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Founded in 1870, Canisius College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,595 full time undergraduate students, and 1,139 full time graduate students.
The Canisius College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 182 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Canisius College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,16% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 55% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Canisius College.
41 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
11 Students rated Canisius College
Canisius College seemed like the perfect place to go at first, however upon further inspection I have discovered that it is not at all.
The Bad: The food is horrible. There's not enough options, and there's almost no way to eat healthy because everything is covered in butter or oil. The organized activities are always very similar and not all that great to begin with. The college prides themselves on their tunnels that allow you to walk to class and not freeze in the winter, but they don't mention that half of the students have to go outside anyways because their classes are not in buildings connected to the tunnels. They also try to claim that although it's a jesuit institution you are not forced to participate with that in any way. Although this is partially true, it should be mentioned that religion is a required course and the chapel bells going off every single hour are enough to drive someone crazy. The athletes are treated better than anyone else here, and it's very noticeable. You are forced to do community service and it is hard to set up times to do it. Finally, the residence life workers are not that helpful. I had several major issues and it took forever for them to be fixed because there were too many hoops to jump through.
The Good: The majority of the professors are great teachers and always willing to help outside of class. The campus is a good size for people looking for a close-knit community (you will know almost everyone you pass by in the hallways). There is always someone to help you with your schedule if you need it. The dorms are ugly, but they are kept very clean (the bathrooms especially). There's a Tim Horton's on campus which is great. They are also very good with networking here. It is not uncommon for someone to have a job offer right after graduating from here (depending on your major).
Overall, if you are picking a college solely off of academics, Canisius is probably a decent choice. However, if you are looking for something more I would definitely look elsewhere.
Its a life changer, in high school I felt like an outcast. Here, at Canisius, that has been obliterated. Both the students and staff are so welcoming, a conversation can appear with every person. The class sizes are 45 at most, which allows for a great student-professor relationship. By the second lecture, the Professors already knew my name. You're not a number to them. The staff are all ready to help, even if they are from a different department. I'm a commuter, which I've been told can damage the potential of social interactions, but not at Canisius. The food is also top-notch.
I love the people and faculty at Canisius College. I think it is a great place to go to college.
This is a pretty great school and is a good size. Consisering it's small, they have a lot of clubs and food options. The dining hall is actually pretty great. The sciences are rigorous but very interesting. The library is cool and has a coffee place in it.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Canisius College is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Get involved as much as possible on campus but don't forget that academics are your main priority.
Someone who values community service and who is looking for a mid sized school. It is a comfortable environment and is great for anyone looking to study abroad.
Canisius College is a wealhy, snobby school with great classes and professors, but a bad social scene.
Canisius is known for its excellent Business program at the bachelor and master levels. Many foreign students come for the International Business Program. It also attracts many Education majors as well as Accounting majors, etc. They are not definicient in the Humanities, with strong English and History programs as well.
I wish I had realized how truly expensive this school is. Besides the tuitition, every extra little thing costs money. After enrolling in a class there is an out of pocket $100 lab fee, and extra expenses for any required trips.
The worst thing about this school, is I feel there is too much expected out of us, and the smaller classes we have.
My classmates are very eager to learn. When things get tough they aren't afraid to ask for help.
The best thing about Canisius College would be its small classes and intimate campus.
A person who doesn't have excellent study habits and time management skills should not attend Canisius because it's a very demanding college and you will get alot of homework. That being said, the work will pay off because you will sharpen your critical thinking skills, writing and research skills and all the other transferable skills that make you marketable no matter what your college major. If you hate writing papers, you will not like Canisius - I had to write a paper for a math class! But my writing dramatically improved in four years.
It is right in the middle of the city.
It is very well known in the area and has a large history.
I was working as a freelance writer for The Buffalo News on spec as a recent college graduate. When I submitted my first special to the news piece, the editors fiipped out because they couldn't believe how good it was. When they asked where I graduated, I said "Canisius College." They responded, "Oh, that explains alot. Canisius grads always stand out."
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
99% of students
attending Canisius College receive some sort of financial aid.
39% were awarded federal grants.
While 71% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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