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U.S. News Ranks Canisius in Top Tier of “Best Colleges”

Canisius has once again reaffirmed its position among the leading institutions of higher education, according to the recently released U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 rankings of America’s “Best Colleges.” Canisius secured its place in the top tier at No. 33 among 150 regional universities in the North.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are a comprehensive assessment of nearly 1,500 U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree-granting institutions. These rankings consider various factors including first-year student retention rate, graduation rate and student-faculty ratio, providing a holistic view of an institution’s academic excellence and commitment to student success.

In addition to its “Best Colleges” recognition, Canisius ranked No. 12, among regional universities in the North, on the U.S. News list of “Best Value Schools.” The “Best Value Schools” ranking takes into account an institution’s academic quality based on U.S. News’ “Best Colleges” ranking, and the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The average discount from the school’s total sticker price for full-time undergraduates is also considered.

Canisius further solidified its reputation as a leader in undergraduate education by securing the No. 8 spot among regional universities in the North on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” This ranking focuses on schools whose faculty and administrators arecommitted to excellence in teaching undergraduate students..In recognition of its commitment to serving veterans and active-duty service members, Canisius earned the No. 14 spot, among regional universities in the North, on the 2024 U.S. News list for “Best Colleges for Veterans.” To be considered for this ranking, colleges and universities must participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, be certified for the GI Bill® and have 20 or more enrolled undergraduate veterans or active service members. Qualifying schools must also be included in the top half of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings.

Click here to read more about the rankings.

Submitted by: University Communications

Cyber Security Awareness Training

In accordance with several regulatory agencies (FERPA, NYS Shield, GLBA, etc), accreditation, and for cyber insurance purposes, Canisius will require all faculty and staff to complete cyber security awareness training every academic year. You may fulfill the requirement via online training, or by attending an in-person, 1-hour session in October.

The University is partnering with Foxpointe Solutions to provide our in-person training opportunity. You are only required to register for one of the sessions listed below.

The following sessions are scheduled in our Student Center, upstairs in the Regis Room:

  • Wednesday, October 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

If you prefer to take the online training, please watch for additional information regarding this option later this fall.

To allow for better attendance tracking: Please register for either of these sessions by clicking here

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 716-888-8340.

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, Director of Administrative Computing, ITS

A Look at Cultural Tourism in Buffalo

On Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m., Canisius alumnus Joseph Blatz will share his insight into the work needed to create cultural tourism in Buffalo with a special look at house museums.

He will also look at his present project: The Rohlfs Home and Museum in the Allentown district. 

Please join us in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. This talk is free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, Social Media & Website Administrator, CALLI

Celebrate Angela Butler!

Please join the Canisius University Advancement Team on Thursday, September 21 for a drop-in Happy Hour from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the George Martin House to send off Angela Butler!

We will gather as a community to congratulate her on her years of service and wish her well in her new endeavors!

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Shannon Lyons, Advancement

Palisano Fitness Center

The Palisano Fitness Center hours of operation will be changing starting today, Monday, September 18.

The new hours will be as follows:

Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Submitted by: Pat Clarke, Director of Athletic Facilities