Overview

Applicants
4,488
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
90.10

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
368
with Terminal Degree
240

207
Men
161
Women
37
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • European Studies/Civilization.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Animal Behavior and Ethology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented.
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • German Language Teacher Education.
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Montessori Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Latin Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Nutrition Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
  • Sports Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Christian Studies.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.
  • Urban Studies/Affairs.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor'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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Adam Zyglis
Editorial Cartoonist for the Buffalo News; Pulitzer Prize Winner

Dennis Strigl
Former president /CEO of Verizon Wireless

Calvin Darden
Former president of UPS; named 8th more powerful black executive in America by Fortune Magazine

John Rowe
Former chair and CEO of Aetna

Elizabeth MacDonald
Stocks editor, FOX Business and FOX News

Mary Lynn Ryan
Vice President and Bureau chief of the Southeast region for CNN/U.S

Venzella ?Joy? Williams
Drummer for Beyonce

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 20

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,663

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,341

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,698

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,694

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,909

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,000
Required Fees
$1,488
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,000
Transportation for Commuters
$800

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,300
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,398
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

2.54%
Asian
8.47%
African-American
6.45%
Hispanic
73.46%
Caucasian
2.88%
Unknown
3.87%
International

50% female
50% male
11% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Sierra Bonerb, Senior Counselor

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Written confirmation supplied by a Medical Provider

Documentation Required for ADHD

Written confirmation supplied by a Medical Provider

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
140
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
2

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

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

65/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Visit our website for details regarding visits

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
Canalside Buffalo
Delaware Park
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
www.canisius.edu/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 *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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