THERE’S ONE THING NIAGARA UNIVERSITY CAN OFFER YOU RIGHT NOW BEFORE YOU EVEN APPLY, AND THAT’S PEACE OF MIND. THIS IS A UNIVERSITY YOU CAN COUNT ON. EVERY SINGLE DAY, YOU’LL BENEFIT FROM INVALUABLE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES, MENTORSHIPS WITH AN IMPRESSIVE FACULTY, OPPORTUNITIES TO ENJOY LIFE WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND A BREATHTAKING, BINATIONAL LOCATION THAT IS QUITE LITERALLY ONE OF A KIND. WHAT’S MORE, THIS IS AN EDUCATION YOU CAN AFFORD.
BE CONFIDENT NOW THAT BY THE TIME YOU GRADUATE, YOU’LL BE READY TO HAVE A STANDOUT CAREER AND LEAD A MEANINGFUL LIFE. WITH A 162-YEAR LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE TO UPHOLD AND 36,000 THRIVING, HAPPY, PURPLE-WEARING ALUMNI TO KEEP PROUD, WE WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. PEACE OF MIND IS A REMARKABLE THING. IMAGINE WHAT ELSE YOU’LL GAIN FROM THE POWER OF NIAGARA.
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 be the best they can be, so they can GIVE THEIR BEST TO THE WORLD.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
% OF OUR PROFESSORS HAVE EARNED THE HIGHEST DEGREES IN THEIR FIELDS
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 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 & CPG 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 AND CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (BIRTH - GRADE 6) CHILDHOOD AND MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (GRADE 1 - GRADE 9) MIDDLE CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION (GRADE 5 - GRADE 12) SPECIAL EDUCATION AND 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 AND 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
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EDUCATION INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD & CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ELEMENTARY) MIDDLE CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION (SECONDARY) CONCENTRATION AREAS: Business, 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 AND SPECIAL EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP ONLINE INTERNATIONAL TEACHING AND LEARNING: MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (M.A.T.) DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ONLINE
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 FINANCE FINANCIAL PLANNING BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GLOBAL BUSINESS & SUPPLY CHAIN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC MARKETING STRATEGIC MARKETING ONLINE STRATEGIC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
MASTER OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION
100%OF OUR RECENT
EDUCATION GRADS REPORTED BEING EMPLOYED OR ENROLLED IN GRAD SCHOOL WITHIN ONE YEAR OF GRADUATION
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.
MASTER OF INFORMATION SECURITY AND DIGITAL FORENSICS MASTER OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORT MANAGEMENT PH.D. IN LEADERSHIP AND POLICY
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB YOU LOVE Niagara students know that the key to competing in today’s job market is proving they’ve already done the work. With help from your professors and our Career Services team, you’ll find yourself building a rock-solid résumé with one-of-a-kind experiences that employers will want to hear about — like a 10-week work-abroad program in Lake Como, Italy, or a precepted clinical experience at a major hospital. AND THE BEST PART IS YOU CAN GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY.
EMAIL US. LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR INTERESTS AND POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS.
OUR HOSPITALITY STUDENTS GRADUATE WITH AT LEAST 800 HOURS OF PRACTICAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, GIVING THEM A HUGE EDGE IN JOB INTERVIEWS
INTERNSHIPS 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, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Verizon, and Xerox.
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 nearly 200 study-abroad opportunities in more than 30 countries, you can spend a semester, January term or summer session anywhere from Australia to China, Italy to Ireland, Peru to Vietnam. NEARLY
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 L Y , ’ 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 Branch Management Trainee M&T Bank’s Management Development Program 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 — 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 Barriston LLP Buﬀalo Bills Buﬀalo Bisons Buﬀalo Sabres Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Catholic Health Systems Citi City of Toronto Delaware North Companies Geico Honeywell International Inc. Ivoclar Vivadent Key Bank M&T Bank Merani Hotel Group New England Financial New Era Niagara Health System Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation OVC: Primary Health Care Center PricewaterhouseCoopers Rich Products Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Toronto Catholic School Board Toronto District School Board UBS Viacom International Inc. Waldorf Astoria 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.
One of the greatest perks about being a Niagara student is the location! Canada is just a stone’s throw away and can be seen from all over campus. It’s thrilling to be so close to the border. - P E T E R R A I M O N D O, ’17 THEATRE PERFORMANCE MAJOR
SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE
Casino Night Chapel Choir
Buﬀalo Bills Games Buﬀalo Sabres Games
Comedy Shows Culture Nights
Buﬀalo Theatre District Buﬀalo Zoo
FirstFest Fitness Challenge
become a leader and make a real difference. It’s also the right number
of people to form lifelong friendships.
Hypnotists Late Night Niagara
your flag football team. Take a stand in Model UN. Whatever you do, take advantage. With an undergraduate class of 3,000, we’re the perfect size for any student to be engaged,
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 Aquila Literary Journal Bienvenidos Biology Club Bowling Club Cyber Security Club Future Teachers Association Hospitality & Tourism Association Marketing Association Model UN Niagara Acapella Niagara Wire (student newspaper) NU Finance NU Honors Program Psychology Club ROTC Drill Team Sport Management Association The Ridge Report WNIA
Moonlight Bingo Niagara’s Got Talent Niagara Plunge Open Skate Outdoor Movies Ridgefest Week Winter Ball
GREEK LIFE 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)
Castellani Art Museum CPB’s Great Escapes 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
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.
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 ACCOUNTING MAJOR
VINCENTIAN AT HEART 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.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES Campus Ministry For students looking to grow their own faith, Campus Ministry offers various clubs and activities across campus.
IMPACT 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.
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Campus Programming Board Commuter Advocacy Board New Student Orientation Leaders Residence Hall Association Student Government Association
Niagara University Community Action Program NUCAP organizes a wide variety of services for the local community, from volunteering in soup kitchens to assisting in nursing homes.
PLACES TO GO
Acapella Club. Take the field with
STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
THINGS TO DO
Take the stage with the Niagara
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 more than just a color. It’s a state of mind. It’s how we celebrate and take pride in everything and 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
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 , ’1 7 SOCIAL WORK & SPANISH DOUBLE MAJOR
among faculty, staﬀ and students and holds together ONE OF THE BEST STUDENT CHEERING SECTIONS YOU’LL EVER COME ACROSS
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
STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE N-ZONE
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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.
NIAGARA CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN $45 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 $24,000 a year for four years; students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. NU TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIPS
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APPLY FOR A GRANT (THAT DOESN’T NEED TO BE REPAID) Niagara University, federal and state grants are awarded to students who show they have ﬁnancial 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 NIAGARA.EDU/WORK-STUDY.
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.
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.
ENROLLMENT 3,000 undergraduates and more than 950 graduate students study on campus and worldwide.
STUDENT HOUSING 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.
FINANCIAL AID ACADEMICS More than 80 majors, over 55 minors, six pre-professional options and several combined master’s programs.
FACULTY 94 percent of Niagara professors have earned the highest degree in their ﬁelds.
STUDENT LIFE 100-plus student clubs and organizations, including 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.
Niagara University is a bright, shining university, illuminated by great faculty and students, committed administrators, staff members — and a living mission. Inspired by the Catholic and Vincentian tradition, we seek to develop the whole person — mind, body, heart and soul — for the benefit of one’s personal and professional life. - R E V. J A M E S J . M A H E R , C . M . PRESIDENT
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
NEXT STEPS 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.
Plan your visit today at NIAGARA.EDU/VISITINGNIAGARA If you have a disability and need accommodations to participate in visit activities, please advise the Oﬃce of Admissions when you schedule your appointment.
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 or email ADMISSIONS@ NIAGARA.EDU