Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

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Undergrad Health & Medicine International Transfer Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$30,230

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,830
Declined 592
Total Received 3,422
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Private

2,213

undergraduate students

889

graduate students

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School Facts

Canisius College is the largest private university in Western New York. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius College is named for St. Peter Canisius. Its 72 acre campus in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,102
Established in 1870
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)

72-acre, urban campus in Buffalo (population: 261,452). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation around campus, to townhouses, and to athletic center. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Buffalo-Niagara Falls
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Buffalo-Niagara International

Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
14208-1098

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Residence Hall Association
  • Project Conservation
  • Unity (GLBTQ+)
  • Fusion Gaming Society
  • Hiking Club

Top Events

  • Griff Fest
  • Global Fest
  • Annual Wellness Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
32%
500-599
45%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
41%
400-499
18%
30-36
14%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 90

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,830
Declined 592
Total Received 3,422

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
class rank
talent/ability
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

crew, ice hockey, mixed martial arts, rugby, soccer, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, cheerleading, crew, dance, endurance, equestrian sports, field hockey, ice hockey, riflery, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Fencing, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Fencing, Field hockey, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Riflery, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Business/Management
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Animal Behavior and Ethology
Athletic Training/Trainer
Bible/Biblical Studies
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, General
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computational Science
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Technology
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Finance, General
Forensic Psychology
French Language Teacher Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Wellness, General
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Statistics
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Nutrition Sciences
Operations Research
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Engineering
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Reading Teacher Education
Religion/Religious Studies
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Studies
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Writing, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

3,102

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

2,213
students

Female
48%
1,066

Male
52%
1,147

29%

889
students

Female
59%
524

Male
41%
365

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,112
students

Female
50%
1,037

Male
50%
1,075

5%

101
students

Female
29%
29

Male
71%
72

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

98

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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 transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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