Gannon University

Erie, PA, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Founded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Gannon University is a 4-year Catholic liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania and one of 11 Diocesan universities in the United States. Gannon grants bachelor’s degrees in 64 academic fields of study. As a Catholic institution, Gannon celebrates weekly mass every Sunday at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel. Additionally, the university sponsors a number of retreats throughout the year as well as an Alternative Spring Break.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
80%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
32%
44%
Submitting ACT
78%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1035
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,291
Total Number of Undergrads
2,801
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
53%
20-39 Students
46%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
65%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,793
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,136
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,136
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,450
Books and Supplies
$1066

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
94%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,727
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
94%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,469
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,727

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
86%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,069
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
140
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
46%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Golden Knights
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Erie
East Pittsburgh
Cleveland
Washington
Sharon
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
Gannon University provides a great environment for learning with small classes. Teachers really care about each students success. It is easy to maneuver around campus.
Kathleen from Cleveland, OH
Coming to Gannon is probably one of the best choices I have ever made. The school is great and everyone is so nice. I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.
Kelly
It is a good student atmosphere. The professors are open and understanding and have a vast knowledge base. This is the best choice I could have made for my major, occupational therapy.
Sarah from Imperial, PA
Gannon University's staff and student body are welcoming to everyone and want you to get involved. They make you feel at home from the second you walk in, and they help you with every step along the way in your quest for a degree. With the help from everyone at Gannon University, all things are possible.
Emily from Poland, OH
Gannon University has many good academic programs along with a variety of groups and organizations to be apart of. It helps to become a well rounded student because you are exposed to many different opportunities. Class sizes are perfect and you really get to know the professor that you are working with.
Hannah from Corry, PA
Gannon has provided all the necessary information to me about academics, scholarships available, and financial aid.
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