Canisius College: Ranking & Review

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Buffalo
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United States
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World
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26652336
Top 14%

Canisius College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate78%79%77%
Applicants4,4881,9992,489
Admissions3,5091,5871,922
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores479
Percent of students submitting SAT scores86%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
575
Math
575

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores253
Percent of students submitting ACT scores47%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
25
ACT Math
25

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
RecommendationsRecommended
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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services163152315
Education27230257
Biological and Biomedical Sciences10115116
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies206585
Health Professions and Related Programs424385
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs491059
Social Sciences5656
Psychology5353
English Language and Literature & Letters1616
Physical Sciences1515
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1313
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1010
Mathematics and Statistics1010
Public Administration and Social Service Professions99
Natural Resources and Conservation99
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies66
History66
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics66
Visual and Performing Arts44
Philosophy and Religious Studies22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesCanisius
Founded1870
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

Official Websitewww.canisius.edu
Address2001 Main St
Buffalo, New York, 14208-1098
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population261,000
Phone7168882200
Fax+1 (716) 888 3230

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