The Canisius Difference


An Education for Life


At Canisius, we give you the tools to understand the world around you—so you can find your place in it. You’ll explore issues from multiple perspectives and across disciplines. You’ll reflect on your personal beliefs and learn how to put them into action. And no matter what you major in, you’ll develop a core set of transferable skills for lifelong success.

  • #JesuitEducated

    We’re the only Jesuit college in Western New York, and one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the US—a prestigious group that includes Georgetown University, Fordham University and Boston College.

  • Student Success

    From day one, you’ll be supported by a dedicated team: an academic advisor, student success coach, financial aid counselor and career coach. They’ll help you create your unique path based on your interests and goals.

  • Immersive Learning

    Measure the stress of zebras in a zoo. Research grit in children with autism. Student-teach at a school. Help manage a real-money fund valued at over $400,000. No matter your major, being hands-on will play a big part.

  • Inspiring Outcomes

    Our graduates leave uniquely qualified for careers in schools, nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. They succeed because of great preparation—classes, internships and experiences that push them beyond the comfort zone.

  • Watch: A Transformative Education


    See how Canisius helps each student find their path.

    #1 Best Value, Regional University, US News & World Report 2021

    Lasting Value


    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.