Welcome to Niagara University!

Imagine yourself as a member of a community committed to pioneering scholarship and inquiry – in an atmosphere that emboldens creativeness, exploration, and a judicious mindset while working to find answers to contemporary questions. Grow as part of a diverse environment known for instilling and cultivating a spirit of pride and competitiveness. Enjoy the freedom to ask questions, follow your dreams, and discover yourself as a global citizen.

Niagara University welcomes international students from around the world and is appreciative of the contributions and diversity they bring to our campus. Located in Western New York and nestled between the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, Niagara University offers many unique and abundant opportunities to our students. Grounded in the Vincentian tradition since its establishment in 1856, Niagara University has ensured a commitment to quality and the passion to pursue scholarly excellence within a culture of academic integrity. We encourage members of the NU family to embrace challenges and be open to discovery. To have the skills to recognize the challenges faced by modern society, and the confidence to change the world for the better.

Niagara University's Colleges and Departments

Arts and Science

College of Arts and Sciences offers a rich array of degree programs, minors, and courses.

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Business Administration

Prepare for productive roles in business and the community through our active, integrative programs.

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The College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs and at our Ontario Campus.

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Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management

The college strives to enrich students’ learning through diverse & international learning opportunities.

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Niagara University has a long history of nursing education with a proud legacy of successful & engaged alumni.

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Program A-Z Listing

Check out our A-Z list of all our programs! It has a complete list of all of the Majors and Minors!

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Ranking & Achievements

Ranked as one of the best educational institutions in the region by prestigious evaluators such as U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Colleges of Distinction, NU is known and appreciated for its small class sizes and individual attention by teachers. Set in a beautiful, historic 160-acre campus, the state-of-the-art classrooms are utilized by award-winning faculty to impart the latest knowledge to students.

Enabling Environment

At Niagara, the whole system is geared towards providing local and international students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed as professionals. With an international perspective, NU imparts the core capabilities that are needed by students to embark on their choice of careers. The NU Career Service office exists to provide assistance in developing and achieving your career objectives as you work toward the goal of lifelong career satisfaction.

Career Services Office

Semester Dates

Many international students who join the Niagara University student body come from the Annual Academic System, where classes stretch for the entire year. NU, however, operates on three semesters or terms per year:

Fall Semester: Late August-Mid-December
Spring Semester:     Mid-January-Mid-May
Summer Sessions: May, June, and July (courses offered on a limited basis)
Ready to Apply?

Ready to Apply?

Check out the Admissions requirements page to learn more about how to start your journey at Niagara, or contact our Admissions Office!