Canisius College
Buffalo, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate
4,488
Students Applied
90%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
236
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2019 June 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
US States Represented
36
Countries Represented
18
47%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1172
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
630
Reading
25th
520
75th
630
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
22%
3.50 - 3.74
30%
3.25 - 3.49
26%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
20
Top 25%
45
Top 50%
73

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-843-1517
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
If you apply online there is no application fee and the form is much easier to fill out. When I was making my college decision, I went to an overnight at Canisius and that really let me see what the student life was really like.
Lauren from NY
Work out you finances and schooling beforehand. You never know if there are limited opportunities you could be walking right by. I found out at the end of my sophomore year that NCCC offers a great Digital Media Arts program that gets you an associates degree then sets you up to transfer to canisius, not only are you getting canisius accepted classes out of the way but you're saving money!
If you want to do something, change something please SPEAK UP! The school is extremely observant and if you need help, want change then TELL THEM. Struggling with finances, classes and life I was suffering alone, but when I spoke up I was immediately given attention. They want to help!
Katharyn from Buffalo, NY
Be prepared to get lower grades than you've received in high school, it's natural and happens to everyone. It's a big jump, going from high school to college, and Canisius is filled with opportunities for you. If you ever find yourself stuck, you can always talk to your advisor, one of the most helpful resources on the campus.
Al from Lancaster, NY
Prospective Canisius students must be ready to work hard, because if a student puts in all their effort here it is definitely rewarded. The teachers here are great and really go out of their way to help students and grade fairly.
Elizabeth from Buffalo, NY

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