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Niagara University Student Life

Niagara University is on a 182-acre campus in a suburban setting in Niagara University, New York, not far from Buffalo and Toronto and Ontario (Canada). There are many activities and organizations for Niagara University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Niagara University also has fraternities and sororities.

Niagara University has a thriving Student Nursing Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Nursing Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Niagara University include NU Esports, NU Players (theatre), Pre-Law Association and Sorority.

Niagara University students' favorite campus events are FirstFest (Welcome Back Week), Niagara's Got Talent and RidgeFest (spring fest/concert).

Niagara University Housing

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

Most Niagara University students live off campus. In 2021, 39.8% of undergrads at Niagara University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 60.2% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Niagara University. There are 1,446 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,726 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,095 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Niagara University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Niagara University Athletics

At Niagara 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 Niagara University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Niagara University Safe?

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.

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

Niagara University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Niagara University has 24-hour escort service, Emergency Notification System.

Plan a Visit to Niagara 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 Niagara University, take Interstate 190 to Niagara University, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Buffalo-Niagara International airport.

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

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Niagara University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Niagara University Students

65%

Women

35%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

66%

16%

5%

5%

3%

2%

2%

1%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

2,726

Graduate Students

818

Non-Resident / International Students

443

Niagara University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,544

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$35,980

Out-of-State

$35,980

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 30
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