About Canisius College
On Campus Housing
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).
College's 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.
Online Education at Canisius College
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.
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.
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'.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$61,813 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.