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Students Gain Confidence, Clarity & Purpose at Niagara University
Since 1856, Niagara University has empowered graduates with the skills and confidence to excel as professionals and people. It’s a practical experience that delivers exactly what employers are looking for by blending the best of a liberal arts and professional education – making a degree from Niagara a coveted 21st-century credential.
All four of the university's academic colleges – Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Hospitality and Tourism Management – have received the highest rankings from the top accreditation boards in their fields. Students can choose from more than 80 majors and 55 minors, including accounting, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, food marketing, nursing, sport management, and theatre.
At Niagara, students participate in a vast array of academic, research, and leadership opportunities that will help them realize their fullest potential. In fact, 97 percent of recent Niagara graduates were employed or enrolled in grad school within just six months of graduating.
Niagara faculty, among the most highly credentialed in the world, are caring mentors who provide students with clarity of direction — both during and after their time at NU. They are at the forefront of scholarship and research, and engage students in collaborative opportunities – early and often.
And with programs informed by the university’s Vincentian heritage, becoming a member of the Niagara family instills in students a heightened sense of purpose through robust student life, service-learning and study abroad experiences. Whether it’s preparing income taxes for the elderly, tutoring urban elementary school students or conducting breast cancer research with professors, Niagara students strive to assist those less fortunate while gaining relevant experience in their field(s) of study.
Niagara’s beautiful 160-acre campus, adjacent to the international border between the United States and Canada, overlooks the Niagara River Gorge, just four miles north of the world-famous waterfall.
The highest in quality, Niagara is also an exceptional value – a prestigious private university education at a reasonable cost when financial aid packages are taken into account. Currently, 99 percent of Niagara’s incoming freshmen and transfer students receive some form of financial aid, which may include scholarships, grants, loans, and/or work-study.
In fact, Niagara University has scholarships and awards exclusive transfer students based on the student’s overall quality point average (QPA). NU Transfer Scholarships range from $14,000–$17,000 per year, while NU Transfer Awards, also QPA-dependent, are worth $10,000–$12,000 per year.
Each year, about 250 students from two-year and four-year colleges from across the country choose to attend Niagara.