Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University

Erie, PA

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Begin your journey with Gannon University and discover a life full of possibilities.  

Gannon creates a student-centered experience, one in which students from around the world can learn and grow. You’ll find support and personalized attention to help you transition from your home country to the United States right on Gannon’s campus. And once you’re settled, Gannon’s education will help you discover your future.

More than 4,200 students from 64 countries take advantage of one or more of our 100 nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs, and we invite you to do the same. With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll receive the individualized attention you need to find success in the direction you choose.

Our staff at the Office of Global Support and Student Engagement warmly welcome you to the campus. They’ll provide in-depth support in adjusting to Gannon’s academic and student life, ongoing assistance with immigration laws and regulations, and transportation assistance upon arrival if needed.

Additional services are available across campus to help you grow during your time at Gannon. These include the on-campus English Language and Global Training, the Honors Program, and academic support services within the Student Success Center. 

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Location is everything
Gannon University is comprised of two vibrant campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida. Gannon’s Erie campus is central to many businesses and organizations that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities. This urban campus in the heart of downtown is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and Lake Erie beaches and is just within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Gannon’s Ruskin campus is a dynamic and beautiful area between Tampa and Bradenton that rates highly on measures of livability and attractiveness. The campus puts you at the center of a rapidly expanding health care sector with opportunities to engage in educational outreach activities.



Nationally ranked for the second consecutive year | “America’s Best Colleges” 2021, U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the top 15% of "best value" colleges | "Best Colleges" 2021, Niche


Named a top school in the nation | 2021 College Rankings, Wall Street Journal


Erie is Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city and is located in the northwest corner of the state on the shores of Lake Erie. It’s approximately 120 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 90 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio; and 90 miles west of Buffalo, New York. Campus is within five miles of Interstates 79 and 90 and five miles from Erie International Airport. Erie is also served by rail and bus transportation.

Gannon At A Glance

Type of school: Private Catholic university

Size of Campus: 37-acre urban campus in Erie, Pennsylvania 

Number of Students: 4,251 students

Number of Faculty: 242 full-time faculty members

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Gannon offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees within its three colleges: the College of Engineering and Business; the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences; and the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences. 

Geographic Diversity: 406 international students from 64 countries

International Student Services: Members of the Office of Global Support and Student Engagement will pick you up from the airport when you first arrive and help you get settled. While you are here, the OGSSE will also provide:
• In-depth support in adjusting to Gannon’s academic and student life 
• Scheduled transportation assistance to nearby shopping areas 
• Ongoing assistance with immigration laws and regulations 
• Community and cultural events 
• Ongoing referrals to academic advisors and other support services as needed 
• Excursions to Niagara Falls and other regional destinations 
• Alumni support at various levels 
• On-campus English as a Second Language (ESL) program: 9-week sessions and CEA accredited 

International Student Budget: 
• Tuition: $35,590*
• University/Activity Fees: $966
• On-Campus Living (double occupancy): $7,480
• Meal Plan (15 meals/week + 5 guest passes): $5,690
• Total: $49,726**

* Tuition for Engineering, Computer Science, and Health Professions programs; tuition for other programs vary.

** Total costs don't include all room and board preferences, health insurance, or books.

Financial Aid: Gannon University is committed to offering our international students an exceptional education at an affordable price. Many undergraduate international students are eligible for an international award. Students who have an outstanding academic background will also be eligible for an academic award to be deducted from annual tuition costs.  

Test Score Requirements: For exemption from on-campus ESL placement tests, the following assessments are accepted for most academic programs: 
• TOEFL score of 79 (iBT) 
• ELS Language Center level 112 or a minimum IELTS band score of 6 (6.5 for Health Sciences and select graduate programs)
• PTE score of 53 
• English3 score of 66  

Application Deadlines and Fees: Applications for undergraduate programs are processed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Certain pre-professional programs have varying application deadlines. Find out more at

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Gannon’s dedication to global inclusivity makes me thankful for its transformative impact on my worldview as a global student.”

    • Marwa Obaid
  • “I am thankful to pursue my graduate studies at a University where I can express my beliefs and celebrate the traditions of a multicultural community.”

    • Sharath Muthyam Venkata
  • “I am thankful to cultivate a sense of community through my involvement in organizations on campus, which has made attending an American university feel like being home.”

    • Sydney Oyatta
      Computer & Information Science