Niagara University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


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).

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Commerce, Criminal Justice, Education, Hotel Management, Special Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4254
Total Grad Students: 946
Undergraduate Students: 3308
Faculty: 153

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Percent Male: 39%
Percent Female: 61%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


New York New York 14109


Main Email:

Main Phone: 716-285-1212

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Mark Wojnowski
Associate Dean for Transfer Enrollment, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
All applicable coursework must have been completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
There is no minimum number of credits required. The total number of semester hours, or their equivalent, accepted for transfer credit is decided by the dean. Refer to the Credit Policy document linked below for more detailed information.

Test Scores for Applying:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A Counselor Recommendation is required.

Essay(s) required:
Either a a graded paper from one of your college classes, a Personal statement that would include reasons that contributed to your choice to apply to Niagara or a A written statement explaining your choice of major is required.

Application Fee:
There is a $30 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling admissions

Spring Deadline:
Rolling admissions

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 25
English 18 25
Math 20 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 470 590
Math 470 580
Writing 440 540

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 76%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -76%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1050

Other Expenses: 1450

Room and Board: 11000

Tuition and Fees: 26400

Total Cost: 39900

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
NU offers Transfer Scholarships and Transfer Awards to students with certain GPAs. For Financial Aid complete a FAFSA by February 15. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 716-286-8686 or

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 10559

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 77%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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