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Niagara University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1856
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Vincentian)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,967
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $62,228,520
Admissions Address


Niagara University, NY 14109

Website

http://www.niagara.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@niagara.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Harry Gong
Admissions office telephone: (716) 286-8700
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 10
 
Decision sent by: December 10
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 2 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 72%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 79%
Total applicants: 3,115
Total acceptances: 2,367
Total freshman enrollment: 709
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 56%
Male applicants: 1,102
Male acceptances: 875
Male freshman enrollment: 285
 
Female applicants: 2,013
Female acceptances: 1,492
Female freshman enrollment: 424
Out-of-state freshmen: 9%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 77%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 77%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 560
Math: 480 – 580
Combined: 940 – 1140

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.4% 1.6%
600-699 12.7% 17.4%
500-599 43.8% 47.8%
400-499 38.6% 31.1%
300-399 4.3% 2.2%
200-299 0.1% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 34%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.7% 4.5% 2.9%
24-29 26.5% 21.9% 36.8%
18-23 61.1% 52.9% 50.0%
12-17 8.7% 19.0% 10.3%
6-11 0.0% 1.7% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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