Canisius is a Top Catholic College

April 25, 2016


Buffalo, NY – Three new rankings place Canisius College among the top Catholic colleges and universities in the nation.

College Choice ranked Canisius in the Top 75 Catholic Colleges and Universities for 2016.  The independent online publication is dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. Criteria used to compile the list included factors that freshmen indicated are most important in their college search: college reputation, net cost, financial aid packages and average graduate salary. The ranking aims to find the nexus between the best of academic prestige and return on investment.

The 2016-2017 Catholic Colleges of Distinction guidebook recognized Canisius for great teaching, successful outcomes, vibrant campus community and engaged student body.  Specifically, the Colleges of Distinction guidebook noted the college’s strong focus on teaching undergraduates, and its wide variety of innovative learning experiences and personal development opportunities for students. Canisius was also cited as being nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school and highly-valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation of students.

BestCollege’ placed Canisius at number 13 on the list of best online Catholic colleges.  The ranking highlights Canisius’ “innovative online graduate degree options” and “small class sizes, which encourage engagement and group discussion.

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Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.