Canisius College: Ranking & Review

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Buffalo Rank United States Rank World Rank
3 668 2345
Top 14%

Canisius College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate78%79%77%
Enrolled undergraduates553284269
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,4641,6051,859

937 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

408 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for both undergraduates and graduates.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores479
Percent of students submitting SAT scores86%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores253
Percent of students submitting ACT scores47%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Canisius College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $52,172 $52,172
Off-campus $46,954 $46,954
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,218 and other expenses per full academic year.

Canisius College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,169 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $34,966 $34,966
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,488 $1,488
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $999 $999
Tuition for Full-time graduates $14,742 $14,742
Fees for full-time graduates $724 $724
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $819 $819

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 163 152 315
Education 27 230 257
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 101 15 116
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 20 65 85
Health Professions and Related Programs 42 43 85
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 49 10 59
Social Sciences 56 56
Psychology 53 53
English Language and Literature & Letters 16 16
Physical Sciences 15 15
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 13 13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 10 10
Mathematics and Statistics 10 10
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 9 9
Natural Resources and Conservation 9 9
History 6 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 6
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 6 6
Visual and Performing Arts 4 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Grand Total6115211,132

A total of 611 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Canisius College.

At the master's level 521 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate69%68%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%

General info

Alternative namesCanisius
MottoWhere leaders are made
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff592
Instructional FTE239
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address2001 Main St
Buffalo, New York, 14208-1098
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000
Fax+1 (716) 888 3230

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