Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Meet Your Next Challenge Boldly

At Canisius, you’ll learn to think like an explorer. You’ll learn to ask questions. To step outside of your comfort zone. You’ll refuse to settle for obvious answers. When you see injustices, you’ll work to right them. When graduate studies require original thought, using your imagination will feel familiar. When you face new tasks on the job, digging for creative solutions will be your go-to move.

A Canisius education will not just give you knowledge, it will equip you with endless curiosity. You might dig for truth through investigative journalism, or seek new ways to solidify the economy. Whatever your field, there will always be new discoveries. Because when life brings unexpected challenges—right after college or many years in the future—though you may not have all the answers, you’ll be brave enough to find them.

Apply to Canisius

Apply online or complete the Common Application. Send test scores to Canisius using SAT Code 2073 or ACT Code 2690.

Deposit to Canisius

Already accepted to Canisius? Make it official! Deposit to Canisius today to ensure your place in the class.

Admissions Deadlines

Early Action - November 1st deadline

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Canisius offers an early action date of November 1.  If you apply by this time, you will receive your admissions decision and scholarship notification by early December or before.  If you choose this option, you will still have until May 1, the National Candidates' Reply Date Agreement, to make your college decision. 

Rolling Admissions - After November 1st

Canisius adheres to a rolling admission policy that allows you to apply at any time until the class is full. You will have until May 1, the National Candidates' Reply Date Agreement, to make your college decision.

Swing By for a Visit

Nothing beats first-hand experience. It’s the best way to learn and it’s the best way to choose a college. We’d love to show you around (and show you off a little, too—we’re proud of our excellent applicants). Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to arrange a tour. View visit opportunities.

Affording Canisius

Find out what academic scholarship you qualify for here.

Calculate the estimated cost of attending Canisius with our Net Price Calculator.

Paying for college shouldn’t have you digging under couch cushions for spare change. At Canisius, 98% of students receive some type of financial aid.The average award comes in at $28,000. So before you make a final college decision, ask for guidance. Our Financial Aid staff will help you navigate federal and state aid, financing plans, scholarships, grants, and need-based institutional awards. Visit the Financial Aid page.