The campus community is encouraged to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays” published throughout the year in each Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.
Winners will be announced the following Wednesday, along with the correct trivia answer.
week’s question is:
Canisius diplomas were written in Latin for the last time
in what year?
Canisius College climbed to the 19th spot in the
top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings for America’s
Best Colleges, Regional Universities – North. Canisius moved up four
spots from its 2019 U.S. News ranking of 23rd among 128
regional universities in the North.
Canisius was recognized for student excellence, its
first-year student retention rate, its average graduation rate, small class
sizes, faculty resources and its average alumni giving rate. U.S. News
separately ranks comprehensive colleges and universities by region of the
In addition to Canisius’ climb among top tier
regional schools, U.S. News & World Report includes the college on
its list of Best Value Schools. Canisius ranked 5th out of 75
regional universities in the North, up five spots from last year. Canisius was
recognized for the percent of students who receive grant-based need (71
percent) and the average discount from the total cost of the school (41
The Best Value Schools ranking takes into account a school’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 higher quality and the lower the cost of the program, the better the deal. Read more.
Business First and WGRZ-TV Channel 2 reported on Canisius’ 15 percent surge in 2019 freshman fall enrollment. In the stories, President John Hurley credits the college’s vigorous marketing campaign emphasizing academic quality and student outcomes.