D’Youville College is a private, independent Catholic college located less than a mile away from downtown Buffalo, New York on a 20-plus acre campus. Established in 1908 by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, D’Youville College, named after St. Marguerite d’Youville, endeavors to honor its Catholic heritage and the spirit of its namesake by “providing academic, social, spiritual, and professional development programs that emphasize leadership and service”, teaching students the importance of contributing “to the world community by leading compassionate, productive, and responsible lives.” The school boasts a number of “firsts” – D’Youville College was the first institution of higher education in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs to women; the first college in Western New York to offer a degree in sociology; and the first liberal arts college in New York to offer a professional doctor of chiropractic program.
Academic ProgramsD’Youville College ascribes to the belief that “students should learn how to think critically, work with others, be a leader, and communicate effectively”. To this end, D’Youville College offers a broad range of academic and professional degree programs through its several schools. D’Youville’s School of Arts, Sciences & Education (SASE) is made up of six academic departments, including Biology & Mathematics, Business, Chemistry, Education, Educational Leadership, and Liberal Arts; the School of Health Professions includes seven academic departments, including, Chiropractic, Dietetics, Exercise & Sport Studies, Physician Assistant, Health Services Administration, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. The College’s School of Nursing offers degrees including RN to BSN, Master’s and Doctoral degrees, plus advanced certification and D’Youville’s School of Pharmacy offers two programs, a freshman to doctorate and a four-year doctoral (professional) program.
Research is an integral part of D’Youville College and a wide range of research opportunities exist for students including faculty-led research; regional, national, and international research conferences where students may present results; participation in clinical testing for new theories and practices and more. Funding for research at the college is often provided by external sources including (but not limited to) the National Institute of Health.
Student LifeMore than 3,000 students are enrolled at D’Youville College, including nearly 2,000 undergraduates. A residential college, students are offered on-campus housing in either Marguerite Hall – a co-ed dormitory (floors are divided by gender) primarily used to house freshmen and sophomores – or D’Youville’s Residence Apartment Complex which is reserved for juniors and seniors or students who are 21 years or older, including graduate students. More than 30 campus clubs and organizations are registered on the D’Youville College campus, providing a number of ways and opportunities for students to become involved in campus life; volunteer opportunities also exist for students to serve through D’Youville’s Campus Ministry.
An NCAA Division III school, D’Youville boasts over a dozen men’s and women’s athletic teams, nicknamed the Spartans, and is a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). D’Youville’s campus is dotted with lounges, cafes, study spaces, and outdoor green spaces and students may also benefit from D’Youville College’s Fitness Center, yoga classes, swimming pool, and other recreational centers.