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Gannon University

Erie, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

About Gannon University

Gannon University Overview

Gannon University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Erie, Pennsylvania. Gannon University was founded in 1925 and presently has around 4,597 students a year, which includes 3,166 undergrads. Gannon University ensures housing for up to 1,372 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Gannon University!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Gannon University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Gannon University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Gannon University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Gannon University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Gannon University on the Student Life page.

2022 Gannon University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Tuition $34,570
Percent of Need Met 74%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,536

Is Gannon University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Gannon University offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Gannon University

It is moderately difficult to get into Gannon University. Gannon University admitted 84% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 4,746 students applied to Gannon University and 3,967 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gannon University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Gannon University, around 81% return for the next year. Around 65% of students who started at Gannon University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Gannon University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Gannon University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Gannon University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Gannon University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Gannon University meets 74% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,536 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Gannon University.

Based on this information, is Gannon University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Gannon University a good school for you?

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Where is Gannon University?

Gannon University is located in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Cleveland and Buffalo and Pittsburgh.

If you would like to see Gannon University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 79, Interstate 90 to Erie, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Erie International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Gannon University and Erie are like without leaving home.

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College Info

109 University Square Erie, PA 16541-0001

Campus Setting: Urban

Gannon University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gannon University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gannon University is Continuous processing.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Gannon University is like? There are approximately 4,597 students enrolled at Gannon University, including 3,166 undergraduate students and 1,431 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from PA and 29% percent of students are from other states.


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