Top 20 Reasons to Attend

  1. Niagara offered the world’s first bachelor’s degree in tourism.
  2. The college is ranked in the top 20 hospitality and tourism programs in the country.
  3. Niagara University was the seventh hospitality/tourism program in the country to be accredited.
  4. We were the fourth hospitality and tourism program in the country to have achieved college status.
  5. Our college is a founding member of Hotel Schools of Distinction, a global alliance of premier hotel schools in partnership with hospitality industry leaders dedicated to creating high-quality talent by sharing knowledge and research.
  6. We offer a unique study/work/cultural immersion experience in Peru.
  7. We offer a work abroad program in luxury hotels in Lake Como, Italy, including the No. 1 rated hotel in the world, the Villa d’Este.
  8. Sport management students study each summer in Germany in our European Sport Program.
  9. NU students, in four years, can obtain a second bachelor’s degree in international hospitality or international tourism from our partner school in Bad Honnef, Germany, after one year abroad.
  10. We offer a cruise course through Norwegian Cruise Lines.
  11. The college organizes at least 12 major industry excursions each year.
  12. The college sponsors an annual reception for industry leaders/alumni at the Marriott Essex House during the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show.
  13. Leading regional, national and international industry leaders speak in our classrooms annually. 
  14. The college honors national and international industry leaders at its annual convocation.
  15. Sport management students work Super Bowl events, and other major sporting events such as NCAA March Madness, Women’s NCAA Final Four, and World National Juniors Hockey championship.
  16. The college’s Alumni Association sponsors Mentoring and Alumni Advantage programs, and helps secure employment and internship opportunities for our students.
  17. All students complete a minimum of 800 hours of approved industry experience to graduate.
  18. Approximately 50 leading regional, national and international companies recruit our students annually at the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Fair.
  19. NU’s student chapter of Club Managers Association of America has been voted No. 1 in the country for the past six years.
  20. Job placement rate is consistently higher than the national average.