Top 22 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 7th program in the country to be accredited.
  4. We were the 4th hospitality and tourism program in the country to have achieved college status.
  5. Our College is a founding member of Hotel Schools of Distinction (HSD), that is 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. Niagara has a hospitality partnership agreement with Carlson, a brand hospitality and tourism company with operations in 140 countries.
  7. The College is the 2002 recipient of the Institutional Achievement Award of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators.
  8. Niagara University is the only program in the country to publish a journal for industry managers (The Rooms Chronicle).
  9. We offer work abroad programs in luxury hotels in Lake Como, Italy and Cusco, Peru.
  10. NU students, in 4 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.
  11. We offer a cruise abroad program with Carnival Cruise Lines.
  12. Niagara student consulting teams analyze "real-life" projects at the world-renowned Waldorf=Astoria.
  13. The College organizes eight to ten major industry excursions each year.
  14. The college sponsors an annual reception for industry leaders and alumni at the Waldorf=Astoria during the Hotel Show.
  15. Over 20 leading regional, national and international industry leaders speak in our classrooms annually.
  16. The College honors national and international industry leaders at its annual convocation.
  17. The College sponsors an annual Sport Management Conference.
  18. The College’s Alumni Association operates a mentoring program for our students, provides career panels, and secures employment and internship opportunities for our students.
  19. All students must complete 800 hours of approved practical industry experience to graduate.
  20. Approximately fifty leading regional, national and international companies participate annually in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Fair.
  21. Some of the highest ranked country clubs in the U.S., including the Chevy Chase Club and Rolling Rock Club, employ our students in full-time jobs and internships.
  22. We offer a range of programs in lodging, foodservice management, tourism, recreation & sports management, and entrepreneurship.