Overview

Applicants
3,667
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
89.50

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 580
SAT Math
490 - 600
ACT Composite
21 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
406
with Terminal Degree
241

224
Women
182
Men
34
Minority
7
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
84%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Michael F Scheuer
PhD, Adjunct Professor Georgetown U Washington DC, Former CIA Officer

John W Rowe
MD , Professor at the Collumbia U Mailman School of Public Health

Dennis F. Strigl
President and CEO, Verizon Wireless

Elaine Sciolino
Paris Bureau Chief , The New York Times

Mary Wittenberg
CEO New York Road Runners

Catherine (Lindquist) Burzik
CEO/President/Director Kinetic Concepts Inc

Liz MacDonald
veteran business journalist Fox News

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,616

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,616

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,515

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,913

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,880

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,630
Required Fees
$1,370
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,200
Transportation for Commuters
$800

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,868
Out of State

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

2.27%
Asian
7.47%
African-American
5.25%
Hispanic
77.84%
Caucasian
5.02%
Unknown
5.47%
International

53% female
47% male
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
46%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
84

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

14% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Griffins)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Women's Sports (Golden Griffins)
8 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Unity-student organization that supports GBLT students www.canisius.edu/unity

Minority Support Groups: Afro-American Society Latin American Students and Friends Native American Society www.canisius.edu/studentlife/stulife_cultureclubs

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
68

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
121

Average Number of PC's per Lab
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Gateway, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
visit our website for details regarding visits
Mollie Ballaro

Address
Office of Admissions
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Phone
716-888-2200

Email
admissions@canisius.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Montante Cultural Center
Village Townhouses
Palisano Pavillion
Koessler Athletic Center
Richard E. Winter Student Center
Canisius College sponsors a variety of on-campus entertainment to keep students busy throughout the year. For example there is the Griffin After Dark Program. Late night alcohol free campus wide programs (11pm-1am) open to all students. Events throughout the year include Bands, Theme Parties, Comedy Nights, Grocery Bingo, Movies and other events

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Niagara Falls
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
HSBC Arena
Delaware Park
Walden Galleria Shopping Mall
Canisius College is surrounded by parks and buildings designed by some of our country's foremost architects and landscape artists. The Metro Rail rapid transit system also connects the college directly with the downtown area of Buffalo, which includes some of the city's best in sports, dining and enertainment.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F and selected Saturdays
8am to 5pm
716-888-2200

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Details of tour times are on our website
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
selected Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions to coordinate faculty and athletic visits.

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.canisius.edu/admissions/visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Accepted applicants

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
By plane major carriers and commuter airlines fly into the Buffalo/Niagara International Airport. By Train AMTRAK Buffalo (Exchange Street) Station Walk two blocks west on Exchange Street to Main Street. Walk one block south on Main Street to Auditorium Metro Rail Station. Take Metro Rail to Humboldt-Hospital Metro Rail Station (fare required). The Admissions Office is located in Lyons Hall, two blocks west on Main Street on the right side of the street. Depew, New York Station * Turn right onto Dick Road. * Dick Road to Walden Avenue. * Turn left onto Walden Avenue to the I-90 interchange. * I-90 East to Exit 51W (NY 33 West). * NY 33 West and to NY 198 West. * NY 198 West to Main Street (NY 5) Exit (first exit on your right). * At Stop sign, turn left (onto Kensington Avenue) * At light, turn left (onto Main Street) * At first light, turn right -- the Admissions Office is located in Lyons Hall AMTRAK services Buffalo from the East (Boston/NYC) and from the West (Chicago). Call 1-800-872-7245 for fare and schedule information. From Bus Station Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center * Walk two blocks west on North Division Street to Church Street Metro Rail Station. * Take Metro Rail to Humboldt-Hospital Metro Rail Station. * The Admissions Office is located in Lyons Hall, two blocks south Main Street on the right side of the street. Greyhound - See your local Yellow Pages Directory or call 1-800-231-2222 for fare and schedule information. New York Trailways - See your local Yellow Pages Directory or call 1-800-295-5555 for fare and schedule information.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From areas East: * 1-90 West to Exit 51W (NY 33 West). * NY 33 West and to NY 198 West. * NY 198 West to Main Street (NY 5) Exit (first exit on your right). * At Stop sign, turn left (onto Kensington Avenue) * At light, turn left (onto Main Street) * At first light, turn right -- the Admissions Office is located in Lyons Hall From areas West: * I-90 East to Exit 51W (NY 33 West). * NY 33 West to NY 198 West. * NY 198 West to Main Street (NY 5) Exit (first exit on your right). * At Stop sign, turn left (onto Kensington Avenue) * At light, turn left (onto Main Street) * At first light, turn right -- the Admissions Office is located in Lyons Hall From areas South: * US 219 North to I-90 East (Buffalo and Albany). * I-90 East to Exit 51W (NY 33 West). * NY 33 West and to NY 198 West. * NY 198 West to Main Street (NY 5) Exit (first exit on your right). * At Stop sign, turn left (onto Kensington Avenue) * At light, turn left (onto Main Street) * At first light, turn right -- the Admissions Office is located in Lyons Hall

Local Accommodations
*Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown 616-855-2223 *Embassy Suites Buffalo 716-842-1000 *Holiday Inn Buffalo/Downtown - 716-886-2121/1-800-465-4329 *special Canisius rates! *Radisson Hotel and Suites Airport - 716-634-2300/1-800-333-3333 *Hyatt Regency Buffalo - 716-856-1234/1-800-233-1234 *Adam's Mark - 716-845-5100/1-800-444-2326
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Key Stats

3,667
Applicants
2,868
Size
80%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

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