Niagara University

Niagara University

Niagara University, also referred to as Niagara, is located in Lewiston, New York, United States. This university was established in the year 1856 by the Congregation of the Mission. It was originally known as Our Lady of Angels Seminary. It gained university status in 1883. The university currently enrolls more than 3,000 students on an annual basis and offers over 50 academic programs. Niagara University has five degree-granting colleges under it. These are the:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • College of Nursing

The athletic department of Niagara University sponsors over ten divisions. The sports teams in the university are nicknamed the Purple Eagles. They participate in sports such as ice hockey, baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, and tennis.

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Niagara University
Niagara University , NY 14109
General Phone: (716) 285-1212

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Niagara University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching494education, educational administration, superintendency and administration, educational admin and supervision, special ed, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, ...
Business and Management229business, accounting
Hospitality90tourism and travel, hotel management
Security and Law Enforcement85criminal justice and administration
Liberal Arts73French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international relations, political science, sociology, ...
Therapy and Counseling54psychology, school psychology, mental and social health services
Media39communication studies
Science28biology, biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Drama and Performing Arts21drama
Family and Social Work21social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10sports and fitness management
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1registered nursing

Number of programs and degrees for Niagara University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree68540
Master's degree44823
Post-master's certificate225
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Associate's degree02

Niagara University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Niagara University had a total enrollment of 4,116 students (3,918 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 18%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 31%
22-24 19%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York89%
(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%

Niagara University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Niagara University Room and Board (2007)

Niagara University offers campus housing for 1,535 of its 3,918 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Niagara Falls, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Niagara University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480590
SAT Math470570
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Niagara University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,450
Room and board $ 9,750
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,450

Financial Aid:
Niagara University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 278800)

Niagara University Faculty

Niagara University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4023
Non-tenured and not on tenure track48

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$84,4068$89,112
Associate professoracademic year36$65,54419$61,227
Assistant professoracademic year36$56,76026$53,704
Instructoracademic year2*4$46,636
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year95$65,65258$60,358

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Niagara University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Baseball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Track Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports172946

Niagara University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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