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Gannon University

Pennsylvania, United States
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 9,785 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 17%
Institution type Private

About Gannon University

Established in 1925, Gannon University is a non-government institution that is located in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Currently, it has 3,098 undergraduate students enrolled in its many lists of course programmes, including degree in over 20 fields and 40 liberal arts credits.

On its 38-acres size campus, this institution applies the semester-based academic calendar throughout the year. Other than that, Gannon University strongly advocates its Catholic mission through coordination of community service projects in both the Campus Ministry and the Centre for Social Concerns. With their effort in building more quality towards their education for their students, Gannon University has ranked as Regional Universities North, 48 in the latest 2018 edition of Best Colleges.

Its latest tuition and fees are RM12,0542 ($30,932).

Outside of the classrooms, students at Gannon University have the opportunities to participate in around the 75 available campus clubs in the University. There are also other student government body and Greek life to experience and contribute their ideas into. Prospective students at Gannon University might also be interested to know that the committee of Activities Programming Board consistently set plans for numerous enjoyable events for students to partake in throughout their terms in the University. Some of these activities include cookouts, movie nights, shows, and many more.

For students who are more inclined to sports, can get involved in playing intramural sports or Gannon University Golden Knights varsity teams, which also competes in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Campus information

Gannon University students reach a student-faculty ratio of approximately 12:1 and as much as 53.9 percent of its classrooms on campus have fewer than 20 students. Some of the more trending majors among the students at the institution comprise of Health Professions and Related Programs, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services and many more. The overall scale of students’ satisfaction throughout their studies here is a solid 81 percent.

Out of the 3,098 students enrolled in its undergraduate course programs, 44 percent consist of male students and 56 percent makes up of the remainder female student population. With college accommodation offered and thus promoting better accessibility and distance to classes on campus, 44 percent of students prefer living on campus, and 56 percent of students stay in accommodation off campus.

Some of the general facilities that are available for student use on campus include:

  • Athletic Office 
  • Bookstore 
  • Campus Police and Safety 
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 
  • Center for Social Concerns 
  • Erie Technology Incubator
  • Gannon Knight Newspaper 
  • Honors Center (Palumbo Academic Center)
  • Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
  • Physical Plant
  • Schuster Art Gallery
  • Small Business Development Center (Center for Business Ingenuity)
  • Student Health Center & Counseling Services 
  • WERG-FM Radio Station (Center for Communication and the Arts)


Gannon University residence units in either the apartments or small houses offered by the institution have a housing commitment of up to 9 months.

To acquire living accommodation on campus, students can pay for housing fee as much as $100 along with their request in the selection process. This is also followed by a credible receipt that is non-refundable for the deposit paid.

All First-year and sophomore students are required to live on campus if their parents’ primary residence location is greater than a 25-mile radius from the University.

Some of the general facilities provided in apartments include:

  • Types: 4-person, 3-person, 2-person, and 1-person apartments
  • Kitchen & dinette area
  • Bathroom and/or vanity area
  • Fully furnished bedroom & living room
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Kitchen appliances provided
  • Fire detection & suppression systems
  • Utility fee included

Students can also take note if they are interested to acquire Summer Housing in selected apartment buildings.


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 3 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 2 Health and Medicine 2 Mass Communication & Media 2 Sports Science 1


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