Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University

Erie, PA

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

You can find several pathways that lead you to the meaningful career you’re seeking at Gannon University. We create a student-centered experience, one in which a student’s passions become their possibilities. You’ll find support and individualized attention to help you make your move to Gannon. And once you’re settled, Gannon’s education will help you discover your future.

Believe in your possibilities
Gannon offers over 100 undergraduate, graduate, and online academic program options, each featuring hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects, and valuable internship opportunities that prepare you to become a true professional in your chosen field. 

At Gannon, possibilities are found in our classrooms, where a 12:1 student-faculty ratio means students receive individualized support that meaningfully shapes academic outcomes. Outside the classroom, our 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 developing 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 service learning opportunities. 

An affordable education
Affordability has been part of Gannon University’s mission for more than 90 years. Our Financial Aid Office experts can explain how Gannon makes college an affordable option and will help you transition to the University. We’re committed to offering the best financial assistance package possible, which includes scholarship opportunities specifically for transfer students.

Articulation agreements
Gannon has active articulation agreements with community colleges and four-year institutions in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. These agreements allow students to follow a specific path of study at their initial institution before easily transitioning to Gannon to complete their associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree.

Get connected
Our campus is a hub for student engagement with more than 150 clubs and organizations available to choose from. Whether you want to join Greek life, serve others, enhance your classroom learning, or participate in varsity, club, or intramural sports, we’ll make sure you get connected in ways that’ll make your college experience memorable.

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



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


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


Included in the top 41% of schools offering undergraduate Engineering degree “America’s Best Colleges” 2021 | U.S. News & World Report

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.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I’m thankful for the ability to transfer to a university that’s invested in my success in the classroom and in my career.”

    • Emily Whaley
  • “I chose to transfer because the more I learned about Gannon, the clearer it became that Gannon offered me the best opportunity to build a professional future. That realization has come to fruition through my work with Edge, which has allowed me to transcend being a student-athlete and helped me develop a well-rounded background.”

    • Marcel Deya