N I A G A R A
U N I V E R S I T Y
Picture this. You’re walking into your first job interview after graduation. You’re feeling confident and capable. Your education and experiences have prepared you perfectly for this moment. You have clarity on exactly what you want – and how to make it happen. Your purpose has never been stronger and you’re ready to own this.
That’s what it feels like to be a Niagara University graduate. That’s The Power of Niagara.
Now let's talk about how to get you there.
A 21ST-CENTURY EDUCATION THAT PAIRS MARKETABLE SKILLS WITH LIFELONG LESSONS Now more than ever, employers recognize the value of employees with professional education and liberal arts skills. At Niagara, we offer both. Through hands-on learning and comprehensive curricula, you’ll be immersed in your chosen field from the start. At the same time, you’ll hone all those liberal arts skills — like writing, speaking, analytical thinking and creative problem-solving — that are essential in any profession or selected career path. We admit that it won’t be easy. However, with small, rigorous classes taught by engaging professors, you can expect the oneon-one attention that demands the best from you. Our faculty will mentor and guide you throughout your college career and long after you graduate. They want their students to have confidence in being the best they can be, so they can GIVE THEIR BEST TO THE WORLD.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
% OF OUR PROFESSORS HAVE EARNED THE HIGHEST DEGREE IN THEIR FIELD
UNDERG R A DUATE PROG R A M S
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES ACTUARIAL SCIENCE ART HISTORY WITH MUSEUM STUDIES BIOCHEMISTRY BIOLOGY Biotechnology CHEMISTRY: BA/BS COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCES CRIMINAL JUSTICE BS/MS Criminal Justice Administration (five-year program) ENGLISH ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: BA/BS FRENCH GERONTOLOGY HISTORY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES LIBERAL ARTS LIFE SCIENCES MATHEMATICS: BA/BS NURSING Accelerated BS RN to BS PHILOSOPHY POLITICAL SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY: BA/BS Psychology/Clinical Mental Health Counseling BA/MS (six-year program) RELIGIOUS STUDIES SOCIAL WORK SOCIOLOGY SPANISH THEATRE: BFA Design & Production Performance Theatre Specialization ASSOCIATE DEGREE General Studies
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING (BBA) BBA/MBA Accounting (five-year program) ECONOMICS: BA/BS FINANCE MANAGEMENT Human Resources Integrated/General International Business Supply Chain MARKETING Food & Consumer-Packaged Goods Marketing Integrated/General ASSOCIATE DEGREE Business
COLLEGE OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT HOTEL & RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT Food & Beverage Management Luxury Hospitality Operations Planning, Development & Operations SPORT MANAGEMENT Sport Operations TOURISM & RECREATION MANAGEMENT Event & Meeting Management Tourism Destination Management
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SINGLE AND DUAL CERTIFICATIONS: EARLY CHILDHOOD & CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (BIRTH - GRADE 6) CHILDHOOD & MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (GRADE 1 - GRADE 9) MIDDLE CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION (GRADE 5 - GRADE 12) SPECIAL EDUCATION & CHILDHOOD (GRADE 1 - GRADE 6)
+ MAJORS 55+ MINORS 6 PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRACKS Niagara University reserves the right to change the programs, schedules, or other terms and provisions described herein.
SPECIAL EDUCATION & ADOLESCENCE (GRADE 7 - GRADE 12) TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) CONCENTRATION AREAS: Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Language Arts, Liberal Arts, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish
PRE-DENTAL PRE-LAW PRE-MEDICAL PRE-PHARMACY PRE-VETERINARY ROTC – ARMY
99% OF OUR RECENT HOTEL & RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT GRADS REPORTED BEING EMPLOYED OR ENROLLED IN GRAD SCHOOL WITHIN ONE YEAR OF GRADUATION
100% OF OUR RECENT ARTS & SCIENCES GRADS REPORTED BEING EMPLOYED OR ENROLLED IN GRAD SCHOOL WITHIN ONE YEAR OF GRADUATION
97% OF OUR RECENT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRADS REPORTED BEING EMPLOYED OR ENROLLED IN GRAD SCHOOL WITHIN ONE YEAR OF GRADUATION
G R A DUATE PROG R A M S
EDUCATION INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD & CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ELEMENTARY) MIDDLE CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION (SECONDARY) CONCENTRATION AREAS: Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Language Arts, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish LITERACY INSTRUCTION (BIRTH-GRADE 6/GRADES 5-12) SPECIAL EDUCATION ONLINE (GRADES 1-6/7-12) TESOL EARLY CHILDHOOD & SPECIAL EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP ONLINE INTERNATIONAL TEACHING & LEARNING: MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (M.A.T.)
COUNSELING APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SCHOOL COUNSELING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING BRIDGE PROGRAM/CAS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FINANCE GLOBAL BUSINESS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS *STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT *STRATEGIC MARKETING *Available online
MASTER OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF INFORMATION SECURITY & DIGITAL FORENSICS
100%OF OUR RECENT EDUCATION GRADS REPORTED BEING EMPLOYED OR ENROLLED IN GRAD SCHOOL WITHIN ONE YEAR OF GRADUATION
MASTER OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
UNDECIDED? YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. Between 15-20 percent of NU’s freshman class participate in our nationally recognized Academic Exploration Program, designed especially for those in search of their passion.
PH.D. IN LEADERSHIP AND POLICY
The Pathway to YOUR
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB YOU LOVE INTERNSHIPS The key to competing in today’s job market is proving you’ve already done the work. At Niagara, charting your course toward clarity of direction begins on Day One, by engaging with your peers, professors, and our Career Services team. And through our innovative Pathways program, you’ll build a rock-solid resume with one-of-akind experiences that employers want to hear about – like a 10-week work-abroad program in Lake Como, Italy, or a precepted clinical experience at a major hospital.
4-STEP PATHWAYS PROCESS 1. ASSESS YOURSELF Clarify your interests, skills, abilities, and values. 2. DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES Explore and research potential career options. Identify and connect coursework to internships and field placements. 3. GAIN EXPERIENCE Use your increased self-awareness to revise your career plan and apply for additional experiential learning opportunities. 4. IMPLEMENT YOUR PLAN Define your post-graduation goals and put your plan in action.
EMAIL US. LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR INTERESTS AND POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS.
A few examples you may have heard of, many of which are paid: Bausch & Lomb, Buffalo Bills, CBS, Citi (Toronto), Delaware North Companies, Deloitte, Disney, M&T Bank, Rich Products, Rosina Foods, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Spectrum News, and Wegmans.
RESEARCH What makes research different at Niagara? The fact that you can begin during your very ﬁrst year. Think lab work, grant work, internships with a research focus, research courses, co-authoring papers with your professors and presenting your ﬁndings at local, regional and national conferences.
BINATIONAL Being so close to the border, NU students are able to serve the region from Buffalo to Toronto nearly any day of the week. Our efforts, including partnership programs between Niagara and schools in Ontario, are advancing commerce, trade, culture and educational collaboration between the U.S. and Canada.
STUDY ABROAD With more than 50 studyabroad opportunities, you can spend a semester, January term or summer session anywhere from Australia to China, Italy to Ireland, or Peru to Vietnam.
OUR HOSPITALITY STUDENTS GRADUATE WITH AT LEAST 800 HOURS OF PRACTICAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, GIVING THEM A HUGE EDGE IN JOB INTERVIEWS
Being able to work with cancer cells alongside my professors and present my research has prepared me for medical school and a career in healthcare.
- KO R I N N E T H O R N E , ’16 BIOLOGY MAJOR
BECOME A POWER PLAYER IN any FIELD “ The Career Services Office was a great help—working with me on my résumé and cover letters, arranging interviews with companies, conducting practice interviews and ﬁnding internships. They treated me as a young professional, not just a student.” K A T E LY N W A R R E N , ’1 0 Contract Specialist Department of Defense Watervliet Arsenal New York
“Through the nursing program, I had an internship in the NICU at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. I learned so much about nursing and what it means to be a NICU nurse. it really showed me that being a NICU nurse is what I want to do with my life.” V I E N G V I L AY V O N G K H I LY, ’1 6
“ The College of Business Administration prepared me for a career that requires leadership, critical thinking, creativity and professionalism. The Office of Career Services guided me and helped me prepare for important interviews. I always felt comfortable with the notion of graduating from Niagara University and having a job right after. I’m blessed to say that I am a Niagara University alum.” I S A A C D E L O S S A N T O S , ’ 1 5, M B A ’ 1 6 Assistant Vice President, M&T Bank Buffalo, New York
Registered Nurse Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester, New York
GRADUATE SCHOOLS Boston University Case Western Reserve University Cornell University George Mason University Harvard Law School Kent State University New England Law New York University Niagara University Northeastern University Syracuse University Texas A&M University University of California, Irvine University of Denver University of Maryland University of Notre Dame University of Rochester University of Toronto Villanova University Washington State University
ALUMNI SUCCESSES THAT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES Distinguished by academic excellence and grounded in ethics, a Niagara education is an exceptional one because it produces graduates who are successful and fulfilled â€” who are productive in the world and for the world. Our goal is to set you up to lead a life you and your family are proud of, and to see a lifelong return on your investment. Our alumni are doing exactly that, while supporting fellow Purple Eagles every step of the way.
EMPLOYERS Alliance Advisory Group Amazon Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bisons Buffalo Sabres Catholic Health Systems Citi Cornell University Delaware North Companies Deloitte Geico Honeywell International Inc. Ivoclar Vivadent Key Bank M&T Bank Merani Hotel Group Mod-Pac Corporation Morgan Stanley New Era Niagara Health System Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation OVC: Primary Health Care Center Rich Products Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Toronto District School Board University of Rochester Medical Center Viacom International Inc. Waldorf Astoria Walt Disney World Yahoo! Inc./OATH
ALUMNI IN THE NIAGARA NETWORK AVAILABLE TO HELP SUPPORT YOUR CAREER
To say our binational location is unique is an understatement. From our gorgeous campus atop Monteagle Ridge in picturesque Lewiston, we can easily get anywhere. The world-famous Niagara Falls, Toronto’s world-class financial district, the rest of the world via two nearby airports — it’s all within reach. When you visit, ask about our connections to schools in Canada and the impressive presence of international students on campus. It’s easy to see how where we are is so much a part of who we are: global citizens who are world-ready. IN SHORT, YOU’LL LOVE IT HERE.
Niagara University is a very special place where young people are transformed through scholarship, learning, community, and service. The extraordinary uniqueness of our campus location, which literally overlooks an international border, underscores our commitment to graduating citizens of the world. - RE V. JA M E S J. M A H E R , C . M . PRESIDENT
SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE
THINGS TO DO
PLACES TO GO
your flag football team. Take a stand
Buffalo Bills Games
in Model UN. Whatever you do, take
Chapel Choir Comedy Shows Culture Nights FirstFest Fitness Challenge Game Shows
Buffalo Sabres Games Buffalo Theatre District Buffalo Zoo Canalside Castellani Art Museum CPB’s Great Escapes
Hypnotists Late Night Niagara Moonlight Bingo Niagara’s Got Talent Niagara Plunge Open Skate Outdoor Movies Ridgefest Week Winter Ball
Ellicottville/Holiday Valley Ski Resort Fashion Outlet Mall Maid of the Mist Niagara Falls New York City Adventures Purple Eagles Road Trips Senior Cruise Toronto Excursions Village of Lewiston Events and Festivals
VINCENTIAN AT HEART
Take the stage with the Niagara Acapella Club. Take the field with
for any student to be engaged, become a leader and make a real difference. It’s also the right number of people to form lifelong friendships. Here, we recommend leaving early for class, because you’ll be stopping along the way to say hi to a lot of familiar faces.
ACADEMIC, SOCIAL AND MEDIA GROUPS Accounting Society Bienvenidos Biology Club Black Student Union Cyber Security Club Esports Club Food Marketing Association Future Teachers Association Hospitality & Tourism Association Niagara Acapella Niagara Wire (student newspaper) NU Finance NU Honors Program Nursing Student Association Psychology Club ROTC Ranger Challenge Sport Management Association The Ridge Report WNIA
Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
DIVISION I SPORTS Baseball (M) Basketball (M and W) Cross Country (M and W) Golf (M and W) Hockey (M) Lacrosse (W) Outdoor Track and Field (W) Soccer (M and W) Softball (W) Swimming and Diving (M and W) Tennis (M and W) Volleyball (W)
Niagara was the ﬁrst school I visited, and I fell in love with the beauty and the family feel of the campus. Within two hours of being here as a freshman, I met my best friends. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel at home.
Niagara’s mission is inspired by St. Vincent de Paul, a 17th-century Catholic priest, and his mission of providing compassionate service to those most in need. No matter their background, religion or core beliefs, NU students are called to look beyond themselves to recognize the value and dignity of all life and become the change they want to see in the world. We call that a heightened sense of purpose.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES Campus Ministry For students looking to grow their own faith, Campus Ministry offers various clubs and activities across campus.
Our mission-based program is a multiyear model that delivers tangible outcomes for the community and careerrelated service experience for our students through project-based learning.
THE AVERAGE GPA OF OUR DIVISION I STUDENT ATHLETES IS ABOVE A 3.0
- A LY S S A K R AW C Z Y K , ’19 H UM A N RESO URCES M A N AGE MEN T
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Campus Programming Board Commuter Advocacy Board New Student Orientation Leaders Residence Hall Community Advisors Student Government Association
class of 3,000, we’re the perfect size
STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
advantage. With an undergraduate
Everywhere you look, you’ll see people sporting Niagara gear, athletes or not. And that’s because we all support our school and what we stand for as a whole.
- B R I A N A N E A L E , ’17 S O C I A L W O R K & S PA N I S H
ONE OF THE BEST STUDENT CHEERING SECTIONS YOU’LL EVER COME ACROSS
A KINSHIP THAT WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK Across campus, you’ll see a lot of purple (especially on Fridays). But when we say “Purple Pride,” it means
everyone here. You can see it on our beautiful campus. You can hear it in the N-Zone. You can feel it wherever you travel. It’s what forms the lifelong connections made among faculty, staff and students and holds together our 36,000-strong alumni network of attorneys and analysts, sports managers and restauranteurs, teachers and healers. Together, we cover the world in purple. But no matter where we end up, we look out for one another and call Niagara home. AND PURPLE WILL LOOK GOOD ON YOU.
celebrate and take pride in everything and
STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE N-ZONE
more than just a color. It’s a state of mind. It’s how we
AND WEâ€™LL HELP YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN We believe so strongly in the lifelong benefits of our private, high-quality education that we work hard to make it accessible for every admitted student. Our financial aid counselors are more than willing to meet with you and your family to create a personalized plan and to go over the many options we have available to make Niagara affordable for you.
MILLION NIAGARA CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN $46 MILLION EACH YEAR TO ITS OWN SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT PROGRAMS
% OF INCOMING STUDENTS RECEIVE A FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT—BEST VALUE Niagara University is deemed a “Best Value” by U.S. News & World Report, a calculation that takes into account a school’s academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based ﬁnancial aid.
THE FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION RATE FOR FULL-TIME NU STUDENTS IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE BUFFALO-NIAGARA REGION This means you’re more likely to graduate on time and save money by doing so.
IN ADDITION TO FILING FOR FEDERAL AID, YOU COULD…
LOCK IN YOUR TUITION RATE FOR ALL FOUR YEARS Our Level Tuition Plan gives new, full-time freshmen the option of stabilizing their initial tuition rate for four consecutive years. In other words, you can rest assured that if tuition costs rise in the years ahead, yours will remain the same.
MAKE INTEREST-FREE MONTHLY PAYMENTS This option allows families to pay the cost of each semester in one down payment of 20 percent, with the remaining amount divided into four monthly payments.
RECEIVE A MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP, AWARD OR GRANT Awarded to students based on special talents, skills or high academic achievement, Niagara’s merit-based scholarships, awards and grants don’t need to be repaid. To see if you qualify, check out our net price calculator at NIAGARA.EDU/NET-PRICE-CALCULATOR.
Ask us about our community service, theatre and athletic scholarships and our military incentives.
FRESHMAN MERIT-BASED AWARDS Students may be eligible for merit-based awards up to $23,000 a year for four years; students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. NU TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIPS
NU ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
NU PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
NU DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIPS
APPLY FOR A GRANT (THAT DOESNâ€™T NEED TO BE REPAID) Niagara University, federal and state grants are awarded to students who show they have ďŹ nancial need. From the Federal Pell Grant to the New York State Tuition Assistance Program, we can walk you through all your options.
WORK ON CAMPUS TO HELP PAY FOR SCHOOL Students who are awarded a work-study or community advisor position on campus can use their earnings to help pay their tuition costs. For more details, visit WWW.NIAGARA.EDU/STUDENT-EMPLOYMENT.
To learn more about your financial aid options, call our Office of Financial Aid at 716.286.8686, or email FINAID@NIAGARA.EDU.
Niagara University encourages all men and women whose aptitude and demonstrated achievement in high school or college give evidence of their ability to successfully complete the various programs to apply for admission. Consistent with our Catholic and Vincentian mission, Niagara University welcomes all students regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, or marital status.
Time has a way of going by in the blink of an eye. Just ask the thousands of doctors, lawyers, teachers, artists, athletes, and community activists who were once in your shoes and now proudly call Niagara University their alma mater. It’ll soon be your turn to blaze your own trail, and we want to help you ignite that passion. When you put on that purple cap and gown in four years, you’ll realize that something inside of you has changed – and you barely stopped to notice. You’ll feel confident, laser-focused to take on – and change – the world. That profound transformational experience is what we call The Power of Niagara.
NU ACCOLADES… “BEST IN THE NORTHEAST” - U.S. News & World Report “BEST IN THE NORTHEAST” - The Princeton Review “BEST VALUE” - U.S. News & World Report “BEST NORTHERN REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES” - College Choice “CATHOLIC COLLEGE OF DISTINCTION” - Colleges of Distinction
NU AT A GLANCE LOCATION Niagara is located in historic Lewiston, New York, four minutes from Niagara Falls, 20 minutes from Buffalo and 90 minutes from Toronto.
3,000 undergraduates and more than 950 graduate students study on campus and worldwide.
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APPLY We encourage you to apply for admission and ﬁnancial aid as soon as possible if you believe Niagara University is the right school for you. Applications are processed on a rolling basis, and decisions are made within a few weeks.
To get started, visit NIAGARA.EDU/APPLY
REACH OUT Our admissions counselors are here if you have any questions or would like more information about anything Niagara — and we love to chat with prospective students and their families.
Give us a call at 716.286.8700 | 1.800.462.2111 or email ADMISSIONS@ NIAGARA.EDU
On-campus housing is available for all four years in traditional residence halls, Varsity Village or our student apartment complex.
ALUMNI Niagara’s 36,000 alumni have assumed positions in virtually every career area.
VISIT The best way to decide if Niagara is right for you is to come see us on Monteagle Ridge. Between weekday and Saturday visits, Information Sessions and Open Houses, there are plenty of ways to experience NU on your terms.
ACADEMICS More than 80 majors, over 55 minors, six pre-professional options and several combined master’s programs.
FACULTY 95 percent of Niagara professors have earned the highest degree in their ﬁeld.
STUDENT LIFE 100-plus student clubs and organizations, including club sports and honor societies. In addition, the Kiernan Recreation Center offers a wide variety of recreational and health/wellness programs.
ATHLETICS Eight men’s and 10 women’s NCAA Division I teams compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Atlantic Hockey Association. We also offer very active club and intramural sports programs.
99 percent of our incoming freshmen and transfers receive ﬁnancial aid.
INVESTING IN EXCELLENCE Niagara has invested $95 million in student scholarships, new facilities and innovative academic programs since 2007. The B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences, the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons renovation and addition, the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center, and the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre are just a few examples.