Are you looking for the best of both worlds? Stephens College offers the excitement of a big college town and the benefits of a tight-knit community. We’re metropolitan and personal. At Stephens, you’ll find exciting new experiences and an excellent education in a place where you feel comfortable and safe.
We’re an internationally ranked private women’s college right next door to a large, bustling public university. And we’re not just neighbors. Stephens and the University of Missouri have an agreement that allows students to share classes and facilities. You’ll get the security and support of a small, all-women campus, plus the benefits of a Research I university that draws international scholars and students from all over the world.
What else sets us apart? Stephens College is the second-oldest women’s college in the country, with a reputation for student-centered learning and a diverse, inclusive community that truly cares about making students feel at home. Our programs prepare students for leadership and real-world application from day one and are designed to match individual students’ strengths and interests.
When you become a Stephens woman, you’ll join a community that embraces you. With students from all across the country, we are more diverse than many Midwestern colleges and universities. We also benefit from a large international population in the city of Columbia and at the University of Missouri.
Students love Stephens because we know your name and know you—your strengths, your hopes and dreams, your passions and goals. Parents love Stephens because we’re kind, welcoming, supportive, and honest—plus, our graduates are successful. Our faculty design their courses to help students explore bold ideas, take risks, and put their knowledge to use. The research, hands-on assignments, and internships our students complete during their studies help them land their dream jobs when they graduate.
One of the “Best Fashion Schools in the World 2019,” according to the Business of Fashion, London
Ranked #15 Private Fashion Design School or College in the US by Fashion-Schools.org
One of 20 schools in the country invited to participate in the highly selective Council of Fashion Designers of America Education and Professional Development Program
Ranked #9 in the country by
The Princeton Review
100% career placement rate
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES
100% pass rate for certifying exam
Best of Show at National College
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL
National College of Distinction
Home to the country’s first varsity eSports team (with athletic scholarships!) at a women’s college
We’ve been named the pet-friendliest campus on the planet and even offer scholarships for students who participate in our pet fostering program.
Rolling admission—apply at any time (please allow at least three months before your desired starting term).
Step 1: Apply online at stephens.edu/international-students
Step 2: Email these required documents to email@example.com:
• Official secondary school records (listing subjects, grades, and date of graduation)
- If documents are not in English, you will be responsible for providing official translation.
- If applicable, submit transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.
• A brief statement of purpose—why Stephens College?
• Proof of proficiency in English language (see “Test Score Requirements”)
If documents cannot be emailed, mail to:
Campus Box 2121
1200 E. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65215 USA
Step 3: If you are accepted:
Students accepted to Stephens will need to submit a Certification of Finances. A current letter of sponsorship from a government may be used in place of the bank statement. You will be responsible for payment of any special mailing/shipping costs.
You will also be asked to pay an enrollment deposit, which is non-refundable after May 1 and will be applied to your tuition.
Note: Admission to Stephens College does not guarantee acceptance into selected academic programs.