Gannon University
  • United States
  • Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
    • School Type: University
    • Scholarship: $5,000 - $24,070/Year (Renewable)

#227 National Universities

#91 Undergraduate Engineering

#Top 100 Master’s Universities

# One of 55 universities received funding from NASA

Strong Majors

• Business, Communication

• Computer

• Engineering

• Health Science

• Design

Key Facts
  • 4,600 students from 71 countries
  • Small class sizes and personalized attention that students receive from the professors allowing students to form relationships with faculty and have the ability to ask questions and dive deeper into course materials
  • 100+ active clubs and organizations and annual academic exchange opportunities
  • Gannon’s Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK) integrates academics and industry to design and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide
  • 97% employment success rate. Computer Science, Nursing, Respiratory Care, and Industrial Engineering students have a 100% placement rate in either related employment or graduate studies.
  • Attractive scholarships for international students

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Founded in 1925, Gannon University has 46,000 alumni living in over 70 countries. Over 400 global students enrolled from 64 different countries in Fall 2020. The vibrant, urban campus of Gannon University is located on the waterfront in the heart of Erie, Pennsylvania's entertainment and cultural district.

Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching and student support. Inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, Gannon offers a comprehensive, value-centered learning experience that emphasized faith, leadership, inclusiveness, and social responsibility.


  • Erie Campus: Erie has over 20,000 students within a 20-mile radius. Students can easily find internship opportunities and co-op jobs with government agencies, local businesses, and hospitals thanks to Erie Campus’s great location. 
  • Ruskin Campus: Located in the beautiful Florida, Ruskin Campus aims to fulfill the increasing demand for high-quality graduate education in disciplines that serve the rapidly expanding health care sector of the Florida economy.

English requirements

  • TOEFL Internet-Based: 79
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • PTE: 53

Schools and highlighted programs

  • Dahlkemper School of Business
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Sciences

Gannon University offers more than 60 bachelor’s degree programs to students. Here are some highlighted programs for undergraduate and graduate students:

Highlighted undergraduate programs:

  • Business
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Robotics Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Environmental Science
  • Social Work

Highlighted graduate programs:

  • MBA-Business Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Public Administration

Scholarships and Awards

  • Presidential Scholarship*

Eligible candidates must apply and be accepted to the University by December 15. The top 10 percent of accepted students by this date will be invited to compete in a scholarship contest with the ability to earn a full tuition scholarship. Up to the top 10 participants in the scholarship contest will receive full tuition scholarships.

  • Founders Scholarship*

All students who are invited and choose to participate in the above-mentioned contest will have their Admissions Merit award increased by $1,000. Up to the top 10 participants in the scholarship contest will receive full tuition scholarships.

  • Academic Excellence Award*

Award amounts are based on academic merit as well as SAT/ACT scores.

  • Knight Achievement Award*

Award is based on academic merit as well as SAT/ACT scores.

  • Maroon & Gold Award*

Award amounts are based on academic merit as well as SAT/ACT scores.

* Must enroll directly from high school.

Support for International Students

The Office of Global Support and Student Engagement at Gannon provides a warm pick-up service for international students when they first arrive at the airport and will help students from all over the world get settled as soon as possible. The Office of Global Support and Student Engagement will also provide:

  • Ongoing support for immigration, cultural adjustment, and special needs
  • Scheduled transportation to nearby shopping areas
  • Connection to employment opportunities
  • Community events
  • Ongoing referrals to academic advisors and other support services as needed
  • Excursions to Niagara Falls and other regional destinations
  • Alumni support at various levels
  • On-campus English as a Second Language (ESL), if needed

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