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Canisius College

Buffalo, New York, United States
Consistently ranked among the top regional institutions in the Northeast, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York and one of 28 Jesuit, Catholic colleges in the nation. Canisius promotes the Jesuit principles of excellence, service and leadership through a broad range of learning experiences and a distinct core curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts.

About

History

The college we know today has been shaped by a nearly 150-year history that started in 19th century Buffalo.  Canisius and the city have been synonomous ever since. Canisius College was founded by German Jesuits in 1870 at the invitation of the Most Rev. John Timon, C.M., the first bishop of Buffalo.

Education

Undergraduates choose from 147 majors, minors and special programs to create a path that is uniquely suited to their interests and career goals. Graduate students can select from 35 outstanding master’s and certificate programs, including an array of degrees offered fully online.

Research

The Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness is the primary resource at Canisius College for accurate, timely, and consistent data on the College and its constituents. We are responsible for providing College administrators with reports and analysis that can facilitate data-driven policy decisions.

Career

The Griff Center for Academic Engagement at Canisius College provides personalized, cutting-edge services and programs to meet the complete career development needs of Canisius students and alumni.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The Division of Student Affairs supports the Canisius College mission through programs, initiatives, and services designed to advance student learning and leadership.

Housing services

Bosch and Frisch Halls house approximately 250 students each, in double or suite-style rooms.  There are five bathrooms per floor. Each floor also houses a social lounge, and a kitchenette. Student rooms are all equipped with cable television and Internet access. A computer lab is located in the basement of the adjoining Palisano Pavilion and laundry facilities are located at the tunnel level.

Library services

Opened in 1988, the 96,000 square-foot, air-conditioned, three story building can hold up to 700,000 volumes and seat over 500 people. Excellent study and research accommodations are provided by a mix of individual carrels, table seating, and lounge chairs that are positioned throughout the building.

Medical services

Student Health is committed to optimizing good health.  Staffed by physicians and registered nurses, Student Health offers services that are easy to access, individualized and targeted to treating illnesses and injuries common to college students.

Student Life

Campus life

Canisius is located in the Hamlin Park district, an historic and conveniently-located residential neighborhood in north-central Buffalo.  Spanning 77 total acres, the campus is comprised of 16 academic and administrative buildings, three athletic complexes and 11 residence halls.

Sports facilities

The KAC is open for all current students and staff members, offering wellness opportunities within the Canisius College aquatic center and weight room, boasting state of the art free weight and cardio equipment, and a fully renovated aquatic center for open swim.

Accreditation

Canisius College is accredited by numerous national organizations. These accreditations serve as testament to the excellent quality of a Canisius education. These accreditations include:

  • Middle States
  • CAEP
  • AACSB

Student Reviews

Journeys to Stability
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Educational support was superb, as well as the ambience of being welcomed to the school. President of school used the job as President of school as a side job, was not open to listening to the needs of school form students and teachers. Overall, it was one experience that was worth the degree but not the overall social experiment of what an undergraduate degree is.

Journey to Stable Imagination of Reality
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Support overall was very helpful, ambience is lenient, Academic teachers vary. Some are very good at their job, others use the excuse that they need money. Overall, if you are not active in clubs and or smart for the American General education requirements, you will end up like me with a average GPA and a degree that gets you the job you don't want or majored in.

Canisius College
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Canisius offers small classes with interaction between professors and students. Most of the professors are engaging and are well respected in their fields. Unfortunately, the Anthropology department is no more, but courses are still offered in related fields.

Buffalo, New York, United States

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