Canisius College

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Canisius College



Tuition

$24,937 / year

Room and Board

$9,480

Application deadline

May 1

Application fee

$40




Educational Resources

Libraries

The quality of any educational institution is determined largely by the proficiency of its faculty and the excellence of the information resources available to support the curriculum. The Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library is housed in a beautiful and inviting modern facility. The building has ample study facilities, a computer laboratory, a curriculum materials center, group work rooms, and audio-visual areas. Canisius students have at their disposal an excellent library collection of over 400,000 volumes of books, periodicals, microforms, and other materials. The Library subscribes to over 24,000 full text electronic periocicals as well as to hundreds of paper journal subscritiption. Electronic resources can also be accessed from computer labs and residence halls through the campus network and from off-campus via the World Wide Web. The catalog and various other operations are fully automated. The Library has a substantial complement of computer equipment to access these resources, including over 50 laptop computers with wireless network access that may be used by students within the building. Canisius students have convenient and rapid access to 5.8 million volumes in the Connect NY Consortium. Further, the Library's participation in OCLC (On-line Computer Library Center), an international library consortium, enables it to borrow materials from libraries throughout the United States via direct computer link. The Library is open every day of the week for study and research, and is open nights until midnight from Sunday through Thursday. Assistance and guidance in the use of the Library and its facilities are provided by a highly competent staff of professional librarians and technical assistants. The Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives, located in Bouwhuis Library, houses information related to the history of Canisius College. Visitors and researchers are welcome.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 341,156 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,183 current serial subscriptions.
  • 590,035 microforms.
  • 9,000 Audio/Visual items.
  • 5,204 e-books.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 325 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 99% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 42% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 31% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 17% of housing units are Triples.
  • 50% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 11 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 82% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 99% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 85% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: International Fest, Spring Fest, Java Jams, Friday Nights in the Palisano, Saturday Nights in the Palisano
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 100 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Beta Beta Society, Chi Sigma Alpha, Di Gamma Honor Society, Eta Sigma Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alumni Sodality, Pax Christi, Bible Study Group, Student Ministries, Christian Youth Organization
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Afro-American Society, African-American gospel ensemble, Asian-American Society, Latin American Students & Friends, International Affairs Society, Global Horizons Club, Organization of Arab Students in Solidarity, Asian, French, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and Spanish Clubs
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Music Ensemble, Universal Dancers, Little Theater, Habitat for Humanity, Residence Hall Association, Undergraduate Student Association, Campus Programming Board, Amnesty International, Circle K
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Griffin (weekly), Courier (sporadic)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Buffalo (8), Buffalo (8)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Buffalo (4)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Buffalo (4)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,600
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 1 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 1% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 1 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 1% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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