Canisius Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Canisius College
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Canisius and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #105 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,509 out of 4,488 applicants were admitted making Canisius College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. Canisius College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Canisius SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1220|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Canisius College?
Canisius College typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1220 to 1320||Avg +||78%-86%|
|1120 to 1220||Avg -||68%-78%|
|1020 to 1120||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 1020||Low||<55%|
Canisius ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT47%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Canisius?
Admission data indicates that Canisius regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Canisius College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>86%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||78%-86%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||68%-78%|
|19 to 22||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 19||Low||<55%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Canisius College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Canisius College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Canisius accepts 78% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||26%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||11%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
53% of Canisius College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||22%|
|Top 25% of class||53%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Bottom 50% of class||14%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||18%||16%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply141
Applicants have 141 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Canisius before the May 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Canisius College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=189705 IPEDS survey data for Canisius College.
Frequently Asked Questions
86% of students submit their SAT scores to Canisius. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
78% of those who apply are granted admission to Canisius. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1320. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.