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Niagara University

Niagara University, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About Niagara University

Niagara University Overview

Niagara University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Niagara University, New York. Niagara University was founded in 1856 and the school now enrolls around 3,708 students a year, which includes 2,785 undergrad students. Niagara University offers housing for up to 1,402 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Niagara University for Fall 2023 is August 30.

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

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

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

Thinking of pledging? Niagara University has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Niagara University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 30%
Tuition $35,400
Percent of Need Met 77%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $31,465

Is Niagara University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what Niagara University offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

Niagara University Acceptance Rate 2022

Niagara University is moderately difficult to get into. Niagara University admitted 92% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,628 students applied to Niagara University and 3,345 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Niagara 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.

About 79% of students who start at Niagara University return for their second year of college. Around 71% of students who started at Niagara University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Niagara University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 90% of graduates from Niagara University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Niagara University grads have an average starting salary of $47,500 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Niagara University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Niagara University's endowment was $93.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Niagara University spends about $8,025 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Niagara University

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

Niagara University meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Niagara University full-time are awarded $31,465 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,957 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some financial aid is awarded 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Niagara University.

Based on this information, does Niagara University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Niagara University a good school for you?

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Where is Niagara University Located?

Niagara University is located in the suburban setting of Niagara University, New York, in the suburbs of Buffalo and Toronto and Ontario (Canada).

If you are interested in seeing Niagara University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 190 to Niagara University, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Buffalo-Niagara International.

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

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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 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Niagara University is Aug 30.

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

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Niagara University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Niagara University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Niagara University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1240


Math SAT Range

530 - 623


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Niagara University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Niagara University is like? There are approximately 3,708 students enrolled at Niagara University, including 2,785 undergraduate students and 923 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from NY and 11% percent of students are from other states.


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