Gannon University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Gannon University Admissions Overview:

At Gannon, admissions are largely accessible; only one-quarter of students were not accepted in 2015. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to get in. To apply, those interested can submit an application through the school's website, or can use the Common Application. Additional supplements include high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, and a personal statement. Campus visits are always welcome, and those interested should contact the admissions office for more information!

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Gannon University Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Gannon University Description:

Gannon University frequently ranks well among schools in the Northeast. Gannon is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university located in Erie, Pennsylvania. Gannon's undergraduate experience is centered on two programs: "Core of Discovery," the university's core liberal arts curriculum, and "Lifecore," a co-curricular program. Undergraduates can choose from 55 bachelor's degree programs, and programs in the biological and health sciences are particularly popular. Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university wins high marks for its value, and the majority of students receive some form of grant aid. On the athletic front, the Gannon Golden Knights compete in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for most sports. The university fields nine men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,343 (3,098 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,042
  • Books: $1,066 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,990
  • Other Expenses: $2,510
  • Total Cost: $45,608

Gannon University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 86%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,727
    • Loans: $8,069

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Health Professions, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Track and Field, Water Polo, Wrestling, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Gymnastics, Water Polo, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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