Niagara University is a liberal arts university that was established in the 1856 year. It is one of the finest universities in the USA. The university prepares the students for productive roles in society. They are also provided with the opportunity to fulfill their intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual potential.
The university offers various schools offering different courses that will equip the student with a wide variety of professions and careers.
The above graph shows the placement rate of students enrolled in the Undergraduate and Graduate programs across five years. Starting from the year 2012 to 2016.
A range of extracurricular activities are also offered to the students for their overall development. The university offers courses at the level of Undergraduate and Graduate. Courses related to Education, Law, Management, etc are offered at the university.
The following are the rankings of the University by various ranking agencies.
According to the US News, the rankings are as follows:
THE has ranked the University as follows:
|Year of Establishment||1856|
|Type of University||Private|
|Accreditations||Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Acceptance rate (2018)||87%|
Nothing beats real-life experience at Niagara University. The programs at the university require an internship to complete it successfully. The faculty members and career development counselors help the students with the employers that are best for them. Many internships and co-op experiences are even paid!
Niagara university offers more than 80 majors and academic programs at UG and Graduate levels along with the pre professional options. Various five years of combined programs are also offered to the students for a successful career. The following are the schools at the university.
The placement rate of the university consistently approximates 100 percent with over 90% of the graduates working in their major
Graduate in Education & Counseling, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Criminal Justice Administration, Master of Science in Sport Management, Master of Science in Information Security & Digital Forensics (ISDF) and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, are some of the major popular courses offered at the university.
The USA offers various housing options to international students. Niagara University provides reasonable and appropriate accommodation. Easily accessible accommodation is also offered to students with disabilities. The following are the various options for accommodation.
This is a student resident with six apartment buildings. Each apartment unit provides private bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living-dining area. A laundry facility on each floor is also provided. Well furnished kitchens are also provided on each floor. Clet Hall, Lynch or O'Donoughue Hall, and Seton or O'Shea Hall are the on-campus accommodation options.
Niagara’s residence halls include a lounge, common area and complimentary use of the washer and dryer. Each room consists of desks, chairs, and dressers. Outlets for telephone, computer and Tv are also installed in the rooms along with wi-fi. Eagle Circle Apartments is the residence hall option.
This kind of accommodation consists of six Tudor-style houses. Students with single-gender are welcomed here. Rooms in the occupancy of single, double, and triple are available. Apart from beds, the apartment is enabled with TV in the common living room, complimentary use of washer and dryer is also there. Patios are connected with each house.
The university offers accommodation for students with a disability. The students with vision disabilities are provided with an interpreter, access to assistive technology instead of printed materials. To get accommodation at the Niagara University the student is required to register with the university’s Accessibility services, documents of disability, and request needed.
Students seeking admission at Niagara University can apply through the online portal that is available on the university’s website.
The following are the documents required at the time of admission for the different levels.
Niagara university requires various documents from international students which are as follows:
The students seeking admission for the graduate programs are as follows:
Below is the cost of attendance for the international students. This is the estimated cost of attendance for the year 2020 - 2021 and may vary from year to year.
|Type of Expenditure||On-campus cost per month (USD)||Off-campus cost per month (USD)||Commuter students cost per month (USD)|
|Transportation and personal expense||2,400||6,100||4,550|
Additionally, students are required to pay an extra amount for living in the USA that includes internet charges, transportation, books, and supplies, etc.
The tuition fee for the students seeking admission in the academic year 2020-2021 in the undergraduate courses is as follows followed by an estimated cost.
|Breakdown of cost||Tuition fee (USD)*|
|Yearly Tuition fee (UG)||35,850|
|Per Credit tuition fee (Graduate.)||925 - 16,000|
|Per semester Tuition fee (External course)||755 - 3,475|
|Student service fee||1,540|
Niagara University’s on-campus life is a major part of the Niagara experience. Student life is much more than just a place to study and sleep. The students enrolled here get a chance to explore their passions, champion good causes and realize their potential. Late-night discussions over popcorn, workshops, seminars, various student societies are there to get the students engaged.
People with a dynamic community supporting academic and social growth. Students watch movies, do homework together, collaborate, and discover together.
Niagara University’s international students are provided with the Merit-based scholarships. It is available to the students pursuing undergraduate studies. They are awarded automatically upon the acceptance of students. The scholarship is offered on the basis of their high school GPA, SAT or ACT scores.
The range of the scholarship is renewable which ranges from 10,000 - 23,000 USD per year.
Some students are also offered generous transfer student scholarships, major-specific awards, and scholarships based on athletics.
Many prominent personalities have been the students at NU making the university proud. A few prominent alumni are: Calvin Murphy (American Basketball Player), Robert Wegman (Businessman), Alfred F Beiter (American Politician), Nelson Baker (Priest) and many more are there in the list.
Career services, liberty mutual, Canadian alumni, lady of angels library, and Kieran center are some of the benefits offered to the alumni of Niagara University. Due to the continued support of alumni, NU continues to be one of the major universities of higher education in the world.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,494 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Niagara University Enrollment||4534|
|Average Graduation Rate||68.7%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,494 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$16,494 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,050 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$12,950 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,450 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,400 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$4,750 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||New York State Board of Regents|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 2 students ratings
I chose Niagara University based on affordability, small class sizes, level of community involvement and the rank of the business school. I was a hard worker in high school and took honors and AP classes. My grades were good and I scored very well on the SAT. I had a lot of extracurriculars and was looking for a colleges where I could get involved as well.
The curriculum is heavy in gen ed's but they are currently revising them. The liberal arts education aspect is valuable to me.
It has a good ESL program, a great reputation, and high standards. I also wanted small class sizes and my advisors to know who I was. It is a private school with nice buildings, lots of history, and doesn't constantly beg for money.
It does not align all that well with the NYS standards and is more academic based than experience based. You do a few lesson plans here and there but they do not prepare you for student teaching. the curriculum does not reflect ever-changing classrooms.
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