Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University

Erie, PA

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

Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, Gannon offers a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, and inclusiveness as well as social responsibility.

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

Where will you find your possibility? 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 locally and around the world.

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. Apply 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...

  • “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