With 4,238 students, Gannon University is a private, co-educational Catholic, comprehensive university offering associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees, certificates and doctoral degrees in Erie, Pennsylvania.Our academic programs are appropriately accredited, and Gannon has been consistently ranked among the top 50 colleges and universities in the northern section of the United States in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges." Gannon has also been recognized as a Top Up-and-Coming School and repeatedly ranked as a Best Value.Gannon's signature programs, Core of Discovery and Lifecore provide students with the foundation for experiencing both the academic and co-curricular experiences of a solid college education. The Core of Discovery is our liberal arts core curriculum that helps students understand humanity, social concepts and structures, their own ethics and values. Lifecore challenges a student's growth and development through participation of events and activities that encompass nine lifestyle dimensions.A range of campus organizations and activities encourages academic interests, community service, and moral and spiritual growth. Gannon also provides students with a broad program in intramural and intercollegiate athletics, including 18 athletic programs for men and women at the NCAA Division II level. MissionGannon is a Catholic, Diocesan, student-centered University which provides for the holistic development of undergraduate and graduate students in the Judeo-Christian tradition. As such, it offers each student outstanding teaching and a value-centered education in both liberal arts and professional specializations in order to prepare students for leadership roles in their careers, society, and church. The University faculty and staff are committed to excellence and continuous improvement in teaching, learning, scholarship, research and service. The University's environment is to be one of inclusiveness and cultural diversity.