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Niagara University

Niagara University, NY 4-Year Private

About Niagara University

Niagara University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Niagara University, NY, less than an hour from Buffalo, NY and Toronto, Ontario (Canada).

Founded in 1856, Niagara University currently enrolls around 3,544 students a year, including 2,726 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $93,252,692. The school spends $8,025 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Niagara University

Acceptance rate: 92%

Average GPA: 3.5

Mean ACT score: 23

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 30

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Niagara University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Niagara University. Niagara University accepts around 92 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Niagara University is 3.5 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Niagara University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 80 percent of students who start at Niagara University come back the next year. Out of the 615 students who started at Niagara University as first-time freshman, 438 graduate within four years.

Niagara University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 77 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 89 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $42,500 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $34,831 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Niagara University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Niagara University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

5795 Lewiston Rd Niagara University, NY 14109

Campus Setting: Suburban

Niagara University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Niagara University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Niagara University is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Niagara University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


20 to 27


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Niagara University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Niagara University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Niagara University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Niagara University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Niagara University is like? There are approximately 3,727 students enrolled at Niagara University, including 2,809 undergraduate students and 918 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from NY and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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