Canisius College

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Buffalo, NY

$28,630

Avg tuition

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About Canisius College

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Canisius College is a small private college located on an urban campus in Buffalo, New York. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,980, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 76%. The college offers 67 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 69%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $28,630.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

76% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

82% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

69% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 21-27

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1040-1240

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

84%

Online student enrollment

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

72%

Black

8%

Hispanic

6%

Unknown

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Two or more races

2%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

52%

Socio-economic diversity

36% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

10

Total Online Enrollment

2,376

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

90% On-campus

10% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 19% online

Master's Check Bold 20% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $28,630 $28,630
Graduate $15,120 $15,120

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $11,758
On-campus other expenses $1,500
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,000
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,500
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,500

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $42,888 $42,888
Off-campus without family $39,130 $39,130
Off-campus with family $31,130 $31,130

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

36%

State Grant Aid

43%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

36%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,440
State Grant Aid $3,167
Institution Grant Aid $16,953
Pell Grant Aid $4,670

Financial Outlook

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.