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- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB-
Canisius is a private, Catholic college located in Buffalo, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,166 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Canisius acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Finance, Research and Experimental Psychology, and Zoology and Entomology. Graduating 68% of students, Canisius alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,100.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Canisius College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.58 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.77 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
Canisius College Reviews
Canisius is a small school that has a great campus community. Class sizes are small, professors truly care and want to get to know you, and everyone here does their best to help you succeed. There are student activities every week and the student body is always involved and makes the events fun!
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.
The school's campus is nice.The academics is good.Not too much homework, until the end of the semester and it is easy to keep up with all assignments and also balance school work and a social life.The class sizes are very small, which makes it very easy for students to get as much attention as they may need to help them succeed.One of the great things about the campus is that it is connected by underground tunnels so that when the terrible cold and hard snow of buffalo hits, you do not have to go outside from your dorm room which is very convenient.However the food in the dining hall can be very subpar considering the amount of money we pay for it.Also, the way you pay for lunch and dinner is very confusing and the things they have for dinner is usually not as good as what they have for lunch.They do have a place called Iggy's which is a life saver because they have food that is actually worth eating.The school life here is pretty good besides the fact that it is not really diverse.