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Niagara University

Niagara University, New York

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Niagara University overview
Location Niagara University, New York
Online niagara.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Niagara University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Niagara University, situated near the city of Buffalo in Niagara University, New York, is a private, Catholic institution that was founded by the Vincentian community in 1856. The university's scenic campus overlooks the Niagara River Gorge, just four miles north of the famed Niagara Falls, providing a striking natural setting for the academic environment. The architectural harmony of historic and modern structures embodies the university's blend of traditional and innovative educational experiences. Niagara University offers a diverse array of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with notable emphasis on programs in education, business administration, and hospitality and tourism management. The university is characterized by a moderately selective admission process. On-campus housing is available, accommodating a significant proportion of the student body within residential communities designed to support academic and personal growth. While Niagara University supports a variety of athletic programs, it is not predominantly recognized for its intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 3,836 prospective students applied, and 3,435 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 545 enrolled in the school.  3,411 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 447 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $35,400 plus fees of $1,780. Niagara University is ranked 487 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Niagara University is rated within the top 45% 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

Niagara University overview
SAT 1030/1240
ACT 24/28
GPA 3.53

Applications Accepted

Niagara University overview
Applications Due Aug 30, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Niagara University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$400
Other Fees$1,780
Room and Board $12,700
Budget for Other Expenses$2,210
Total One Year Cost$52,490

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Niagara University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 35%
Business 29%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Social Sciences 5%
Biology 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193973 IPEDS survey data for Niagara University.

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