Canisius College is on a 72-acre campus in the urban setting of Buffalo, New York, not far from Buffalo-Niagara Falls.
Canisius College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Canisius College has fraternities and sororities.
Canisius College has the Residence Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in the Residence Hall Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Canisius College include Project Conservation, Unity (GLBTQ+), Fusion Gaming Society and Hiking Club.
The Canisius College community comes together each year for Griff Fest, Global Fest and Annual Wellness Day.
This table offers information on housing at Canisius College.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||35%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||900|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||689|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||65%|
Canisius College offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Canisius College students live off campus. In 2022, 35% of undergrads at Canisius College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 65% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Canisius College. There are 900 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,866 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 689 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Canisius College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Canisius College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Canisius College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Canisius College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Canisius College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Canisius College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Canisius College, take Interstate 90 to Buffalo, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Buffalo-Niagara International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Canisius College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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