Niagara University

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $15,000—$20,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation


  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, English Language (ESL), Hospitality and Tourism

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 79+

  • Social Media

Welcome to Niagara University! 

Niagara University welcomes international students from around the world and celebrates the contributions and diversity they bring to our campus. Located in Western New York, nestled between the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and ranked as one of the best educational institutions in the region by presitgious evaluators such as US News, The Princeton Review, and Colleges of Distinction, Niagara University is known and appreciated for it's small class sizes and individualized instruction. 

Niagara University offers unique and abundant academic and professional opportunities to our students. Grounded in the Vincentian tradition since its establishment in 1856, Niagara University has ensured a commitment to quality and the passion to pursue scholarly excellence within a culture of academic integrity. We encourage members of the NU family to embrace challenges and be open to discovery with an emphasis on fostering confidence to change the world for the better.


Niagara University offers their students over 80 undergraduate majors and 29 graduate-level programs. All four of the university’s academic colleges (College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Hospitality and Management) have received the highest rankings from the top accreditation boards in their fields. We are ranked among the region’s best for academics, value, veterans and international students. To directly enroll in one of our programs of study, we require a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS exam or 79 on the IBT TOEFL.  Haven't taken a language assessment or worried about your language scores? Niagara University offers in-house language assessment and an intensive ESL program for students who need additional English language study before matriculating in an undergraduate or graduate program.

ESL Program

Niagara University's English as a Second Language Program seeks to equip our students with the linguistic proficiency and cultural competence needed for them to achieve their personal and professional goals.  Instruction is offered across four levels, from Level 1: Beginner to Level 4: Bridge to University. Classes focuses on the four primary language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) but individualizes to the students' needs through supplemental classes ranging from conversation skills to academic success strategies.    

Conditional admittance 

Ready to apply to a degree program at Niagara University but need to enhance your English language skills? Niagara University offers a conditional acceptance to our undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Through conditional admittance, students apply to their intended major and have their credentials evaluated; all of our criteria for acceptance is met with the exception of English language proficiency.  Students will be enrolled in one semester of intensive language study with full acceptance automatically granted upon successful completion of Level 4 in the ESL program.  No other language testing will be required.

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Niagara University
5795 Lewiston Rd
Niagara University NY 14109
P: 716-286-8741
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