United States
Erie, Pennsylvania
Erie International Airport
School type:
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate - ESL/ Direct
  • Graduate - Direct
Rankings & Recognition:

#263 National Universities

(US News & World Report 2023)

#110 Best Engineering Programs 

(US News & World Report 2023)

#156 Best Nursing Programs 

(US News & World Report 2022)

#Top 100 Master’s programs

(Washington Monthly's 2022)

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
Why this school?


Established in 1925, Gannon University is a non-profit university located in the urban setting of the city of Erie. The university offers higher education through more than 100 academic programs from bachelor's, master's to doctoral degrees. In 2007, Gannon University launched an impressive $25 million building project to transform the campus. The Erie Technology Incubator (ETI) was built to encourage business development and create knowledge-based jobs for the Northwestern Pennsylvania region. And the Zurn Science Centre received new classrooms and research facilities, while a new academic building was opened in 2008 as well.

Gannon has been engaging in many industries since its inception in 1925. Of recent importance is a number of linkages with and funding from industry and government that rely on Gannon’s expertise:

  • Gannon was one of 55 universities in the USA that received funding from NASA to monitor and assess the solar eclipse.
  • Gannon received a 373,000,000 USD in-kind grant from the Siemens Corporation to implement Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to engage on a global scale with other companies. 
  • Gannon University's Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) scholarship program has received a $999,885 USD grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program.
  • Gannon University's Department of Environmental Science and Engineering recently received two grants from the Pennsylvania Sea Grant program to support research in the Lake Erie watershed. 
  • Gannon University was awarded a renewal of a $1.1 million Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Through the use of professional advisors, peer tutors and peer mentors SSS participants will receive services such as individual tutoring, study skills workshops, guidance with course selection, financial literacy and career advising.

Gannon University's notable alumni include John Stehr - an American television journalist who currently anchors at NBC, Kevin Benson - a television meteorologist for WPXI in Pennsylvania, John Brabender - a prominent Republican political consultant, and many others who are currently President, Vice President at global corporations such as IBM, Siemens, H.J. Heinz Company, Komatsu America, Parker Hannifin Corp, and Verizon Communications.



  • Scholarship on Tuition: $25,621/ year (Renewable)
  • Scholarship on Housing & Food (On-campus): $4,800/ year (Renewable)

Graduate: $5,000/year (Renewable)

  • Tuition & Fees:

Undergraduate: $38,221/year

Graduate: $20,118/year

  • Room & Board:

On-campus: $12,000/year

Off-campus: $8,000/year

Entry requirements


(Direct Admission)


(Direct Admission)


GPA 2.5+

GPA 3.0+

Transcript evaluation



English proficiency

IELTS 6.0+/ TOEFL 71+


IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 79+

(Varies by program)

Standardized test:

  • Undergraduate: SAT/ACT
  • Graduate: GMAT/GRE



Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.






Personal statement



Recommendation letter



Application fee







  • Health & Human Services: Nursing, Respiratory Care, Public Health, Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Human Performance, Medical Laboratory, Applied Exercise Science.
  • Computing: Applied Intelligence, Computer Science, Cybersecurity.
  • Business: Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management and Insurance, Sport Management and Marketing, Healthcare Management, Industrial Management, Information Systems.
  • Engineering & Technology: Biomedical, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical,  Software, Industrial and Robotics, Cyber Engineering.
  • Sciences: Biochemistry, Environmental.
  • Social Sciences & Education: Digital Media Communication, Advertising Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Psychology, English, Early Childhood Education, Education.


  • Business: MBA (Business Analytics), Public Administration, Strategic Communication, Healthcare Administration.
  • Computing: Computer & Information Science, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.
  • Engineering & Technology: Engineering Management, Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, Software.
  • Sciences: Environmental Science and Management.
Application deadlines

Fall and Spring intakes:

Rolling admissions for both undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Erie is the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. It has a convenient location which is a two-hour drive from Buffalo (New York), Cleveland (Ohio), and Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). While the manufacturing sector remains prominent, healthcare, higher education, technology, service industries, and tourism are emerging as the significant economic drivers in Erie.