Undergraduate Admissions

College isn’t just where you decide what you want to do. It’s also about discovering the type of person you want to be. At Canisius, you’ll become part of the rich tradition of a Catholic, Jesuit education, and learn for the greater good through a multi-faceted experience of academic excellence, life-guiding values and real-world opportunities. 

What to Expect

During this exciting time of your life, you're likely full of questions. This is where you find the answers. Whether you've already decided that Canisius is right for you, or are still exploring your options, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is available to discuss your academic and professional goals, and the ways you can reach them—here. 

From the initial conversation to receiving your admission decision, you'll always be treated like the hardworking individual you are—not just another number. You can even count on us to handle many of the complex details of your application, so you can focus less on paperwork and more on your bright future.  


Early Action Application

November 1

General Application

Rolling (after November 1)

FAFSA Grant 

Apply for Financial Aid by February 15 to receive a $500 grant.


Deposit today to secure your spot in the Class of 2021.  


  • A completed application
  • Personal essay (at least 250 words)
  • School counselor recommendation
  • Official SAT/ACT scores
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • Information on extracurricular involvement
  • Additional Admissions Requirements
  • Previously Attended Canisius?

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Canisius Viewbook

Take the first step in discovering where a greater education can take you by reading our viewbook. Learn more about life at Canisius and how an education here can make you more complete version of yourself. 

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