Felician University

4 Year Private College

Contact Information

Office of International Programs

1 Felician Way, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Phone: 1-201-559-3518



Application Deadlines

Felician University admits students on a rolling admission basis. Approximately two weeks after we receive your application, you will receive a communication from the Office of International Programs. To ensure you receive a visa in time to arrive at Felician for International Orientation, we strongly recommend you submit your application and supporting documents by the following dates:

Semester                       Application Deadlines

Fall (August)                       July 1
Spring (January)                 December 1

ESL Programs             Application Deadline

Fall I (August)                       July 1
Fall II (October)                   August 1
Spring I (January)                 November 1
Spring II (March)                   January 1
Summer I (May)                   March 1
Summer II (June)                 April 1


Lodi Campus
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644

Rutherford Campus
233 Montross Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070


Felician provides international students with the academic, moral and spiritual foundation to help you thrive both professionally and personally. We offer 55 undergraduate and graduate courses of study that include business, nursing, teacher education and the arts and sciences. And while you’ll have access to all the cultural and professional experiences available just twenty minutes away in New York City, you’ll also be able to enjoy an enriching campus life on our safe university campus.

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate

Student Demographics

Felician currently has approximately 2,200 students enrolled. About 3 % of the enrollment is international from over 25 different countries. The student to faculty ratio is 12:1, allowing students a more personalized education in a nurturing environment.

ESL Program and Support Services

ESL and Short-Term Programs:

Felician University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is a comprehensive ESL program with year-round intensive language instruction and cultural immersion. Our program prepares you to enroll in a degree program, enter a competitive job market, or simply improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

In our ESL Program, full-time students study for 23 hours a week and must enroll for a minimum of four weeks. Classes are kept to an average of 10 students to ensure students receive a lot of personal attention. In addition to classroom learning, our University campus provides a total immersion experience – ESL students interact with American students, live in the residence halls, participate in clubs, sports, campus activities and explore New York City. We also offer short-term camps and programs.

ESL Programs

Intensive English Program

In this year-round and intensive program, you are challenged to progress quickly by studying 23 hours a week. The Intensive English Program offers four, 16-week levels from beginner to advanced.

Part-Time Intensive English Program

Non F-1 students have the option to study in our ESL program on a part-time schedule. Part-time students can choose to study between one to three English core courses and/or three hours of elective courses at their appropriate English level. Students who are part time can only study less than 18 hours per week.

Short-Term University Programs

University students on winter or summer break can participate in a four-week Intensive English program designed to combine English instruction and cultural activities in one complete package. The Winter Program is scheduled in January/February and activities include ski trips, hockey games, ice skating and trips to NYC to enjoy cultural activities such as seeing Broadway shows.


The Summer Programs are typically scheduled in the month of July, dates TBA. Activities may include trips to the Statue of Liberty, Woodbury Common outlet shopping, Six Flags Amusement Park, to see a Broadway show, day trip to Philadelphia and a trip to the beach at the Jersey Shore. To learn more, please email the Office of International Programs!

Customized Programs

Schools and universities can work with the Office of International Programs to design customized programs for groups of students. Past programs have been designed to meet the needs of students with a variety of goals by combining English instruction, university-level content classes and cultural activities. Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.

The English as a Second Language Academic Bridge Program

Successful completion of the ESL Academic Bridge Program, which includes passing an internally administered proficiency test, will allow you to enter a Felician University degree program without taking the TOEFL or IELTS. Students who have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS or with low desired scores may be admitted to a degree program with this conditionally admitted status.

Student Housing Options

Students at Felician University are welcome to live in dormitories located on campus in quiet, safe, residential Rutherford, New Jersey. Our dormitories are very safe, with security guards posted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rooms are suite-style; two roommates share a bedroom, and 2-3 bedrooms share a common living area and bathroom. Our Residence Life department organizes frequent social activities, both on and off campus, to encourage students to get to know one another.

Admission requirements:

First-Year & Transfer Undergraduate Students

To apply to Felician as a freshman to a bachelor’s degree program, you will need to submit the following:

  • A completed online application form. APPLY ONLINE
  • A $30 nonrefundable application fee. PAY ONLINE
  • Official copies of all secondary school transcripts in English.
  • An English Proficiency Exam score report
    • TOEFL- 61
    • Paper-Based TOEFL- 500
    • IELTS- 5.5
    • Other: at least a score of 400 on SAT CR
  • SAT/ACT scores, if available. These tests are not required from international undergraduate students, but are highly recommended in order to qualify for higher scholarship awards.
  • A personal statement.
  • One copy of your passport information page.
  • To obtain an I-20 for a student visa, please submit a bank statement(s) and a Financial and Sponsor Affidavit form signed by your sponsor and whose name appears on the bank statement.


Please Note: If you are applying to the ESL Academic Bridge Program, you must also submit an ESL Application – APPLY ONLINE or download a PDF version.


Please note: If admitted, a credential evaluation of all foreign post-secondary school transcripts are required to be evaluated for transfer credits. The evaluation can be submitted after a student is admitted, but before arrival on campus. We accept any service who is a member of NACES. To locate an evaluator, please visit the NACES website.

Graduate and Adult-Undergraduate Students

To apply as a graduate or adult-undergraduate student, you must submit the following:

  • A completed online application form. APPLY ONLINE
  • A $30 nonrefundable application fee. PAY ONLINE
  • Official copies of all secondary school transcripts in English.
  • An English Proficiency Exam score report
    • TOEFL- 79
    • Paper-Based TOEFL-550
    • IELTS- 6.5


  • GMAT/GRE score report, if required by your program of study.
  • Personal statement, resume, and/or letters of recommendation – please see our program requirements chart for details.
  • One copy of your passport information page.
  • To obtain an I-20 for a student visa, please submit a bank statement(s) and a Financial and Sponsor Affidavit form signed by your sponsor and whose name appears on the bank statement.

TOEFL/IELTS Exemptions

A TOEFL/IELTS exam is not required from an applicant who meets AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • Graduated high school or completed at least one year at an institution at a recognized English speaking country. Please see our Country Exemption List.
  • Earned a C or better in an English 101 course from an American university or received a score of four or higher on the AP English exam.
  • Obtained a ELS English for Academic Purposes Level 112 Completion Certificate within the past two years.
  • Completed our ESL Academic Bridge Program passed level 4 and an internal English exam.

ESL Students

To apply to our English as a Second Language Program (ESL), you must submit the following:

Visa Categories Offered

  • F1 – for students
  • F2 – for dependents

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance


Required proof of financial capability for I-20 issuance: $23,265.00

Tuition and fees $12,555.00 (for one academic years/ 9 months of study)

Living Expenses (room and board) $10,170.00

Health Insurance $540.00



Required proof of financial capability for I-20 issuance: $49,338.00

Tuition and Fees (per year, 24-36 credits) $31,775.00

Living Expenses (room and board) $11,900.00

Health Insurance $1,363.00

Personal Expenses (*estimated) $3,040.00

Books and Supplies (*estimated) $1,260.00



Required proof of financial capability for I-20 issuance: $34,000.00 (average of all graduate programs)

Tuition and Fees (per year, 18 credits) $15,500.00

Health Insurance $1,363.00

Personal Expenses (*estimated) $3,040.00

Financial Assistance Available for International Students

Available Scholarships for International Students

More than 95% of our incoming international undergraduate students receive a scholarship award. We award our academic scholarships based on a complete review of all your qualifications, including grades, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities, and your overall potential to succeed. Students are automatically considered for a scholarship upon admission.

We also award scholarships to our English as a Second Language (formerly ACES) alumni as well as those undergraduate alumni who continue into a Felician graduate program.

International Student Scholarship Awards

International Scholarship: $10,000 – $15,000 per year

To be considered for this scholarship, international students must:

• Take the SATs and score at least a 900 on the Math and Critical Reading scores.
• Have an equivalent to a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

International Award: $5,000 – $10,000 per year

We understand a majority of international students do not take the SATs. The International Award does not require students to submit SAT scores and is awarded based on a complete review of the applicant’s qualifications.

International Transfer Scholarship: $4,500 – $15,000

This scholarship is based on a complete review of your credentials. You will be considered for a Transfer Scholarship if you:

• Have more than 12 credits of earned university credit (foreign or domestic).
• Have at least a 2.5 GPA in your university work.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $3500 in addition to your International Transfer Scholarship

Those students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society will be awarded an additional $3,500 in their scholarship award, for a maximum award possibility of $18,500.

English as a Second Language Alumni Scholarship

Students who complete our English as a Second Language Program will automatically receive a scholarship of at least $5,000 if they continue on to an undergraduate degree program at Felician.

Graduate Alumni Scholarship

Students who have graduated from Felician University degree programs are eligible for a $100 per credit discount toward their graduate degree.


Student Activities and Campus Life

Join other Felician students in exploring our many clubs and organizations, each of which features a faculty advisor to moderate the program. If you have dreams of becoming a published writer, hone your skills in the Aspiring Authors Literary Club. Or if you’re more interested in how to give back to the community, join forces with the Service Learning Club. Whichever club you choose, we’ll help expand your interests. Interested in becoming a DJ – you can also get some hands-on media experience at WRFC, the student-run radio station mentored by two professionals from the world’s largest news station, 1010 WINS. You’ll meet students and professors with similar interests, and maybe even discover passions that you’ve never considered before.