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Welcome to Niagara University Opportunity Program (NUOP)!

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What is NUOP?

The Niagara University Opportunity Program (NUOP/HEOP) was created in 1969 by the New York State Legislator Arthur O. Eve. This is a partnership between the State of New York and its independent colleges and universities which provides economically disadvantaged and educationally underprepared New York State residents the possibility of a college education. This comprehensive program is designed for students who have the potential for and interest in furthering their education but are not admissible under Niagara University's regular admissions criteria. The Niagara University Opportunity Program is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Education Department.

The University

Niagara University occupies the site on which it was founded in 1856 by the Vincentian Fathers and Brothers. Niagara is a private liberal arts institution located in the suburbs of Niagara Falls. Niagara is situated on a 160-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 3,200 undergraduate students. An institution of this size can provide close personal attention from faculty and administrative staff that is normally found in smaller schools. Sensitivity and caring for others have always been the hallmark of Niagara University education.