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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Canisius College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
970-1190
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,767/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,712/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,328/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,090/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,393/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,904/ year
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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.61 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,474Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Driven
    46%
  • Average
    36%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
42%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.53 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Average
    33%
  • The Best
    33%
  • Very good!
    15%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Bittersweet
    4%
  • I didn't have a good experience at all.
    4%
  • Mediocre
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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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!
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Canisius College is a good school academically. The honors program there is challenging but rewarding because you can take various classes on topics that are not typically available to students. There is a diverse culture at the college, as there are clubs for different ethnic groups. The area surrounding the college is not very safe, which is why the college only gets four stars. There are shootings every year that occur very close to the campus. The public safety officers are always around the campus, and they carry guns, but it still does not feel like a safe environment. Overall I am happy with my time at Canisius.
I loved getting to know my community and make the friends and experience that I did. The classes were engaging and made it easy to get help if needed. The food was sub par, but there are a BUNCH of local restaurants near by! Party life is pretty dull if that's something you're super into I may reconsider your school choice.