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Niagara University is a private institution that was founded in 1856. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,175, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 160 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Niagara University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 54. Its tuition and fees are $28,200 (2013-14).
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Founded by the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers and Brothers) in 1856, Niagara is distinguished by its beautiful campus on the gorge overlooking Canada, the quality of its highly accredited academic programs, and commitment to student engagement and community service. All undergraduates participate in service learning; half in undergraduate research, and many in study abroad, cooperative education and internships. A Niagara education is designed to make a difference in the lives of students, leading them to make a difference in the community and the world. Niagara University received the Carnegie Classification of Community Engagement in December 2008.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Vincentian)|
When applying to Niagara University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Niagara University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||68.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Niagara University is 11:1, and the school has 45.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Niagara University include: Business/Commerce, General; Education, General; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||62%|
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Niagara University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,175, with a gender distribution of 39.6 percent male students and 60.4 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus. Niagara University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Niagara University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Niagara University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Niagara University, 41 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Niagara University.
|Students who have cars on campus||41%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Niagara University, 74.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,961.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$28,200 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,600 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data