From the School

Niagara University offers a generous merit-based scholarship and grant program. These awards range from $5,500 up to full tuition. NU also offers athletic, community service, and ROTC scholarships.

Founded by the Vincentian community in 1856, Niagara University is a comprehensive institution, blending the best of a liberal arts and professional education, grounded in a values-based Catholic tradition. The suburban 160-acre campus combines the old and new; both ivy-covered buildings and modern architectural structures line its picturesque landscape. The university is easily accessible from every major city in the eastern and midwestern United States via the New York State Thruway, Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, and rail and bus service.

There are approximately 3,200 undergraduate and 825 graduate students enrolled at Niagara. A large percentage of these students take advantage of the more than 100 extracurricular and cocurricular activities offered. Volunteer work in the community is popular among the students and enhances community relations. Students work with numerous organizations, including the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Community Missions and the Heart, Love and Soul food pantry.

University athletics teams compete on the Division I level and are members of the NCAA, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Atlantic Hockey Association. Intercollegiate sports for men include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis. Intercollegiate sports for women include basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. An extensive club and intramural sports program includes cheerleading, danceline, hockey, rugby and lacrosse, just to name a few. The Kiernan Center offers a variety of sports and recreational facilities, including a multipurpose gymnasium, a swimming and diving pool, an indoor track, racquetball courts, free-weight and Nautilus rooms, and aerobics rooms. There are several outdoor athletic fields as well as basketball and tennis courts.

Additional student services include the Health Center, which provides inpatient and outpatient care during the day; the Learning Center, which provides free tutoring services; and the Career Services Office, which offers professional and career counseling. Other services include counseling, orientation, academic planning, and job placement.

Niagara University's housing accommodations include five residence halls, a grouping of five small cottages, and a student apartment complex.

The university offers graduate studies in business, counseling, criminal justice, education, finance, healthcare administration, interdisciplinary studies, and sport management, as well as a Ph.D. program in leadership and policy.


From The School

The university welcomes men and women who have demonstrated aptitude and academic achievement at the high school level. Either SAT or ACT test scores are required. International students are required to submit the results of their TOEFL examination and, if transcripts are not in English, all transcripts must be sent to Niagara University via World Education Services (WES) for the "Course by Course Report" evaluation. Interviews are recommended. Transfer students are accepted during any semester. (Transfer credit is evaluated individually by the dean of each division.) Students who complete high school in less than four years are eligible for early admission. Students may also apply under an early action program. Economically and educationally disadvantaged students from New York state are eligible to apply for admission through the Higher Educational Opportunity Program (HEOP).

Application and Information
For all majors except nursing, Niagara operates on a rolling admission basis and adheres to the College Board Candidates Reply Date. Nursing applicants must apply by mid-December of their senior year. A visit to the campus is encouraged and overnight accommodations in a residence hall are available through the Niagara Nights program.

Information on all aspects of the university can be obtained by contacting the Office of Admissions or through

Mark Wojnowski
Director of Admissions
Niagara University
Niagara University, New York 14109-2011
United States
Phone: 716-286-8700
800-462-2111 (toll-free)
Fax: 716-286-8710


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 563
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Action
December 10

August 30

Other Admission Factors


Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs

Niagara University's curricula enable students to pursue their academic preferences and to complete courses that lead to proficiency in other academic areas. Courses that have been considered upper-division courses are available to all students. This provides students with the opportunity to avoid introductory and survey courses and permits motivated students to take advantage of more challenging courses early in their collegiate career. The honors program provides special academic opportunities that stimulate, encourage and challenge participants. In addition, an accelerated three-year degree program is offered to qualified students. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete a total of 40 or 42 course units (120 or 126 credit hours) to meet graduation requirements. Niagara grants credit for successful scores on the Advanced Placement and the College-Level Examination Program and the International Baccalaureate tests. Internships, research, independent study, study abroad and cooperative education are available in many academic programs. An Army-ROTC program is also offered. NU is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its programs in the respective areas are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the Council on Social Work Education, and the chemistry department has the approval of the American Chemical Society. The travel, hotel and restaurant administration program is accredited by the Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The College of Arts and Sciences offers the bachelor of arts degree in art history with museum studies, chemistry, communication studies, English, French, gerontology, history, international studies, liberal arts, life sciences, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, social sciences, sociology, and Spanish. The bachelor of science degree is awarded in biochemistry (with a concentration in bioinformatics), biology (with concentrations in bioinformatics and biotechnology), chemistry (with a concentration in computational chemistry), computer and information sciences, criminal justice and criminology, mathematics, nursing, and social work. This division also offers the bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre studies (with concentrations in design technology, general theatre, and performance). Preprofessional programs are offered in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and Army-ROTC. An associate of arts degree is available in general studies. In addition, Niagara offers a coordinate major in environmental studies concentration to supplement a degree in biology, chemistry, or political science. Combined master's programs include a five-year program in criminal justice administration and a six-year program is clinical mental health counseling. The university also offers an accelerated nursing program for registered nurses seeking a baccalaureate degree and enrichment courses in fine arts and languages.

In addition to the programs listed above, NU offers a number of preprofessional partnerships. These include a 3+4 partnership in pharmacy with the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY), a 2+3 partnership in pharmacy with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), a 3+4 partnership in medicine with LECOM, and a 3+4 partnership in dentistry with SUNY at Buffalo. Qualified premedical Niagara students are eligible to apply for the early assurance program sponsored by the SUNY at Buffalo.

Niagara University's College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and offers a B.B.A. and a combination B.B.A./M.B.A. degree (five-year program) in accounting as well as an M.S. in finance. This division offers B.S. degrees in economics, finance, management (with concentrations in human resources, international business, and supply chain management), and marketing. In addition, an A.A.S. degree can be earned in business. Business students can gain real-world learning experiences through internships, study abroad, cooperative education programs and research conducted in several business-focused campus centers. These centers include the Family Business Center, the Center for Supply Chain Management, the Technology Transfer Center, and the Center for International Accounting and Research. Holding the highest accreditations possible in both the United States and Canada—the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE) and Canada’s Ontario College of Teachers—Niagara University’s College of Education provides students with an option of earning dual certification to teach in both countries. The College of Education offers bachelor’s degree programs leading to New York state initial certification in early childhood (birth–grade 6), childhood (grades 1–6), childhood and middle childhood (grades 1–9), middle childhood and adolescence (grades 5–12), adolescence (grades 7–12), certification for teaching students with disabilities (grades 1–6 childhood and grades 7–12 adolescence), and in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). All education majors pursue an academic concentration to establish expertise in one of the following subject areas: biology, business, chemistry, English, French, liberal arts, mathematics, social studies, and Spanish. Business education is offered only at grades 5–12. The academic concentration in liberal arts can only be pursued in the early childhood and childhood (birth–grade 6), and special education and childhood (grades 1–6). Most other states, and Puerto Rico, have reciprocity agreements with New York, meaning that an NU education would qualify education majors to teach in those states as well. In addition, the Canadian province of Ontario recognizes Niagara graduates as qualified for the Letter of Eligibility to teach in that province. Committed to working with individuals with special needs, NU offers bachelor’s degree programs in developmental disabilities and early childhood development and cognition. These programs prepare students for work in human service fields where opportunities are far-reaching. The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management provides a career-oriented curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in three specific areas: hotel and restaurant management (with concentrations in food and beverage management; luxury hospitality operations; and hotel planning, development, and operations), sport management (with concentrations in sport operations and revenue management), and tourism and recreation management (with concentrations in event and meeting management and tourism destination management). The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management offered the world’s first bachelor’s degree in tourism. Meanwhile, NU’s hotel and restaurant program, the second-oldest in New York, has the distinction of being the seventh program nationally to be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration by the Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education. The college introduces students to a comprehensive body of knowledge about the hotel, restaurant, tourism, and recreational areas and applies this knowledge to current industry challenges. The college requires that its students accumulate 800 hours of industry-related experience. These and other practical experiences offer NU students the knowledge necessary to advance in the field. Students work with industry leaders in classroom projects, join academic clubs and professional organizations, and participate in special trips to trade shows and conventions and specially designed study-abroad experiences, making NU a national leader in the area. For students who are undecided about which major to choose, Niagara University offers an award-winning Academic Exploration Program (AEP). AEP provides a structured opportunity for students to participate in a thorough, organized process of selecting a major that meets their academic talents and career goals, while meeting the requirements to graduate on time.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Basic Skills

  • Second Language Learning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Marketing, Other
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Students Say

Niagara University is a Catholic college that offers its students “a friendly learning community” and an education that “is very focused on service and the Vincentian tradition.” Niagara’s “great hospitality program” stands out among its academic offerings and students in the program highlight that “There are also many resources available to us and various classes that are truly staples to helping us with real world situations within our careers.” The college also boasts strong programs in business and education. Education majors looking to get some real life teaching experience should also note that at Molloy, “Their education program puts you in the classroom in your first year!” Students love the school’s “small size and individual attention” as well as the “family-like support system.” They also rave about the “one on one with professors” who are “fantastic” and “very approachable and knowledgeable.” One student tells us that “Most of my professors have fulfilled my expectations of a teacher: polite, humorous, reasonable, and stimulates interest in his/her class.”


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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

David Sylvester
Principal of King's University College

Jerry Bisgrove
Arizona philanthropist, Chairman & CEO Stardust Companies

John P. Bobo
US Marine Corps; posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism

Hugh B. Scott
Magistrate Judge US District Court for Northern Dist of NY

Chris Begg
Prof baseball player; member Team Canada during 2004 Summer Olympics

Joe McCarthy
Major league baseball player & manager, National Baseball Hall of Fame

John Beilein
Collegiate men's basketball head coach

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition for 2014-15 was $27,700. Room and board (with a choice of meal plans) is an additional $11,950 per year. Fees were estimated at $1,360 per year. Niagara estimates that an additional $2,500 to $3,050 per year is adequate for books, laundry and other essentials, such as travel to and from home.

Financial Aid

Ninety-eight percent of entering freshmen and transfers receive financial aid. This aid may come in the form of merit scholarships, loans, grants, or campus employment. Students seeking financial assistance should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). New York State residents should also file a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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

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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Niagara University has a dedicated, accessible faculty who genuinely cares about the academic and personal growth of their students. Their commitment to teaching is their primary concern. A student-faculty ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of approximately 20 allow personal attention and classroom interaction.

Student Government
The student government represents all parts of the student body equally. It coordinates and legislates all student activities, serving as both liaison to and a participating member of the university. In addition, students serve on all major departmental committees and on the University Senate, which is the major advisory committee to the president and Board of Trustees.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



62% female
38% male
89% are full time
11% are part time

Students Say

Students at Niagara generally recognize that “a lot of students are from this area and seem pretty similar due to similar upbringing” and that many members of the student population could fit the description of “Catholic raised, upper-middle class, white student.” They observe that Niagara “is a Catholic school so there [are] a number of religious students, but it isn’t crammed down anyone’s throats.” “Everyone seems to know everyone,” at Niagara. Some observe that “Students fit in well, especially if they are into athletics” and that “the hard-working, normal, athletic not-crazy-partiers but not-geeks are the hardest group to find friends.” School pride seems to be a common thread among the students and “the typical student owns 10+ purple shirts, is very friendly to everyone, [and] likes to be involved in any/every way possible.


From The School


For those students who wish to study abroad, the university offers semester and summer programs in Chile, China, England, France, Ireland, Mexico, Spain Thailand, and many other countries. In fact, students may choose from more than 200 available programs in more than 30 countries through the university’s membership in the American Institute for Foreign Studies, Center for Cross Cultural Studies, College Consortium for International Studies, Global Learning Semesters and Semester at Sea.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The university's open-stack library exceeds 300,000 books and has more than 30,000 periodical titles as well as reference databases accessible through the Web. The library is housed in a modern facility that features seating for 500 people, including individual study carrels. The library is affiliated with the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) network.

The B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences is a state-of-the-art facility, featuring more than 50,000-square-feet of interactive learning space. The Academic Complex, home to the College of Education and the College of Business Administration (Bisgrove Hall), is a cutting-edge learning facility. Dunleavy Hall, outstanding both educationally and architecturally, includes a computerized lecture hall and TV production rooms. The university's facilities also include the Gallagher Center (gymnasium and student union); the Computer Center; DePaul Hall; St. Vincent's Hall; the Kiernan Center, NU's athletic and recreation center; the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre; the Castellani Art Museum; and Dwyer Arena, a dual-rink ice hockey complex.

Off-Campus Opportunities

For those students who wish to study abroad, the university offers semester and summer programs in Chile, China, England, France, Ireland, Mexico, Spain Thailand, and many other countries. In fact, students may choose from more than 200 available programs in more than 30 countries through the university's membership in the American Institute for Foreign Studies, Center for Cross Cultural Studies, College Consortium for International Studies, Global Learning Semesters and Semester at Sea.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Students Say

Life at Niagara seems to be a whirlwind of activity set against a backdrop of “beautiful architecture.” In addition to either participating in or supporting the Division I sports teams, students gush that “There is so much that the school offers: concerts, game nights, movie nights, ice skating, fitness programs (yoga, zumba, spinning, pilates, karate, etc.)” Another student adds, “Hiking and running along the gorge right across the street is an absolute pleasure throughout the seasons.” For the less athletically-inclined, other campus activities range “from guest comedians, to movie nights, to Christmas cookie decorating.” Be warned though, “One major draw back at NU is that though there are a lot of clubs and organizations, campus activities tend to have limited attendance, and limited variety.” For those seeking adventure off campus, having a car helps as “going to downtown Buffalo or Niagara Falls to the bars is popular on Thursdays (college student night) and throughout the weekend.” If that’s not an option, then it might be good to note that “Canada is a taxi’s drive away and is always a fun time.”

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division I

16% participate in intramural sports
10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Purple Eagles)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Women's Sports (Purple Eagles)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus


Located just miles from the majestic Niagara Falls, Niagara University has a special appreciation for the natural environment. Where else could a college senior earn not one but two community service awards for revitalizing a once-forgotten Niagara Falls Park? In fact, the business management major’s renovation of the park—located in a prime tourism corridor not far from the national landmark—was inspired by a Niagara University business professor! This type of cross-curriculum collaboration among students, faculty, and the community is emblematic of NU’s wholehearted commitment to “incorporate sustainability into the Life of NU.” To achieve that, NU has outlined a thorough set of goals that include developing new sustainability-related educational programs, environmentally responsible practices, energy conservation, recycling, green building project initiatives, and a conscientious self-evaluation of what Niagara is doing to protect the environment. The campus boasts both a LEED Gold-certified, 50,000-square-foot integrated science center and the Dwyer Ice Arena, which is equipped with 25-kilowatt roof solar panels. Bike racks, a new bike path and bike share program, a free shuttle bus, and a new electric vehicle for facilities services show NU’s commitment to green transportation. The university has policies in place to use only green cleaning products and recycled paper, and a whopping 98 percent of NU’s electricity is purchased from a hydroelectric generator! With all its green initiatives, it seems NU’s plan to go carbon neutral by 2050 is more reality than dream. Thanks to Earth Day Events and ReNU Niagara’s community outreach program, students always have a chance to play an active part!

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

GovConnection Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Mark Wojnowski
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Cen
Niagara University, NY 14109



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Gallagher Center
St. Vincent's Hall
Castellani Art Museum
Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences
Dwyer Arena
Clet Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Niagara Falls
Prime Outlet Mall
Galleria Mall
City of Buffalo
City of Toronto

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Throughout the academic year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Seniors only for overnights


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, Shuttle bus, metro bus, Amtrak, and Greyhound. Nearest airport is the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. Niagara University is serviced by the Niagara Falls City bus line as well as the Buffalo bus terminal. Please contact a travel agency for additional information. The Niagara Falls Train Station is approximately 2 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From East and West Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) to Exit 50. Take the I-290 toward Niagara Falls. Follow the I-290 until you see signs for the Grand Island bridges and the I-190 North (Grand Island). Go over both bridges, proceed for approximately five miles and then take Exit 24, Witmer Road (Route 31). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Witmer Road. Continue on Witmer Road until the first traffic light and turn right onto Campus Parkway. Continue on Campus Parkway until you reach Monteagle Trail. Turn left on Monteagle Trail to enter the Niagara University campus. Southbound After entering New York State, please follow directions above (From East and West). From Canada & Detroit via the Rainbow Bridge From Toronto: Take the QEW toward Niagara Falls, Ontario. Enter the USA via the Rainbow Bridge and onto Niagara Street. Follow directions below. From Detroit/Windsor: Use Route 3 to Fort Erie. Take the QEW toward Niagara Falls, Ontario. Enter the USA via the Rainbow Bridge and onto Niagara Street. Follow directions below. Proceed to the second traffic light and make a left onto 384 North (Rainbow Boulevard). Stay in the center lane; pass through the first traffic light following signs for Robert Moses Parkway, Whirlpool State Park, the Power Vista and Fort Niagara. Continue on the Parkway for 3.5 miles before exiting at Devils Hole, Power Vista, and Niagara University." Turn left at the stop sign. At the first traffic light, bear to the right and you will see the entrance to Niagara University. Continue forward onto University Drive and then turn left into the Welcome Circle. The Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center, home of the Office of Admissions, will be on your right when you enter the circle. Park in the designated spaces next to the building and enter the Gacioch Center to sign in and obtain a parking pass. From Canada via the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Take the QEW toward Niagara Falls, Ontario. After traversing the St. Catherines Skyway, get into the left lane and take Exit 37 (HWY-405) toward Queenston. Continue onto the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge (where Niagara University should be visible on your right hand side). After customs, proceed to the far right hand lane and take the first right hand turn, which is the exit toward RT-104 (Robert Moses Parkway / Lewiston). Take the RT-104 West ramp and turn slight right onto Lewiston Rd / NY-104 West. Turn left onto University Drive before making another left into the Welcome Circle. The Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center, home of the Office of Admissions, will be on your right when you enter the circle. Park in the designated spaces next to the building and enter the Gacioch Center to sign in and obtain a parking pass.

Local Accommodations
Sheraton At The Falls Hotel - 716.285.3361 Comfort Inn The Point - 716.284.6835 The Giacomo - 716.299.0200 The Hampton Inn - 716.285.6666 Holiday Inn - 716.285.2521 The Red Coach Inn - 716.282.1459 Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls - 716.299.0344 Best Western Summit Inn - 716.297.5050 Holiday Inn Express - 716.298.4500 Byblos Niagara - 716.773.1111

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