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Gannon University
Erie, PA
Gannon is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. It was founded 1925. Its 13-acre campus is located in downtown Erie, close to the south shore of Lake Erie.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,098
   Women 1,745 (56.3%)
   Men 1,353 (43.7%)
Graduate Students 1,245
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 4,710 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.55
SAT Math 519 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 506 average
450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $45,608
  Tuition and Fees $30,042
  Room and Board $11,990
Average Percent of Need Met 75%
Average Freshman Award $25,699
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 227
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Erie Population 101,047
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 71% of freshmen, 44% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Knight
Sororities 11.9% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.7% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students 7.6% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 46.6%