D'Youville College

D'Youville College

Buffalo, NY
student ratio
total students
$23,900 | $23,900
in-state | out-of-state tuition
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Excellence in Catholic Higher Education at D'Youville College

Established in 1908, D'Youville College offers 3,200 students over 40 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the Catholic higher education tradition. The college's academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, and community service activities prepare students for leadership roles in the workplace, community, and world.

Undergraduate Programs at D'Youville College

D'Youville College has baccalaureate programs in a variety of disciplines including accounting, business management, biology, dietetics, education, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and pharmacy.

It also offers pre-professional programs in dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and law.

In addition, the college has dual and sequential degree programs that allow students to earn bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees at an accelerated pace.

5-Year Dual and Sequential Degrees

The international business (CPA track) program at D'Youville leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting and a Master of Science (MS) in International Business.

DYC also has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Studies for Education/MS in Education (with teaching certification) and BS in Human Occupation/MS in Occupational Therapy programs.

Additionally, the college provides BS/MS in Physician Assistant and BS/MS in Dietetics programs.

6 to 7-Year Dual and Sequential Degrees

D'Youville also has a dual degree program that leads to a BS degree in biology, exercise and sports studies, or health services management, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 6 to 7 years.

In addition, it offers a 7-year program in which students earn BS degrees in biology and then transition directly into the Doctor of Chiropractic program.

Pharmacy Programs at D'Youville College

The Pre-Pharmacy (Early Assurance) Program at D'Youville College prepares students for entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.

The program's 65-credit curriculum, which is completed in 2 years, contains anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, physiology, math, and statistic courses. It also includes courses in English, public speaking, history, economics, social sciences, and the humanities.

The program provides many advantages including scholarships that significantly reduce tuition, room, and board expenses. In addition, students who successfully complete the program gain direct entry into the competitive Pharm D program.

Doctor of Pharmacy Program

The 4-year Pharm D program trains students to practice pharmacy in patient-centered environments where pharmacists assist patients with managing their medication regimens.

Students receive several benefits including practice experience starting in the first semester, e-portfolios of their work, and hands-on experience in D'Youville's state-of-the-art laboratories.

Additionally, students may choose the accelerated MBA option that allows them to earn a MBAs while pursuing their PharmD degrees. This dual degree prepares them for specialized career opportunities.

Dental and Osteopathic Medicine Programs

D'Youville College has a partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) that allows students to earn Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees.

DYC provides the rigorous pre-professional education that students need to excel in medical or dental school at LECOM.

The partnership allows select high school seniors as well as freshmen and sophomores in D'Youville's biology and chemistry programs to receive early acceptance into LECOM's School of Dental Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Study Abroad Opportunities at D'Youville College

D'Youville's study abroad programs help students develop leadership skills, discover new strengths, expand their worldviews, and learn new languages. Students also gain abilities and experiences that will give them advantages in a highly competitive job market.

Study abroad programs include semester or summer study through faculty-led programs, CAPA Affiliated Programs, and Exchange Programs.

Faculty coordinated study abroad programs take place during the summer. The location and content of these programs varies from year to year.

CAPA Affiliated Study Abroad Programs

Students may study abroad during the fall, spring, or summer terms through D'Youville's affiliation with CAPA International Education. CAPA programs take place in London (England), Florence (Italy), Sydney (Australia), Beijing (China), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Brussels (Belgium), and Istanbul (Turkey).

CAPA offers students many benefits including scholarships that help finance their study abroad educations.

Exchange Programs

The Hungarian Exchange Program is a special partnership between D'Youville College and the Balassi Bálint Institute for Hungarian Studies in Budapest. The program allows students in the international business and global studies programs to each earn a full year of credits, while immersing themselves in the rich and diverse cultures of Europe.

The Ireland Exchange Program allows a limited number of D'Youville students to participate in the Irish American Scholars Program. This tuition free program includes 1 to 2 semesters of study at a college or university in Northern Ireland.

Life at D'Youville

DYC provides a close-knit community that has many social opportunities. For example, students can join campus clubs as well as enjoy recreational activities like yoga and NCAA Division III sports competitions. They can also participate in various activities, events, and community service projects.

Outstanding Faculty at D'Youville University

At the core of D'Youville's high-quality academic programs are expert faculty members. As teachers, researchers, practitioners, and mentors, they are dedicated to their students' academic growth and success.

Professor Chau Nguyen, for example, is a committed researcher in the School of Pharmacy who is also "passionate about teaching." His research examines the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders and cardiovascular diseases, with the purpose of identifying new therapeutic targets.

Life in Buffalo

D'Youville College is located in Buffalo, New York, in the northeastern region of the United States. Buffalo has many cultural, recreational, and entertainment offerings. Students can shop in the chic Elmwood Village neighborhood, take in shows at Shea's Performing Arts Center, or visit the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Location & Contact

320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201-1084

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Dietetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family Practice Nursing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health/Community Nursing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


84% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,107
    • Accepted940
    • Acceptance Rate84%
    • Enrolled1,963
    • Female Applicants833
    • Females Accepted704
    • Female Acceptance Rate84%
    • Male Applicants274
    • Males Accepted236
    • Male Acceptance Rate86%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 522 450 550
    • SAT Math 505 460 570
    • SAT Writing 485 460 530
    • ACT Composite 23 21 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$23,900
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,900
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$370
    • Room and board *$11,180
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredYes
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,963
    • Male Student Percentage27%
    • Female Student Percentage73%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.99%
    • Black or African American10.85%
    • White or Caucasian70.25%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.76%
    • Asian3.21%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races2.39%
    • Unknown2.24%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5.25% representing 25 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students5% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 17%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Student Association, Occupational Therapy Student Association, Physical Therapy Student Association, Student Nurses Association, Black Student Union
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division 3 No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty310
    • Full-time Percentage61%
    • Part-time Percentage39%
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio7:1 or 1,658 students to 230 faculty