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Gannon University Overview

Gannon University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Erie, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Gannon University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$36,650 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Gannon is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Gannon.
  • In <nil>, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Gannon makes roughly $57,091 a year. This is 40% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Gannon University?


Contact details for Gannon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 109 W Sixth St, Erie, PA 16541-0001
Phone: 814-871-7000

How Do I Get Into Gannon?

You can apply to Gannon online at:

Admission Requirements for Gannon

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Gannon?

84% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
34% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Gannon University is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.

Average Test Scores

About 34% of students accepted to Gannon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gannon University  ( 500 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Gannon University  ( 490 to 630 )
Gannon received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 20 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Gannon University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Gannon University  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Gannon University  ( 20 to 28 )

Can I Afford Gannon University?

$36,650 Net Price
86% Take Out Loans
1.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gannon is $36,650. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Gannon, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $9,102 a year. That adds up to $36,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gannon is 1.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Gannon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,627 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,165 undergraduate students at Gannon, with 2,627 being full-time and 538 being part-time.


There are also 1,431 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,627 full-time undergraduates at Gannon, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gannon University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 153
Hispanic or Latino 117
White 1,828
International Students 278
Other Races/Ethnicities 193

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Gannon University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 61 countries are represented at Gannon. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Gannon University

278 Took All Classes Online
1,131 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,131 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gannon has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 53rd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Gannon

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gannon University was -2.8%. This is the #1,888 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Gannon regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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