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Gannon University

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

Gannon University Student Life

Gannon University is on a 38-acre campus in the urban setting of Erie, Pennsylvania, not far from Cleveland and Buffalo and Pittsburgh.

Gannon University Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for Gannon University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

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

Gannon University has the GU Society of Physician Assistant. In fact, more students participate in the GU Society of Physician Assistant than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Gannon University include GU Habitat for Humanity, Activities Programming Board, Student Occupational Therapy Association and Organization of Women Leaders.

Gannon University students' favorite campus events are GIVE Day (Gannon's Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere), Homecoming Weekend and Springtopia.

Gannon University Housing

This table offers information on housing at Gannon University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for sophomore
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 44.6%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 1,372
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 1,236
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 55.4%

Gannon University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Gannon University students live off campus. In 2022, 44.6% of undergrads at Gannon University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 55.4% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Gannon University. There are 1,372 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,166 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,236 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Gannon University offers coed housing.

Gannon University Athletics

At Gannon University 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 Gannon University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Water Polo NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Wrestling NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at Gannon University

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.

Gannon University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Gannon University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Gannon University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Gannon University has security cameras in and outside of campus facilities, including streets and sidewalks.

Plan a Visit to Gannon University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Gannon University, take Interstate 79, Interstate 90 to Erie, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Erie International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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