International Admissions

  • International Admissions
  • Believe It: Students come to Gannon from 40 countries representing 512 international students.

  • Why Gannon?

    As a small, private university, Gannon focuses on values and creating a student-centered experience, a place where students from around the world can learn and grow. You’ll find support and personalized attention to help you transition from your home country to the United States right on Gannon’s campus. And once you’re settled, Gannon’s education will help you discover your future. Come join us, and believe in the possibilities.

    Support for International Students

    Members of the International Student Office (ISO) at Gannon will pick you up from the airport when you first arrive and help you get settled. While you are here, the ISO 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

    Great Experiences

    • Dynamic professors who are leaders in their fields: Gannon’s faculty excel in their disciplines, and they are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.
    • Internship and cooperative opportunities: The campus Career Center will help you find hands-on opportunities to learn about your chosen career path.
    • A foundation of faith, and religious diversity: You will be invited to continue your spirituality within your own cultural tradition or deepen your Catholic faith.
    • A caring environment with personalized class sizes: You will learn in small, discussion based classrooms led by professors who truly care about your personal and professional development.

    Clubs and Organizations

    Student clubs and organizations can provide opportunities to meet new people, learn about the culture make friends, offer community service and learn about your chosen career path. 

    Location

    Gannon is located in the heart of Erie, Pennsylvania, a safe, friendly, urban environment with a low cost of living and an international airport. Erie, Pa. is in the Northeast U.S., so you can be in many coastal destinations within a few hours by car or one hour by plane. Benefits of Erie:

    • Beautiful waterfronts along Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes, all year round
    • Four seasons that allow for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, swimming, sunbathing and many other outdoor activities
    • The Warner Theatre, a historical theatre featuring Broadway shows, concerts, The Erie Philharmonic and famous comedians
    • Minor league sports teams – baseball, football, hockey and basketball
    • Local, national and global corporations that offer students internships and career opportunities
    • Major metropolitan cities such as Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., within driving distance