2001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14208-1098 716-888-2200
About Canisius College
  • Year of Foundation 1870
  • Size of Campus 32 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,591
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 47%, 6.9%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 3,105
Canisius College is a private Roman Catholic college in Buffalo, New York, United States. The college was founded in 1870 by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) from Germany and is named after St. Peter Canisius. The college is one of 28 institutions in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It is distinct from Canisius-Kolleg, a prestigious Berlin high school also run by the Jesuits. The campus sprawls across over a mile of city blocks and includes dedicated NCAA Division I athletic facilities along with various academic and residence buildings.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus International Fest, Spring Fest, Java Jams, Friday Nights in the Palisano, Saturday Nights in the Palisano
  • Number of students in fraternities 1
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Beta Beta Society, Chi Sigma Alpha, Di Gamma Honor Society, Eta Sigma Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 1
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alumni Sodality, Pax Christi, Bible Study Group, Student Ministries, Christian Youth Organization
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 1%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Afro-American Society, African-American gospel ensemble, Asian-American Society, Latin American Students & Friends, International Affairs Society, Global Horizons Club, Organization of Arab Students in Solidarity, Asian, Fr
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 1
  • Distance to nearest train Buffalo (4)
  • Distance to nearest bus Buffalo (4)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Buffalo (8), Buffalo (8)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 82%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 50%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 17%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Number of students using college housing 42%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 11
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (48%), women's dorms (1%), apartment for single students (49%), special housing for disabled students (1%), special housing for international students (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 31%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 99%
Campus Services
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 5,000
  • Number Of Books in Library 341,156
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,000
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Museums N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,183
  • Computer Courses No
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Library Facilities The quality of any educational institution is determined largely by the proficiency of its faculty and the excellence of the information resources available to support the curriculum. The Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library is housed in a beautiful and inviting mo
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 590,035
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of e-books 5,204
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 60%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs GlaxoSmithKline, Sliwa and Lane, PriceWaterhouseCooper LLP, Ernst and Young, US Army, M & T Bank, JP Morgan Chase Co, Numerous Local School Districts
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 25%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,600
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis