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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY 14109
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
From Niagara University

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

Students can choose from more than 80 majors and 55 minors, and participate in academic, research, and leadership opportunities that help them realize their fullest potential. In fact, 97 percent of recent Niagara 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. They are at the forefront of scholarship and research, and engage students in these opportunities .

And 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
87%
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,106/ 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
$24,974/ 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
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Teacher Education at Niagara University

The College of Education at Niagara University has proven a record of quality programs that provide students with extensive practical field experience, state of the art instructional technology and an outstanding career placement reputation. Upon completion of the program, Ontario students are able to apply for both certifications in New York State and Ontario.

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
    20%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,670Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
146
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Dedicated
    44%
  • Smart
    20%
  • Different
    12%
  • Party type
    12%
  • average
    4%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.46 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Helpful
    52%
  • Amazing
    24%
  • Alright
    8%
  • Not what it seems
    8%
  • Bleh
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $42,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    71%
    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

    Niagara University Reviews

    540 reviews
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    Niagara University is a wonderful school! I never realized how much people can inspire you until I came here. The teachers are so attentive to each student, and they truly do care about your future and what you have to offer the world. They bring out the best in each of their students, care deeply about good morals and community, and are very well-educated individuals. The programs here are also challenging but fun! Each program is very unique and is presented in such a way that all types of learners are able to thrive. There is never a dull day, even in the general education courses! Even better, you are always surrounded by great people with profound ideas that will influence the world someday. Believe me when I say that you can be ANYTHING after coming here!
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    At Niagara, you are just a statistic, especially with covid. They do not care about your mental or physical health until it affects their income. They are extremely rude dealing with covid situations. The dorms do not have a/c and have not been updated for decades. You get stuck in the elevators, not to mention the food is not good whatsoever. The school is over priced and could care less about their residence halls and dining halls. Do not go here unless you want to be disappointed.
    I absolutely loved my experience at Niagara University. I was completing my BSN. I did not feel like a number. The advisors and professors encouraged professional growth as well as goal setting rather than simply pushing through to finish a degree. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommend it to everyone!