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Gannon University

Gannon University in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, is a caring community of dynamic faculty and staff who educate motivated students in an environment inspired by Catholic values.   Enrollment at Gannon exceeds 4,000 students, and personal attention for each student is provided with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” continues to cite Gannon as a top-tier university in the northern region of the United States. Additionally, Gannon has been ranked in the annual guide’s Great Schools, Great Prices category, which affirms Gannon’s mission of providing a quality education at an affordable price.

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping x 
Area Studies, Otherx  
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineeringx  
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technicianx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business/Commerce, General x 
Chemical Engineeringx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologistx  
Computer and Information Sciences, Generalx  
Computer Programming/Programmer, Generalx  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studiesxx 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Early Childhood Education and Teachingxx 
Electrical and Electronics Engineeringx  
Elementary Education and Teachingx  
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)x  
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studiesx  
Environmental Sciencex  
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineeringx  
Finance, Generalx  
Foreign Language Teacher Educationx  
Foreign Languages and Literatures, Generalx  
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, Generalx  
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Otherx  
History, Generalx  
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
International/Global Studiesx  
Kinesiology and Exercise Sciencex  
Legal Assistant/Paralegalxx 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesxx 
Management Information Systems, Generalx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Mechanical Engineeringx  
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist x 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Otherx  
Organizational Leadershipx  
Physician Assistantx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Law Studiesx  
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technicianx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapistxx 
Secondary Education and Teachingx  
Social Studies Teacher Educationx  
Social Workx  
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Otherx  
Sport and Fitness Administration/Managementx  
Teacher Education, Multiple Levelsx  
Theology/Theological Studiesx  
Visual and Performing Arts, Generalx  

Academic Life

Gannon offers nearly 100 academic programs in the health professions, engineering, business, education, social sciences and the humanities in the University’s three Colleges:  Engineering and Business, Health Professions and Sciences, and Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

Campus Life

Gannon University places a strong emphasis on student services, and the culture of academic quality is reflected in the employability of Gannon graduates.  Service by students is also a guiding value. Last year, Gannon University students performed nearly 79,000 hours of community service in northwest Pennsylvania, Appalachia, Central America and Haiti.

Facilities and Resources

We are located in Pennsylvania's fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon’s urban campus, in the middle of downtown Erie, is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Our unique location and facilities create a special atmosphere conducive to learning, scholarship, research, service and personal growth.

Financial Aid / Tuition

At Gannon University, we are committed to offering you the best financial assistance package possible. We want your Gannon education to be exceptional and affordable. More than 90 percent of Gannon students qualify for financial assistance. We offer a variety of scholarships, grants and awards that recognize academic and athletic accomplishments, outstanding talents and demonstrated need. While income is an important part of financial strength, many other factors are examined when determining the amount and type of financial aid you will receive, such as family size, number of siblings in college and assets. We advise all students, no matter their income level, to complete the EVA and the FAFSA forms so they can be considered for every available resource.


Graduation from an approved secondary schools or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Academic courses, grades, rank in class, and guidance counselor recommendation to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. High school seniors are also required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Personal Statement/Essay (optional, yet recommended; required for LECOM 4+4 Medical Program applicants).

Completion of 16 academic units at the high school level, four of which must be English. Depending on the academic program you are interested in, the remainder of the units must be comprised of a combination of social sciences, foreign language, mathematics, and science.

Students who have been diagnosed with a learning disability and who are interested in Gannon's PSLD Program will also need personal letters of recommendations, WAIS/WISC scores and subscores and records from any professional with whom the student has worked.

Other Cool Facts

Gannon competes in 18 varsity sports for men and women as a member of NCAA Division II and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.  In addition, students at Gannon have the opportunity to participate in a number of different intramural sports including flag football, basketball, wiffleball and dodgeball among others.

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