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Overall Niche Grade
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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+
Niagara is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Lewiston, New York in the Buffalo Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,950 undergraduate students. The Niagara acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Foundations of Education, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 67% of students, Niagara alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
5795 Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY 14109

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

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1130
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,523/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,507/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,681/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,955/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,850/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,838/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,950Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    46%
  • Smart
    21%
  • Different
    13%
  • Party type
    13%
  • average
    4%
  • Liberal
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
60%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.45 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Helpful
    54%
  • Amazing
    25%
  • Alright
    8%
  • Not what it seems
    8%
  • Bleh
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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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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I love it there, feels just like a second home and I’m so excited that I had the ability to attend. All of the different programs that are offered are so individualized and creative compared to other universities. Having it be a smaller campus, it is extremely easy to make friends and find fun things to do. The surrounding area has a bunch of restaurants and shopping places as well as being so close to Buffalo and Canada which is awesome! I love this school and would recommend it to anyone looking for a close knit school.
My experience at Niagara University was one of a kind and would love to do it all over AGAIN! The staff is amazingly nice and cares about the students, whether they are your professor or not, anyone will help you with any issue or concern and even question. The campus is always clean, easy to travel and usually safe.