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Study at Gannon University

Gannon University is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, and was established in the year 1933. It gained university status in 1979. The university enrolls more than 4, 000 students on an annual basis. It offers degrees and certificate programs in the areas of health, science, and engineering. There are several degree-granting colleges under the university, namely:

  • College of Engineering and Business
  • College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
  • Morosky College of Health Profession and Sciences
The athletic teams of Gannon University are nicknamed the Golden Knights. The men participate in baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, and wrestling. The women participate in cross country, basketball, golf, softball, and volleyball. The alumni of Gannon University includes eminent figures such as Steve Grilli, former Major League baseball player; John Hornaman, member of the Pennsylvania House of representatives; and Thomas J. Gamble, president of Mercyhurst College.

Profile of Gannon University

Gannon can be found in Erie, PA (a medium-sized city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Roman Catholic school. Gannon is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

Gannon offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching.

Gannon Selectivity

Gannon does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 460 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 470 to 590, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way Gannon works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 4, 134 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at Gannon. The school student athletes compete in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competitions. Gannon offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan, student-centered University which provides for the holistic development of undergraduate and graduate students in the Judeo-Christian tradition. As such, it offers each student outstanding teaching and a value-centered education in both liberal arts and professional specializations in order to prepare students for leadership roles in their careers, society, and church. The University faculty and staff are committed to excellence and continuous improvement in teaching, learning, scholarship, research and service. The University's environment is to be one of inclusiveness and cultural diversity. "

Gannon Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching264curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, educational administration, social studies teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, education courses, ESL instruction, . . .
Business and Management110business management, marketing, finance, accounting, international business, business, MIS, investments and securities, . . .
Therapy and Counselling85Counselling psychology, physical therapy, psychology
Medical Support and Technology63physician assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Medicine63health professions, medical preparatory, gerontology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine62registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Engineering61electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering, industrial engineering, various engineering courses
Liberal Arts51English literature, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, interdisciplinary studies, foreign language and literature, area studies, social services
Security and Law Enforcement43criminal justice and safety, criminal science, juvenile corrections
Science42biology, chemistry, geology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29exercise science, occupational therapy, dietitian, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science, computer engineering, webmastering
Family and Social Work18public administration, social work, social service professions, social work courses, child care management
Law15legal assistant
Media15radio and TV tech, advertising
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science, environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy7theological and ministerial studies, theology, philosophy
Funeral and Mortuary Science3funeral and mortuary
Art Studies2visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
office and Administration0data entry
Engineering Technician0mechanical engineering tech

Contact: Gannon

Gannon University

109 W Sixth St

Erie, PA 16541

General Phone: (814) 871-7000


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