• Villa Maria College is a private, Catholic college, founded in 1960 by the Felician Sisters. Located in Buffalo, NY, Villa Maria is the premiere student centered college in Western New York characterized by an unyielding commitment to student success.   Offering Bachelors and Associates degrees in 18 different academic programs, Villa Maria`s strength lies in its studio-based education, a 9:1 student to faculty ratio, and educators who bring their real world experience into the classroom. Students learn and grow with a culturally diverse population that lives its core values instilled by the Felician Sisters. Students participate in intercollegiate athletics in eight sports as the Villa Vikings and are involved in nearly 20 clubs and organizations on campus.  Villa Maria is home to the Achieve Program for Students with Learning Differences, and an academic success center, which provides robust academic support for all students.  For more information call 716.896.0700 or visit www.villa.edu.

School Highlights

Villa Maria College serves 508 students (85% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Private-state tuition: $22,080
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 39%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Villa Maria College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 138 teachers has grown by 206% over five years.
Villa Maria College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
138 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Villa Maria College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Villa Maria College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
508 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
431 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
77 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
464 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
431 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
77 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
4%
23%
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% Black
25%
17%
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% White
61%
43%
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% Two or more races
8%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.56
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
4.29%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.8%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,500
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $22,080 is more than the state average of $16,274. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$22,080
$16,274
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$22,500
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
79%
72%
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SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Animation Club, Campus Ministry Club, Drama Appreciation Club, EASE, Fashion Club, Gamers Guild, Graphic Design Club, IN Club, Music Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Photovisions, Pride!, PTA Club, Say Yes to Success, Spirit Club, The Love Project, The Writers Circle, Villa Volunteers
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Villa Maria College cost?

Villa Maria College's private state tuition is approximately $22,080.

What is the acceptance rate of Villa Maria College?

The acceptance rate of Villa Maria College is 79%, which is higher than the state average of 72%.

What sports does Villa Maria College offer?

Villa Maria College offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country and Soccer.

What is Villa Maria College's ranking?

Villa Maria College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Private-state tuition: $22,080
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 39%
  • Source: Verified school update

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