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Want the scoop on Gannon University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Gannon offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Gannon University Ranked?

2020 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.

Gannon University was awarded 23 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Gannon is ranked #335 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Gannon held the #417 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Gannon is also ranked #30 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Gannon?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Gannon University is 80%. 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 Gannon is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to Gannon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gannon University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Gannon University  ( 490 to 610 )
Gannon received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Gannon University  ( 20 to 26 )

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Gannon University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Gannon University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Gannon University is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gannon University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Gannon University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Gannon the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 51%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Gannon

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,076 undergraduates at Gannon with 2,530 being full-time and 546 being part-time.

Gannon Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Gannon scored 47.93 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  47.93 out of 100
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How Much Does Gannon University Cost?

The overall average net price of Gannon is $21,806. 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 Gannon

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,642 $17,911 $21,658 $23,443 $24,502

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 Gannon, 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 Gannon, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $8,025 a year. That adds up to $32,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gannon is 4.9%. 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 Gannon Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Gannon with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,100 in their early years. This is good news for future Gannon graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Gannon University make the most money.

Location of Gannon University

Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gannon University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Erie makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Gannon University

Contact details for Gannon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 109 W Sixth St, Erie, PA 16541-0001
Phone: 814-871-7000

Gannon University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 57 majors graduated from Gannon University. Of these students, 605 received undergraduate degrees and 536 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
Other Health Professions 97 NA
Nursing 65 $54,200
Health & Physical Education 62 $22,100
General Biology 41 $25,100
Mechanical Engineering 34 $54,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 32 $28,700
Electrical Engineering 26 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 18 NA
Business Administration & Management 15 NA
Finance & Financial Management 13 NA

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

Online Learning at Gannon

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, 620 students took at least one online class at Gannon University. This is an increase from the 558 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 620 229
2016-2017 558 249
2015-2016 639 262
2014-2015 616 246
2013-2014 662 270

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