Canisius College

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Canisius College is a private, four-year, coeducational college in Buffalo, New York that is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. The institution was established by the Jesuits in the late 1800s, is named after St. Peter Canisius (a Jesuit Catholic priest) and belongs to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (a consortium of 30 Jesuit education institutions). While sometimes confused with Canisius-Kollege a Jesuit secondary education institution in Germany, its is an entirely distinct institution.

Students at Canisius can select from over 130 undergraduate majors, minors and educational tracks in various academic fields of study and disciplines including Ecology, Conservation, Writing , Health, Journalism, Business, Management, Education English, Foreigh Languages, History, and Computer Science, among others. Canisius is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools on Higher Education. The institution also maintains accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

General Information

Admission Office

2001 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

(716) 888-2200

(800) 843-1517

Fax: (716) 888-3230

Contact: Ann Marie Moscovic

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2001 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14208

(716) 883-7000

Total undergrads: 3,346

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 807

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,224

Graduate enrollment: 1,570


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 76%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 83%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

European Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Early Childhood Education B
Early Childhood Special Education B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Germanic Languages B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A,B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B
Mathematics and statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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