Canisius College

Men's D1
4 / 10
2,256 Undergrads / 3,244 Students
5 / 10
$19,330 Net Price
2 / 10
83% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Metro Atlantic (MAAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
67% / 73%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Aug 1-2 '20
Buffalo, NY
Men's 13-18
2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14208 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Buffalo/Niagara New York Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Rochester New York Area
  • Canada
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Toronto Canada Area
  • Syracuse New York Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Albany New York Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Cleveland/Akron Ohio Area
  • Netherlands
Where Grads Work
  • M&T Bank
  • University at Buffalo
  • Citi
  • Ingram Micro
  • First Niagara Bank
  • HSBC
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • HealthNow New York Inc.
  • Moog Inc.
  • Praxair
  • Independent Health
  • US Army
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Media and Communication
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Community and Social Services
  • Support
  • Healthcare Services
  • Accounting
  • Administrative
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
480 - 590
520 - 640
1050 - 1260
22 - 28
23 - 28
20 - 28

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 3,422 1,487 1,935
% Admitted 83% 84% 82%
% Admits That Enroll 20% 21% 18%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.6
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (26%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (17%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (11%)
    Psychology (9%)
    Research and Experimental Psychology, Other (9%)
    Finance, General (9%)
    Animal Behavior and Ethology (9%)
    Accounting (8%)
    Social Sciences (7%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (6%)
    Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other (5%)
    Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia (5%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (4%)
    Sport and Fitness Administration/Management (4%)
    Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (4%)
    Political Science and Government, General (3%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$29,428
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$11,526
    Personal Expenses$1,500
    Sticker Price$43,454

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    97% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship96%$19,632
    Federal Grants33%$5,574
    Pell Grants32%$5,060
    Other Federal17%$1,120
    State & Local Grants43%$4,060
    Institutional Grants95%$16,039
    Student Loans68%$8,091
    Federal Loans67%$5,196
    Other Loans15%$13,222

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $134 Million $41,280

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $20,500 $266

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.4%

    Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,409 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $47,300

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.4 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 67% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape - -
    Fondling 2 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 1
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 5 4
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson 1 -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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