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Reviews 537 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Diversity: Our club for LGBTQI students and their allies is very present on campus. Students of all backgrounds can find something to do, and I don't believe they feel left out.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The alumni are really interested in helping students find jobs. 90% of students applying to medical and law schools get in. Something like 89% of students find full-time jobs or go to grad schools upon graduation.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I haven't left Canisius for more than a month since I matriculated. That should speak for itself.

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: It's campus food. It's no better or worse than other schools, I think. If you don't like it, you can always cook in your dorm.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I love living in Buffalo. There's stuff to do always, if you're looking for it.

5 College Senior

Academics: Professors are great. I've only had two that I've actively disliked, but I've still done well when putting the work in. Registration is like at any other school. The Honors Program is amazing.

5 College Senior

Academics: The English, Creative Writing, Pre-Law, and Political Science departments are amazing. The professors are, for the most part, pretty accessible. Each program brings in relevant lecturers who are big names in their fields. We've had several Supreme Court Justices and award-winning writers are willing to answer students' questions.

4 College Senior

Facilities: I love my campus, and it feels very homey in its air.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: Great merit scholarships and ability to apply for more as you get farther into your program

4 College Senior

Greek Life: The Greek Life isn't super lively. The sorority has a lot of great girls in it, and the guys in the fraternity are alright.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's expensive, but it's worth it if you prefer being on campus.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: We have a wonderful Public Safety office.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Administrators are fairly lenient depending on the situation

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Ive lived here my whole life we're known for local food.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: I haven't had any experience with these things yet.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I live in the area and have never heard of any violence on campus as i have with nearby schools.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The admissions and department staff are wonderful and knowledgeable. They give you personal attention and respond to email in a timely accurate fashion.

College Junior

Campus Dining: I am an incoming transfer student and I will not be living on campus. Horray to home cooked food!!

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Ive lived in the city my whole life. Its the perfect balance.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: I haven't met many students but i know some people that attend this school that i get along with

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in the city with family. I have no experience with any campus housing.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I won't be living on campus.

College Junior

Academics: I am an incoming transfer student and haven't begun any classes or registration yet.

College Junior

Academics: I am an incoming transfer. I like that i am able to take one class that can meet several requirements making it easier to get things done and graduate on time.

College Junior

Majors: I am an incoming transfer student. All me info comes from research materials and campus visits. I liked how warm everyone is in the department was and that the people I met with all remembered my name and goals.

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Caitlyn Fennell
Hometown
Hamburg, NY
Major
International Relations
Grad Year
2014
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Canisius is a great choice for the ambitious and outgoing student. The excellent professors, honors program, numerous clubs, organizations, and college-sponsored trips and activities provide ample opportunity to expand one's horizons. The uniqueness of Canisius stems mostly from its small size, which allows for a level of familiarity and relationships between professors and students that are lacking at other larger universities. However, the liberal arts model of education needs reconsideration. In a nationwide study (whatwilltheylearn.com), Canisius was given a "D" for its general education requirements because it only requires courses in composition and literature. Math and science requirements can be fulfilled by classes with minimal science and/or math content. Only if a student is in the honors program is there a language requirement, and there are no mandated courses in economics or US government or history. There is more than one religion and philosophy or literature requirement, which seems unnecessary.

Another caveat is the expense, which can put a cramp in your post-graduate living standards, particularly if you're a liberal arts major. A degree is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and you need to ensure your usefulness in the workforce by jumping at the hundreds of opportunities Canisius offers. Canisius has many options for educational travel and services; students are able to go to China for a month in the summer at a minimal expense, and there are dozens of campus ministry trips annually to countries all around the world, not to mention the study abroad programs. Canisius isn't perfect, but every year, it seems to improve on its lesser points.

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