About Niagara University

Founded in 1856, Niagara University. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,136 full time undergraduate students, and 881 full time graduate students.

The Niagara University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 161 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Niagara University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate82%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range930-1130
ACT Range21-25

Admissions at NU are considered Less Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 41% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Niagara University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
8%
“We know about current events and vote”
92%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
42%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
9%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
67%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
33%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
55%
“They keep regular office hours”
36%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
50%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
17%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
8%
“We know about current events and vote”
92%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
42%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
9%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
67%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
33%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
55%
“They keep regular office hours”
36%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
50%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
17%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    54 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    36 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    62 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    64 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    64 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    64 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    63 Students rated local services 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    63 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

Niagara University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Niagara University?

14 Students rated Niagara University

Bethany - 06/28/2023

I personally love Niagara University. The environment there is amazing. I felt so welcomed from the first day on campus. The administration is so helpful. Don't get me started on the beautiful campus. It is also located by Niagara Falls which is an incredible weekend spot. The academics and opportunities for involvement are extraordinary.

Elise - 08/05/2020

I quite enjoy NU! It has great people, amazing service professors and lots of things to do! The only thing I am not happy with is the fact that they are allowing students to return to campus during a global pandemic. It is not the safest option but, I am thankful that they are providing online classes as a hybrid option.

Abigail - 12/30/2019

I really like Niagara University. It was my first and only choice for college. I wanted to be somewhere I could grow in my faith as I am Catholic as well as receive a top tier education. Niagara University meets both of those marks. While I do not live on campus, I love the campus and my favorite places are the art museum, Alumni Chapel, and the library. I am very blessed to attend such a great school!

Jamier - 11/09/2019

Niagara is a great school because it's filled with great people. Everywhere you go the professors and administrators have a smile and are willing to help you. They are experts at making this school feel like home and providing you with not only an academic but moral and spiritual education to make you the best person you can be !

Niagara University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Niagara University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Niagara University is 82%. 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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back and talk to myself as a highschool senior there is not a lot of advise I would give to myself. I would definately say take as many AP courses as you can so that you can make more time for programs such as studying abroad. I would also tell myself to really visit the college campuses and sit in on classes to really get a feel of what the college or university really has to offer. Although I am satisfied with my choice in college now, sometimes I wonder if I might have been happier someplace else, and I think I would not wonder so much if I wouldn't have put off applying and visiting schools. Finding a school that works for you is the most important, and knowing people who also attend that school isn't necessarily important because it forces you to make friends and really branch out of your comfort zone.

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  3. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The class sizes and how professors genuinely care about their students. It is similar to high school in that the teachers know you personally and really truely want you to succeed

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is unique because it is a small campus and the professors are very approachable. All of the classes I have taken are very gifted in the knowledge being taught as well as having a positive attitude which is very important. This university is one of the greatest unversities when it come down to professor being helpful and postive.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Niagara University offers the small personalized classes not available to most student at larger, public schools. The small campus setting allows close interaction with many students and student atheletes . Professers know the majority of students by name and are readily available to assist and offer guidance when necessary. The programs can easily inter-relate and therefore there is much flexibility in completing your programs. The school's reputiable basketball and hockey program offer on campus activities that promote school spirit.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who are extremely liberal and artistic should not attend this school. Also, people who enjoy good weather or are very impatient. And people who like living in bustling cities.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Fun, willing to party, but gets their work done as well.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about this school is the weather. It's always snowy and windy, almost never sunny.

    Read all  11 answers
  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is interested in growing and developing in character, or creating change and social justice in the world. The University promotes Vincentian ideology in all its students, including service to other, integrity, honesty, and hard work. Anyone who wants to grow in religious convictions is also encouraged to attend the University, but students need not to worry about religion being forced down their throats. If someone truly wants to discover who they are, who they want to become, and do it in a small, friendly, beautiful environment, then Niagara is the place for them!

    Read all  9 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Buisness and Education

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A small Catholic school with small classes, knowledgable and helpful professors, with a fun, safe social life

    Read all  7 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known about some of the rules concerning the opposite sex in the dormrooms and other rules that involving dorming. I would have also liked to been more aware about some of the gen ed classes that we have to take to fulfill our degree.

    Read all  7 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Parking on campus and the food quality and prices

    Read all  7 answers
  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Local community- involvements.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    As a new student, it would be judgmental to judge them, for now

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Confidence of being better, and advising others.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

62%

female

38%

male

3,136

Total Undergrad Enrollment

881

Total Grad Students

9%

Out-Of-State

86%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

60

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

35%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
70%

TUITION & AID

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 Niagara University receive some sort of financial aid. 35% were awarded federal grants. While 76% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$30,950

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,050

Books and Supplies

$12,700

Room and Board

44,700

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,507
$30 - $48K
$15,681
$48 - $75K
$18,955
$75 - $110K
$20,850
$110K & UP
$23,838

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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