Sampoerna University is Indonesia’s only American-style university that offers a unique and rewarding learning experience.  All of our degrees include an American-style general education core—just like that offered in the best universities in the United States.  We even offer students an opportunity to earn U.S. academic credits and degrees through our partnerships with American institutions.

Sampoerna University believes in technology-driven learning, creativity, and innovation so you can do things smarter and better, and challenge the conventional norms.

Never settle – choose what’s best, not just what’s available. By admitting yourself into Sampoerna University, you can be work ready, world ready, and ready to lead.

Admissions Requirements and Student Profiles

Sampoerna University seeks to admit students who are interested in an international-standard higher education and have the basic skills to succeed in an American-style university environment.  As a university that teaches all of its programs in English, successful applicants should have at least a working knowledge of Academic English.  In many cases, admitted students come from private, international high schools and the very top performing public high schools.

Our admissions policies identify the minimum necessary qualifications for acceptance. For first-time-in-college applicants, this includes a minimum cumulative high school grade point average and minimum grade point averages in English and Mathematics (7.0 on a 10-point grading scale.)  Applicants must also demonstrate college readiness in English and Mathematics by completing a standardized assessment or by providing a basis for an exception (i.e. completion of college-level English and Mathematics courses from a regionally accredited institution).  Applicants who show promise but fall below the required scores in English and/or Mathematics may be admitted into a pre-university Developmental Education program.  Students may take a combination of credit and non-credit courses while they address their deficiency in English and/or Mathematics.

The minimum necessary qualifications for acceptance for first-time-in-college applicants are:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 7.0 on a 10-point grading scale
  • GPA of 7.0 (on a 10-point grading scale) in English and Mathematics
  • Scores above 50% on all sections of our Placement Test

Cohort 2018 Student Profile – Fall 2018

High School Type# of students%
Private High School10057.80%
State High School6638.15%
Private Vocational School74.05%
State Vocational School00.00%
Madrasah/Religious School00.00%
Developmental Ed Participants
Attended AEP8046.24%
Not attended AEP9353.76%

Planning For Success - Advising At Sampoerna University

Sampoerna University is committed to quality academic advising for all students. Advising serves a critical function for students. We support you in understanding academic expectations and will help you navigate academic curriculum, opportunities, and resources.

Each student at SU has an academic advisor who will provide guidance as you transition from high school to SU and will support you through graduation. Advisors ensure students are meeting the requirements of the general education curriculum, students’ chosen major, and will monitor their academic progress.

All students will create a degree plan that meets Sampoerna University’s education requirements and their educational and career objectives. The degree plans are a comprehensive list of the courses students must complete to satisfy their program requirements. Academic advisors will help develop and assess the educational degree plans created jointly between advisor and student.

To discuss options and craft your degree plan, you should consult your academic advisor in the Student and Parent Advisory Center.

How To Apply