The Power of Niagara University

As we continue to navigate the information becoming available on New York state’s new Excelsior Scholarship, we will provide updates about the legislation, as well as its implications, benefits and pitfalls. We will also include links to news stories and other resources about the state’s plan. Niagara University pledges to work with all families to help find the best opportunities for students seeking a transformational higher education experience.

If you have questions about the Excelsior program, please contact your Niagara admissions counselor or our Financial Aid Office (716.286.8686 or 

Niagara’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., writes to current and accepted students.

As a Catholic and Vincentian university, Niagara has a strong legacy of providing an accessible and affordable education. For that reason, we commend any initiative that calls attention to access and affordability.  At Niagara University, 98 percent of our students received nearly $44 million in institutional financial aid during the 2015-2016 academic year. Read Father Maher's full message.

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Employment / Grad School Placement Rate
Live Your Career

97% of recent NU graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year of graduation.

of freshman and transfer students receive financial aid
of freshman and transfer students receive financial aid
Invest In Yourself

We believe so strongly in the lifelong benefits of our private, high-quality education, that we hold it upon ourselves to make it accessible for every student who earns admission.

Student-to-faculty ratio
Student-to-faculty ratio
Not Another Number

You’ll get the attention you need to succeed.

Financial aid granted by NU in 2015-2016
Accessible And Affordable

Niagara students received nearly $44 million in institutional financial aid in 2015-2016.

Annual Economic Impact
Making An Impact

NU is a major economic driver in WNY, with an annual impact of $226 million.

Countries represented on our campus
Countries represented on our campus
Feel At Home

No matter where you’re from, you're at home at Niagara.