Canisius University

Buffalo, NY

Canisius University

Buffalo, NY

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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

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,625
Declined 828
Total Received 3,453
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Private

2,349

undergraduate students

1,189

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,538
Established in 1870
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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

Canisius University
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
14208-1098

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
63%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
520
75th
620
25th
520
75th
27
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) May 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,625
Declined 828
Total Received 3,453

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$18,277

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,630
Room $5,998
Board $5,760
Additional fees $1,600
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $42,988
Average Financial Aid - $18,277
Total with Avg. Aid $24,711

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 238-8160
F: 716 888-2377
finaid@canisius.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes
Ice hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, National Intramural Sports Association, Eastern College Atlantic Conference, Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, men's only)

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping. yes
Accounting and Related Services, Other. yes yes
Accounting. yes yes
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature. yes
Animal Behavior and Ethology. yes yes
Anthropology, Other. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Bilingual and Multilingual Education. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioinformatics. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer Teacher Education. yes
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Economics, General. yes
Economics, Other. yes
Education, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities. yes
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
European Studies/Civilization. yes
Finance, General. yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics and Statistics. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music, General. yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Engineering. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other. yes
Superintendency and Educational System Administration. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes

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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

3,538

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

2,349
students

Female
48%
1,136

Male
52%
1,213

34%

1,189
students

Female
59%
706

Male
41%
483

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,176
students

Female
49%
1,073

Male
51%
1,103

7%

173
students

Female
36%
63

Male
64%
110

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Austrailia
Canada
France
Germany
Spain
Ireland
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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