Resources › For Students and Parents Niagara University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Niagara University. Banderas / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 25, 2017 Niagara University Admissions Overview: With an acceptance rate of 83% in 2016, Niagara University is open to the majority of applicants. Only around two out of every ten applicants are not admitted each year. Interested students will need to submit an application (Niagara accepts the Common Application), official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, an essay, and a letter of recommendation. If you have any questions, be sure to get in touch with a member of the admissions office for assistance. Admissions Data (2016): Niagara University Acceptance Rate: 83%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 460 / 560SAT Math: 470 / 570SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT comparison for Catholic collegesMAAC SAT score comparison chartACT Composite: 21 / 25ACT English: 19 / 24ACT Math: 19 / 25What these ACT numbers meanACT comparison for Catholic collegesMAAC ACT score comparison chart Niagara University Description: Founded in 1856, Niagara University is a private Catholic (Vincentian) university with a liberal arts focus. The 160-acre campus overlooks the Niagara River gorge four miles from the waterfalls. Niagara has an award-winning "Academic Exploration Program" for students who have not yet chosen a major. The university offers more than 50 majors, and fields in business and education are some of the most popular. Niagara also has partnerships with area colleges for students interested in dentistry, medicine and pharmacy. In athletics, the Niagara University Purple Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 4,017 (3,136 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female94% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $30,950Books: $1,050 (why so much?)Room and Board: $12,700Other Expenses: $1,450Total Cost: $46,150 Niagara University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 99%Loans: 76%Average Amount of AidGrants: $23,323Loans: $8,469 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Commerce, Criminal Justice, Education, Hotel Management, Special Education Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%6-Year Graduation Rate: 67% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Hockey, Swimming, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, BaseballWomen's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Niagara University, You May Also Like These Schools: SUNY Fredonia: Profile St. John Fisher College: Profile Alfred University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAdelphi University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIthaca College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHobart & William Smith Colleges: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBinghamton University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphElmira College: Profile SUNY Cortland: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDaemen College: Profile Mercyhurst University: Profile Syracuse University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Niagara University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.niagara.edu/our-mission/ "This mission website is designed to help you better understand Niagara University's mission and heritage and to be a resource center for exploring related topics. It will give you a true sense about what is important to us here at Niagara University and appreciate that our mission is alive and vibrant today."