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Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

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Overview

Canisius College is a Comprehensive institution located in Buffalo, NY, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14208-1098
United States
Contact Ms. Lindsay C. Miller
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@canisius.edu
Phone: 716-888-2200
Fax: 716-888-3230

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
European Studies/civilization Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Animal Behavior And Ethology Checkmark
Biochemistry Checkmark
Bioinformatics Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting And Business/management Checkmark
Accounting And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Accounting Technology/technician And Bookkeeping Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Communication, General Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Bilingual And Multilingual Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Elementary Special Education Programs Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Secondary Special Education Programs Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities Checkmark
Education/teaching Of The Gifted And Talented Checkmark
Educational Administration And Supervision, Other Checkmark
Educational Leadership And Administration, General Checkmark
Educational, Instructional, And Curriculum Supervision Checkmark
Educational/instructional Technology Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, Other Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Pre-engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling Checkmark
Health And Wellness, General Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Mental Health Counseling/counselor Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports Studies Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, Other Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Psychology, Other Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Economics, Other Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,453
Applied
2,625
Accepted
1,980
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

1,889
Females Applied
1,412
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,564
Males Applied
1,213
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Recommended Essay
Interview
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported Yes
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 570 520 620
SAT Math 569 520 620
ACT Composite 24 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

29,300
Private
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Fees

1,610
Full-time student fees
11,994
Room & board
6,118
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

23,328
Avg. Financial Aid Package
24,993
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
27,066
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,138
Avg. Loan Aid
12,702
Avg. Grant Aid
18,067
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
71%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
29%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,980
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
11%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.69%
Black or African American 9.5%
White or Caucasian 70.84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.31%
Asian 2.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 2.35%
Other 3.68%

Gender

Male (50.81%)
Female (49.24%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 33%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Griff Fest, Global Fest and Annual Wellness Day

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Residence Hall Association, Project Conservation, Unity (GLBTQ+), Fusion Gaming Society and Hiking Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

311
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 135
Part-time - 176
Male - 168
Female - 143
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