Overview

Applicants
4,097
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.52

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13.8:1
Total Faculty
377
with Terminal Degree
203

193
Men
184
Women
32
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Area Studies, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Leadership

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Journalism

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Literature (GB)

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Polysomnography
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Timothy J. McCallion
President - West Region, Verizon

Dante C. Parrini
Chairman/CEO Glatfelter Company

Mark Minnaugh
Exec VP/Chief Admin Officer, Giant Eagle Inc.

Tina M. Donikowski
Vice President - Locomotives & Marine, Stationary & Drilling, GE Transport.

Michael Doka
Chairman, Rehrig Pacific Co.

Anne Cooney
President, Process Industries & Drives Division, Siemens Group

Dr. Anthony M D'Alessandro
Transplant Surgeon, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,887

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,545

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,293

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,419

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,205
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

57% female
43% male
81% are full time
19% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
74%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Program for Students with Learning Disabilities

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Sister Joyce Lowrey, SSJ, M.Ed.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS or WISC

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Official letter of documentation from a licensed professional (usually a medical doctor)

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
92
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
5

18% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

14% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Knights)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Water Polo
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Golden Knights)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Support groups and individual counseling are offered as needed through the Counseling Services Office, http://www.gannon.edu/About-Gannon/Services-for-Students/Counseling-Services/

Minority Support Groups: Support groups and individual counseling are offered as needed through the Counseling Services Office, http://www.gannon.edu/About-Gannon/Services-for-Students/Counseling-Services/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


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
16

Average Number of PC's per Lab
24

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

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
Journey Ed (software) and Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kristin Manczka
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541

Phone
814-871-7407

Email
manczka001@gannon.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Waldron Campus Center
Friendship Green
Student Recreation Center
Knight Club
Hammermill Center
Doc's Landing, Nash Library, Power Study Lounge, Schuster Theatre, AJ's Way

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Millcreek Mall
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
Presque Isle State Park
Erie Zoo
Jerry Uht Park
Warner Theatre, Erie Bayfront, Erie Art Museum, Erie Bayfront, Erie Playhouse, Peek-n-Peak Ski Resort, The Flagship Niagara, Waldameer Park and WaterWorld, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, Downtown Erie Arts & Cultural District, Liberty Pier, Bayfront Multi-Purpose Trail

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
814-871-7407

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Saturday Info Sessions, Open Houses

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Please submit recruiting form found on Gannon Athletics webpage

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.gannonsports.com/sports/2008/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Erie International Airport (15 minutes from campus), Greyhound Bus Station, Union Station (train service), taxi service, Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (bus service)

Driving Instructions to Campus
If you are traveling NORTH on I-79: Follow the signs and continue on Bayfront Highway along Presque Isle Bay, passing the marinas and continuing to State Street. Turn right onto State Street. Proceed south on State Street through the downtown district to West 6th Street. Turn right onto West 6th Street and travel 2 blocks; you will see the Office of Admissions and a parking lot on your right where you may park your car. If you are traveling EAST or WEST on I-90: Take the I-79 North Exit and follow the above directions. Please see Gannon's website for more complete directions.

Local Accommodations
Sheraton Erie Bayfront 814-454-2005 George Carroll House 814-459-2021 William Sands House 814-504-0845
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Key Stats

4,097
Applicants
3,205
Size
78%
Acceptance Rate