NU

Niagara University

5785 Lewiston Rd, Lewiston, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    41
  • Previously Enrolled
    89

Overview of Niagara University (NU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,994
    • Men:1,138 (38.0%)
    • Women:1,856 (62.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (NU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Niagara University 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Niagara University, NY  14109
Phone
(716) 286-8700
Fax
(716) 286-8355
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
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

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

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
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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
554 average |510-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
557 average |510-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (NU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,500 (66.79960119641076%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,200 (26.321036889332003%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (2.4925224327018944%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (4.386839481555334%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Niagara University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002788
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
534 (92.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
472 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
472 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
265 (56.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$28,761
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 462 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,682
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 368 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,275
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 383 (81.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
102 (17.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,096

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,173 (77.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,985 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,984 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,016 (51.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$26,503
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,951 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,246
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,543 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,729
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,569 (79.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
462 (16.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,547

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,214
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

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 achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,655

Academics & Instruction (NU)

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


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

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# 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
503,237

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Niagara University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


60.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors (NU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • 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
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (NU)

Location & Geography

Population


49,468

Nearest Metropolitan Area


160 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Buffalo, NY and Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
24 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
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 of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

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
Purple Eagles
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
softball, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Niagara University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,827

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,994
Women
1,856
Men
1,138

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

Number of Graduate Students


955

Student Resources (NU)

Study resources