Academic Programs at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

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D'Youville College is an independent, urban, co-educational institution that provides liberal arts and professional programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree level. (In the US, the words college and university mean the same thing. College does not refer to high school or two-year school.)

Founded in 1908, D'Youville College has grown exponentially over the last century to offer a wide variety of majors and professional programs in health care, business and education -- specifically designed to prepare its ever-changing student population with the education and experience to be successful, both professionally and personally. D'Youville offers its students the diversity and academic excellence of a large university, with the personal attention of a small one.

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

Top Rankings and Distinctions

  • U.S. News and World Report ranked D'Youville in the top tier among regional universities in the Northeast.
  • College Xpress noted D'Youville as a College of Distinction based on four factors: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
  • listed D'Youville's typical starting salary after graduation at US$51,000 -- and ranked in the top half of all private, non-for-profit universities for Return on Investment (ROI).

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

Living at D'Youville

D'Youville offers two on-campus living options. Marguerite Hall is our traditional, dormitory-styled residence, housing 308 primarily first- and second-year students. Rooms accommodate two students, and floors are divided by gender.

The Apartment Complex houses up to 163 students in four-bedroom suites, or individual studio apartments. Students must be either 21 or older, or in their third full year of college to be eligible for the Apartment Complex.

Both living options provide 24-hour security. Review our Residence Life page for more information.

Welcoming You to Campus

The International Student Office at D'Youville will try to arrange an airport pick-up for you when you arrive (depending on your arrival time). A special international orientation will familiarize you with campus offices, facilities and services, and introduce you to faculty, staff, fellow students and the surrounding area.

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

Living in Buffalo

Buffalo is New York State's second-largest city, nestled in a region of more than one million people. Our area is home to great American architecture, world-class visual and performing arts, national sports teams, skiing, boating and historic neighborhoods with great cafe culture. Buffalonians enjoy over 400 area restaurants offering cuisine from around the world -- from Asian to European. It's also host to a variety of vibrant and unique neighborhoods, such as Elmwood Village, named one of the Top 10 Places in America by the American Planning Association. With its temperate, four-season climate and large university student population, Buffalo is an ideal place to live, play and study.

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Application Requirements

International deadlines for admission depend on your intended program of study. Generally, students outside of the U.S. or Canada, entering D'Youville for the fall semester (August to December), should have all of their application materials in by 15 June in order to allow time to process visa requirements. Students entering in the spring (January to May) are encouraged to submit their documents by 15 November.

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. Free online application: *Students applying to a dual or combined degree program should complete the undergraduate application.
  2. Academic Records: First-time university applicants must submit their secondary school transcripts, and university transfer students must submit their university transcripts. All transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. or Canada must be evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation agency.
  3. Proof of English Proficiency: English proficiency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
    • TOEFL iBT: 61, or PBT: 500
    • IELTS: 6.0
    • SAT: Critical Reading 450
    • Successful completion of an accredited ESL (English as a Second Language) program
    • Successful completion of two English composition courses at a university in the U.S. or Canada
  4. SAT or ACT Score Report: While they are not required for admission purposes, scores for the SAT or ACT are required in order for you to be eligible for Freshman Undergraduate Merit Scholarships. *These scores are not required for students who have already attended a post-secondary college or university.
  5. Scanned copy of picture page of your passport

Once we receive these documents, we will be able to provide you with an admission and scholarship decision within two weeks. Once you have been admitted into a program of study, the International Student Office will guide you through the immigration and visa process.

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

Academic Scholarships

D'Youville offers renewable undergraduate academic scholarships to qualified international students, ranging from $2,000 to $14,000 per year. SAT or ACT exam results required for freshman applicants only. Other transfer scholarships are based on Grade Point Average (GPA). Students are automatically screened for these scholarships; no additional application is required. Additional endowed and restricted scholarships are also available to returning students. Some competitive, non-renewable graduate scholarships are available.

On-Campus Work Opportunities: International students may apply for jobs on-campus and work up to 20 hours per week during the week, and 40 hours during the summer. These jobs are competitive, and are not guaranteed.

D'Youville Advantages

  • Direct Entry means students are reviewed for admission directly into their intended major. There's no need to re-apply to enter the professional phase of your program, like some other colleges require. This saves you time and money.
  • Small Class Sizes ensure the highest level of personalized attention. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 13-to-1.
  • Accelerated, Combined and Sequential Degree Programs enable you to earn a bachelor and graduate-level degree in less time and at less cost than pursuing them separately.
  • Expert Faculty who are at the forefront of their fields, teach all of your classes, labs and seminars. There are no teaching assistants.
  • Internships or Clinical Experiences help you to understand how classroom theories are applied in the real world.
  • Our Buffalo Location affords you many choices of health care facilities, corporate offices and non-profit agencies and organizations.
  • Optional Practical Training (O.P.T.) allows students to apply for work in the United States upon graduation.

Support for Students

  • The Learning Center provides professional and peer tutoring services; conducts skills classes in math, reading, vocabulary development and writing; and administers academic success workshops and academic counseling.
  • The Career Services Center assists students in exploring career options and customizing career plans. They help identify career interests, locate internships, write resumes and cover letters, research scholarship opportunities, develop networking skills and opportunities, practice interviewing and much more.
  • International Student Office provides specialized support to international students, including immigration advising and guidance, program and events, cultural resources and more.

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

After D'Youville

  • Students work in the U.S. through Optional Practical Training (O.P.T.)
  • D'Youville has relationships with nearly 500 employers through the D'Youville Career Services Center
  • Many of our professional programs enjoy placement rates of 95 percent or above

Accreditations: D'Youville College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to award degrees and certificates for programs registered with the New York State Board of Regents. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-2680. Phone: (267) 284-5000. Fax: (215) 662-5501.

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

Academics at D'Youville College
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D'Youville College offers more than 40 baccalaureate, master's-level and post-baccalaureate degrees, and advanced certificate programs in health-related professions. Five-year programs leading to both a bachelor's and master's degree are available in accounting / international business, dietetics, education, international business, occupational therapy and physician assistant. D'Youville also offers a six-year bachelor's and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program (three Bachelor of Science options), a six-year pre-Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy program, and a seven-year Biology (Bachelor of Science) and Doctor of Chiropractic program. *Students with prior post-secondary college / university experience would enter these program with advance standing based on their academic record.


Bachelor Degree Programs: (BA = Bachelor of Arts; BS = Bachelor of Science)

  • Accounting BS
  • Biology BA; BS
  • Business Management BS
  • Chemistry BS
  • Education (Childhood, Adolescent)
  • English BA
  • Exercise and Sports Studies
  • Global Studies BA
  • Health Services Management BS
  • History BA
  • Math BA
  • Nursing BSN
  • Pharmacy Program
  • Philosophy BA
  • Pre-Professional, Law
  • Pre-Professional, Science (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy)
  • Psychology BA
  • Sociology BA

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

Accelerated and Combined Degree Programs (Bachelor's + Graduate Degree)

  • Accounting / International Business, CPA Track B.S. + M.S. (5 year)
  • Chiropractic B.S. + D.C. (7 years)
  • Dietetics B.S. / M.S. (5 year)
  • Education (Childhood, Adolescent and Special) B.A. + M.S. (5 year)
  • International Business B.S. / M.S. (5 year)
  • Occupational Therapy B.S. + M.S. (5 year)
  • Pharmacy Pre-Pharmacy + Pharm.D. (6 year)
  • Physician Assistant B.S. / M.S. (5 year)
  • Physical Therapy B.S. + D.P.T. (6 year)


Master Degree Programs

  • Education M.S. (Childhood, Adolescent, Special and TESOL)
  • Health Services Administration M.S.
  • International Business M.S.
  • Nursing M.S. (choice of clinical focus)
  • Nursing, Community Health Nursing M.S.
  • Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner M.S.
  • Occupational Therapy M.S.

Doctoral Programs

  • Chiropractic D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)
  • Educational Leadership Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
  • Health Administration Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
  • Physical Therapy D.P.T. (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
  • Nursing Practice D.N.P. (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Pharmacy Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy)

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D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York

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D'Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14201

ph 716-829-8000
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