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  • NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

LEWISTON ROAD
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY 14109
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
From Niagara University

Niagara University’s outstanding academic experience is the most affordable in New York state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of “America’s Best Colleges.”

Since 1856, NU has empowered graduates with the skills and confidence to excel as professionals and people. It’s a practical experience that delivers what employers are looking for – making an NU degree a coveted 21st-century credential.

Students can choose from 80+ majors, and participate in academic, research, and leadership opportunities that help them realize their fullest potential. In fact, 97% of recent NU graduates were employed or enrolled in grad school within six months.

Niagara faculty, among the most highly credentialed in the world, are caring mentors who provide students with clarity of direction.

With programs informed by the university’s Vincentian heritage, Niagara instills in students a heightened sense of purpose through student life, service-learning and study abroad experiences.

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Niagara 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
92%
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,172 / 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
$27,452 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 34 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 43 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 43 responses

Majors

Niagara University Named Best Value in New York State

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Rooted in our Vincentian heritage, Niagara’s committed to making education accessible and affordable to all. It’s a key reason why U.S. News & World Report called us the #1 Best Value University in New York state taking into consideration academic quality and the net cost of attendance for students who receive the average level of need-based financial aid.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    78%
  • On Campus
    12%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,654 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
72
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Dedicated
    41%
  • Smart
    22%
  • Different
    11%
  • Party type
    11%
  • Liberal
    7%
  • average
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 49 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Helpful
    52%
  • Amazing
    22%
  • Alright
    11%
  • Not what it seems
    7%
  • Bleh
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 25 responses

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Rating 3.64 out of 5  567 reviews
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