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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Canisius is a private, Catholic college located in Buffalo, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,303 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Canisius acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Finance, and Zoology and Entomology. Graduating 69% of students, Canisius alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,100.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208
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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

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1040-1260
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,592/ 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
$26,244/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,303Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
95
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Driven
    45%
  • Average
    34%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.54 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Average
    32%
  • The Best
    32%
  • Very good!
    18%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Bittersweet
    4%
  • I didn't have a good experience at all.
    4%
  • Mediocre
    4%

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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Really amazing opportunities in the Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation program. Pretty good professors who care about their students! The dining hall is pretty bad. Overall I've had awesome experiences here, but I feel as if they're pretty isolated to the ABEC program. The classes aren't always very challenging, in my opinion, but I am learning things.
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If you come w/ extremely high expectations you will likely be disappointed. Others agree, 6 of my friends are transferring and I am Fall 2018. Food is good at first, but the menu never changes so it gets old, open hours are bad. Its finals week and I have 100+ meal swipes left ( waste $). Elevators in the dorms broke 8 times this semester, sirens go off constantly at night. Tunnels only go to old main. So it's a 15min walk to HS in the sweltering sun or snow. Freshman who come in w/ transfer credits are screwed if they want to get into any classes other than their foundations ( ENG 101, RST 101, etc). If you get bored there's not a lot to do unless you have $ to spend. They also truly did not lower tuition, they cut hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and your financial aid will now lower now too. However, each year I got around 5 "free" shirts and a pair of sweatpants!
I love the academic programs at Canisius as well as the professors' passion for not only the things they teach but teaching in general. The food is not great and there is certainly a lack of diversity on campus, but I think the diversity issue is something that the school has been working really hard to change. Canisius is small which allows every student to receive the attention that they need and makes every student feel important. The small class sizes are probably my favorite thing about Canisius. Additionally, there are quite a few clubs to join on campus and it is super fun to get involved and make friends that way.