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Canisius College
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  • 4 Year
  • BUFFALO, NY

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Canisius College is currently open for in-person and virtual campus visits. The health and safety of our entire campus community—including prospective students and families—remains our top priority. We have made adjustments to our visit procedures to accommodate the guidelines recommended by the state, county, and college. Schedule an in-person or virtual visit at canisius.edu/visit Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

2001 MAIN STREET
BUFFALO, NY 14208
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
From Canisius College

Looking for a college where you’ll be welcomed for who you are? Our “whole person” approach will highlight your unique talents, hopes, beliefs and ambitions.

Choose from 100+ majors and minors and 15+ combined degree programs to create your personalized path. Explore issues from multiple perspectives. Develop lifelong skills like problem-solving and teamwork.

You’ll find support from every corner of our close-knit campus: faculty mentors who love to teach, advisors who focus on your success, and more.

We’re one of 27 Jesuit colleges in the US, a group consistently ranked among the best in the nation.

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Canisius College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1040-1240
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,828 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,269 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 69 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 69 responses

Majors

Canisius Esports

Into gaming? Like, really into? Put your skills to the test in collegiate-level esports at Canisius. Gamers battle it out against MAAC rivals in our new, state-of-the-art esports center outfitted with high-performance PCs and console stations. With teams dedicated to Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, Valorant, Overwatch and more, there’s plenty of opportunity to crush the competition.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    84%
  • On Campus
    16%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,915 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
65
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Average
    42%
  • Driven
    39%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
62%
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 61 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Average
    31%
  • The Best
    26%
  • Very good!
    17%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Mediocre
    6%
  • Bittersweet
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 32 responses

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