• 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 520 students (87% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 520 students
  • Private-state tuition: $22,080
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 49%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 138 teachers has grown by 146% over five years.
Villa Maria College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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 grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Villa Maria College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
520 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
450 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
70 students
579 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
9%
24%
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% Black
31%
19%
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% White
51%
39%
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% Two or more races
6%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.74
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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 $16,522. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$22,080
$16,522
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$21,000
$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
74%
75%
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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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 520 students
  • Private-state tuition: $22,080
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 49%
  • Source: Verified school update

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