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Study at Canisius College

Canisius College, established in 1870, is a private Catholic college located in the Delaware Park district of Buffalo, New York. It was founded by the members of the Society of Jesus. The college offers enrolment to more than 3,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 postgraduate students every year. The campus is spread across 58 acres of land and houses over 30 buildings. Canisius College comprises of the:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Richard J. Wehle School of Business
  • School of Education and Human Services
Through these schools, Canisius College offers more than 70 minors, majors and special programs of study. It is particularly well known for its finance program.

The college’s sports teams are nicknamed the Golden Griffins. It sponsors more than 10 men’s and women’s teams in sports of baseball, basketball, lacrosse, cross country, ice hockey, swimming and diving, golf, volleyball, softball and soccer. The Golden Griffins have won a number of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference titles in softball, lacrosse and baseball.

Profile of Canisius College

Canisius is located in a large city, in Buffalo, NY. The school is officially a Roman Catholic school. Canisius is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

One of the good things about Canisius is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at the school often study media and education and teaching.

Canisius Selectivity

The admissions department at Canisius does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 490 to 590 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 610 or higher on the math SAT. It s not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


The school s tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Canisius tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student enrolment

The school offers classes to 4,984 students (4,418 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Canisius serves primarily full-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Canisius does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference competitions.

Canisius Programs and Degrees
General Category


Most Common Majors

Education and Teaching584elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, educational administration, school counseling, special education, reading teaching, education, . . .
Business and Management259 business management, marketing, accounting, finance, accounting and management, international business, MIS, accounting technology, . . .
Liberal Arts135political science, English, history, social services, sociology, economics, international relations, Spanish language, . . .
Media109communication studies, digital communications, organizational communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy92health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling89psychology, mental health counseling
Science67biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement41criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology 12health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Fine Arts 4art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Engineering Technician1telecommunications tech
Religion and Philosophy1religion, philosophy

Contact: Canisius

Canisius College

2001 Main St

Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

General Phone: (716) 883-7000


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