Niagara University (NU)

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Niagara University can be found in Niagara University, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. NU has an enrollment of over 3,900 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1020 (25th percentile) to 1230 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to NU. We were able to estimate the Niagara University (NU) average GPA (3.06 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. NU admits roughly 90 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 19 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Niagara University (NU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Niagara University was reported as 89.2% in Fall 2020 with over 3,660 applications submitted to NU. 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

  • NU ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • NU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Niagara University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Niagara University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Niagara University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.9%
  • 2017-2018: 84.2%
  • 2018-2019: 86.6%
  • 2019-2020: 89.2%
  • Projected NU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 80.6%

How Does Niagara University (NU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Niagara University is fifty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Medaille College62.3%
Daemen College61.6%
Canisius College82.7%
D'Youville College88.0%
Villa Maria College74.4%

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 Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Niagara University (NU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math510 - 620
Total Score1020 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 27
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