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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Gannon is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,481 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Gannon acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Nursing, and Biology. Graduating 65% of students, Gannon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.
About Gannon University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
109 W Sixth St
Erie, PA 16541
Website
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Gannon University 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
920-1130
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,003/ 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
    $17,747/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,769/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,274/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,765/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,350/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,481Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Friendly
    48%
  • Studious
    33%
  • Fun
    14%
  • They are pretty rude like seriously
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.50 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    47%
  • Accepting
    26%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Leader
    11%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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This school's PA program is great! Teachers are nice and helpful. They are very good at answering questions. You can tell they are trying to make the school a better place to learn. In addition, they have multiple ways of getting involved. The honors program is also something i recommend to all. I love honors classes as opposed to the typical classroom because honors classes are smaller. The only drawback I can think of is the work-study. They do not offer many options on campus. They tend to higher previous students which means there is no way you can get a job on campus unless a student who works for them graduates.
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As an international student, I can say that gannon is a very well diversed university. Also it has so many events going around for people from so many different countries and different cultures. The professor and staffs here are awesome and makes you feel home and are very helpful. The security is so good that i can get a ride home from the college live safe app during night hours which makes it convenient for me to use library facilities even during night. The only thing I would recommend is if the college could upgrade the housing and food.
I absolutely fell in love with the campus the first day I got here. Everything is right here and if I need to go somewhere off of campus, we can take the bus for free thanks to the university. I've also met so many great people here on campus and made a lot of forever friends. The professors that are involved in my major are phenomenal! A good bit of them are former government agents and have experience in the field. They offer real life accounts of situations they have dealt with in their careers. It really helps me learn and I love it.