid Passport, Certificate of Finances, Bank Statements, Transcripts, Standardized Scores, Proof of Health Insurance/Verification Form, Original I- 20, Receipt of the payment of SEVIS Fee.

Maharishi University Of Management Undergraduate Admissions

Maharishi University of Management offers Undergraduate Degrees in Fields of Arts and Humanities, Business, Computing Education, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, etc. It's courses in Consciousness and Human Potential, Ayurveda etc are its unique courses. The students have the option to choose their unique path, this means that students can combine various courses to define the path of their degrees. 

Where to Apply:

All Courses except Computer Science- Online application portal 

Computer Science Application Portal 

Application Fee: 20 USD

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • Proof of Residence
  • A letter of Recommendation from teachers is recommended but not compulsory.
  • Official High Schools Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency by International Students
  • SAT/ACT scores

Maharishi University Of Management Graduate Admissions

The institute offers Masters, Certificates, and Ph.D. Degrees for its applicants from across the lobe looking to study in the USA . The application deadlines are the same as that of the Undergraduate Degrees mentioned above. Apart from the general requirements of a 4 years Bachelors Degree and a minimum of 3.0 GPA, there are program-specific requirements. 

Some of the courses along with their admission requirements are as tabulated below:

DegreeApplication FeeIntake SemesterEnglish RequirementsBiasc Admission RequirementsAdditional Requirements
MBA in Accounting20 USDSpring/FallTOEFL iBT - 90
IELTS - 6.5
PTE - 58
4 Year Bachelor's Degree in related fields with a GPA - 3.02GMAT/GRE(Optional); Aptitude Test; Work Experience;
Knowledge of Economics and algebra;
Undergraduate in Business Degree with a 2.8 GPA is also an Option.
MA in Studio Arts20 USDFallTOEFL iBT - 90
IELTS - 6.5
PTE - 58
Bachelor's Degree with a GPA - 3.0Portfolio of 15 images; Interview
MA in Consciousness and Human Potential20 USDFallTOEFL iBT - 90
IELTS - 6.5
PTE - 58
Bachelor's Degree with GPA of 3.0An essay of 700- 800 words on ‘Discuss Maharishi’s description
of nature of Being as the essential Constituent of Creation’ based on reading of ‘The Science of Being of Art of Living’ by Maharishi
MS in Computer Science20 USDJanuary/April/August/OctoberNo standardized Scores are required instead the English proficiency is tested using Skype Interview.3-4 Years Bachelor's DegreeGRE/GMAT Scores; Work Experience in IT; Programming Knowledge - C/ C hash /Java 8 or 9

Maharishi University of Management evaluates students on the basis of academic record, will for learning, and ability to build potential. It also considers students’ involvement in extracurricular activities or work experience and the most important essay questions. 

Applications should be submitted before the deadlines. International students should apply 6 months in advance to ensure a smooth admission process. All transcripts if not in English must be sent with certified translations. Students should go through the program-specific requirements for graduate degrees carefully. Incomplete applications will lead to rejections right away.

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