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Canisius CollegeBuffalo, NY
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#18 in Federal Region II Universities
Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS CertificateOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$30,910Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$63,530
cheaper$15,870Graduate Tuitionexpensive$52,924
Less$18,277Average Financial Aid AmountMore$45,881
Admission
Lower1,150 SAT
28 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Easier81%Acceptance RateTighter4%
Lower15%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable65%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller2,820Total EnrollmentLarger30,135
Smaller1,980Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,148
Smaller840Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,987
Smaller300Online Student PopulationLarger25,843
Completion & Outcomes
Lower69%Graduate RateHigher96%
Higher23%Transfer-out RateLower2%
Lower82%Retention RateHigher95%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,209)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,536)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty11 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty6 to 1
311Number of faculties6,229
Lower$75,693Average Faculty SalaryHigher$176,939
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.