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Niagara University Admissions

Check in with Niagara University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Niagara University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Niagara University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18.2%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 71%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%

Considering Applying Early to Niagara University?

Niagara University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Niagara University

Getting into Niagara University is moderately difficult. Niagara University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Niagara University accepted 92% of all applicants, around 3,456 of the 3,740 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Niagara University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Higher Education Opportunity Program is program very difficult.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Niagara University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Niagara University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Niagara University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Niagara University must submit the following items. Double check with Niagara University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Niagara University?

Students admitted to Niagara University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 62% submitted a class rank. At Niagara University 18.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43.2% were in the top 25% and 77.1% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Niagara University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 62%
3.75 and 3.99 11.3%
3.50 and 3.74 21.5%
3.25 and 3.49 10.9%
3.00 and 3.24 16.1%
2.50 and 2.9 12.1%
2.00 and 2.49 3.5%

Niagara University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Niagara University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 71% of Niagara University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Niagara University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Niagara University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Niagara University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Niagara University?

To be most competitive at Niagara University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Niagara University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Niagara University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Niagara University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Niagara University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Niagara University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Niagara University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Niagara University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Niagara University.

Does Niagara University accept transfer credits?

Niagara University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Niagara University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Niagara University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Niagara University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Niagara University?

No, Niagara University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Niagara University's acceptance rate?

Niagara University's acceptance rate is 92%.

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Niagara University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Niagara University? Niagara University is a somewhat selective institution. The Niagara University acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


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 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Niagara University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 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

505 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

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Niagara University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Niagara University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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