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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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September 14, 2021 in Press Release

Villa Maria College Moves to #8 Ranked Best Colleges in the North for Social Mobility 

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, unveiled its 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges. For the second consecutive year, Villa Maria College was included on two…
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September 3, 2021 in Animation

Villa Maria College Sponsors Squeaky Wheel’s 18th Animation Fest

Squeaky Wheel’s 18th Animation Fest takes place tonight, Friday, September 3, and Villa Maria College is the presenting sponsor of the event.   This year’s Animation Fest is an outdoor drive-in and sit-down…
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September 1, 2021 in Fine Arts

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Kyle Butler Featured in Buffalo Business First Article

Kyle Butler, an assistant professor in Villa Maria's Fine Arts program, recently sat down with Buffalo Business First to discuss creativity in business. Assistant Professor Butler specifically commented on the…
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August 30, 2021 in Athletics

Desmond Randall Steps into Athletic Director Role

Villa Maria College and the Vikings Athletic Department are pleased to announce the appointment of Desmond Randall to the position of Athletic Director. Randall is currently with the College as…
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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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🎉 We hope you're enjoying Welcome Week, Vikings!!! ⁠Grab a friend and join us for the rest of our activities:⁠
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✏️ Today! Caricature Corner // Dining Hall at 11AM⁠
🎵 Wednesday! Karaoke // Dining Hall at 11AM⁠
🍦 Thursday! Ice Cream Social // Dining Hall at 11AM⁠
🍿 Friday! Popcorn Bar // Dining Hall at 11AM⁠
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🎉 We hope you're enjoying Welcome Week, Vikings!!! ⁠Grab a friend and join us for the rest of our activities:⁠

✏️ Today! Caricature Corner // Dining Hall at 11AM⁠
🎵 Wednesday! Karaoke // Dining Hall at 11AM⁠
🍦 Thursday! Ice Cream Social // Dining Hall at 11AM⁠
🍿 Friday! Popcorn Bar // Dining Hall at 11AM⁠
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🎉 It's Welcome Week, Vikings!!! 🎉 ⁠
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Kickoff the Fall Semester with a Grab and Go from 8–11AM today in the Main Building Lobby! Start the semester off right with a new academic planner, coffee or tea, and Paula’s Donuts! 🍩 *while supplies last, don't be late!*

🎉 It's Welcome Week, Vikings!!! 🎉 ⁠

Kickoff the Fall Semester with a Grab and Go from 8–11AM today in the Main Building Lobby! Start the semester off right with a new academic planner, coffee or tea, and Paula’s Donuts! 🍩 *while supplies last, don't be late!*
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Through internships, service learning, and volunteer activities related to your program, you'll have plenty of opportunities to showcase your work! At Villa, you'll take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in a variety of real world settings. We love watching our Vikings at work!⁠
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Learn More at Villa.edu 🎨⁠
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#wnycollege #collegesearch #collegebound #buffalocollege #wnycollegetour #college #music #musicindustry #buffalony

Through internships, service learning, and volunteer activities related to your program, you'll have plenty of opportunities to showcase your work! At Villa, you'll take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in a variety of real world settings. We love watching our Vikings at work!⁠

Learn More at Villa.edu 🎨⁠

#wnycollege #collegesearch #collegebound #buffalocollege #wnycollegetour #college #music #musicindustry #buffalony
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Villa Maria’s new 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! 📢 Graduates of the Community Health program emerge prepared, motivated to become pillars of their communities, and ready to enact positive change right in their own backyards.⁠ ⁠
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Learn More at Villa.edu ⚕️⁠
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#communityhealth #wnycollege #collegesearch #collegebound #VillaMaria #VillaMariaCollege

Villa Maria’s new 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! 📢 Graduates of the Community Health program emerge prepared, motivated to become pillars of their communities, and ready to enact positive change right in their own backyards.⁠ ⁠

Learn More at Villa.edu ⚕️⁠

#communityhealth #wnycollege #collegesearch #collegebound #VillaMaria #VillaMariaCollege
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Personal. Focused. Supportive. Those are some of the words you will hear used to describe academic life at Villa Maria College. 👇 Apply today! ⁠
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#villaishome #seeforyourself #wnycollege #collegesearch #collegebound #VillaMaria #VillaMariaCollege

Personal. Focused. Supportive. Those are some of the words you will hear used to describe academic life at Villa Maria College. 👇 Apply today! ⁠

#villaishome #seeforyourself #wnycollege #collegesearch #collegebound #VillaMaria #VillaMariaCollege
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Fall classes begin on Monday! 🍂 How are you spending your last summer weekend? 🌞⁠
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#wnycollege #collegebound #buffalocollege #wnycollege #villaiswhere #villaishome #VillaVikings

Fall classes begin on Monday! 🍂 How are you spending your last summer weekend? 🌞⁠

#wnycollege #collegebound #buffalocollege #wnycollege #villaiswhere #villaishome #VillaVikings
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Develop your musical talents while learning how to showcase your performance skills, foster your career in composition, and collaborate with other artists. ⁠
🎵 See for yourself in Villa's Music Industry program! ⁠
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Learn More at Villa.edu 📚⁠
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#wnycollege #collegesearch #collegebound #buffalocollege #wnycollegetour #college #music #musicindustry #buffalony

Develop your musical talents while learning how to showcase your performance skills, foster your career in composition, and collaborate with other artists. ⁠
🎵 See for yourself in Villa's Music Industry program! ⁠

Learn More at Villa.edu 📚⁠

#wnycollege #collegesearch #collegebound #buffalocollege #wnycollegetour #college #music #musicindustry #buffalony
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💪 Under Dr. Giordano, college leadership created a new strategic plan. He has introduced new models of governance at Villa, nurturing a collegial atmosphere among the faculty and employees. Giordano has also successfully expanded the College’s reach by engaging with several community leaders and elected officials in an effort to develop strategic partnerships and support for the institution.

💪 Under Dr. Giordano, college leadership created a new strategic plan. He has introduced new models of governance at Villa, nurturing a collegial atmosphere among the faculty and employees. Giordano has also successfully expanded the College’s reach by engaging with several community leaders and elected officials in an effort to develop strategic partnerships and support for the institution. ...

There’s a path—or maybe even a few paths—that are right for you at Villa! Start by exploring our diverse mix of 1️⃣8️⃣ degree programs. 📚 Our 9:1 student to faculty ratio means our students receive individualized attention that helps them cultivate their unique skill set.

There’s a path—or maybe even a few paths—that are right for you at Villa! Start by exploring our diverse mix of 1️⃣8️⃣ degree programs. 📚 Our 9:1 student to faculty ratio means our students receive individualized attention that helps them cultivate their unique skill set. ...

🗣️ We can't wait for next Thursday! 🗣️⁠
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Learn more about the opportunities you’ll have as a Villa Viking at New Student Orientation. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming new students. Sorry, parents, but this day is for students only!

🗣️ We can't wait for next Thursday! 🗣️⁠

Learn more about the opportunities you’ll have as a Villa Viking at New Student Orientation. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming new students. Sorry, parents, but this day is for students only!
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🎨 A team of students, alumni, and faculty from Villa Maria College’s Fine Arts program put their heads – and their paint brushes – together with the team from Gerard Place Community Center to give the mainstay building a facelift. Great work, Vikings!

🎨 A team of students, alumni, and faculty from Villa Maria College’s Fine Arts program put their heads – and their paint brushes – together with the team from Gerard Place Community Center to give the mainstay building a facelift. Great work, Vikings! ...

We have officially launched our Motion Design BFA program! 🎉 This program was developed in response to the evolving role digital media technology plays in all industries, especially visual communication and arts, and that it strongly complements some of our most popular majors!⁠
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Learn More at 🎥 villa.edu/academics/motion-design/

We have officially launched our Motion Design BFA program! 🎉 This program was developed in response to the evolving role digital media technology plays in all industries, especially visual communication and arts, and that it strongly complements some of our most popular majors!⁠

Learn More at 🎥 villa.edu/academics/motion-design/
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📅 The Student Success Center provides services and programs that are designed to enhance all undergraduate students’ academic performances and promote the successful completion of their academic careers at Villa Maria College. ⁠
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💪 The Student Success Center provides student-centered planning to foster personal and academic growth that leads to empowerment and transformation.⁠
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Make an appointment today!

📅 The Student Success Center provides services and programs that are designed to enhance all undergraduate students’ academic performances and promote the successful completion of their academic careers at Villa Maria College. ⁠

💪 The Student Success Center provides student-centered planning to foster personal and academic growth that leads to empowerment and transformation.⁠

Make an appointment today!
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✨ Our Promise To You ✨⁠
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You may not know where your education is going to take you, but you have a sense of who you want to become—someone who goes their own way.

✨ Our Promise To You ✨⁠

You may not know where your education is going to take you, but you have a sense of who you want to become—someone who goes their own way.
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Every decision made within the Villa community is done so with four key messages in mind — pillars that serve as the foundation for every expression of the College. ⁠
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🌟 Positive authenticity⁠
🌟 Values-driven culture⁠
🌟 Nurturing academic ecosystem⁠
🌟 Opportunity without compromise⁠
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Over the past few years, the Villa Maria community has experienced a tremendous amount of positive change. ⁠
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Come see for yourself!

Every decision made within the Villa community is done so with four key messages in mind — pillars that serve as the foundation for every expression of the College. ⁠

🌟 Positive authenticity⁠
🌟 Values-driven culture⁠
🌟 Nurturing academic ecosystem⁠
🌟 Opportunity without compromise⁠

Over the past few years, the Villa Maria community has experienced a tremendous amount of positive change. ⁠

Come see for yourself!
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Build a career you’re proud of without sacrificing your real-world responsibilities! 🌟 Villa’s supportive environment makes it possible for non-traditional students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom.⁠
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Learn more about our Flexible Business program! 👇

Build a career you’re proud of without sacrificing your real-world responsibilities! 🌟 Villa’s supportive environment makes it possible for non-traditional students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom.⁠

Learn more about our Flexible Business program! 👇
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Schedule your visit with Villa Maria College today!⁠
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You’ll meet one-on-one with an admissions representative, tour campus and get a feel for what life is like as a Villa Viking. ⭐ The College will be practicing physical distancing and will have PPE on hand for all visitors.

Schedule your visit with Villa Maria College today!⁠

You’ll meet one-on-one with an admissions representative, tour campus and get a feel for what life is like as a Villa Viking. ⭐ The College will be practicing physical distancing and will have PPE on hand for all visitors.
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💻 TODAY at 2pm @ Zoom for Returning Students!⁠
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Upcoming In-Person Student Success Dates:⁠
⭐ August 11 for New Students⁠
⭐ August 16 for Returning Students⁠
⭐ August 19 for New Students⁠

💻 TODAY at 2pm @ Zoom for Returning Students!⁠

Upcoming In-Person Student Success Dates:⁠
⭐ August 11 for New Students⁠
⭐ August 16 for Returning Students⁠
⭐ August 19 for New Students⁠
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Collaboration is key to the animation program. 🗝️ Villa's curriculum encourages you to integrate other fine arts areas into your studies, like photography, music, printmaking, and fashion design!⁠
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Learn More 👇

Collaboration is key to the animation program. 🗝️ Villa's curriculum encourages you to integrate other fine arts areas into your studies, like photography, music, printmaking, and fashion design!⁠

Learn More 👇
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Learn more about what makes the Villa experience different! 👉🏽 The FULL cost of books and supplies is included in your Villa tuition so you can focus on your education! ⁠
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✨ We are committed to helping you achieve your goals in the classroom and beyond.

Learn more about what makes the Villa experience different! 👉🏽 The FULL cost of books and supplies is included in your Villa tuition so you can focus on your education! ⁠

✨ We are committed to helping you achieve your goals in the classroom and beyond.
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