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 4,400 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 930 (25th percentile) to 1120 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 25 (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 (3.13 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. NU admits roughly 70 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 28 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Niagara University was reported as 66.3% in Fall 2013 with over 3,720 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: 21 - 25
  • NU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Niagara University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of NU 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Niagara University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 80.3%
  • 2010-2011: 76.3%
  • 2011-2012: 75.8%
  • 2012-2013: 68.7%
  • 2013-2014: 66.3%
  • Projected NU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 70.7%

How Does Niagara University (NU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Niagara University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Medaille College54.3%
Canisius College72.5%
Daemen College48.6%
D'Youville College79.1%
Villa Maria College80.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Niagara University (NU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math21 - 26
Composite Score21 - 25
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