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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 is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,530 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Gannon acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Health Professions, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Nursing. Graduating 68% of students, Gannon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.
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
80%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1220
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$21,793/ 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
$21,091/ 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
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.44 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,530Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
546
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Friendly
    48%
  • Studious
    30%
  • Fun
    13%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • They are pretty rude like seriously
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    43%
  • Accepting
    29%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Leader
    10%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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
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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.
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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.
Gannon is such a pretty school. I am a nursing major and the staff is great. They have helped me so much transitioning from high school to college. When I went for orientation everyone on the campus was so welcoming and excited for me and all the other new incoming students to be there. It was super hot out and they still made sure to keep a smile on their faces. I am rooming in North hall and the hall is beautiful. There is a good balance between the boys and the girls which is good. I struggled a little bit with the financial aid process. I called very frequently and each time if no one answered, I left a voicemail and within that day or the following day, my call was returned and my questions were answered. I felt that, that was really nice because I wasn't sure what to do and they were all so helpful. Overall, I haven't had a bad experience at Gannon and I genuinely love the atmosphere as a whole.