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Canisius College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Canisius vs. Detroit

Canisius vs. Detroit

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Canisius College Description:

Canisius College is a private Jesuit college located on a 72-acre campus in Buffalo, New York. The college has an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and values close interaction between students and their instructors. Undergraduates can choose from over 70 academic programs. Business fields are particularly popular, and Canisius students can earn their MBA through a five-year dual-degree program. The college also has a collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology so that students can study fashion merchandising. High achieving students should check out the Honors Program for small classes, one-on-one work with faculty members, and special travel opportunities. In athletics, most teams of the Canisius College Golden Griffins compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,908 (3,280 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,332
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,270
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $48,102

Canisius College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,295
    • Loans: $7,101

Scholarships for Canisius College (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, Finance, History, Marketing, Physical Education, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Canisius and the Common Application

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Canisius College Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at http://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/mission/

"Canisius College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, offers outstanding undergraduate, graduate and professional programs distinguished by transformative learning experiences that engage students in the classroom and beyond. We foster in our students a commitment to excellence, service and leadership in a global society."

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