Private 4 Year

Villa Maria College

Buffalo, New York

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Villa Maria College overview
Location Buffalo, New York
Online villa.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Villa Maria College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Villa Maria College is a private, co-educational Catholic college located in Buffalo, New York, offering a close-knit educational experience in a suburban setting. Founded by the Felician Sisters in 1960, the college has developed a strong focus on providing personalized learning and career-focused programs. Its academic offerings emphasize arts, business, education, health sciences, music, and social sciences, with a recognized strength in the arts, particularly in animation and interior design programs. Residential facilities are available for students choosing to live on campus, promoting a more integrated collegiate experience. Villa Maria operates with a generally inclusive admissions policy. While not prominent for its athletic programs, the college supports various student-led recreational sports and activities. The campus architecture combines modern and traditional styles, facilitating a pragmatic yet aesthetically pleasing study environment.

In the most recent statistical year 500 prospective students applied, and 391 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 101 enrolled in the school.  403 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 62 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $25,930 plus fees of $1,200.












Villa is rated within the lower 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Villa Maria College overview
SAT 730/1050
GPA 2.87

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Villa Maria College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$1,200
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,620
Budget for Other Expenses$3,300
Total One Year Cost$39,050

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$27,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Villa Maria College students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 59%
Health Professions 21%
Education 8%
Communications Technology 5%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 4%

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