Canisius College

Campus Description

Located in Buffalo, NY, Canisius is an urban residential campus of 72 acres, comprising over 50 buildings, including student residences, places to work and study, and state-of-the-art library and athletic facilities. The College of Arts and Sciences, the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, and the School of Education and Human Services offer more than 47 academic majors and special programs.

Founded in the Jesuit tradition, Canisius has produced leaders in government, law, medicine, education, communication, science and industry. Accreditations include the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, the American Chemical Society, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Council on Education of the Deaf, AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).

2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208

Toll-free 800.843.1517 or 716.888.2200

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's


Varsity Sports: NCAA Division I: Women's: basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, synchronized swimming, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming/diving.
Intramural Sports: Women's: 5-on-5 basketball, 3-on-3 basketball, indoor soccer. Men's: 5-on-5 basketball, 3-on-3 basketball, flag football, indoor soccer. Coed: aerobics, badminton, 5-on-5 basketball, 3-on-3 basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, kickball, outdoor soccer, softball, racquetball, water basketball or polo, wiffle ball, volleyball.
Club Sports: Women's: crew, cheerleading. Men's: rugby.

Clubs and Activities

Over 140 clubs and organizations related to service, academics, the media, religious and social interests.

Featured Programs

Early Assurance Medical Admissions; pre-law; pre-med; BS digital media arts; BS bioinformatics; 4+1 BS/MBA; BS international business; BA music; BA anthropology; BA sociology; pre-engineering; 3+2 Dual Degree in engineering; AS/BS with Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 2,552 (Full-time: 1,147 men, 1,370 women; Part-time: 22 men, 13 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 1,215 (Full-time: 191 men, 308 women; Part-time: 283 men, 433 women)
49.9% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
17.9% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 470 – 580
SAT math range: 480 – 600
ACT range: 21 – 27
84.9% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
14.5% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American7.9%5.8%
% Asian2.4%1.5%
% Hispanic / Latino6.1%3.8%
% White, Non-Hispanic70.4%74.8%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.2%0.3%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%0.0%
% International / Nonresident Alien5.0%4.1%
% Two or more races1.5%8.7%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity6.6%0.0%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$34,690 per year, or $950 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$12,766 (traditional rooms, townhouses, apartments, suites available)
Room Only:
$7,500 (freshmen must have board)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- May 1, March 1 priority; spring- rolling
Transfer Applications:

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):

Application Requirements

Freshmen: SAT and/or ACT; college preparatory program; 16 units of academic credit.
Transfers: 2.0 GPA.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic and Athletic scholarships; ROTC; Specialized scholarships (i.e. Leadership)