2,398
Students
Financial aid thermometer
30,770
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
78
78%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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 Mr. Justin P. Rogers
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@canisius.edu
Phone: 716-888-2200
Fax: 716-888-3230

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
European Studies Checkmark
Irish Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Animal Behavior And Ethology Checkmark
Biochemistry Checkmark
Bioinformatics Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Cell And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting And Business/management Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Related Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Bilingual And Multilingual Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Business Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Education Checkmark
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Educational Administration And Supervision Related Checkmark
Educational Leadership And Administration Checkmark
Educational, Instructional, And Curriculum Supervision Checkmark
Educational/instructional Technology Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
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Secondary Education Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education Related Checkmark
Special Education&-early Childhood Checkmark
Special Education&-elementary School Checkmark
Special Education&-gifted And Talented Checkmark
Special Education&-individuals With Hearing Impairments Checkmark
Special Education&-individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Operations Research Checkmark
Pre-engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Telecommunications Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Writing Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Community Health Services Counseling Checkmark
Health And Wellness Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Mental Health Counseling Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science Checkmark
Computational Science Checkmark
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
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Christian Studies Checkmark
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Forensic Psychology Checkmark
Industrial And Organizational Psychology Checkmark
Psychology Checkmark
Psychology Related Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Biblical Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,488
Applied
3,509
Accepted
2,398
Enrolled
78%
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Female Admissions

2,489
Females Applied
1,922
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,999
Males Applied
1,587
Males Accepted
79%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay
Interview
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 577 520 630
SAT Math 570 520 630
ACT Composite 25 22 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

27,000
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Fees

1,488
Full-time student fees
11,300
Room & board
5,764
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

30,770
Avg. Financial Aid Package
34,108
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
29,831
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,698
Avg. Loan Aid
18,008
Avg. Grant Aid
24,341
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
79%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
22%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,398
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
11%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.45%
Black or African American 8.47%
White or Caucasian 73.46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 2.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.22%
Two or more races 1.81%
Other 2.88%

Gender

Male (50.25%)
Female (49.75%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 44%

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, Welcome Week and Relay for Life

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, UNITY, Afro-American Society, Project Conservation and FUSION Gaming Society

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
Other Campus Security & Safety:
crime prevention programs, closed-circuit television monitors, emergency call boxes across campus

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 No 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 No No
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 No 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 No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

368
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 174
Part-time - 194
Male - 206
Female - 162