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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Gannon students have returned to campus and in-person classes began on August 10, 2020. Prospective students wishing to visit campus may now do so by scheduling a visit online through the Gannon website and then clicking on the visit option at the top of the page. Details regarding the safety of the visit as well as all university safety measures can be found at our COVID-19 page. Learn More

  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
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
109 W Sixth St
Erie, PA 16541
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
From Gannon University

Gannon University is a Catholic Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations.

Gannon offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and online academic programs, meaning there are no shortages of opportunities available to you. Each of our programs feature hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.

We invite you to join our family of faculty, staff and students who together pursue bold opportunities, tackle challenging questions, and make a difference in the world around us. Because when you come to Gannon, you’ll not only be prepared to start your career, you’ll be prepared to live a life full of possibilities.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1020-1220
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,431/ 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
$21,209/ 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
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Cyber programs at Gannon University

Gannon offers undergraduate degree programs in cybersecurity and cyber engineering. There is an overwhelming demand in the United States and throughout the world in the workforce for graduates that can assist companies in all industries with the growth of cyber hacking and data breaches. Gannon graduates will be well-positioned with the experiences they will have in the new I-HACK center.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,653Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
638
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Friendly
    46%
  • Studious
    33%
  • Fun
    13%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • They are pretty rude like seriously
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    43%
  • Accepting
    26%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Leader
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    National
    83%
    93%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

    Gannon University Reviews

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    Gannon is an amazing school. There is a very huge support system here. There are so many resources to ensure that you succeed in your 4 years at Gannon and for your future here. I especially love the way they are handling school during the pandemic. They made it so that we were able to come back on campus and enjoy an in-person experience. They are strict with masks, maximum capacities, social distancing, and keeping clean. While most colleges have closed down after a week or two of being on campus, Gannon's methods have allowed students to be on campus for over a month.
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    Gannon University strives to make all students feel included, as a commuter, I feared that I would not be able to have a real college experience and that I would struggle with making friends, and connecting to my work, however Gannon has many resources available that are perfect for me such as the commuters lounge to be sure that commuters feeling including with campus lifestyle. As a Nursing major, Gannon curriculum has pushed me a lot to understanding my future role as a Nurse. Overall all the staff are very caring about your future.
    Gannon University is a beautiful university. Everyone, including the staff and professors are outgoing. Gannon is a roughly small campus, so there will never be a time where you walk from building to building without seeing someone you know. Gannon gives great leadership opportunities through multiple programs they hold throughout the year. Gannon also provides a great travel program for students to give back, and learn about other cultures and countries they might be interested in. The classroom size is about 20 students, which I enjoy because I am not overwhelmed by 100 people in a classroom. The professors at Gannon are very passionate about what they’re teaching. They also care about every student in their classroom. Gannon offers a beautiful library on campus that people value especially during finals week. Gannon also offers a huge rec center for all students. There is endless amount of equipment, and a huge gym that is also open to students.