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Gannon University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Gannon University

Gannon University

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Gannon University Description:

Gannon University frequently ranks well among schools in the Northeast. Gannon is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university located in Erie, Pennsylvania. Gannon's undergraduate experience is centered on two programs: "Core of Discovery," the university's core liberal arts curriculum, and "Lifecore," a co-curricular program. Undergraduates can choose from 55 bachelor's degree programs, and programs in the biological and health sciences are particularly popular. Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university wins high marks for its value, and the majority of students receive some form of grant aid. On the athletic front, the Gannon Golden Knights compete in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for most sports. The university fields nine men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,008 (3,008 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27.546
  • Books: $1,020 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,940
  • Other Expenses: $2,314
  • Total Cost: $41,820

Gannon University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,764
    • Loans: $8,210

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Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Health Professions, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 50%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Gannon University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.gannon.edu/about/default.asp

"Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan, student-centered University which provides for the holistic development of undergraduate and graduate students in the Judeo-Christian tradition. As such, it offers each student outstanding teaching and a value-centered education in both liberal arts and professional specializations in order to prepare students for leadership roles in their careers, society, and church. The University faculty and staff are committed to excellence and continuous improvement in teaching, learning, scholarship, research and service. The University's environment is to be one of inclusiveness and cultural diversity."

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