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Canisius College

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Visiting And Contact Information

2001 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14208

United States

Phone: 716-888-2200

Fax: 716-888-3230

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 75
SAT:
% Submitting Score:93%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:480 - 590
     Math Middle 50%:500 - 610
ACT:
% Submitting Score:45%
     ACT Middle 50%:22 - 27
Average High School GPA:90.1
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:28.2%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:25.6%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:17.2%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:14.9%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:10.7%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:3.3%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0.1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:222.2%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:71%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 4,322
Total applicants who are accepted: 3,134
Total of accepted students who enroll: 680
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 05/01
Priority Application Date: 03/01
Notification Begins: 12/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: No set date
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $200.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:4
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:26
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:4
     Academic Electives:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    75
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    480 - 590
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    500 - 610
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    22 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
    90.1
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    05/01
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