B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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

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Test Scores and GPA for Gannon University

Cost

Net Price
$20,920/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,134/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,279/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,924/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,964/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,637/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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
2,593Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Friendly
    47%
  • Studious
    37%
  • Fun
    11%
  • They are pretty rude like seriously
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
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 Gannon University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
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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Gannon University Reviews

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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.
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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.
My initial decision was not to attend Gannon because of the inter-city campus and their Criminal Justice program (while reputable) was not as renowned as that of Mercyhurst. However, I ended up selecting it after all because of the considerable scholarships they offered me, and on my first day I fell in love with my university. The classes are interesting, the professors are engaging, the students are friendly, and I feel like I belong. Gannon has become my home in many ways, and I would not change my choice if I could.