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Canisius College

School Profile

  • Canisius CollegePrivate Four-year  Liberal Arts College/Teachers College/College of Education in Buffalo, NY
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  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Roman Catholic Church Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 3,196
First-year Undergraduate Students: 708
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 3,105
Graduate Students: 1,578

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting Technology
  • Bachelor of Animal Behavior/Ethology
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Digital Communications/Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Special Education
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Germanic Languages
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Management Science
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics and statistics
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $29,512
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $29,512

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173


Member: NCAA
Team name: Golden Griffins


  • Ranked #20 Regional Universities (North)
  • Ranked #222 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #6 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #138 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #25 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #46 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
(716) 888-2200
(800) 843-1517
Fax: (716) 888-3230
Contact: Ann Marie Moscovic
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 78%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 78%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 3,852
Female applicants 2,145
Male applicants 1,707
Applicants accepted 2,993
Female applicants accepted 1,671
Male applicants accepted 1,322
Freshman enrollment 709
Female freshman enrollment 374
Male freshman enrollment 335
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 66%
Class standing breakdown
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class 26%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class 55%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class 88%
Freshmen in bottom 25 percent of high school class 2%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 95%
SAT Critical Reading average score 546
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 480-600
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 557
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 490-610
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 41%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 22-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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