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Niagara University
Niagara University, NY
Niagara, founded in 1856, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 160-acre campus is located four miles north of Niagara Falls, in Niagara University.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,136
   Women 1,943 (62.0%)
   Men 1,193 (38.0%)
Graduate Students 881
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 83% of 3,359 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.38
SAT Math 518 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 511 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA        
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $46,150
  Tuition and Fees $30,950
  Room and Board $12,700
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $27,638
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 157
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Niagara University Population 49,468
Nearest Metropolitan Area Buffalo, NY and Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 74% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Purple Eagles
Sororities 4% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.8% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students 12.0% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 59.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%