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Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

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A private institution founded in 1870, Canisius College resides on 36 urban acres in Buffalo, New York. Rooted in the Jesuit Roman Catholic Tradition, the school offers more than 125 majors, minors, and special programs. The Canisius College Golden Griffins varsity sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

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Quick Facts

2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

2013-2014 Tuition

$33,252 Tuition and Fees


3280 undergraduate students
50% male / 50% female


May 1 application deadline
73.9% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1870

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Special Education and Teaching, General, Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs, Special Education and Teaching, Other, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Animal Behavior and Ethology, Bioinformatics, Conservation Biology, Mathematics, General, Mathematics and Statistics, Other, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Sports Studies, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, European Studies/Civilization, Women's Studies, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Athletic Training/Trainer, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, Business/Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Marketing, Other, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Communication and Media Studies, Other, Communication and Media Studies, Journalism, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, Other, Computer Science, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, Family and Community Services, Legal Studies, General, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Zoology/Animal Biology, Animal Physiology, Animal Behavior and Ethology, Zoology/Animal Biology, Other, Environmental Biology, Mathematics, General, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Christian Studies, Religion/Religious Studies, Other, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other, Psychology, General, Psychology, Other, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Anthropology, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, European Studies/Civilization, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management, E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, Business/Managerial Economics, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,280
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 2,930
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 62
Percent of male undergraduates: 50%
Percent of female undergraduates: 50%
Percent of international undergraduates: 4%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook

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