• Address: 109 W Sixth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541-0001

  • Phone Number: (814) 871-7000

  • Website: http://www.gannon.edu

About

Gannon University is a private not-for-profit institution that is situated at Erie, Pennsylvania. This Roman Catholic university was founded in 1925 and also has a branch in Ruskin, Florida. It provides a holistic and practical approach to education and sincerely believes in the overall development of a student as a contributing member of society. Various academic and non-academic pursuits at the university provide the intellectual and moral growth of the individual.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • The number of students enrolled at the university is 4,343 which includes 3,222 full-time and 1,121 part-time students.

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 65%.


Online

  • Online programs at the university are carefully designed to meet the academic needs of the students while providing flexibility to balance professional, personal and student life.

  • The login portal can be accessed via university email ID which would help to enter the student portal and access academic information.

  • The university utilizes the data-driven insights and flexible online classroom solutions provided by the various advanced platform to invariably reach out to the online students and indulge them in an interactive experience.  


Reviews

Some of the student reviews about the university are mentioned below.

  • The teaching staff is extremely helpful and well versed in their respective subjects.

  • The classes are very interactive and the professors respect student opinions.

  • The university provides many activities to be engaged in and gives great socializing opportunities. The university population is diverse and has a very lenient climate.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Erie, Pennsylvania

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003266

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP, CCNE

Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Historically Black College or University

No

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

Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Accredited Programs

  • Master of Business Administration in Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Master of Public Administration in Administrative, Organizational Leadership, Leadership is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Business Schools and Programs.

  • The Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Campus Life

  • The university is home to the Nash Library. Instructional programs, services, research support, and curricular materials are provided by the library.

  • There is also an online section accessible through a LibApps account. 

  • The university's sports team called 'Golden Knights' are active in various sports competitions and matches. Training is provided in world-class facilities. The sporting activities provided are Acrobatics, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling, Baseball, Water Polo, and Football among many others.

  • There is a Recreation and Wellness Center, Bud Elwell Golf Simulator, indoor turf facilities, Don and Diane Henry Wrestling Room and Carnival Athletic Pavilion to provide an infrastructural boost to these activities.

  • The Knight Club provides an on-campus socializing spot with dining, live music, and entertainment. Events like open-mic nights, air hockey, board games and video karaoke aimed at creating memories are held in this non-academic environment.

  • There are over 140 student clubs and organizations for the students at the university. Some of them are the Gannon Knight student-run newspaper, Active Minds, Art Club, Exercise Science Club, the T.R.A.V.E.L. program, Graduate Student Association and Residence Hall Association among various others.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 12: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 78 % Part Time: 100 %
Total Population 4,343
Student Population Full Time: 3,222 Part Time: 1,121
Gender Division Male: 45 % Female: 55 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 60 %

The College Monk

Female: 68 %

Total Graduation Rate: 65 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

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

Majors and Online Programs

Gannon University offers 16 online programs across 6 Majors

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Gannon University Acceptance Rate is 78%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $25
Graduate Application Fee $25

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 4,710
Total Applicants Admitted 3,662
Applicants Enrolled 631
Full time Applicants Enrolled 626
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 5
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.

Gannon University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 489
Number of students submitting ACT scores 280
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 78%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 44%
SAT Math 510 average 460 - 560 range
SAT Critical Reading 516 average 463 - 570 range
ACT Composite 22 average 20 - 25 range

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

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university provides grants, scholarships, work-study options and other financial support to the students in need. The students are required to fill in the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid programs. Gannon University federal school code is 003266.

  • The Federal Aids provided include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized, and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans and Federal Nursing Student Loans.

  • Pennsylvania State Grant is provided under State Aid.

  • Institutional Grant includes the University Grant. 

  • Institutional Scholarships include Presidential Scholarship, Founders Scholarship, Academic Excellence Award, University Scholars Award and Knight Achievement Award.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program fall under Military Aid provisions.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,565 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $4,555 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,682 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,682 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $14,850 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Nursing Student Loan $5,682 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

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

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pennsylvania State Grant $3,492 Residents Of Pennsylvania. Demonstrate Financial need August 1st, 2019

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

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
University Grant $18,684 Demonstrate Financial need Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship Varies Top 10 percent of accepted students Compete in a scholarship contest December 15th, 2018
Founders Scholarship $20,500 Top 10 percent of accepted students Compete in a scholarship contest December 15th, 2018
Academic Excellence Award $19,000 Academic merit SAT/ACT scores Exceptional acedemic scores December 15th, 2018
University Scholars Award $16,000 Award is based on academic merit as well as SAT/ACT scores. December 15th, 2018
Knight Achievement Award $16,000 Award is based on academic merit as well as SAT/ACT scores. Varies

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

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $20,021 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies

Data Source: http://www.gannon.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 $17,747
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,769
$48,001 - $75,000 $20,274
$75,001 - $110,000 $23,765
Over $110,000 $24,350

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 26% $4,068
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 94% $19,727
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 32% $4,469
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 92% $17,499
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 86% $8,069
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 86% $5,743
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 22,003
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 68 $17,972
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 53 $19,537
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 15 $12,445

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

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