Canisius College was founded in 1870 in Buffalo, New York by the Society of Jesus and one of 28 Jesuit institutions in the nation. Canisius College is a private four year institution that boasts modern facilities, small classroom sizes, and an educated and professional faculty. The Campus is 77 acres and houses 32 buildings, and provides students will all the resources necessary to obtain a good education.
Canisius College offers over 125 majors and minors, with accreditation coming from several sources. The faculty is highly qualified, and the offering range from graduate to post-graduate degrees. Some programs are offered online to accommodate students with more difficult schedules.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrolling at Canisius College can complete the online application. For information regarding admissions and requirements students can contact the admissions office. Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students in need of financial id should contact the financial aid office and begin the process to determine eligibility.
The Canisius College Golden Griffins participate in the NCAA Division I and the MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Recent years have seen successes in Canisius College's Lacrosse and Baseball teams.
- Cross Country
- Swimming & Diving
- Synchronized Swimming
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Canisius College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Canisius College is about 3,900. The student body is made up of 68% undergraduate students and 16% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $33,000-$40,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Part time students pay in the range of $950 to $1,100 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$26,854|
|Receiving Student Loans||76%||$8,178|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Canisius College may provide student services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Canisius has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 67%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||58%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.9%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1964)
Canisius College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
- Synchronized Swimming
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Canisius College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Canisius College for official up-to-date information.