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Capella University

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Description of Capella University

  • Location: Minneapolis, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1993
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: about 38 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

Capella University (CU) is a private, non-profit online university that teaches 52 programs with more than 1900 courses. About 38,000 undergraduate, master's and doctoral students from 50 states and 61 countries study online. About 95% of students study part-time. Among them, about 74% are women, 54% are representatives of ethnic minorities.

The teaching staff includes more than 200 specialists of various profiles, 1321 part-time teachers. Among the graduates of the university are doctors of philosophy, ministers, candidates of sciences.

Directions in which CU students study:

  • Business
  • Consultation
  • Education
  • Health Administration
  • Information technology
  • Nursing, Healthcare, Care
  • Psychology
  • Public administration
  • Social work, services.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Capella University

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All year round
from 4698.00 $ / 3 months
from 4698.00 $ / 3 months
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 4698.00 $ / 3 months
from 4698.00 $ / 3 months
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 4698.00 $ / 3 months
from 4698.00 $ / 3 months
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Accommodation is offered throughout the United States in hotels. To reduce student costs, places of residence are chosen in accessible proximity to the largest number of students in need of housing. Previous residences were organized in Arlington, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando.

Accommodation is part of a course with four credits. The price includes laboratory work, breakfasts, lunches and snacks, but students independently pay for dinners, air tickets, personal expenses.

  • Approximate cost of living = 1450 $.


  • Online Learning
  • The University was awarded by the Council for Accreditation of Higher Education with the CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice
  • Accreditation of the Higher Training Commission.

Facilities and equipment at Capella University

The university's headquarters are located in Minneapolis. The university occupies a skyscraper in the city center since 2008: all administrative staff, support and assistance services for students are located.

Since 2019, CU has opened sites in Atlanta, Georgia, Orlando, Florida.

All the necessary learning tools are available for students online: library, scientific documents, access to courses, communication with teachers, classmates.

Admission dates and extra charges

Most often, online courses can be taken at an individual pace. CU students study part-time in one of two formats:

  • GuidedPath – a flexible form of education with weekly deadlines for checking progress
  • FlexPath is a free form of studying disciplines with the support of teachers at any time of passing the material.

Additional costs will include:

  • Application fee – 50$
  • Fee for international evaluation of the transcript – $ 100
  • Assessment of previous undergraduate studies – $ 75 per loan
  • Final assessment of preliminary education– $ 125 per loan
  • Documented assessment of previous education – 50$
  • Resource kit – 50-175$ per quarter
  • Transport
  • Accommodation in residences
  • Medical care.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Requirements for applicants for bachelor's degree:

  • Application for admission, consent to enrollment
  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Official transcript
  • Average minimum score required by the program
  • TOEFL/IELTS certificate if the student is a foreigner
  • Registration fee – 50$.

Minimum requirements for admission to master's programs:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcript of courses taken
  • TOEFL/ IELTS certificate if the student is a foreigner
  • Registration fee – 50$.

Doctoral doctors should provide:

  • Master's degree
  • Official master's transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

The requirements for the two formats differ.


  • Students enrolled in a certificate or individual course must meet the minimum educational requirements
  • Bachelors must be at least 24 years old
  • Masters must have a bachelor's degree from an educational institution
  • Doctoral students must have a master's degree.

FlexPath, Bachelors:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 45 college credits
  • Recommended minimum average college score: 2.8.

FlexPath, Master's programs:

  • Baccalaureate
  • Recommended minimum average college score: 2.8.

Scholarships Capella University

CU offers many financial support options for military personnel:

  • 10% for attestation, master's and doctoral programs
  • 15% for undergraduate programs
  • Benefits for spouses of military personnel
  • Pat Tillman Foundation Fellowships
  • Programs
  • Financial support to the Air Force Association, the National Association of Military Education Institutions, the National Family Association of the Military, the Association of Military Officers of America
  • Army Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship programs for all students:

  • Academic Awards: $5,000 to $20,000
  • Certificate Capella Progress Rewards in medical areas: $ 1000
  • Awards for each of the two forms of education: up to $ 12,500
  • Faculty Scholarships
  • Support for students with disabilities
  • Financial incentives from partner employers
  • Federal grants.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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