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There’s a path—or maybe even a few paths—that are right for you at Villa. To find yours, start by exploring our diverse mix of 18 degree programs that span three departments: art, liberal arts and professional studies, and music. Our 9:1 student to faculty ratio means our students receive individualized attention that helps them cultivate their unique skill set.

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Villa Maria College is a diverse and inclusive community where students are defined by their potential, not their financial status. At Villa, students learn the skills that are necessary to do well in the classroom, pass on the College’s long-held values and ideals of doing good in the world, and lend all the support we can to turn aspirations into realities, potential into promise.

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July 15, 2021 in Alumni, Fine Arts, Press Release

Villa Maria College’s Art Students and Faculty Lend Talent to Gerard Place; Design and Paint Original, Mission-Based Mural on its Community Center

The Gerard Place Community Center has been an anchor in the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood for decades. While the Center continues to offer essential services to Buffalo’s East Side, the building itself now looks vastly different.  …
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July 13, 2021 in Press Release

Addition of Baccalaureate Motion Design Program Makes 20 Majors for Villa Maria College

Students interested in studying motion design at the collegiate level have new option to do so right here in Western New York. Villa Maria College announced today that it has added a Motion Design BFA…
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June 15, 2021 in Academics

Villa Maria College Announces the Launch of its Community Health Baccalaureate Program; Opens Enrollment for an August 2021 Start

As the world continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, the role played by community health workers and health educators has become more imperative than ever.   In response to this fact, Villa Maria College has created a new bachelor's degree…
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June 2, 2021 in Press Release

Villa Maria College Celebrates Grads from 2020 and 2021 in an Outdoor Ceremony; Awards Given to Madelyn Jensen and José Colón

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Villa Maria College celebrated its 56th Commencement ceremony.   In the name of safety, this year’s event was held outside in front of the Main Building. The College’s first outdoor ceremony since 1986 recognized 119 graduates from the class of 2021 and 84…
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There’s a lot of pressure to know what’s next. We’re here to say, it’s OK if you’re still figuring it out. In fact, it’s great. Villa is a place where that kind of continual discovery is prized. Because going to college isn’t about having it all figured it out. It’s about inventing who you’re going to become. You’ll see.

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Whether you need a tutor – or are looking for an opportunity to get involved, we’ve got you covered at Villa Maria College.⁠
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📚 Learn more about the services we provide for all our students, free of charge!

Whether you need a tutor – or are looking for an opportunity to get involved, we’ve got you covered at Villa Maria College.⁠

📚 Learn more about the services we provide for all our students, free of charge!
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Collaboration is key to the animation program! 🌟 Taking inspiration from other disciplines encourages you to integrate other fine arts areas into your studies, like photography, music, printmaking, and fashion design.

Collaboration is key to the animation program! 🌟 Taking inspiration from other disciplines encourages you to integrate other fine arts areas into your studies, like photography, music, printmaking, and fashion design. ...

The Liberal Arts program at Villa gives you the freedom to construct individualized programs of study with a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences! 🔬 Learn More!

The Liberal Arts program at Villa gives you the freedom to construct individualized programs of study with a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences! 🔬 Learn More! ...

Learn more about what makes the Villa experience different! 👇🏽 Request information about how Villa Maria College is eliminating the hidden cost of textbooks and supplies to help ensure our students’ success.

Learn more about what makes the Villa experience different! 👇🏽 Request information about how Villa Maria College is eliminating the hidden cost of textbooks and supplies to help ensure our students’ success. ...

Did you know? Villa Maria College has created a new bachelor’s degree program in Community Health! Students can apply to the four-year program right away and classes will begin on August 30, 2021. ⁠
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⚕️ “Community health is a growing focus within the broader interdisciplinary field of public health. Students who enroll in the Community Health program can expect a rigorous and enriching educational experience that is transformative and empowering.”

Did you know? Villa Maria College has created a new bachelor’s degree program in Community Health! Students can apply to the four-year program right away and classes will begin on August 30, 2021. ⁠

⚕️ “Community health is a growing focus within the broader interdisciplinary field of public health. Students who enroll in the Community Health program can expect a rigorous and enriching educational experience that is transformative and empowering.”
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Now more than ever, all eyes are on the community health field. Villa Maria’s Community Health program is a diverse and flexible course of study that gives students the framework needed to pursue a career path in a variety of health-related fields.⁠
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Learn more! 👇🏽

Now more than ever, all eyes are on the community health field. Villa Maria’s Community Health program is a diverse and flexible course of study that gives students the framework needed to pursue a career path in a variety of health-related fields.⁠

Learn more! 👇🏽
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We had a great time at the Annual Villa Maria College Scholarship Golf Outing last week! 🏌🏼‍♀️ Thank you to all who attended.

We had a great time at the Annual Villa Maria College Scholarship Golf Outing last week! 🏌🏼‍♀️ Thank you to all who attended. ...

At Student Success Day, you will learn about available college resources, work on goal setting, identify any barriers to academic success and create an academic success plan. ⁠
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📆 Check out the Villa calendar for upcoming dates for new and returning Villa students!

At Student Success Day, you will learn about available college resources, work on goal setting, identify any barriers to academic success and create an academic success plan. ⁠

📆 Check out the Villa calendar for upcoming dates for new and returning Villa students!
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Considering the PTA program at Villa? Did you know that Villa's PTA program has a 100% job placement rate of students who've passed their licensure exam? Learn more about this lucrative career path! 👩🏾‍⚕️

Considering the PTA program at Villa? Did you know that Villa's PTA program has a 100% job placement rate of students who've passed their licensure exam? Learn more about this lucrative career path! 👩🏾‍⚕️ ...

As the world continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, the role played by community health workers and health educators has become more imperative than ever.⁠
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In response to this fact, Villa Maria College has created a new bachelor’s degree program in Community Health. ⁠
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Students can apply to the four-year program right away and classes will begin on August 30, 2021.

As the world continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, the role played by community health workers and health educators has become more imperative than ever.⁠

In response to this fact, Villa Maria College has created a new bachelor’s degree program in Community Health. ⁠

Students can apply to the four-year program right away and classes will begin on August 30, 2021.
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With a variety of academic programs, our real strength lies in our studio-based education, a 9:1 student to faculty ratio, and educators who bring their real world experience into the classroom. ⁠
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Schedule a campus visit today!

With a variety of academic programs, our real strength lies in our studio-based education, a 9:1 student to faculty ratio, and educators who bring their real world experience into the classroom. ⁠

Schedule a campus visit today!
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🌞 Registration is OPEN for our 10 summer camps in design, music, animation, digital media, game design, occupational therapy, young adult fiction, and more!

🌞 Registration is OPEN for our 10 summer camps in design, music, animation, digital media, game design, occupational therapy, young adult fiction, and more! ...

Two students from Villa Maria College walked away from AAF Buffalo’s Portfolio Review with the top honors! 🎉 Congratulations to Henny Zack and Kelsey Sikora. They won first and second place respectively.

Two students from Villa Maria College walked away from AAF Buffalo’s Portfolio Review with the top honors! 🎉 Congratulations to Henny Zack and Kelsey Sikora. They won first and second place respectively. ...

Level up in the only Game Design program in Buffalo! 🎮 As video games continue to grow in popularity, so does the demand for those who understand what goes into creating them. Learn more at Villa!

Level up in the only Game Design program in Buffalo! 🎮 As video games continue to grow in popularity, so does the demand for those who understand what goes into creating them. Learn more at Villa! ...

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Villa Maria College celebrated its 56th Commencement ceremony! 🎓 The College’s first outdoor ceremony since 1986 recognized 119 graduates from the class of 2021 and 84 graduates from the class of 2020.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Villa Maria College celebrated its 56th Commencement ceremony! 🎓 The College’s first outdoor ceremony since 1986 recognized 119 graduates from the class of 2021 and 84 graduates from the class of 2020. ...

Explore sponsorship opportunities and register with the #Linkinbio. ⛳ Sponsored by United Insurance, Mercedes Benz of Buffalo, Felician Sisters of North America, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, and The Hanover Insurance Group.

Explore sponsorship opportunities and register with the #Linkinbio. ⛳ Sponsored by United Insurance, Mercedes Benz of Buffalo, Felician Sisters of North America, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, and The Hanover Insurance Group. ...

🎓 Congratulations to Villa's 2021 graduating PTA class! We're so proud of our Vikings!

🎓 Congratulations to Villa's 2021 graduating PTA class! We're so proud of our Vikings! ...

Students in Villa's Communications program will learn to use digital media professionally to market themselves, an idea or a business. Learn to analyze and apply storytelling principles to create compelling online content — in text and multimedia!

Students in Villa's Communications program will learn to use digital media professionally to market themselves, an idea or a business. Learn to analyze and apply storytelling principles to create compelling online content — in text and multimedia! ...

At the 2021 ADDY Awards, Villa Maria’s graphic design students won a total of 12 advertising awards, including a clean sweep of the Student Best of Show category! ⭐ Linkin.bio to view all of the ADDY award-winning work!⁠
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Pictured: 🌲 Zach Huber, Save The Trees Brand Campaign

At the 2021 ADDY Awards, Villa Maria’s graphic design students won a total of 12 advertising awards, including a clean sweep of the Student Best of Show category! ⭐ Linkin.bio to view all of the ADDY award-winning work!⁠

Pictured: 🌲 Zach Huber, Save The Trees Brand Campaign
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Thank you for another incredible year, Vikings!

Thank you for another incredible year, Vikings! ...