International Applicants are students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who would need an F-1 student visa to attend Stonehill.
Achieve Your Full Potential in the Heart of New England
Through its curriculum of liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs, Stonehill College provides international students with an education of the highest caliber that fosters critical thinking, the interchange of ideas as well as the practical and cultural experiences needed to succeed here and around the world.
The entire community at Stonehill collaborates to help you develop the knowledge, skills and character you need to meet your life goals and to live a life of purpose and integrity. You get the support you need to be confident in what you do and the challenging environment you need to achieve your full potential.
Rigorous Academics in a Welcoming Community
An active community situated on 384 beautiful acres only 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Boston, Stonehill offers 52 majors and 55 minors in the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, education and pre-professional advising programs.
We are a Catholic college affiliated with the University of Notre Dame through our shared roots in the Congregation of Holy Cross. Our focus on educating the whole person helps inspire students to pursue serious academic inquiry, make meaningful choices and serve others.
Applying for Admission
Admission to Stonehill is competitive. Stonehill typically receives about 10 applications for every space in our first year class. We give each application a holistic evaluation and carefully review each piece of information you submit. We pay special attention to your academic performance in secondary school and the strength of the classes you select. We evaluate the strength or difficulty of the courses you selected, your academic preparation for your chosen major field of study, your cumulative grade point average, your involvement in clubs, activities or volunteer work outside of the classroom, and we carefully review your recommendations from your university counselor and teachers. We will also consider SAT or ACT scores if you submit them. Finally, we also make sure you have the English proficiency to do college level work in the United States and that you and your family have enough money to pay for your educational and living expenses.
Stonehill only offers merit-based scholarships to international students. All applicants are automatically considered for Stonehill's merit-based scholarships and are awarded to students with strong academic credentials. There are no special forms that you need to complete to qualify. Please note that merit scholarships do not cover the full cost of attendance. Learn more about financial assistance for international students.
International Students are required to submit both the International Student Certification of Finances form and a certified statement from their bank (in English), verifying that they have sufficient funds available to finance their first year's tuition and living expenses. The statement should be dated within three months of submission to Stonehill.