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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?

2,827 Full-Time Undergraduates
$19,290 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree 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.

Niagara University Rankings

Niagara landed the #461 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Niagara also holds the #50 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Niagara has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Niagara

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for the Money 208
Best Colleges for Veterans 311
Best Colleges for International Students 339
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 349
Best Colleges 461
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,822

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?

$19,290 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Niagara is $19,290. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Niagara

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,776 $14,703 $18,368 $21,971 $24,167

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

2,827 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,994 undergraduate students at Niagara, with 2,827 being full-time and 167 being part-time.

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

There are also 955 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,827 full-time undergraduates at Niagara, 38% are male and 62% 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 43
Black or African American 130
Hispanic or Latino 124
White 1,976
International Students 404
Other Races/Ethnicities 150

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Niagara University awarded 1,652 undergraduate degrees and 816 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 49 34 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 3 0 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 1 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 68 23 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 3 0 0
Chemistry 0 11 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 40 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 8 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 15 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 22 0 0
Criminology 0 57 14 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 18 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 46 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 21 15 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 0
General Biology 0 37 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 91 0
General Education 0 135 0 0
General English Literature 0 3 0 0
Gerontology 0 3 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 28 7 0
History 0 9 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 44 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 1 0
Information Technology 0 0 13 0
International Education 0 0 5 0
International Relations & National Security 0 7 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 16 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 3 0 0
Marketing 0 41 0 0
Mathematics 0 2 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 16 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 4 0 0
Nursing 0 67 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 2 0
Philosophy 0 1 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 17
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0
Social Work 0 23 0 0
Sociology 0 8 0 0
Special Education 0 18 37 0
Student Counseling 0 0 12 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 24 32 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 21 27 0
Teaching English or French 0 2 8 0
Total 6 1,646 782 34

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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