D'Youville College (Department of Nursing)

D'Youville College (Department of Nursing)

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


D'Youville College

The Grey Nuns established D'Youville College, an independent, Catholic college, in 1908. It was the first college for women in western New York to offer baccalaureate degrees.

Today, it assists 3200 men and women in achieving academic excellence, personal growth, and social development. It has more than 40 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the allied health, business, education, and liberal arts fields.

Known for providing personalized attention, the college's student-to-faculty member ratio is 12:1, and 100% of its classes are taught by faculty members. This high level of attention results in more than 90% of its alumni securing positions in their fields or enrolling in graduate school within months of graduation.

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at D'Youville College has been preparing students for professional nursing careers since 1942. It provides programs that meet the highest academic standards. In fact, all of its nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the New York State Education Department.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a direct-entry program. Therefore, students can be accepted directly into the program out of high school or through transfer without having to reapply or re-qualify.

The BSN curriculum consists of 131 credits of liberal arts, science, and nursing courses, including 6 credits of management courses. It also contains extensive clinical education that begins in the 2nd year of study and an internship during the 3rd year that focuses on clinical and research education.

Upon graduation, students are prepared to take the NCLEX Professional Nursing Licensing Examination. They also have the leadership skills, acute care training, and community nursing experience needed to advance their careers in today's dynamic health care environment.

RN to BSN Program

D'Youville College also offers an R.N. to B.S.N. program that allows registered nurses to build up their skills and experience to advance their careers. The program's curriculum consists of 69 credit hours of nursing, required, and core courses. It focuses on community-based nursing, health care studies, interdisciplinary studies, and management preparation.

To accommodate working professionals, the Online R.N.-B.S.N. program allows students to take all required courses online. The R.N. to B.S.N. program can be completed in 2 years of full time study.

Nursing Student Groups

Nursing students may participate in organizations that enhance academic learning and provide networking opportunities. For example, the National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) is open to all students. Furthermore, students who excel academically may be invited to join the Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Financial Aid at D'Youville College

More than 90% of D'Youville's first-year students receive financial aid such as federal, state, and institutional grants; federal loans; and federal work-study jobs.

Furthermore, the college's Merit Scholarship Program awards scholarships that can reduce tuition costs by 50%. The Guaranteed Tuition Plan also reduces costs because it allows undergraduate students to lock in tuition prices in their first semesters.

DYC also provides several monthly payment plans that enable students to pay tuition over the course of a semester. Additionally, it gives a 50% tuition discount to students in the RN to BSN program.

Student Life

D'Youville provides resources that strengthen students' academic and social development. For example, the D'Youville Freshman Experience helps students adjust to college life and have successful, exciting freshman years.

The college also offers leadership programs such as D'Youville Leads as well as community service activities, and a variety of events including Bellypazoola, Blah Busters, and Student Appreciation Days.

Additionally, DYC's Career Services Center, Learning Center, Multicultural Affairs Office, and Personal Counseling Center assist students with academic, personal, and career-related matters.

Faculty Members in the School of Nursing

Faculty members in the School of Nursing are experts in numerous specialties within nursing and related fields. They are also caring mentors who are invested in their students' academic and professional development.

Professor Dr. Ann P. Caughill is one of these talented faculty members. She has a doctoral degree in health education and a master's degree in adult psychiatric mental health nursing. Additionally, Professor Mary Barone has experience working with high-risk infants. She also conducts research on communication technology in the nursing field.

State-of-the-Art Academic Facilities

D'Youville College offers several facilities that enhance academic achievement and professional development. For example, the Center for Professional Studies at the Innovation Center provides high-quality professional training programs in a variety of disciplines including nursing.

In addition, the $20 million D'Youville Academic Center, a six-story, 93,000 square-foot structure, is designed to meet the academic needs of students and faculty members, as well as accommodate emerging programs in the 21st century. It features state-of-the-art lecture halls, classrooms, and technology centers as well as a 2nd-floor café that provides study space.

Living in Buffalo

D'Youville College is located in Buffalo, New York, in the northeastern region of the United States. Buffalo, the 2nd largest city in the state, provides access to many internship and clinical education opportunities.

The city also has a wide-range of attractions including the historic downtown waterfront, art galleries and museums, chic boutiques, and beautiful beaches and public parks.

Buffalo is just 25 minutes from the famed Niagara Falls and only 90 miles from Toronto, Canada.

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