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Estd 1870Established Year

Canisius College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Canisius College accepts admission for Fall, Summer and Spring season. In Fall 2018 admissions, the university received 3549 applications, out of which 2793 applicants were offered admission.

The college has an acceptance rate of 78.6%. There 2,595 undergraduates and 1,139 graduates enrolled in the college.

Canisius College offers 147 distinctive undergraduate and 35 graduate programs in the field of Accounting, Art History, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Data Analytics, Digital Media Arts, Economics, Health & Wellness and Journalism.


Application PortalUG - Common Application Canisius College Application
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Application FeeNo application fee
Acceptance rate78.6%
Average SAT Score1170
Average ACT Score24
Average GPA Score3.0
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRecommended for transfer students
InterviewRequired for admission in the professional program

Canisius College Admissions Deadlines

FallJuly 30
SpringDecember 14
SummerApril 20

Canisius College International Admissions

The college has international students for over 20 countries. International applicants can apply through the university’s website or the common application.

Academic requirements - Official transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, Letter of recommendation

The transcripts should be evaluated by World Education Services.

Supporting documents - Copy of the passport, Proof of financial resources

English Proficiency Test Score requirements

ExamMinimum Scores
TOEFL (internet-based)79
TOEFL (paper-based)550
ACT (English & Reading Test)42+
SAT (Evidence-based Reading & Writing)560+
ELSLevel 112
PTE Academic65

Visa Process for International Students

  • Fill the certification of Finances (COF) form for both undergraduates and graduates.
  • Add the official bank statements with this form and submit
  • Once the applicant has been accepted, they send an acceptance letter with the details of the tuition and housing fees.
  • After the fee is deposited the college sends the I-20 Form, with which the students can apply for a student visa.
  • After receiving the I-20 Form, the student needs to get an appointment to visit the US consulate for a visa interview.

Canisius College Undergraduate Admissions

Canisius College has around 146 academic programs. The procedure of applying to the college is as follows:

Academic requirements - Official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, Personal essay, Letter of recommendation by a school counsellor


Canisius College Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: Graduate Portal

Application Deadline : Rolling

Application Fee: No Fee

Canisius College offers a diverse range of graduate programs in the field of Literacy Education, Physical Education, Sports Administration, Business Administration, Finance and Data Analytics.

Requirements of some popular graduate programs are given below -

CourseAcademic RequirementsEnglish Proficiency
Literacy EducationOfficial transcripts, GRE/GMAT/MAT, 2 LORs, Essay,
Resume, Evidence of teaching certification
TOEFL (PBT) – 550
TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5
Data AnalyticsOfficial transcripts, GRE/GMAT, 2 LORs, Essay, ResumeTOEFL (PBT) – 550
TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5
FinanceOfficial transcripts, GRE/GMAT, 2 LORs, Essay, Resume, GPA is 3.0TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5
Health & Human PerformanceOfficial transcripts,SOP, 2 LORs, Essay, Resume, GPA 2.7,TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5
MBA in Professional AccountingOfficial transcripts, GRE/GMAT, 2 LORs, Essay, Resume,
GPA is 3.0, work experience (optional)
TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5

The university reviews the application on the basis of GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Also, factors such as class rank, extra-curricular activities and involvement in the community are considered while evaluating an application.

Undergraduate and Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications should be received at least 30 days prior to the start date for the first term.

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