About Niagara University

Niagara University Aerial PhotoFor more than 150 years. Niagara University has been educating students in the Catholic and Vincentian tradition. This tradition emphasizes ethics, lifelong learning, and service to others and prepares our graduates for lives and careers that are both successful and fulfilling.

One of NU’s co-founders, the Rev. John J. Lynch, C.M., was the first archbishop of Toronto, setting into motion a decades-long affiliation between the university and the province of Ontario. The university holds Ministerial Consent through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in the Province of Ontario, and its College of Education is accredited through the Ontario College of Teachers.

Distinguished by academic excellence and grounded in ethics, a Niagara University education provides exceptional learning opportunities both in the classroom and as part of internships, clinical assignments and other hands-on work experience.

Whether our students enter the workforce immediately, or advance their education with a master’s degree, they are successful and fulfilled — and productive in the world and for the world. Our goal is to set you up to lead a life you and your family are proud of, and to see a lifelong return on your investment. Our alumni are doing exactly that, while supporting fellow Purple Eagles every step of the way.