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Founded by the Vincentian Community in 1856, Niagara University is a private liberal arts university with a strong, values-based Catholic tradition. Its four academic divisions include the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Hospitality and Tourism Management.



Niagara University is a liberal arts university in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions. Basic to the academic, co-curricular and extracurricular programs at NU is the conviction that the students need, on the one hand, to be prepared for productive roles in society and, on the other, to be…


The Seal

The Niagara University shield is primarily related Our Lady of Angels, the forerunner of Niagara University. In the lower half of the shield is a white diamond which contains a crescent, the historical symbol of the Immaculate Conception. The first title of Niagara University, "Our Lady of Angels,"…


About Niagara County

Niagara University's location is unrivaled. Located atop the rugged, water-carved Niagara River gorge, the university is just four miles from the world famous cataracts of Niagara Falls, NY. The beautifully maintained suburban campus is an attractive blend of 19th and 20th century architecture,…


NU Nuggets

Learn some quick facts that make up NU's long, storied history.