Mentoring that Makes a Difference

It’s Way Bigger Than Small Class Sizes


Plenty of schools tout small “average” class sizes or favorable student-faculty ratios, only to corral hundreds of students into giant lecture halls with a TA leading the class.

At Canisius, we go deeper than our 11:1 student-faculty ratio, or the fact that our faculty teach 100% of classes. You’ll work with professors who are not only experts in their field but who also love to teach. Our faculty take the time to get to know you on a personal level, because they genuinely care about your growth – as a student, as a scholar and as a person.

See How

#6 Best Undergraduate Teaching in the North
US News & World Report, 2023

A Huge ‘Yes!’ for Student Success

Here, you’ll have a dedicated student success team on your side. Get support with everything from academic advising and financial aid counseling to internship searches and career coaching. We’ll help you stay on the right track from orientation to graduation.

And the support doesn’t stop after you collect your diploma. All of our alums have access to free lifetime career development services, so you won’t have to navigate the transition from college to career alone.

360° Support

From academic advising to resume writing to career coaching, you'll be fully supported as a Griff.

Eamon '24 describes how the Pathfinders program is helping him find a major that matches his strengths and interests.

Canisius is one of the few colleges in the area to offer free lifetime career development services for alumni.