International Students

Welcome to Central College!

Central College is a private, liberal arts college in Pella, Iowa, offering bachelor’s degrees in dozens of programs. Learn how you can receive an undergraduate degree at Central!

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Get to Know Central

Central is a residential campus, centrally located only 1 hour from Des Moines.

We have over 100 student organizations including:

There is also a dedicated admission counselor to help you every step of the way.

Central College students walking along the Peace Mall.

Live and Learn on Campus

Living on campus is an important part of the educational experience at Central. On campus housing is a great opportunity to make lasting friendships and to share new learning experiences.

As a Central student you’ll choose from traditional residence halls or other on-campus housing options, all of which feature:

  • Basic furniture
  • High speed wireless internet access
  • Free laundry facilities
  • A common kitchen
  • Cable television
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The Visa Process

Leaving your home country to study internationally can be intimidating, but we've got you covered.

Learn more about:

  • Where to get your visa.
  • Forms and documents needed.
  • Who to contact with questions.
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Flags of various nations outside the Weller Center for Business and International Studies.

We're Here to Help

Have more questions? Call toll-free or email us if you’d like help or need more information about coming to Central.

Stephanie Martins

Senior Admission Representative
641-628-5262 | 877-462-3687 (toll-free)

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