Top 20 Reasons to Attend

  1. Niagara offered the world’s first bachelor’s degree in tourism.
  2. The college is ranked in the top 20 hospitality and tourism programs in the country.
  3. Niagara University was the seventh hospitality/tourism program in the country to be accredited.
  4. We were the fourth hospitality and tourism program in the country to have achieved college status.
  5. Our college is a founding member of Hotel Schools of Distinction, an association of leading hotel schools worldwide.  
  6. We offer a unique study/work/cultural immersion experience in Peru.
  7. We offer a work abroad program in luxury hotels in Lake Como, Italy, including the number one rated hotel in the world, the Villa d’Este.
  8. Sport management students participate annually in an International Sport Program.
  9. NU students, in four years, can obtain a second bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality or International Tourism from our partner school in Bad Honnef, Germany, after one year abroad.
  10. We offer a cruise course.
  11. The college organizes at least twelve major industry excursions each year.
  12. The college sponsors an annual reception for industry leaders/alumni in New York City during The Hotel Experience Show.
  13. Leading regional, national and international industry leaders speak in our classrooms annually. 
  14. The college honors national and international industry leaders at its annual convocation.
  15. Sport management students work Super Bowl events, and other major sporting events such as NCAA March Madness, Women’s NCAA Final Four, and World National Juniors Hockey championship.
  16. The college’s Alumni Association sponsors Mentoring and Alumni Advantage programs, and helps secure employment and internship opportunities for our students.
  17. All students complete a minimum of 800 hours of approved industry experience to graduate.
  18. Approximately 50 leading regional, national and international companies recruit our students annually at the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Fair.
  19. NU’s student chapter of Club Managers Association of America has been voted #1 in the every year since 2008.
  20. Job placement rate is consistently higher than the national average.