Info for Medaille Students
Welcome, Medaille Mavericks
Continue your passions and interests at NU
At Niagara University, we understand that it’s been an emotional rollercoaster with the heartbreaking announcement of Medaille University closing. We are here to help make this challenging transition as easy as possible for you. Niagara’s partnership with Medaille University for a Teach-Out agreement allows Medaille’s undergraduate and graduate students to stay on track with their academic path, graduate from Niagara University, and begin your career as you planned.
NU will help you continue to succeed and have incredible experiences. Our university has similar qualities to Medaille, like small class size and campus, and we believe you will fit right in.
What are you looking for?
- Credits and Outstanding Academic: With our Teach-Out agreement and 80+ majors, NU will ensure that all of your credits transfer and our academic departments will provide one-on-one advisement to ensure you register for the classes you need to finish your degree.
- Affordability: NU will work with you to obtain a similar net cost for tuition and mandatory fees compared to what you were already committed to at Medaille for the 2023-24 academic year.
- Small Class Size: With personalized attention, NU’s dedicated team of professors and caring staff will provide you an opportunity to shine.
- Small Campus: We welcome you to our quiet, beautiful small campus where you will have a sense of belonging. NU is all about community and service – we offer you a chance to find your purpose as you explore your interests.
- Experiences: You will be amazed by the countless hands-on internship and field experiences offered, as we have relationships with numerous local and national businesses that are exclusive to NU.
- Social Activities: We have something for everyone with our 100+ clubs and organizations, plus NCAA Division I Sports Teams.
We are ready to welcome Medaille’s Mavericks to campus and empower you with confidence, clarity, and a heightened sense of purpose as you soar into your future as a Purple Eagle.
* Limited Say Yes scholarships available. Please contact the undergraduate admissions office for more information.
All Medaille students in good academic standing will be granted admission to NU, have all credits transferred, and your net cost for tuition and mandatory fees will be similar (or better) compared to what you were expecting to pay when enrolled at Medaille for the 2023-24 academic year.
Step 1: Generate NU ID
Complete the NU application so we can generate a Niagara University ID number for you.
No additional materials are required. Please make sure to select Medaille as your Transfer Institution.
The process should take no more than 15-20 minutes.
Step 2: FASFA
Add Niagara University to your FASFA.
Code is 002788
Step 3: Get in Touch!
Emily Buell: 716.286.8712 or 716.260.3602 (text)
Mark Wojnowski: 716.286.8718
Ann Rensel: 716.286.8312
Graduate Education/Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Literacy Instruction/Special Ed
Evan Pierce or Therese Losardo: 716.286.8511 | email@example.com
Niagara Events for Medaille Students
Medaille Day for Freshman Students on June 15, at 4 p.m.
We're inviting incoming freshman and their families from Medaille University to experience The Power of Niagara at this focused event for fall 2023 students.
Medaille MBA and Business Graduate Students Virtual Information Sessions
Niagara University is offering virtual information sessions to provide guidance to Medaille students who are interested in transferring into one of the MBA or Graduate Business programs.
Thursday, June 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
Graduate Literacy & Special Education Virtual Information Session Wednesday, June 14, at 4 p.m.
Graduate students are invited to join us for this information session which will provide guidance to Medaille students who are interested in transferring to Niagara University's Literary & Special Education .
RSVP for a Daily Tour
Meet with admissions and get a personalized tour of Niagara with our student tour guides.
Director of Transfer Admissions
Associate Director of Admissions
As part of the Teach Out agreement between Niagara University and Medaille University, we will work to match all institutional financial aid you currently receive from Medaille.
This means it will never cost you more to earn your degree at Niagara University than you paid at Medaille - and it's possible that your net cost of attendance could be less.
Undergraduate (based on your high school transcript)
|Trustees' Scholarship||$24,000 per year|
|Presidential Scholarship||$21,000 per year|
|Deans' Scholarship||$18,000 per year|
|Achievement Award||$16,000 per year|
|NU Grant||$12,000 per year|
Transfer (Based on your college GPA)
|Transfer Scholarship||3.7 and above||$20,000 per year|
|Transfer Scholarship||3.40 - 3.69||$18,000 per year|
|Transfer Scholarship||3.10 - 3.39||$17,000 per year|
|Transfer Award||2.80 - 3.09||$15,000 per year|
|Transfer Award||2.50 - 2.79||$13,000 per year|
Admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, each renewable up to three years.
|Medaille Program||Program Award||Niagara Equivalent Program|
|General Studies||AS||General Studies, AA|
|Liberal Studies||AS||General Studies, AA|
Niagara University currently offers more than 60 different assistantships, scholarships, and awards opportunities for well-qualified, matriculated Niagara University graduate students in one of NU’s graduate degree programs. Graduate positions give students the opportunity to become engaged in the campus community, to contribute to an individual office, and to develop personally and professionally while pursuing an advanced degree. Opportunities for Niagara University graduate students may include paid positions, stipends or scholarships.
How to Apply
Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. Many positions require an interview. Interviews are scheduled by the departments offering the position.
- Graduate Assistantship are decided in May and June
- Scholarships applications must be submitted by June 17, 2023. Decisions will be made in early July
|Niagara Equivalent |
Master of Science in Accounting
Special Education (Grade 1-6 and 7-12)
Masters of Business Administration, MBA
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS
Early Childhood and Special Education, M.S.Ed
Birth- 6 /5-12
We will work with you to achieve a similar net cost for tuition and mandatory fees compared to what you were expecting to pay when enrolled at Medaille for the 2023-24 academic year.
Our Financial Aid team will work with you to determine the best financial aid package based on comparing your current Medaille package with our Niagara University package.
We’re a HEOP school under our Niagara University Opportunity Program (NUOP) banner. We will receive your application and work with you on your financial aid options to maximize the amount of gift aid available to you. For additional information about the NUOP Program, contact Tia Jackson, Director of NUOP, at 716.286.8064 or via email.
Niagara is proud to offer many accommodations for our students. For more information on the accommodations you can expect at Niagara, visit https://www.niagara.edu/
We are rolling admissions, but encourage you to complete the transfer application process as soon as possible so we can get you a financial aid package and registered for classes in a timely manner.
Niagara University will accept all earned credit, inclusive of those credits earned at Medaille University and those credits awarded by Medaille University based on Medaille University’s completed evaluation of applicable credit.
Niagara University has several accelerated and 4+1/4+2 master's degree programs that allow undergraduate students to take graduate-level courses that count toward both their bachelor's and master's degrees. It allows undergraduate students an easier transition, shorter timeframe, lower costs, and increased marketability when they're ready to enter the workforce.
Niagara offers 18 Division I athletic teams for men and women, as well as multiple club sports. To determine eligibility contact Susan Petronsky, Associate Director of Compliance Facilities, at 716.286.8781 or via email
Once you have decided to attend NU, your advisor will reach out to advise and register you for the upcoming semester.
About 73% of Niagara University students live on campus. It's a chance for you to make deeper social connections, participate in student events and organizations, and make long-lasting friendships. There are more flexible and affordable options than ever to live in our high-rise, corridor, or apartment-style dorms. Visit our residence page to learn more about your options. Indicate you would like to stay in on-campus housing when completing the application form. Contact Kim Fenton at 716.286.8566 with any questions.
We give priority to seniors to complete their coursework on time.
Niagara University has multiple options to visit, either in-person or online. Head over to our Visit page to schedule a daily tour appointment, register for an admissions event, or engage in a virtual tour through our YouVisit option.
- Graduate Business Students
Students with questions about the Master of Science in Accounting or Masters of Business Administration (MBA), should contact Dr. Ann Rensel at 716.286.8312 or via email.
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Literacy Instruction/Special Education
- Graduate Education/Teacher Education
- Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Students should contact Mark Wojnowski at 716.286.8700 or via email.
- Residence Life (On-campus Housing)
- Niagara University Opportunity Program (NUOP/HEOP)
NU is offering the same merit scholarships to international students as our domestic students. For any further questions about transferring as an international, please contact Rafael Freitas.
As is standard practice for institutions included in teach-out agreements, Niagara has agreed to waive our residency requirement for any freshmen and sophomore Medaille students transferring to NU. While we certainly hope that you will choose to enjoy the residential experience, we want to make the process as barrier-free as possible.
In order to have an application reviewed, you must do the following:
- Complete the online form
- Upload a scanned copy of your passport ID page
- Upload proof of financial eligibility (more information included in the I-20 form under “showing financial capability for the I-20")