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Tuition & Fees

$28,488

$28,488

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
27%
500-599
43%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
49%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,509
Declined + 979
Total Received 4,488
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Private (nonprofit)

2,398

undergraduate students

1,066

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  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. 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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,464
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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Buffalo, NY

72-acre, urban campus in Buffalo (population: 256,902); 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
64%
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
24%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
27%
500-599
43%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
49%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

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

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,509
Declined + 979
Total Received 4,488

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Considered

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

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,249,730
State $3,144,004
Institutional $32,826,395
Other external $240,661
Total $40,460,790

Non-need-based

Federal
State $14,089
Institutional $4,153,471
Other external $48,214
Total $4,215,774

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, National Intramural Sports Association, Eastern College Atlantic Conference, Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, men's only)
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
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/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
Health Information Technology
Health/Human Performance
Health/Wellness
Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration
History
Information Systems
International Business
International Relations
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Literacy
Management
Marketing
Mathematics/Statistics
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Childhood Education
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 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

69%

2,398
students

Female
50%
1,193

Male
50%
1,205

Graduate

31%

1,066
students

Female
62%
666

Male
38%
400

undergraduateFull-time

96%

2,303
students

Female
51%
1,155

Male
49%
1,148

undergraduatePart-time

4%

95
students

Female
40%
38

Male
60%
57

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
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

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

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 All

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 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
Nigeria
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

Nate Cronk
Associate Director of Admissions
716 888-2212
cronkn@canisius.edu

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