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Niagara University
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  • 4 Year
  • NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY

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 B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

LEWISTON RD
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
1050-1220
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,118 / 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
$28,234 / 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
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 43 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 52 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 52 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

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    55%
  • On Campus
    37%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,660 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
49
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Dedicated
    38%
  • Smart
    16%
  • Outgoing
    11%
  • average
    8%
  • Different
    8%
  • Party type
    8%
  • Liberal
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
62%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 58 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Helpful
    41%
  • Amazing
    19%
  • Alright
    8%
  • Bleh
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Not what it seems
    5%
  • Personable and welcoming
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 29 responses

Niagara University Reviews

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