Canisius College

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Canisius College can be found in Buffalo, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Canisius College has an enrollment of around three thousand students.

The majority of students accepted into this school had an SAT score between 1030 to 1270, or got accepted with an ACT score between 20 to 28. We were able to estimate the Canisius College average GPA (3.06 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Canisius College accepts around 80 percent of students applying. Of those that are admitted, nearly 20 percent enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Canisius College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Canisius College was reported as 82.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,420 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Canisius College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Canisius College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Canisius College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.9%
  • 2017-2018: 78.2%
  • 2018-2019: 78.7%
  • 2019-2020: 82.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 74.5%

How Does Canisius College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Canisius College is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Medaille College62.3%
D'Youville College88.0%
Villa Maria College74.4%
Daemen College61.6%
Hilbert College92.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Canisius College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 630
Math520 - 640
Total Score1030 - 1270
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score20 - 28
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