#33 Best Private Colleges in New York

Canisius College

Buffalo, New York

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Student Population
Canisius College overview
Location Buffalo, New York
Online canisius.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Canisius College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Buffalo, New York, Canisius College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,422 prospective students applied, and 2,830 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 554 enrolled in the school.  2,640 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 604 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $27,940 plus fees of $1,488. Canisius is ranked 382 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Canisius is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1030/1270
ACT 20/28
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Canisius College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,488
Room and Board $11,526
Budget for Other Expenses$1,500
Total One Year Cost$43,454

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Canisius College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Psychology 11%
Social Sciences 10%
Communication 10%
Education 9%

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