Canisius College

2001 Main St, Buffalo, United States
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Overview of Canisius College

About this school

Canisius, founded in 1870, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 32-acre campus is located in downtown Buffalo.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,398
    • Men:1,205 (50.3%)
    • Women:1,193 (49.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Canisius College is 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
April 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2001 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Buffalo, NY  14208-1098
Phone
(716) 888-2200
Fax
(716) 888-2377
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
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
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 4,488 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 2,489 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 1,999 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
642 (18%) of 3,509 admitted students enrolled
Women
312 (16%) of 1,922 admitted students enrolled
Men
330 (21%) of 1,587 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570 average |520-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
577 average |520-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
15%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
31%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,488 (67.366628830874%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,300 (26.72152856602346%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.364737041241014%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,500 (3.547105561861521%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Canisius College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002681
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
514 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
463 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
463 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
111 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$34,108
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 463 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,663
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 345 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,260
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 119 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
84 (15.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,306

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,909 (82.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,756 (92.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,751 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
382 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$30,770
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,737 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,341
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,319 (75.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,339
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 398 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
484 (21.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,008

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,694
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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 characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,802

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


174

Part-Time Faculty


194

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


46%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,244,543

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
700
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Canisius College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


69%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


69.3%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (112)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Irish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Montessori Teacher Education
  • Music Performance, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Studies
  • Taxation
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (30)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Informatics
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Zoology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


259,384

Nearest Metropolitan Area


72 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Buffalo-Niagara Falls

Weather


Temperature
17 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
169 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


44% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


56%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Griffin
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Canisius College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, residence hall association, unity, afro-american society, project conservation, fusion gaming society

Sororities


2% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,303

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,398
Women
1,193
Men
1,205

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 8.8% Black/African-American
  • 6.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.4% White
  • 3.0% Unknown

International Students


3.8% from 18 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,066

Student Resources

Study resources