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.

Website: www.niagara.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,994
Undergraduate
Students
(62.0%) 1,856 Women
(38.0%) 1,138 Men
955
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 3,101 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
557 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,030
Tuition and Fees
$33,180
Room and Board
$13,200
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$29,053
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,484
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
166
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

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
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Purple Eagles
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.6% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
12.4% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
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: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Niagara University, NY 14109
Phone
(716) 286-8700
Fax
(716) 286-8355
E-mail
admissions@niagara.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
3 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 X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 3,101 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 1,920 applicants were admitted
Men
86% of 1,181 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
658 (25%) of 2,611 admitted students enrolled
Women
387 (24%) of 1,591 admitted students enrolled
Men
271 (27%) of 1,020 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
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
3.37
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
557 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 76%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$50,030
Tuition and Fees
$33,180
Room and Board
$13,200
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Other Expenses
$2,200
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002788
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
464 (92.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
418 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
418 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
217 (56.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$29,053
Need-Based Gift
Received by 408 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,808
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 322 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,353
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 292 (81.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
76 (17.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,242

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,999 (77.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,823 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,822 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
887 (51.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$27,511
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,792 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,466
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,417 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,523
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,398 (79.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
425 (16.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,072

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,484
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing 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
2,146
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
63
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
18
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
97
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,002
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • 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
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • History, General
  • Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Public Finance
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No 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
166
Part-Time Faculty
276
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
35%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 62% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 15% 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
503,237
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
81
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
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

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

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Niagara University Population
49,468
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Buffalo, NY and Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Campus Size
160 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
4 mile(s) from campus in Niagara Falls
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Niagara Falls

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
60%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

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
24-hour escort service, Emergency Notification System

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Purple Eagles
School Colors
Purple and white

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 x x
Ice Hockey     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis 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    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
softball, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student nursing association, future teachers association, ny players (theatre), beta alpha psi, hospitality & tourism association
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,994
Women
1,856 (62.0%)
Men
1,138 (38.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,827
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.6% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students.
12.4% from 42 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
955

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Average Starting Salary
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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