Canisius Named a "Catholic College of Distinction"

August 3, 2021

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BUFFALO, NYColleges of Distinction named Canisius a 2021-22 “Catholic College of Distinction.” Colleges are chosen for their small classes, personal attention and opportunities to grow, serve and lead with compassion. 

Canisius is recognized for its Jesuit philosophy that is embedded in service. Also noted is the college’s close-knit campus community and the many opportunities for service and personal development. 

Created in 2000, Colleges of Distinction assists high school students and parents to identify colleges and universities that suit individual personalities and career objectives. To be designated a “College of Distinction,” a school’s curriculum must emphasize such core competencies as critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research, and global perspectives. It must also offer dynamic out-of-classroom learning and study abroad programs. The process is objective, in-depth, and qualitative; however, quantitative data as class-size statistics, faculty-to-student ratio, plus retention and four-year graduation rates are also considered.

One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders - intelligent, caring, faithful individuals - able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.