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How Well Is Canisius College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Canisius College was awarded 40 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

Canisius is ranked #431 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Canisius also holds the #45 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Canisius?

Acceptance Rate

Canisius College has an acceptance rate of 78%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Canisius submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Canisius College  ( 520 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Canisius College  ( 520 to 630 )
Canisius received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Canisius College  ( 22 to 28 )

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Canisius College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Canisius is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Canisius College is 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Canisius College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Canisius College has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Canisius for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Canisius

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,398 undergraduates at Canisius with 2,303 being full-time and 95 being part-time.

Canisius Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Canisius is 76.09 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  76.09 out of 100
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How Much Does Canisius College Cost?

The overall average net price of Canisius is $20,103. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Canisius

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,124 $15,210 $18,988 $23,111 $26,457

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Canisius, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Canisius, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,496 a year. That adds up to $33,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Canisius is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Canisius Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Canisius with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,300 in their early years. That's great news for Canisius students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Canisius College make the most money.

Location of Canisius College

Located in Buffalo, New York, Canisius College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Canisius is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Canisius College

Contact details for Canisius are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
Phone: 716-888-2200

Canisius College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 60 majors graduated from Canisius College. Of these students, 722 received undergraduate degrees and 475 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Child Development & Psychology 73 $25,000
Finance & Financial Management 62 $39,700
Health & Physical Education 61 $20,500
Accounting 59 $44,200
Zoology 47 $22,000
Communication & Media Studies 39 $31,300
General Biology 36 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 32 $25,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30 $30,100
Economics 29 $42,300

Learn more about the majors offered at Canisius College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Canisius

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 977 students took at least one online class at Canisius College. This is an increase from the 937 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 977 337
2016-2017 937 408
2015-2016 900 449
2014-2015 867 531
2013-2014 1,021 587

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