Niagara University Admissions

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

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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 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% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,950
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,700
  • Other Expenses: $1,450
  • Total Cost: $46,150

Niagara University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,323
    • Loans: $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, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Niagara University Mission Statement:

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"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."

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