Undergraduate Admissions

Learn about academics, campus life and more with our fall virtual experience!

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is available to discuss your academic and professional goals, and the ways you can reach them.  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 Admission

Deadline extended to December 1

General Admission

Rolling admission after December 1


Deposit today to secure your spot in the Class of 2025.  



  • 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


*For first-year undergraduate applicants applying for Fall 2021 or Spring 2021 Canisius College will not require standardized test scores. 

  • Test Optional Policy for 2021 Applicants
  • Additional Admissions Information
  • Previously Attended Canisius?
  • All-College Honors Program

Visit Canisius

You're invited to experience Canisius firsthand by scheduling a personal tour. Come discover all that's waiting for you on campus and around the City of Buffalo.

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Take a Virtual Tour

Want to see our campus but can't visit? No worries! Take our virtual tour from the comfort of your own home.

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Undergraduate Viewbook

Learn more about the Canisius experience by scrolling through our digital undergraduate viewbook.