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Canisius University

Buffalo, NY

Overview

  • Type
    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Small • Urban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
    $18K
  • SAT Range
    1060–1320
  • Graduation Rate
    71%

Canisius University is a small, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a city in an urban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers associate, bachelor's, certificate, and master's degrees.

From the Institution
Consistently ranked among the top regional institutions in the Northeast, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York and one of 27 Jesuit, Catholic colleges in the nation. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the original members of the Society of Jesus. What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 37 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo. We are a masters-level, comprehensive university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that are distinguished by close student-faculty collaboration and experiential learning opportunities that transform the mind and spirit. Canisius promotes the Jesuit principles of excellence, service and leadership through a broad range of learning experiences and a distinct core curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts.

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College Board Code
2073
Application Types Accepted
  • Common Application
  • Online through college's own website
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Fee Waiver Info
Available to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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