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Canisius College
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  • 4 Year
  • BUFFALO, NY

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  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
  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. Through it all, you’ll be encouraged to become the best version of yourself. Service opportunities will connect you with people from all walks of life. Thanks to 90+ student clubs, you can pursue a specific interest, collaborate with others, or lead among your peers.

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

Visit and apply by Dec. 1 to become eligible for an annual $2,000 education grant—for a total of $8,000 over 4 years.

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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
83%
SAT Range
1030-1270
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,330 / 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
$19,632 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 67 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 67 responses

Majors

Sport Management at Canisius

Explore the cultural and economic impact of sports through the hands-on, real-world study of marketing, sponsorship, merchandising and other areas. Our students intern with a variety of organizations, like the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, TaylorMade Golf Co. and UNC’s Tarheel Sports Properties. Our graduates go on to score careers as agents, recruiters, team marketing professionals and much more.

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
    20%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,112 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
101
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Driven
    41%
  • Average
    38%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 59 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Average
    33%
  • The Best
    27%
  • Very good!
    18%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Mediocre
    6%
  • Bittersweet
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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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