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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
Yes
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
$43,454
Tuition and Fees
$29,428
Room and Board
$11,526
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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