#32 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Gannon University overview
Location Erie, Pennsylvania
Online gannon.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Gannon University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Gannon University, a private Catholic institution established in 1925, is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the state's fourth-largest city overlooking Lake Erie. The university offers a picturesque urban campus setting known for its Gothic Revival architecture. It boasts a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs with particular emphasis on health professions, business, engineering, and sciences. The institution provides a multifaceted academic environment with a moderately selective admissions process. Gannon University is home to comprehensive student housing options with a mix of traditional residence halls, apartments, and townhouses accommodating a significant portion of the student body. Known particularly for its health sciences and physical therapy programs, Gannon also fields a variety of NCAA Division II athletic teams, known as the Golden Knights, though the university's primary focus remains on its educational offerings.

In the most recent statistical year 6,678 prospective students applied, and 5,399 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 642 enrolled in the school.  3,725 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 940 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $35,620 plus fees of $1,086. Gannon University is ranked 451 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Gannon University is rated within the top 43% 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

Gannon University overview
SAT 990/1250
ACT 20/28
GPA 3.59

Applications Accepted

Gannon University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Gannon University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,176
Other Fees$1,086
Room and Board $15,410
Budget for Other Expenses$2,812
Total One Year Cost$56,104

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Gannon University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 29%
Business 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 10%
Biology 7%
Education 6%

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