Tuition & Fees

$29,428

$29,428

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
35%
500-599
47%
400-499
13%
700-800
7%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
46%
18-23
37%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,793
Declined + 756
Total Received 3,549
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Private (nonprofit)

2,256

undergraduate students

988

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Animal Behavior/ecology/conservation
  3. Psycology
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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 3,244
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: 258,612). 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
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

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
35%
500-599
47%
400-499
13%
700-800
7%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
46%
18-23
37%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

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

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,793
Declined + 756
Total Received 3,549

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

Justin P. Rogers
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 843-1517
F: 716 888-3230
admissions@canisius.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,679

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,940
Room $5,880
Board $5,536
Additional fees $1,488
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $41,844
Average Financial Aid - $22,679
Total with Avg. Aid $19,165
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 541-6348
F: 716 888-2377
finaid@canisius.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Mary A. Koehneke
Director of Financial Aid
mkoehnek@canisius.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (outdoor)
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/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, handball, Kan Jam, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Bill Maher (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Lisa Liotta (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

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
Anthrozoology
Applied Health
Applied Nutrition
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Childhood Education
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
Creative/Performing Arts
Criminal Justice
Data Analytics
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
Human Services
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
Sport Product Development
Sports/Exercise Health Care
TESOL
Teacher Education/Elementary
Teacher Education/Secondary
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Technical/Liberal Studies
Urban Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Animal Behavior/ecology/conservation
  3. Psycology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,244

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

2,256
students

Female
48%
1,083

Male
52%
1,173

30%

988
students

Female
59%
585

Male
41%
403

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,166
students

Female
49%
1,051

Male
51%
1,115

4%

90
students

Female
36%
32

Male
64%
58

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Italy
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

Tiffany Wagner
Admissions Counselor
716 888-2212
wagner79@canisius.edu

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