Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University

Erie, PA

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Gannon University is a nationally ranked university with nearly 100 years of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Here, faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Our highly accredited academic programming opportunities have equipped generations of alumni from around the world to live a life of impact—and you can do the same.

Believe in Your Possibilities
Gannon is a thriving and globally diverse university with nearly 20% of our student population coming from more than 70 countries and U.S. territories. Our 4,705 students take advantage of one or more of our 100-plus undergraduate, graduate and online programs in the areas of engineering, business, humanities, education, social sciences, health professions, and science. 

Each of our programs feature valuable opportunities that prepare you to become a professional in your chosen field, including:
• 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio;
• Collaborative research;
• Internship opportunities;
• Faculty experts to help you learn, explore and achieve.

Longstanding Tradition of Success
Gannon University offers an education that is highly accredited by several national and international rankings that include:
Nationally Ranked University (2022 Best Colleges, U.S. News and World Report)
Top 14% Best Value Colleges in America (2022 Best Colleges, Niche)
Top 5 Best Catholic Colleges in Pennsylvania (2022 Best Colleges, Niche)
Nationally Ranked University (Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings)

What’s more, 98% of our students enter their profession or continue their education to earn a graduate degree after graduation from Gannon.

Get Connected
You’ll find support and personalized attention to help you transition from your home country to the United States right on Gannon’s campus. Our dedicated staff in the Office of Global Support and Student Engagement will provide in-depth support and personalized attention to help you:
• Adjust to Gannon’s academic and student life
• Receive ongoing assistant with immigration laws and regulations
• Get involved in workshops and advisement

You’ll also have access to multidimensional support for academic success and personal fulfillment. Additional services across campus that will help you grow during your time at Gannon include:
• On-campus English Language Training (CEA Accredited)
• Student Success Center
• Recreation and Wellness Center
• Honors Program

Our students benefit from a felt experience of global diversity that brings intercultural competencies and skills together to help you thrive in a global community. When you come to Gannon, you’ll meet students from around the world to form an experience that will last a lifetime.

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

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A Top School in the Nation | Wall Street Journal's 2022 College Rankings


Nationally ranked University, again | U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Colleges 2022


Top 27% schools offering graduate Physician Assistant degrees | U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Colleges 2022


Undergraduate Nursing, Engineering, Computer Science among nation's best | U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Colleges 2022


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 provides students with hands-on learning opportunities. This urban campus in the heart of downtown is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and cultural scenes, and the beautiful Lake Erie nearby. It’s also located 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.

Gannon At A Glance

Type of School: Private Catholic university

Type of Campus: urban campus 

Number of Students: 4,705

Number of Faculty: 249 full-time

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

Geographic Diversity: 782 global students from 74 countries are enrolled at Gannon.

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, your support 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): 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): $5,850
• Total: $49,886**

* 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: At Gannon University, we are committed to offering our global students an exceptional education at an affordable price. Many international undergraduate 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 health sciences and selected 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 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