Niagara University

Niagara University, NY 14109

Niagara University (NU) is a private university affiliated with the Roman Catholic church, located in the small town of Lewiston. The campus is at the northern edge of Niagara Falls on 160 acres of land on the top of the Monteagle Ridge. Students get a great view of the Niagara River gorge, which is just about four miles north of the famous waterfalls. About half of the students are residents of Niagara County while the remaining students typically live in the surrounding region. It was established in 1856 and originally called Our Lady of Angels Seminary. The university offers more than 50 different degree programs through its four academic colleges, including the College of Arts and Sciences, which houses the Department of Nursing.

Through the Department of Nursing, NU offers several CCNE-accredited and New York State Education Department-approved baccalaureate nursing degree programs. These options include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN courses. When completing the traditional four-year BSN program, students gain clinical experience at local healthcare agencies while accelerated BSN students may accept internships at local facilities. The accelerated program is for students with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field and is designed to be completed in one year with full-time classes.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 77

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Niagara University

Daemen College
17.33 miles away
D'Youville College
17.91 miles away
Trocaire College
23.12 miles away
Roberts Wesleyan College
62.42 miles away
University of Rochester
70.88 miles away
Saint John Fisher College
76.64 miles away
Nazareth College
76.8 miles away
Gannon University
87.86 miles away
Mercyhurst University
88.16 miles away
Keuka College
104.91 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/2008 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 560
SAT: Math470 to 570
ACT Composite21 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,507
30k to 48k$15,681
48k to 75k$18,955
75k to 110k$20,850
Over 110k$23,838
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $985.00 $985.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $705.00 $705.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Niagara University - Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship

This program is a merit-based award to New York high school graduates who have achieved academic excellence as a high school student and who enroll or plan to enroll in a public or private New [...]

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted [...]

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing
Niagara University
Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY 14109

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