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Niagara University Overview

Located in Niagara University, New York, Niagara University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Niagara University makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Niagara University Known For?

826 Undergraduate Awards
$30,602 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Niagara.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Niagara with a bachelor's degree make about $42,800 a year. That's 5% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Niagara student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Niagara University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Niagara.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Public Policy Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value International Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value General Business/Commerce Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Value Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Niagara has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Value Colleges for Hospitality Management College Factual
#96 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#106 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#150 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Niagara University?

Location of Niagara University

Contact details for Niagara are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Lewiston Road, Niagara University, NY 14109
Phone: 716-285-1212
Website: www.niagara.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niagarau
Twitter: https://twitter.com/niagarauniv

How Do I Get Into Niagara?

You can apply to Niagara online at: www.niagara.edu/apply-to-nu

Admission Requirements for Niagara

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Niagara?

84% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 84%, Niagara may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Niagara submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Niagara University  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Niagara University  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
Niagara received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Niagara University  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Niagara University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Niagara University  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Niagara University?

$30,602 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Niagara is $30,602. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Niagara, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $8,455 a year. That adds up to $33,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Niagara is 5.2%. 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.

Niagara University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,692 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,808 undergraduate students at Niagara, with 2,692 being full-time and 116 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Niagara

There are also 915 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,692 full-time undergraduates at Niagara, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Niagara

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Niagara Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 140
Hispanic or Latino 123
White 1,743
International Students 492
Other Races/Ethnicities 156

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Niagara University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 48 countries are represented at Niagara. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Niagara University

300 Took All Classes Online
1,113 Took At Least One Class Online
9.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,113 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 50th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Niagara

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Niagara University was 9.3%. This is the #1,380 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Niagara regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Niagara majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 8%
Education 16%
Educational Administration 41%
General Business/Commerce 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Niagara ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Niagara.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Education #3
Information Technology #61
Human Development & Family Studies #63
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #79
Special Education #111
Educational Administration #161
Computer & Information Sciences #210
Education #382

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%.

Niagara University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Education 0 135 0 0 0 135
Business Administration & Management 0 68 0 23 0 91
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 91 0 91
Accounting 0 49 0 34 0 83
Educational Administration 0 0 34 46 0 80
Criminology 0 57 0 14 0 71
Nursing 0 67 0 0 0 67
Special Education 0 18 1 37 0 56
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 24 0 32 0 56
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 21 0 27 0 48
Hospitality Management 0 44 0 0 0 44
Marketing 0 41 0 0 0 41
Child Development & Psychology 0 40 0 0 0 40
General Biology 0 37 0 0 0 37
Finance & Financial Management 0 21 0 15 0 36
Health & Physical Education 0 28 0 7 0 35
Teaching English or French 0 2 19 8 0 29
Social Work 0 23 0 0 0 23
Computer Information Systems 0 22 0 0 0 22
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 16 0 0 0 19
Drama & Theater Arts 0 18 0 0 0 18
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 17 17
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 16 0 16
Communication & Media Studies 0 15 0 0 0 15
Student Counseling 0 0 3 12 0 15
Information Technology 0 0 0 13 0 13
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 0 0 13
Chemistry 0 11 0 0 0 11
History 0 9 0 0 0 9
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 8 0 8
Sociology 0 8 0 0 0 8
International Relations & National Security 0 7 0 0 0 7
International Education 0 0 0 5 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 4 0 0 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 3 0 0 0 3
Business/Managerial Economics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 3 0 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 3 0 0 0 3
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 0 1 0 3
Gerontology 0 3 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 2 0 2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 1 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3 823 57 391 17 1,291

References

*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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