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

At Canisius, our rolling admissions policy means we accept applications throughout the year until the class fills. To receive an admissions decision by December 15, apply before November 15.

  • Priority consideration deadline—November 15
  • Recommended application deadline—March 1
  • Applicants’ decision deadline—May 1

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

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. And we’re not talking about a few extra dollars; the average award comes in at $28,000. So before you make a final college decision, ask for guidance. Our experts love giving advice. They’ll help you navigate federal and state aid, financing plans, scholarships, grants, and need-based institutional awards. In the true Canisius spirit, they’ll help you explore creative solutions and find the tools to realize your dreams. Visit the Financial Aid page.