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Get the facts about Niagara University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, 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 Niagara University 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.

Niagara University was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Niagara is ranked #461 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Niagara is also ranked #50 out of 132 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Niagara University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Niagara?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Niagara University is 84%. 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 Niagara is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Niagara submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Niagara University  ( 510 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Niagara University  ( 510 to 600 )
Niagara received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Niagara University  ( 21 to 26 )

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Niagara University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Niagara, 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

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 Niagara University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Niagara University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Niagara University 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

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Niagara the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 56%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Niagara University.

Average Overall Diversity at Niagara

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,808 undergraduates at Niagara with 2,692 being full-time and 116 being part-time.

Niagara 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.

Niagara scored 48.16 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  48.16 out of 100
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How Much Does Niagara University Cost?

The overall average net price of Niagara is $19,290. 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 Niagara

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,776 $14,703 $18,368 $21,971 $24,167

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 Niagara, 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 Niagara, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $8,455 a year. That adds up to $33,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Niagara is 5.2%. 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 Niagara Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Niagara make about $42,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Niagara University make the most money.

Location of Niagara University

Niagara University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Niagara University, New York. Niagara is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Niagara University

Contact details for Niagara are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Lewiston Road, Niagara University, NY 14109
Phone: 716-285-1212

Niagara University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Niagara University. Of these students, 826 received undergraduate degrees and 408 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
General Education 135 NA
Business Administration & Management 68 $35,600
Nursing 67 $67,300
Criminology 57 NA
Accounting 49 NA
Hospitality Management 44 $33,500
Marketing 41 NA
Child Development & Psychology 40 NA
General Biology 37 NA
Health & Physical Education 28 $22,700

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

Online Learning at Niagara

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, 1,113 students took at least one online class at Niagara University. This is a decrease from the 1,117 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,113 300
2016-2017 1,117 310
2015-2016 914 235
2014-2015 910 250
2013-2014 794 218

Learn more about online learning at Niagara University.

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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.


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