Niagara University

Niagara University, NY

Niagara University

Niagara University, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$35,240

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
38%
18-23
40%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,265
Declined 395
Total Received 3,660
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Private

2,809

undergraduate students

918

graduate students

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School Facts

Niagara University, founded by the Vincentian community in 1856, is a comprehensive institution, blending the best of a liberal arts and professional education, grounded in a values-based, Catholic tradition. Its 160-acre campus is located four miles from Niagara Falls, 20 minutes from Buffalo, and 90 minutes from Toronto.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,727
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic Church

160-acre, suburban campus in Lewiston (population: 15,964), 4 miles from Niagara Falls, 20 miles from Buffalo, and 80 miles from Toronto. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Buffalo. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Buffalo, NY and Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Buffalo-Niagara International

Niagara University
5795 Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY
14109

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Nursing Association
  • NU Players (theatre)
  • Camp Courage Crew
  • The Disney Club
  • Sorority

Top Events

  • FirstFest (Welcome Back Week)
  • Niagara's Got Talent
  • RidgeFest (spring fest)
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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
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour escort service, Emergency Notification System

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
74%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
38%
18-23
40%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.42

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,265
Declined 395
Total Received 3,660

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

interview
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,234

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,700
Room & board $11,850
Additional fees $1,540
Books & supplies $1,250
Other fees $1,300
Total $49,640
Average Financial Aid - $5,234
Total with Avg. Aid $44,406
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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
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, field hockey, golf, hockey (ice/roller), lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, basketball, bowling, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, volleyball, weight lifting

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Field hockey, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Gerontology
History, General
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Public Finance
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
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Programs Offered

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

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,727

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

2,809
students

Female
64%
1,792

Male
36%
1,017

25%

918
students

Female
65%
600

Male
35%
318

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,692
students

Female
64%
1,719

Male
36%
973

5%

117
students

Female
63%
73

Male
37%
44

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 66%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

133

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
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 no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • 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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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