Cazenovia College welcomes inquiries and applications from international students studying abroad or in the United States.

Founded in 1824, Cazenovia College is one of the oldest independent colleges in the United States. At Cazenovia, students will find small classes taught by dedicated faculty, a choice of more than 35 academic programs, a support network of caring advisers, state-of-the-art technology, a beautiful campus and a variety of co-curricular and athletic activities.

Cazenovia College is situated in the picturesque lakeside village of Cazenovia, N.Y., where students enjoy the advantages of small-town living combined with unlimited entertainment and shopping opportunities available in the city of Syracuse, which is 25 minutes away. The Adirondack Mountains and the scenic Finger Lakes Wine Region can be reached by car in about an hour.

Students applying from outside of the United States follow the same procedures and timetables as candidates applying from within the United States. All international students must demonstrate ability to use the English language in college-level work. Students from non-English speaking nations must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, or the exam from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A score of at least 550 (213 for computer based exam and 79-80 for Internet based) on the TOEFL of the Educational Testing Service, or a score of 7 or higher from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required.

All attendance fees and charges are payable in United States currency. Foreign currency will be received at the rate of exchange applicable on the day of payment. To apply:

  • Complete an application for admission via The Common Application at CommonApp. There is no application fee for international students.
  • Submit all official academic records to World Education Services ( Students are required to send them a copy of their academic records and ask that an evaluation be sent to Cazenovia College.
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores. International students must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • An international student must provide a bank letter or affidavit of support, demonstrating proof that financial means are available to cover the full cost of round-trip transportation from the student’s homeland, as well as the cost of tuition, room, board, fees, books, supplies and personal expenses. The College requires certified proof that this amount is available for the student’s exclusive use during his or her enrollment. 

For more information, contact Kristen Bowers by phone at 315-655-7208, or by email at