If you are thinking about applying to Canisius College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Canisius College's admissions stats.
|Canisius College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||17%|
|Mean SAT Score||1139|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||30%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||6%|
These are the application deadlines for Canisius College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Canisius College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Canisius College accepts around 97% of early action applicants and 81% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Canisius College admitted 71 of the 725 who applied early action.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2022, Canisius College waitlisted 98 students and 98 accepted a place on the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Canisius College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Canisius College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Canisius College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Canisius College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Canisius College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At Canisius College 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.
At Canisius College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||30%|
|3.50 and 3.74||25%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14%|
|2.00 and 2.49||5%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Canisius College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Canisius College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Canisius College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 30% of Canisius College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
The mean composite SAT score for a Canisius College student is 1139.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Canisius College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Canisius College students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
To be most competitive at Canisius College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Canisius College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Canisius College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Canisius College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Canisius College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Canisius College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Canisius College.
Does Canisius College accept transfer credits?
✅ Canisius College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Canisius College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Canisius College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Canisius College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Canisius College?
❌ No, Canisius College is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Canisius College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Canisius College is 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Canisius College?
❌ Canisius College does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Canisius College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Canisius College was 97% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Canisius College? Canisius College is a somewhat selective institution. The Canisius College acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Canisius College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Canisius College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Canisius College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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