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
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Gannon University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
109 W Sixth St
Erie, PA 16541
Website

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
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
923-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Gannon University

Cost

Net Price
$21,314/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,610/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,410/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,802/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,433/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,916/ year

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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,531Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    47%
  • Studious
    37%
  • Fun
    11%
  • They are pretty rude like seriously
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    47%
  • Accepting
    29%
  • Diverse
    12%
  • Leader
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
48%
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
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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.
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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.
This college education (as a Biology major) was not worth what I paid for. The professors in the Biology department were a hit or miss -- don't get me wrong, there are a couple professors I could name off that were fantastic, but I can only count those professors on one hand. Made some of the courses more difficult than classes needed to be. Gannon tries to weed out students late in their secondary education career with the intention to require additional semesters on top of the 4 years required for an undergraduate degree. A great example of this is only offering certain classes every other semester/year. I would highly recommend students to look somewhere else, because if I could do it all again, I would be anywhere but Gannon University.