Niagara University

Campus Description

Niagara University is situated just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls and the Canadian border. Niagara offers you an exceptional educational opportunity: it's private, has challenging academic programs, and a closely-knit campus where students, professors, and administrators care about you. NU was founded in 1856 by the Vincentians, a community of priests and brothers dedicated to helping all, especially the poor and disadvantaged. This spirit of community service is interwoven into many of Niagara's courses as a program called Service Learning. We have over 800 course offerings and more than 50 career-oriented programs to choose from. Bachelor's degrees are offered in the arts & sciences, business administration, education, and hospitality & tourism management.

Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center, Niagara University, NY 14109

Toll-free 800.462.2111 or 716.286.8700

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Degrees Offered

Associate, Bachelor's, Post-Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Master's Certificate, Doctorate


Intramural Sports: Women's: badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball. Men's: badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball.

Club Sports: Women's: basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, rugby, skiing, soccer, volleyball, wrestling.

Clubs and Activities

Over 80 student clubs and organizations, including: Accounting Society, Beta Beta Beta, Bienvenidos, Biology Club, Chapel Choir, Club Sports, Criminal Justice Association, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Diversity Advocates, EAGLE Leadership, Eta Sigma Delta, Future Teachers Association, Hospitality and Tourism Association, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Marketing Association, Mathematics Club, Model UN, National Society of Scabbard and Blade, Niagara University Community Action Program, Niagaran, Phi Alpha Honor Society, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Lambda Theta, Pre-Law Association, Psi Chi, Psychology Club, ROTC Drill Team, Ranger Challenge, Ski and Boarder Club, Society for Human Resource Management, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Student Veterans Organization, Sigma Alpha Sigma, Student Government, University Players, WNIA.

Featured Programs

The Academic Exploration Program (AEP) is designed for first- and second-year students who are still deciding on an academic major. Each student is given a personal advisor who will help them research majors, minors, and related careers. Students develop a four-year plan with their advisor so they know exactly what to do to graduate on time.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 3,133 (Full-time: 1,119 men, 1,711 women; Part-time: 83 men, 220 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 870 (Full-time: 187 men, 320 women; Part-time: 97 men, 266 women)
41% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
15% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 460 – 563
SAT math range: 470 – 570
ACT range: 20 – 25
86% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
14% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American5.2%4.3%
% Asian1.3%1.2%
% Hispanic / Latino4.1%3.1%
% White, Non-Hispanic66.8%60.7%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native.7%.2%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0%.1%
% International / Nonresident Alien14.1%21.6%
% Two or more races2.3%1.4%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity5.5%7.4%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$29,900 per year, or $950 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$12,300 (coed and traditional housing for female students available upon request; freshmen and sophomores required to live on campus unless residing within commuting distance; housing guaranteed for 4 years; apartment-style housing available for juniors and seniors)
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): fall- rolling, August 1 priority; spring- rolling, January 10 priority

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
rolling, February 15 priority

Application Requirements

HS diploma or GED; 16 academic units; SAT or ACT; counselor recommendation.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic Scholarships; Athletic Scholarships; ROTC; Theatre Scholarships