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?
- 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
|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 for Diversity||1,822|
Where Is Niagara University?
Contact details for Niagara are given below.
|Address:||Lewiston Road, Niagara University, NY 14109|
How Do I Get Into Niagara?
You can apply to Niagara online at: www.niagara.edu/apply-to-nu
Admission Requirements for Niagara
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Niagara?
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.
Can I Afford Niagara University?
Net Price by Income Group for Niagara
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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
There are also 955 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,827 full-time undergraduates at Niagara, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Niagara University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||130|
|Hispanic or Latino||124|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Niagara has changed over the last few years.
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%|
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|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#63|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#79|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#210|
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.
*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.