Living and Studying in Buffalo
City of Good Neighbors and Great Opportunities
Our state’s second-largest city isn’t just a great college town—it’s an incredible place. Big in many ways (history, culture, recreation and hometown pride) but accessible in so many others. And Canisius, a Buffalo institution since 1870, is located in the heart of things.
Stay Close or Go Explore
Buffalo is less than a four-hour drive to a lot of other cool cities—Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Toronto, for starters—so day trips are easy.
Hear from Our Students
Students just like you have made the journey to Buffalo and are now thriving as Griffs. Listen to what they have to say about their Canisius experience.
What’s it like being a student here? What else can you look forward to on campus? Hear from some more current Griffs!
Student Clubs and Organizations
Fusion Gaming, Project Conservation, Afro-American Society, Unity, the Griffin newspaper and more. With 90+ student-run organizations, it’s easy to get involved and make your mark on campus life. Listen to two Griffs talk about the clubs that they value.
Student Housing Tour
Living on campus is a valuable part of the college experience. Our residential buildings, many of which include suite-style dorms, will help you form lifelong friendships. Hear how a few Griffs got to know each other!
Getting Around Buffalo: A Guide to the Metro System
Due to our urban location, Canisius students receive CRAM Passes, a card that provides free rides our city's public transportation. Our Buffalo subway system stretches across 6.4 miles of Main Street. Here's your guide to where it can take you.
What Else Can You Do Away from Campus?
From paddleboarding at Canalside to shopping in the Elmwood Village to biking in Delaware Park, there are plenty of ways to unwind. Canisius is also a 20-minute drive from Niagara Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
Diversity and Inclusion at Canisius
Consistent with our Catholic Jesuit mission and identity, we stand in solidarity with and advocate for everyone of all abilities, identities, life experiences, and perspectives.
Still Have Questions?
We're here to help! Whether you want to learn about programs, ask about your aid package, talk with a faculty member, or check in with the admissions team, our virtual appointments are open for you. Let’s start talking about your future!