Niagara University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Niagara University

Niagara University is a private Catholic institution with a liberal arts focus. The institution offers more than 50 majors and has partnerships with area institutions for dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy students. A healthy student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Niagara University Purple Eagles play in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).


  • Total Enrollment: 3,765 (2,818 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male/63% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,510
  • Books: $1,250
  • Room and Board: $11,700
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $49,660

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,715
    • Loans: $7,373

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Niagara University Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 87% in 2019, Niagara University is open to most applicants. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data             

  • Niagara University Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 510/600
    • SAT Math: 510/600
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 22/26
    • ACT English: 19/25
    • ACT Math: 20/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Niagara University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Niagara University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

La Salle University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Niagara University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Texas at San Antonio, Hampton University, Liberty University, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Niagara University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Arizona, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Arlington, Pace University, University of North Texas

Applying to Niagara University

Application Deadline: August 30

Undergraduate Admissions Website:

Undergraduate Application Link(s):

Graduate Admissions Website:

Graduate Application Link(s):

Choose your Reaction!