Acceptance Rate
83%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
20%
Freshmen Enrollment
554
SAT Scores
1,150
ACT Scores
24

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 3,422 students have applied and 2,830 students have allowed to admit to Canisius College (Acceptance rate: 82.70%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 19.58 % where 554 students have finally enrolled out of 2,830 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is higher (easier to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Metropolitan College of New York and CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, its acceptance rate is much higher (very easy to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 46.33%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is much higher (highly eager to enroll) (average yield is 23.67%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,150 and the average ACT score is 24 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Canisius College is average than the schools (average score is 1,170). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Canisius College1,15024
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,14822
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York120677

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Canisius College, 521 students submitted SAT scores (94% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,150 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510630
Mathematics520640
Total1,0301,270
At Canisius College, 167 students submitted ACT scores (30% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 24 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2028
English00
Mathematics00
Total2028

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Canisius College. The school requires 5 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Recommendations and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Canisius College
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended