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Gannon University

Gannon University

Gannon University


Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness, and social responsibility.

Gannon's Great Location

We are located in Pennsylvania's fourth-largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon’s urban campus, in the middle of downtown Erie, is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Our unique location and facilities create a special atmosphere conducive to learning, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth.

The Gannon Experience

Ask students when they've had the most fun at Gannon, and you'll get a variety of responses: making new friends in their FYT group, hanging out in The Commuter Corner, having deep conversations in their residence hall, or going to events at The Knight Club. Everyone has a different answer. That's because Gannon offers a wide variety of activities and organizations to meet all interests.

We recognize that each student is a unique individual with different interests, strengths, and dreams. Our goal is to help students create a sense of belonging on campus by providing them with a variety of opportunities to find their fit.

Our welcoming, friendly environment is the perfect place to participate in on-campus events, join one of our 100+ organizations, and try something new.

Our student-run Activities Programming Board organizes fun events including speakers, concerts, and trips. Our Recreation and Wellness Center offers group fitness classes, intramurals, and sports clubs. You can learn more about yourself and your place in the world through our Campus Ministry Office and Center for Social Concerns. There are also countless ways to travel through Study Abroad, faculty-led trips, Alternative-Break Service Trips, and our TRAVEL program. And our Office of Leadership Development and Campus Engagement offers developmental programs that help students better understand themselves and their leadership potential in order to better the world around them.

No matter what you choose to engage with, there's a place for you in the Gannon Family.

Campus Features

Gannon's Erie, Pennsylvania campus is central to many businesses and organizations that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities. This urban campus in the heart of downtown is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and Lake Erie beaches close by, and is just within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh.

With approximately 20,000 students within a 20-mile radius, Erie, Pennsylvania is a college town. Right next door to Gannon's downtown campus, you'll find internship opportunities and co-op jobs with government agencies, local businesses, and hospitals. When your school day is done, you'll have plenty of fun as well. Explore museums, galleries, theaters, and restaurants right in the heart of the city, all steps away from Gannon and seven miles of Lake Erie beaches close by.


    • Erie

      Erie Campus 109 University Square Erie, PA 16541, , Erie