Our students come from a variety of backgrounds — across the United States, and even around the globe.
The College of St. Joseph sits in a wooded setting in the city of Rutland, Vt. Located within three hours of Boston and Montreal and four hours of New York City, the population of Rutland, approximately 17,000, makes it one of Vermont’s largest cities. And, Vermont is rated as one of the safest states in the country.
CSJ’s small size and family-like environment allows us to offer individual attention that is generally not available at larger universities. This helps our international students feel at home while being many miles from their families.
CSJ offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, liberal arts, psychology & human services, and business.
International applicants must submit evidence of graduation from a secondary school and are required to submit scores for English proficiency. This proficiency may be demonstrated in a number of ways:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Minimum TOEFL scores for Admission are 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79-80 on the iBT TOEFL test
- A successful completion of Level 112 from the English Language Centers
- IELTS band score of 6.0
An international applicant who meets the admission requirements of the College will be required to submit a deposit to cover expenses for one semester (room, board and tuition) by Aug. 1 and proof that funds are available to cover expenses for the second semester prior to the issuance of the I-20 Form. This deposit will be held by the college in the student’s name and will be applied to the first year expenses. Failure to meet this requirement will result in cancellation of the student’s registration and immigration officials will be notified of such action.