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  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
    B-
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.
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Canisius College Rankings

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Canisius Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,542/ 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
$27,310/ 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
12:1
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.66 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

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
    16%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,166Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
90
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Driven
    42%
  • Average
    36%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
40%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.58 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Average
    34%
  • The Best
    28%
  • Very good!
    19%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Bittersweet
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • I didn't have a good experience at all.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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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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!
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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.
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.