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Canisius College climbed to number seven on U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools at Great Prices”ranking among regional universities in the North. The 2014 ranking moves Canisius up one from the number eight position, which it held last year.

According to the ranking, 77 percent of Canisius undergraduate students received need-based grants in 2012. The average discount on the total cost of tuition was 45 percent.

U.S. News named only 15 regional universities in the North to its “best value” list. Canisius is one of four private colleges in Western New York to be included. U.S. News classifies regional universities as those that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, and tend to draw students most heavily from surrounding states.

“A lot of the schools that are ranked in that top 15 are recruiting from this local market and the local market is price sensitive,” said Canisius President John J. Hurley. “It forces us to be very competitive on price and make more financial aid available.”

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