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 Niagara University

Niagara University - Niagara University, NY

Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109

General information:(716)285-1212
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,158(3,279 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
30
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $24,700 $25,650 $26,400 -3%
Out-of-state $24,700 $25,650 $26,400 -3%
Books and supplies $900 $1,050 $1,050 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,250 $10,650 $11,000 -3%
Other $1,450 $1,450 $1,450 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,600 $7,850 $7,450 5%
Other $3,300 $3,300 $3,300 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $37,300 $38,800 $39,900 -3%
Off Campus $36,500 $37,850 $38,200 -3%
Off Campus with Family $27,600 $28,700 $29,450 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $37,300 $38,800 $39,900 -3%
Off Campus $36,500 $37,850 $38,200 -3%
Off Campus with Family $27,600 $28,700 $29,450 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $25,300
In-state fees $1,100
Out-of-state tuition $25,300
Out-of-state fees $1,100
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,394
In-state fee $70
Out-of-state tuition $11,394
Out-of-state fees $70
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 670 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 664 99% $12,429,479 $18,719
Federal grants 302 45% $1,268,338 $4,200
Pell grants 245 37% $956,325 $3,903
Other federal grants 221 33% $312,013 $1,412
State/local government grant or scholarships 347 52% $763,316 $2,200
Institutional grants or scholarships 660 99% $10,397,825 $15,754
Student loan aid 516 77% $3,633,012 $7,041
Federal student loans 516 77% $3,131,227 $6,068
Other student loans 55 8% $501,785 $9,123
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,574 78% $42,696,075 $16,587
Pell grants 909 27% $3,598,298 $3,959
Federal student loans 2,065 62% $14,609,748 $7,075

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,158
Undergraduate enrollment 3,279
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 237
Graduate enrollment 879
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,241 1,277 1,964
Percent admitted 76% 76% 76%
Percent admitted who enrolled 76% 19% 20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 585 93%
ACT 286 45%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 470 590
SAT Math 470 580
SAT Writing 440 540
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 20 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1213
Golf 109
Ice Hockey 2923
Lacrosse -25
Soccer 2725
Softball -21
Swimming and Diving 1620
Tennis 109
Track and Field, X-Country 910
Volleyball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1922 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1922 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1922 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/12/2008 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1984 Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)

RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs

09/01/1965 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 100
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 222
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 221
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.2%
Number in default66
Number in repayment909

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00278800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry13----
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19----
Category total32----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting6535---
Business/Commerce, General8972--1
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management60----
Tourism and Travel Services Management29----
Category total243107--1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric23----
Category total23----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General7----
Category total7----
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education016---
Business Teacher Education212---
Chemistry Teacher Education14---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-163--
Education, General1980---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs000--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs000--
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-143--
Elementary Education and Teaching26105---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education420---
French Language Teacher Education03---
Mathematics Teacher Education47---
Reading Teacher Education-44---
Social Studies Teacher Education1035---
Spanish Language Teacher Education10---
Special Education and Teaching, General000--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-90--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels80---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2--0-
Category total30130670-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General10----
Category total10----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2----
Spanish Language and Literature2----
Category total4----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other-14---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse7----
Category total714---
History Colleges
History, General9----
Category total9----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration6316---
Category total6316---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies12---3
Category total12---3
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General9----
Category total9----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-11---
Category total-11---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management28----
Category total28----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy2----
Religion/Religious Studies1----
Category total3----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General5----
Category total5----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General22----
School Psychology-1111--
Category total221111--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work16----
Category total16----
Social Sciences Colleges
International Relations and Affairs10----
Political Science and Government, General19----
Social Sciences, General1----
Sociology10----
Category total40----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General14----
Category total14----
Grand total00004