The Canisius Difference


Beyond Books and Laptops


Learn how to think critically and understand the world around you—so you can find your place in it. Explore issues from multiple perspectives and across disciplines. Reflect on your personal beliefs and have the confidence to put them into action. At Canisius, you’ll develop a set of transferable skills to thrive in a world that’s constantly changing.

  • A Caring Community

    Being for and with each other is in our DNA. We live, study, eat, play and laugh together on a campus that mirrors Buffalo—bustling with opportunities and fittingly nicknamed the City of Good Neighbors.

  • Mentoring That Matters

    Learn from faculty who love teaching as much as their own scholarship. Enjoy the support of a dedicated student success team. Know that you’ll be pushed to uncover your interests and expand your strengths.

  • Lasting Value

    Ranked a Best Value School 6 years in a row, we’ll make sure your education counts. From hands-on learning to high-profile internships, you’ll be positioned for meaningful success in whatever field you choose.

  • The Jesuit Difference

    We’re the only Jesuit college in Western New York, and one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the US—a prestigious group ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the country.

  • Ranked Best Value School 6 years in a row by US News & World Report 2021

    An Education For Life


    We won’t tell you what to think—we’ll teach you how to think. And whether you go on to grad school, law school, med school or your first job, we’ll help you make connections. You’ll have the right foundation for a rewarding career and a meaningful life.