Canisius College

2001 Main St Buffalo, New York 14208-1098
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College History

Located in Buffalo, New York, Canisius College fills a 77-acre campus with modern buildings, student housing and sport venues. One of 28 institutions in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Canisius College’s outstanding instructors prepare students for professional and personal success. Three practical schools, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Richard J. Wehle School of Business and the School of Education and Human Services, provide a challenging college adventure, opening doors to a brilliant career.

Canisius College traces its roots to German Jesuit priests in Buffalo, New York. European political turmoil in the 1800s caused a large migration to America. A flourishing German population settled in Buffalo. In 1870 German Jesuit priests saw a need for higher education in their growing Catholic community. They named the school after St. Peter Canisius, a Dutch Jesuit of the 16th century known for his passion for education and author of the Catechism. The organizers promoted Catholic intellectual life, spiritual development and service to others. Canisius College remains faithful to the founder’s vision.

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Student Life

Total Enrollment: 5,111

Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999

Campus Setting: Urban Urban

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Highest Degree Offered: Masters

School Calendar Type: Semester


Admissions Information

Total Undergrad Enrollment: 3,369

Total Grad Enrollment: 1,742

Admissions Requirements:
High School GPA
Test Scores

Accepted Credit:
Advanced Placement


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Source: U.S. Department of Education 2010/11

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Another awesome thing is PROJECT CONSERVATION

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Another awesome thing is Campus Ministry

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