Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,214
Room and Board: $12,700 (meal plan options available)
Profile: Private, comprehensive, coeducational, Roman Catholic and Vincentian heritage.
EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT: Average class size is about 19. On-campus student-faculty ratio 13:1. Seventy-nine percent of the students live in New York State with the remaining 21 percent from other states and several foreign countries.
FINANCIAL AID: More than 99 percent of all incoming freshmen received a financial aid package. This package may consist of a combination of scholarships, grants, student employment and loans. Niagara University offers an extensive merit scholarship and grant program. Awards range from $9,000 up to $22,000. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and for NYS residents, a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application must be filed in order to be considered for financial aid.
The Academic Exploration Program
UNDECLARED PROGRAM: The Academic Exploration Program, an undeclared major, provides support services that assist students in discovering interests, developing future plans, planning their education, and choosing a major.
College of Arts and Sciences
DEGREES: A.A., B.S., B.A., B.F.A., offering majors in traditional and career oriented programs.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS: Actuarial Science, Art History with Museum Studies, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computational Chemistry, Criminal Justice (B.S./M.S. option), Computer & Information Sciences, English, Environmental Studies, French, General Studies, Gerontology, History, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, Math, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Studies.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL OPTIONS: Medical, Legal, Dental, Veterinary, Pharmacy, and ROTC. In addition to the pre-professional programs, NU offers a number of joint degree partnerships. These include the following: 3+4 partnership in Medicine at The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; 3+4 partnerships in Dentistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo; 3+4 partnership in Pharmacy at the State University of New York at Buffalo; 2+3 partnership in Pharmacy at The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, qualified Niagara students are eligible to apply for the early assurance program sponsored by the State University of New York at Buffalo.
College of Business Administration
DEGREES: B.B.A. in Accounting, and A.A.S. in Applied Science, B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, B.B.A./M.B.A. in Accounting (five-year program).
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Food Marketing, General Business, Human Resources, International Business, Integrative Management, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management.
College of Education
DEGREES: B.S. & B.A. in Science & Liberal Arts leading to Provisional Certification in the following grade areas: Single Certification: Adolescence (7-12). Dual Certification: Early Childhood & Childhood (birth-6), Childhood & Middle Childhood (1-9), Middle & Adolescence (5-12). Special Education: Childhood (1-6), Special Education & Adolescence (7-12), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Pre-K - 12). In addition, the College of Education offers a degree in Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Development and Cognition.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS: Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish. Business is offered for grades 5-12.
College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
DEGREE: B.S. in Hotel & Restaurant Management, Sport Management, and Tourism & Recreation Management.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS: Event & Meeting Management, Food & Beverage Management, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Luxury Hospitality Operations; Hotel Planning, Development & Operations; Revenue Management, Sport Management, Sport Operations, Tourism Destination Management, Tourism & Recreation Management. In addition, a dual degree program in international hospitality or international tourism can be obtained after one-year abroad with our partner school in Bad Honnef, Germany.Internships are available. 800 hours of practical industry experience is required. Study abroad options throughout Europe.
The university offers two graduate sessions and three undergraduate sessions during the summer. On-campus housing is available.
NU offers you an exceptional educational opportunity: it's private, has challenging academic programs, reflects more than 159 years of Vincentian tradition, is within four miles of the world-famous Niagara Falls, and has a closely knit campus where students, faculty, and administration care about you. In addition to its academic majors, NU offers the following programs: Higher Educational Opportunity, Honors, Cooperative Education, Study Abroad, internships, research, and independent study. All rooms in the residence halls have access to computer, cable-television, and telephone service. Other benefits include: sophisticated computer facilities; Career Services Office; an interlibrary loan network; academic, community service, and athletic scholarships; a modern athletic and recreational center; 100-plus different clubs, organizations, and an extensive intercollegiate and recreational sports program; and a suburban campus setting. Accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Council on Social Work Education, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. To arrange an appointment to visit and tour the Niagara University campus, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-462-2111 or www.niagara.edu/visit-niagara. A confirmation of your visit, and directions to NU will be forwarded to you.
Rolling admissions, official HS transcript, 16 academic units, rank in upper half of class, SAT or ACT scores, and an essay.
High School Transcript,
Minimum GPA: 2.0,
Transfer Admissions Contact: Dina Martin, Transfer Counselor