Canisius Earns Top Spots in National Rankings

January 1, 2013


A host of national rankings gives Canisius high marks in everything from academics to financial aid and veterans services.

Canisius again ranked in the top tier of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” among regional universities in the North. Canisius also earned the magazine’s “Best Value School” recognition in this same regional category.

The annual Colleges of Distinction guidebook named Canisius a 2012 Catholic College of Distinction. The publication recognized Canisius for providing real-world opportunities to undergraduates through research, participation in major scholarly conferences, internships, service-learning and service trips, and study abroad experiences. The New York Times included Canisius College on its latest list of “Good Bets for Merit Aid.” The list is comprised of approximately 100 larger schools (2,000-plus undergraduates) that award at least $5,000 in merit aid, to 10 percent or more of first-time freshmen.

And for the third consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine named Canisius a “Military Friendly School.” The list recognizes the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.