Community Resources

There are 14 colleges and universities and eight junior colleges and institutes in Western New York. The museums and libraries of the region, as well as the many cultural and corporate resources of the Niagara Frontier, make it an ideal setting for dynamic partnerships between higher education and industry.

Western New York and Southern Ontario offer a variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational options, from the popular theater, musical entertainment and shopping districts in Buffalo and Toronto, to an array of award-winning wineries in scenic Niagara County and Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake, to a wide variety of fine-dining establishments on either side of the border.

Among the top cultural offerings located on the Niagara University campus are the Castellani Art Museum and the Leary Theatre. A short distance away are the Earl W. Brydges Artpark in Lewiston; Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown; and in Buffalo, Kleinhans Music Hall, home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the renowned Albright-Knox, Burchfield Penney and Hallwalls art galleries.

Across the bridge in Niagara Falls, Ontario, visitors can enjoy such attractions as a horticultural park with a butterfly conservatory, Fort George, bicycle trails along the Niagara Escarpment, and family-friendly parks and museums. The world-famous Niagara Falls is only four miles from campus.

For sports enthusiasts, professional football, baseball and hockey are played in Toronto and Buffalo, and two nearby Great Lakes, Erie and Ontario, offer sailing and prime sport fishing. Skiing and snowboarding resorts abound just south of Buffalo.

Niagara University is easily accessible via the New York State Thruway, and is centrally located for bus and airline transportation.