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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY
Mark Wojnowski
Director of Admissions
5795 Lewiston Road
PO Box 2011
The Gacioch Family Alumni
& Admissions Center
Niagara University, NY 14109


Fax: 716-286-8710
Toll Free: 800-462-2111
Email: admissions@niagara.edu
Website: www.niagara.edu
 
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Classification: Private, 4 year
Setting: Suburban
Year Established: 1856
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Undergraduate Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's
Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,136
Tuition: $31,700
Room and Board: $13,200 (meal plan options available)
Profile: Private, comprehensive, coeducational, Roman Catholic and Vincentian heritage.
EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT: Average class size is about 20. On-campus student-faculty ratio 12:1. Seventy-eight percent of the students live in New York State with the remaining 22 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 $10,000 up to $24,000. 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.
Programs:

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, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice (B.S./M.S. option), Computer & Information Sciences, English, Environmental Sciences, French, General Studies, Gerontology, History, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, Math, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, (Six year option BA/MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling), 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: 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).
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS: Biology, Chemistry, English Language Arts, French, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish. Business & Marketing are 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.
 
Summer Session
The university offers two graduate sessions and three undergraduate sessions during the summer. On-campus housing is available.
Special Features:   NU offers you an exceptional educational opportunity: it's private, has challenging academic programs, reflects more than 161 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.
Admissions Requirements: Rolling admissions, official HS transcript, 16 academic units, SAT or ACT scores, activity resume and an essay.  Niagara University welcomes men and women who have demonstrated aptitude and academic achievement at the high school level. The university has adopted a test optional admissions policy for most first-year undergraduate applicants. Niagara has joined a growing number of the nation’s most competitive and well-respected institutions by giving students the option to submit or withhold standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) as part of their admissions application. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will continue to accept standardized test scores from students who believe their results are reflective of their academic abilities to succeed at the university. If they feel that it doesn’t reflect their ability and academic skills, they have the option of not submitting. The few exceptions to this test optional policy includes students who are seeking entrance into a nursing or biology major, those who wish to be considered for Trustees or Presidential Scholarships, students looking to apply for science-related scholarships such as NUSURF (Niagara University Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship), and homeschooled students.
 
Transfer Requirements: High School Transcript, College Transcript, Common Application, Minimum GPA: 2.0, Essay/Personal Statement
Transfer Admissions Contact: Dina Martin, Transfer Counselor
Annual Transfer Enrollment: More than 100
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