Niagara University Opportunity Program (NUOP-HEOP)
The Niagara University Opportunity Program is a comprehensive program designed for students who have the potential for and interest in furthering their education but are not admissible under Niagara University's regular admissions criteria. The ultimate goal of the program is to make higher education possible for students who are both academically underprepared and economically disadvantaged. The Niagara University Opportunity Program is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Education Department.
Niagara University occupies the site on which it was founded in 1856 by the Vincentian Fathers and Brothers. Niagara is a private liberal arts institution located in the suburbs of Niagara Falls. Niagara is situated on a 160-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,300 undergraduate students. An institution of this size can provide close personal attention from faculty and administrative staff that is normally found in smaller schools. Sensitivity and the caring for others has always been the hallmark of the Niagara University education.