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How Well Is Canisius College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, 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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Canisius is ranked #431 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Canisius is also ranked #45 out of 132 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Canisius?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Canisius College is 78%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Canisius is a good fit for you.

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

At Canisius, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much 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 2,256 undergraduates at Canisius with 2,166 being full-time and 90 being part-time.

Canisius Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Canisius make around $47,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Canisius students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Canisius College

Canisius College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Buffalo, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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