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Campus & Student Life at Canisius College

Home to about 1,980 undergraduates in 2020, Canisius is a small, private college located in Buffalo, New York. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Canisius offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Canisius can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Canisius Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Canisius College is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Canisius Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 11.0% of the student population at Canisius. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Canisius Disability Services.

Canisius for the Military

While not a "service academy", Canisius does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Canisius Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Canisius for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Canisius College

Canisius offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Canisius College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Canisius College

Canisius has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,980 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,915 (96.7%). Part-time attendance was 65 (3.3%).


Canisius College is Ranked #812 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Canisius is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Canisius #812 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Canisius College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Canisius by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Canisius Diversity Guide.

Canisius College Competes in the NCAA

Canisius has a total of 342 student athletes, 187 men and 155 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$10,144,075
Total Expenses (all teams)$10,144,075

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Canisius College Athletics

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