Canisius, founded in 1870, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 32-acre campus is located in downtown Buffalo.

Website: www.canisius.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,256
Undergraduate
Students
(48.0%) 1,083 Women
(52.0%) 1,173 Men
988
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 3,549 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
90
SAT Math
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
578 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,344
Tuition and Fees
$29,428
Room and Board
$11,416
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$24,033
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,561
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
148
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Buffalo Population
259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
42% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Griffin
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.3% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students
3.5% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2001 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
Phone
(716) 888-2200
Fax
(716) 888-2377
E-mail
admissions@canisius.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 3,549 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 1,885 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 1,664 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
642 (23%) of 2,793 admitted students enrolled
Women
293 (20%) of 1,468 admitted students enrolled
Men
293 (22%) of 1,325 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
92% of 904 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
90
3.75 and Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
578 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
35%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
37%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 45%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,344
Tuition and Fees
$29,428
Room and Board
$11,416
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,500
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002681
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
438 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
371 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
371 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
89 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$24,033
Need-Based Gift
Received by 366 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,527
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 283 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,302
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 106 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
98 (15.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,822

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,764 (82.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,550 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,543 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
362 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$22,679
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,527 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,184
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,154 (75.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,962
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 406 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
499 (21.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,200

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,561
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,569
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music
Number of Awards
51
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
39
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
372
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,905
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Economics, General
  • 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
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Studies
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
148
Part-Time Faculty
220
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,244,543
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
700
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Sports Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • School Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Buffalo Population
259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
Campus Size
72 acres

Weather

Temperature
17 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
169 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
42% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Griffin
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Ice Hockey     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rugby
Men's Club Sports
rugby, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, residence hall association, unity, afro-american society, project conservation, fusion gaming society
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,256
Women
1,083 (48.0%)
Men
1,173 (52.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,166
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.3% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students.
3.5% from 18 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
988

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
67.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
69.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2.6%
Law 2.3%
Arts and Sciences 6.2%
Medicine 3.3%
Education 8.3%
Other 0.9%

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