Rankings & Distinctions

How We Stack Up 

While rankings tell only part of our story, Canisius is honored to be recognized for our longstanding commitment to providing a world-class education.

Overall Quality 

We’re proud to be consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in the Northeast.

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Top 21 America's Best Colleges
Regional Universities North
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Top 10 Best Colleges for Veterans
Regional Universities North

Academic Excellence

Thanks to the high caliber of our teaching and the personal attention students receive, we’re able to deliver a consistently exceptional academic experience.
 

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Top 8%
Undergraduate Accounting
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#1 Private Undergraduate Business Program
in Western New York
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Top 6%
Undergraduate Finance

Value

Our combination of exceptional academics, personalized paths and strong outcomes makes us a Best Value school. The rankings take into account an institution’s academic quality and the net cost of attendance for students who receive the average level of need-based financial aid. 

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Ranked a Best Value School 6 years straight
Regional Universities North

Social Mobility 

Access to a premier private education includes making sure students thrive and complete their degrees. This top social mobility ranking reflects our success in ensuring students from low-income families can graduate on time. 

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#1 Top Performers on Social Mobility
Among Private Schools in Western New York