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Hesston College

Check whether Hesston College is right for you as an international student.

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Hesston, USA
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Study abroad at Hesston College

Hesston College, located in Hesston, Kansas, US, is a two-year residential private college. It prepares students for excellence in their ongoing education and successful careers by encouraging them to think deeply, communicate clearly, and serve meaningfully.

The college is just 30 minutes north of Wichita, and is home to nearly 365 students. It offers more than 40 academic majors and six pre-professional programs for transfer. Students can earn an associate degree or the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree too.

Students live in modular living units (mods) which provide a casual, comfortable, intimate environment. On-campus activities are planned regularly throughout the year, including coffee houses, movie and game nights, and intramural athletics. A variety of campus clubs are offered each year as well.

Located in a small, supportive surrounding community, Hesston College students rate safety and security at the highest level of satisfaction. Students have leadership opportunities from the very beginning of their college experience, including roles in theatre, music, and athletics.

Why study at Hesston?

  • Staff student ratio

    9:1 student faculty ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

  • Student involvement

    70% of Hesston students take part in sports teams or performing arts groups

Life as an international student

Hesston is home to a healthy mix of students from 20 countries, 32 states and 25 religious affiliations. International students will be guided through any issues related to financial aid, housing and orientation.

The University offers a number of student support services, including peer-led and instructor-led group study sessions, one-to-one tutoring and an international student success team that monitors each international student's academic progress and provides support and assistance as needed.

There are plenty of student clubs and organizations at Hesston, some of which have been formed specifically for international students.

More than 70% of international students at Hesston College transfer to four-year universities all across the U.S. In the past ten years, international students at Hesston have transferred to more than 66 universities in 28 states.

Student reviews for Hesston College

Overall rating
4.4 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Overall experience
4.5 stars
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4.5 stars
University facilities
3.5 stars
University social
5 stars
  • Kansuke Okada
    Overall experience 5 stars
    4 stars
    University social
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    University facilities
    4 stars
    Hesston College General Studies
    Tell us about Hesston College
    Hesston College is the best place to learn about academic stuff and also best place to play sports. Because people who are in Hesston College are really good and if you have any troubles or questions, you can ask them easily and they can solve or answer the questions. Also, we have good facilities to play sports.
  • Muskan Budha Magar (B M)
    Overall experience 4 stars
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
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    3 stars
    Hesston College Nursing
    Tell us about Hesston College
    Hesston College has great facilities for social life. There are new events each week in which students can participate as they wish. Campus jobs are available for students who are interested in making extra money or help pay for their tuition. It is a great place to be. College provides transportation for students who can’t drive to do shopping, they make shopping tours from time to time making sure that students have everything they need. There are fun clubs such as cooking, and traveling club in the state in which students can sign up as they wish.

What Hesston College says

  • John Murray

    John Murray

    Hesston College Dean of Global Engagement
    John Murray says

    Hesston College is a small, safe, supportive, learning community. With a 9:1 student to professor ratio, your professors will know your name, where you are from, and your academic and career goals. Small class sizes provide personalized attention and support. Classes are taught by full professors, not by teaching assistants.

    Our English language support allows students to begin their college studies with a lower level of English language proficiency and build language skills in context while earning credits toward graduation. Hesston College is fully accredited. Earning a two-year associate degree at Hesston College transfers as the first two years of a bachelor's degree to other private or state colleges or universities in the US.

    Hesston College has had international students on campus since the 1940s. We are deeply committed to being a campus that allows students from across the US and around the world to build cross cultural competency simply by being a part of the campus community. Our current college president and the current chair of our board of directors are both former international students at Hesston College.

    Director of International Students Services provides assistance to international students in everything from transportation, connecting to health care if needed, to getting a US Social Security card or even assistance in the process of getting a driver's license if desired.

    The International Student Support Team is made up of leaders from academics, student life, and student services to form a team that takes a holistic approach to student success. We recognize that the social, academic, cultural, and personal aspects are all interconnected. A struggle in one area will often create challenges in other areas. Supporting students in all aspects of college life, increase student success.

    Students who have graduated from Hesston College aviation work as pilots for commercial airlines, corporate flight departments, and federal regulatory agencies.

    Students who have graduated from our Bachelor of Science in nursing have the opportunity to move directly to any department in a hospital or clinical setting. In addition, some go on to get advanced degrees as nurse practitioners, or hospital administrators.

    Students who graduate from our associate degree programs have excelled at the colleges to which they transfer, earning academic honors in a wide variety of fields.

    One example of career success of international students is that our current college president and the current chair of the college board of directors are both former international students (Thailand and Japan respectively).

    "Start Here Go Everywhere" is not simply a tagline, it is a reality that our graduates experience.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 2
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 10
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1

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Fees and funding

Hesston College’s annual tuition is very reasonable when compared to other schools; in fact the total cost is around 20 percent lower than the national average for private colleges.

A low percentage of college students nationwide actually pay for their education up front without any financial assistance. This is no different at Hesston, where 99 percent of students receive some form of financial aid.

Tuition - US$28,992 per year

Presidential Scholarship

Amount: $5000 Requirements: 3.5-4.0 Unweighted GPA or equivalent

Advanced Dean's Scholarship

Amount: $4000 Requirements: 3.25-3.49 Unweighted GPA or equivalent

Dean's Scholarship

Amount: $3000 Requirements: 3.0 - 3.24 Unweighted GPA or equivalent

Achievement Grant

Amount: $2000 Requirements: 2.5 - 2.99 Unweighted GPA or equivalent

Recruited Athlete

Amount: $3000 Requirements: Coach approval, NJCAA eligible

Music Scholarship

Amount: $3000 Requirements: Director approval

Theatre Scholarship

Amount: $3000 Requirements: Director approval

English Proficiency

Amount: $1000 Requirements: iBT 61 or higher, or equivalent

International Scholarship

Amount: $8000 Requirements: Citizen of a country other than U.S.


Hesston College

301 S Main St, Hesston, KS 67062, USA

Hesston is a safe and welcoming town of about only 4,000 people where you can really feel at home.

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Visa requirements for Hesston College

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