• Address: 2001 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14208-1517

  • Phone Number: (716) 883-7000

  • Website: https://www.canisius.edu/

About

Canisius College is a private not-for-profit institution founded in 1870 by German Jesuits. It is named after St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator. At present, it consists of 37 buildings located in 72 acres of area. It promotes the Jesuit principles of perfection, setting, and leadership through a wide variety of training activities and a distinct core curriculum that is taught in the liberal arts.

  • The institution is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  • Canisius College acceptance rate is 78% and the total graduation rate is 71%.

  • The total student population is 3,734 which consists of 2,959 full-timers and 775 part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 which enables great attention towards each and every student.

  • Canisius College address is 2001 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14208-1517


Canisius College Online

The online learning students earn an education built on Jesuit values and real-world experiences. It provides the same quality and level of interaction as of in the classroom teachings thus the online students get the same learning opportunities and services.

MyCanisius is the learning management system adopted by the college to provide classes to online learners. The offline students are also allowed to access the portal as they can manage features like checking the attendance, accessing the library, accessing mark sheets and many more.


Canisius College Schools

  • College of Arts and Sciences

  • School of Education and Human Services

  • Richard J. Wehle School of Business


Canisius College Majors and Programs

The college has been preparing students for an extraordinary career for almost 150 years. It is done through exceptional teaching and by providing excellent hands-on training. The undergraduate on-campus students can choose from 147 majors, minors and special programs to create a path which uniquely suits your interest and career goal.

In the online format, it offers 18 programs across 3 majors. The majors include Biology, Education, and Health Science.

Some of the programs offered by the university are given below.

Master of Anthrozoology Masters in Physical Education
Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership and Supervision Advanced Certificate in Education Technologies & Emerging Media
Master of Applied Nutrition Graduate Certificate Certificate in Bilingual Education Extension

 


Canisius College  Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given below.

  • The education here fosters personal and academical growth.

  • There are many opportunities to learn from the classroom and outside. The workload is average with a fair curriculum.

  • You will be in a competitive environment surrounded by people who really want to achieve something in life. The professors are great at helping students and work with them.

 

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Buffalo, New York

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002681

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.canisius.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The students get into an environment where they can extend their education beyond the classroom. There are more than 90 student clubs and organizations which creates a vibrant atmosphere by conducting many events and activities in and around the campus. In the campus, there are 5 unique dining locations which serve students with a diverse menu.

Canisius College Athletics - Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, and Swimming are the major sports played by Go Griffs, the official athletic team of Canisius. The facilities provided by the department include the Koessler Athletic Center, Demske Sports Complex, Harborcenter, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse, Koessler Athletic Center Pool, KeyBank Center, and River Oaks Golf Club.

Canisius College Dorms - The housing options at the college provide a sense of community and connectedness. There are many social and educational learning opportunities. There are five different residence halls provided by the department which has the amenities to satisfy the diverse student population. The meal plan on the dorms are flexible and can customize according to the preference of the resident.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Total Population 3,734
Student Population Full Time: 2,959 Part Time: 775
Gender Division Male: 45 % Female: 55 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 70 %

The College Monk

Female: 72 %

Total Graduation Rate: 71 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Canisius College offers 18 online programs across 3 Majors

Health Science

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Biology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 13 programs accross 3 degrees

Admissions

Canisius College Acceptance Rate is 78%

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 4,620
Total Applicants Admitted 3,597
Applicants Enrolled 600
Full time Applicants Enrolled 600
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Canisius College Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 538
Number of students submitting ACT scores 292
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 90%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 49%
SAT Math 525 average 470 - 580 range
SAT Critical Reading 540 average 480 - 600 range
ACT Composite 24 average 21 - 27 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Navigating through the process of financial aid can be a complex task. The Office of Student Records and Financial Services helps students and their family to explore all the possible financial aid programs, and get it on the basis of eligibility. The office requires the students to fill the FAFSA form as the initial step of the financial aid process. Canisius College federal school code is 002681.

  • The State Aid includes the NYS Scholarships.

  • The Federal Aid includes the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant and so on.

  • The Institutional Aid includes the Ignatian Scholarship, Trustee's Scholarship, Peter Canisius Scholarship, Magis Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship, and Wehle School Of Business Scholarship & Assistantships.

  • The Military Aid include the Post 9/11 GI Bill, ROTC Scholarship and Yellow Ribbon Program.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Ignatian Scholarship $15,000 Minimum SAT score - 1300. Minimum ACT score - 27 Or High School Average - 98-100%. December 15th, 2019
Trustee's Scholarship $14,000 Minimum SAT score - 1250. Minimum ACT score - 26 Or High School Average - 96-97%. December 15th, 2019
Peter Canisius Scholarship $12,500 Minimum SAT score - 1200. Minimum ACT score - 25 Or High School Average - 93-95%. December 15th, 2019
Magis Scholarship $9,500 Minimum SAT score - 1150. Minimum ACT score - 23 Or High School Average - 90-92%. December 15th, 2019
Dean's Scholarship $9,000 Minimum SAT score - 1100. Minimum ACT score - 22 Or High School Average - 87-89%. December 15th, 2019
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Canisius College Grant $22,909 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. Varies
Institutional Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Griffin Employment Program Varies Both full-time and part-time students taking at least 6 credit hours. Should work 10 hours per week. Varies

Data Source: https://www.canisius.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,184 Undergraduate Student. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. February 15th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,082 Undergraduate student. Eligible for Federal Pell Grant. Enrolled atleast half-time. February 15th, 2019
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate student. Enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major. Minimum of 3.25 CGPA. February 15th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies Both full-time and part-time students taking at least 6 credit hours. Should work 10 hours per week. February 15th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10th, 2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $20,694 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10th, 2001. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program Varies Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Members of the Reserve component called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Varies
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) Varies Elected to make contributions from own military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Varies

Data Source: https://www.canisius.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Merit Scholarships for Academic Excellence $1,500 Be a United States citizen or permanent U.S resident. The applicant can be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 Scale. Varies
NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship $4,350 Be a United States citizen or permanent U.S resident. The applicant can be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Varies
State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Higher Educational Opportunity Program (HEOP) $22,909 Must be a United States citizen or permanent U.S resident. The applicant can be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) $3,048 Must be a United States citizen or permanent U.S resident. The applicant can be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Must be a New York State resident. February 15th, 2019
Enhanced Tuition Awards Program (ETA) $6,000 Must be a United States citizen or permanent U.S resident. The applicant can be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Must be a New York State resident. Varies

Data Source: https://www.canisius.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $14,712
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,328
$48,001 - $75,000 $20,090
$75,001 - $110,000 $23,393
Over $110,000 $25,904

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 32% $4,302
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $26,003
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $5,461
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $22,137
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $8,735
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $5,856
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 20,767
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 70 $18,616
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 50 $20,092
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 20 $14,926

Data Source: https://www.canisius.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The library is designed to assist you in identifying useful resources to enhance your mental growth. It is rich in resources for academic and research purposes. There are many services offered by the department to foster a more flexible learning environment.

The online library is accessible to both online and on-campus students from anywhere in the world. It has many online resources to get exposure to the traditional library. The 24/7 assistance helps the users by solving any issue faced in accessing the library.

Rankings

The rankings according to the U.S.News report are given below.

  • The college ranks 23rd in 'Regional Universities - North'.

  • It ranks 9th in 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.

  • It ranks 21st in 'Best Undergraduate Teaching'.

  • Canisius also ranks 10th in 'Best Value Schools'.

FAQ's

  Is Canisius College accredited?

Yes, the college is accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  What is the college institution type?

The college is a Private not-for-profit type institution.

  What is the college acceptance rate?

The college acceptance rate is 78%.

  What is the SAT score required by the student to get enrolled in the college?

The average SAT score required is,

  • For math, average SAT score required is 525 between the range of 470-580.

  • For critical reading, the average SAT score required is 540 between the range of 480-600.

  What is the score required for ACT composite?

The average SAT score required for ACT composite is 24 between the range of 21-27.

  What is the number of students who are submitting SAT and ACT score?

The number of students who are submitting SAT score is 538 and 292 students are submitting ACT score.

  What are the types of financial aids offered by the college?

The college offers various types of financial aids such as grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.

  Is the college military-friendly?

Yes. The college is military-friendly and offers numerous types of military aids.

  What are the online degrees offered by the college?

The online degrees offered by the college are Masters, Certificate, and Graduate Certificate.

  How many online programs are offered by the college?

The college offers 15 online programs across majors.

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