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Tuition & Fees

$35,424

$35,424

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
45%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,661
Declined + 548
Total Received 4,209
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Private (nonprofit)

2,671

undergraduate students

1,233

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2073
ACT 2690

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School Facts

Canisius College is the largest private university in Western New York. Canisius is one of 28 Jesuit colleges in the nation and is consistently ranked among the top regional colleges in the Northeast. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius College is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the original members of the Society of Jesus. What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 32 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,904
Established in 1870
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Buffalo, NY

72-acre, urban campus in Buffalo (population: 258,959); branch campus in Amherst. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation around campus, to townhouses, and to athletic center. Public transportation serves campus.

Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
45%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,661
Declined + 548
Total Received 4,209

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Molly Ballaro
Director of Admissions
P: 800 843-1517
F: 716 888-3230
admissions@canisius.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,379,147
State $3,571,540
Institutional $34,349,225
Other external $254,608
Total $42,554,520

Non-need-based

Federal $19,307
State $36,158
Institutional $4,350,954
Other external $59,245
Total $4,465,664

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, men's only), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (Division I), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division 1), National Intramural Sports Association
Mascot
Golden Griffin
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Information Systems
Accounting/Professional
Adolescence Education
Adolescent Education
Animal Behavior
Anthropology
Anthrozoology
Applied Health
Applied Nutrition
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Childhood Education
Childhood Education/Birth-Grade 6
Childhood Education/Grade 1-6
Classics/Greek
Classics/Roman
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
College Student Personnel Administration
Communication Studies
Communication/Leadership
Community Mental Health Counseling
Community/School Health
Computational Science
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Deaf Education
Differential Instruction
Digital Media Arts
Early Childhood Education/Birth-Grade 2
Early Childhood/Grade 1-6
Economics
Education/Bilingual Education
Educational Administration/Supervision
Educational Leadership
Educational Technologies/Emerging Media
Educators of Hearing Impaired People
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Finance
Forensic Accounting
French
German
Health Information Technology
Health/Human Performance
Health/Wellness
History
Information Systems
International Business
International Relations
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Literacy
Management
Marketing
Mathematics/Statistics
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Childhood Education
Music
Music Performance
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Education/Birth-12
Physical Education/PE Health
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Engineering
Psychology
Religious Studies
Respiratory Care
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education B2/Early Child B-2
Special Education Grade 1-6/Childhood 1-6
Sport Administration
Sport Management
TESOL
Teacher Education/Elementary
Teacher Education/Secondary
Technical/Liberal Studies
Urban Studies
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Undergraduate

68%

2,671
students

Female
54%
1,429

Male
46%
1,242

Graduate

32%

1,233
students

Female
61%
751

Male
39%
482

undergraduateFull-time

95%

2,538
students

Female
55%
1,378

Male
45%
1,160

undergraduatePart-time

5%

133
students

Female
39%
51

Male
61%
82

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Ireland
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ellen Murphy
Associate Director of Admissions
716 888-2212
murphy7@canisius.edu

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