Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University

Erie, PA

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A Catholic university with a more than 90-year success record

The faculty and staff at Gannon University prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences as well as professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness, and social responsibility.

Believe in your possibilities
Gannon University offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and online academic programs in the areas of engineering, business, humanities, education, social sciences, health professions, and science—meaning there are no shortages of opportunities available to you. Each of our programs feature hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects, and valuable internship opportunities that prepare you to become a professional in the field. 

Where will you find your possibility? At Gannon, possibilities are found in our classrooms, where a low 13:1 student-faculty ratio means students receive individualized support that meaningfully shapes academic outcomes. Outside the classroom, students are researching 30 feet below the surface of the Caribbean Sea to observe marine organisms and coral reefs, looking 4,000 years into the past at an archaeological dig in Jordan, or working in the field to develop NASA mission-related instruments for near-space exploration. Other students are interning at Fortune 500 companies; immersing themselves in the culture and history of Italy, Thailand, or Spain; and engaging in impactful local and global service learning opportunities. 

Get connected
Our campus is a hub for student engagement with more than 159 clubs and organizations available to choose from. Whether you want to join Greek life; participate in varsity, club, or intramural sports; serve others; or enhance your classroom learning, we’ll make sure you get connected in ways that will make your college experience memorable.

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



Named a top school in the nation | Wall Street Journal, 2022


Consistently ranked among the "Best National Universities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked among the top 27% of schools offering graduate Physician Assistant degrees | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Undergraduate Computer Science, Engineering, and Nursing programs ranked among the best in the nation  | U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Location Is Everything

Gannon University is comprised of two vibrant campuses—one in Erie, Pennsylvania, and another in 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 nearby Lake Erie beaches. Gannon’s Ruskin campus is in a beautiful area between Tampa and Bradenton that rates highly on measures of livability. The campus puts you at the center of a rapidly expanding health-care sector with opportunities to engage in educational outreach activities.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “My experience has been filled with more learning opportunities, career preparation, and memories than I ever imagined four years ago. It was clear that every professor in my department wanted nothing but success for my future and were there to help with anything I needed. Throughout your education at Gannon, you’ll have opportunities to participate in actual real-life fieldwork, internships, and research projects. The work you’ll do with the amazing faculty will send you into the workforce ready to take on serious but fascinating challenges.”

    • Maria Taliani '20
  • “The opportunities to implement concepts learned in the classroom throughout the community, nation, and world have been more than I could ask for. I’ve evolved into an open-minded, educated, and powerful woman because of the friends, professors, and mentors I’ve met within this program and the University. I’ve never felt more prepared to take on my career and life in general because of the lessons I’ve learned while studying at Gannon.”

    • Hannah Eckert '20
  • “My program experience has been one I feel I couldn’t get anywhere else. The Gannon faculty and staff have taken me in and treated me like family since day one. It’s an indescribable feeling to be surrounded by an army of people who wish nothing but success for me and my future.”

    • Samantha Bigley '20
  • “After graduation, I’ll be departing to serve in the Peace Corps in Peru, and this decision was heavily influenced by the time I spent studying abroad. Not only did my classes provide me the opportunity to enhance my language skills, but I also gained confidence in my ability to communicate and really began to experience other cultures.”

    • Eleni Vlachos '20