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International Profile

There is a world of possibilities at Gannon University—the possibilities that are within you. You will learn here, form lifelong friendships here, and grow here. Here you will find your possibility. It’s what happens when you believe.

Inspiring academic success
With a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, the interactions you have with your professors will be among your most important experiences at Gannon.

With its nationally recognized value, Gannon provides generous scholarships, grants, and awards and academic prestige.
• Over 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to choose from
• Over $35.6 million in financial aid awarded annually to students

Here you will apply classroom learning to projects, research, and internships while working alongside faculty experts and professionals in the field.  

Students have access to innovative technology and laboratories in our new and existing exceptional learning environments, including:
• Forensic Investigation Center
• Human Performance Laboratory
• Center for Advanced Engineering

Home away from home
Our campus is a hub for learning, activity, and socializing—above all, it is a great place to call home.

When you arrive in the United States, you’re greeted with a warm welcome. Members of the International Student Office are available for assistance and provide:
• Ongoing support for immigration and cultural adjustment 

• Transportation assistance upon arrival
• Connection to employment opportunities

To help students grow throughout their time at Gannon, additional services across campus are available, including:
• Academic support services within the Student Success Center
• On-campus English as a Second Language (ESL)
• Community events and scheduled excursions to various regional destinations

In no time at all, you’ll feel at home at Gannon.

Faith, friends, and fun
Gannon believes in educating not just intellectually but emotionally, socially, and spiritually as well.

It’s easy to make friends and find things to do here. Our welcoming environment is the perfect place to participate in:
• One of over 90 clubs and organizations, such as Global Unity at Gannon University, Student Government Association, or Society of Women Engineers
• Service learning or community outreach during GIVE-Day or in the Gannon Goodwill Garden
• Gannon’s many intramural sports, club teams, or one of 20 Division II athletic teams

Gannon’s community is made up of students from 39 countries across the world, creating an environment that fosters acceptance, inclusion, respect, understanding, and caring. Our foundation is strengthened by our students, faculty, and staff, who practice a variety of religions.

Location is everything
Students from around the globe enjoy Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Erie, for its:
• Seven miles of beaches
• Tax-free shopping
• Minor league sports
• Vibrant entertainment and cultural scene
• Four seasons of fun

Gannon’s urban campus is at the center of it. Only a two-hour
drive from Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh, Erie has small-town friendliness and big-city attractions.

We believe in your possibilities. Do you?

The only “best value” school in Western Pennsylvania
10 consecutive years
U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 2016 Edition


Erie is Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city and is located in the northwest corner of the state on the shores of Lake Erie. It is approximately 120 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 90 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio; and 90 miles west of Buffalo, New York. The campus is within five miles of Interstates 79 and 90 and five miles from Erie International Airport. Erie is also served by rail and bus transportation.


TYPE OF UNIVERSITY: Private Catholic university

SIZE OF CAMPUS: Urban campus


NUMBER OF FACULTY: 606 full time, 919 part time

COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: Gannon offers over 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees within its three colleges: College of Engineering and Business; Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences; and College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences.

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: More than 750 international students from 39 countries are enrolled at Gannon.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: Members of the International Student Office (ISO) at Gannon will pick you up from the airport when you first arrive and help you get settled. While you are here, the ISO will also provide:
• Ongoing support for immigration, cultural adjustment, and special needs
• Scheduled transportation assistance to nearby shopping areas
• Connection to employment opportunities
• Community and cultural events
• Ongoing referrals to academic advisors and other support services as needed
• Excursions to Niagara Falls and other regional destinations
• Alumni support at various levels
• On-campus English as a Second Language (ESL)

Tuition*     $30,310
University/Activity Fees    $767
On-Campus Living (Double Occupancy in Freshman Hall)    $5,340–$7,910
Meal Plan (227 meals per semester)    $4,660
Total**    $41,987–$44,475

* Tuition for engineering, computer science, and health professions
** Total dependent on room and board preferences, health insurance, and book costs

FINANCIAL AID: Awards are available for eligible international undergraduate students.

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: For exemption from on-campus ESL placement tests, the following assessments are accepted:
• TOEFL scores of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or 79 (iBT)
• ELS Language Center level 112, or a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 in lieu of TOEFL
• A minimum PTE score of 53

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES: Applications for undergraduate programs are processed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Certain pre-professional programs have varying application deadlines. Find out more at