Where Talent Takes You

Villa is a small, private, catholic college that offers a variety of bachelors and associate degrees in a supportive, student-centered environment.

Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

What Villa’s All About

Villa Maria College is a private, co-educational, Catholic college providing students with the premier student-centered experience in Western New York. Students learn and grow with a culturally diverse population that lives its ideals of truth, charity, and unity.

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. Our faculty consists of working artists, animators, musicians, writers and designers who all place a heavy emphasis on teaching students how to use their talents in real world experiences.

For more information, contact us today at (716) 961-1805.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
25
Thu
VMC Club Day! @ Villa Maria College
Feb 25 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Is your club looking for a day to host meetings, fundraisers, and events on campus? Look no further than Club Day! This day is specifically for clubs to use any way they see fit! No Student Life programs will take place this day, so be sure to host your meetings and events to keep campus fun and vibrant!

Feb
26
Fri
February Fridays Career Planning Workshop Series @ Villa Maria College, Room L50
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Interviewing: In-person, Virtual, Phone, Pre-recorded. Be Prepared!

Mar
1
Mon
Lenten Monday Morning Prayer @ Zoom
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:10 am

Please join us for a brief Lenten Morning Prayer Service during the Monday’s of the season of Lent. Each service will begin at 9:00 am via zoom. Please review your emails for the zoom invite.

Mar
2
Tue
Creative Writers on Campus: Gary Earl Ross @ Villa Maria College, Library North Room
Mar 2 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Gary Earl Ross is a retired UB professor who has written several novels, as well as a number of plays that have been staged locally, in venues across the country, and abroad. His work has earned him awards, honors, and fellowships. Professor Ross is a long-time member of the Villa Maria community, having taught several courses in our Creative Writing & Literature program. During this visit, he will read selections from his Gideon Rimes mystery novels and discuss his experiences as a writer.

Gary Earl Ross Poster

See where your talent can take you!

You’re always welcome on our small, friendly campus!

What We’re Known For

Villa Maria College offers a number of signature programs that emphasize applied skills and internships in a nurturing and supportive environment designed to help you be successful.

Recent News

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The need for computer software developments is consistently growing, and at a faster rate than most other occupations! 🖥️ According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand is expected to increase by 24% until 2026.⁠
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Learn more about Computer Software Development at Villa! 👇🏽

The need for computer software developments is consistently growing, and at a faster rate than most other occupations! 🖥️ According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand is expected to increase by 24% until 2026.⁠

Learn more about Computer Software Development at Villa! 👇🏽
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Get to know Villa Viking, Jose Font! 🎮 Game Design⁠er⁠
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"I served the country as a United States Marine Veteran from 2011 to 2015. During that time, I was stationed overseas and got to travel the world. After being honorably discharged, I worked at a few jobs where I was successful but I wanted more out of life.⁠
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I have always had a passion for all types of design but video game design is where I found my true calling. It was a pleasant surprise when I found that Villa had the program for me to be able to pursue just that. I didn’t know what I was expecting to see when I first came in for New Student Orientation, but I quickly knew once I saw it.⁠
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🌟 The College and the program itself felt like home – and exactly what I’d been looking for. I’ve been more than impressed with Villa. I have met some incredible staff and made some amazing friends already and am incredibly happy to be able to be a part of the Veterans program as well. I’ve even decided to start a video game design club where students in the same program can meet and work on any projects they are working on or any school work pertaining to the field. 🌟⁠
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It’s hard transitioning from the military and work field to the school field so to have a space where we can do just that, truly is a blessing."

Get to know Villa Viking, Jose Font! 🎮 Game Design⁠er⁠

"I served the country as a United States Marine Veteran from 2011 to 2015. During that time, I was stationed overseas and got to travel the world. After being honorably discharged, I worked at a few jobs where I was successful but I wanted more out of life.⁠

I have always had a passion for all types of design but video game design is where I found my true calling. It was a pleasant surprise when I found that Villa had the program for me to be able to pursue just that. I didn’t know what I was expecting to see when I first came in for New Student Orientation, but I quickly knew once I saw it.⁠

🌟 The College and the program itself felt like home – and exactly what I’d been looking for. I’ve been more than impressed with Villa. I have met some incredible staff and made some amazing friends already and am incredibly happy to be able to be a part of the Veterans program as well. I’ve even decided to start a video game design club where students in the same program can meet and work on any projects they are working on or any school work pertaining to the field. 🌟⁠

It’s hard transitioning from the military and work field to the school field so to have a space where we can do just that, truly is a blessing."
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Join us on Fridays in February for our Career Planning Workshop Series! 📄 Meet in Room L50. If you have any questions about the series, please contact Judy Piskun at jpiskun@villa.edu.

Join us on Fridays in February for our Career Planning Workshop Series! 📄 Meet in Room L50. If you have any questions about the series, please contact Judy Piskun at [email protected] ...

Are you graduating in May 2021? 🎓 Make sure to add the Grad Gathering to your calendar. On April 22, you'll attend an event that will help you get everything in order before you graduate!

Are you graduating in May 2021? 🎓 Make sure to add the Grad Gathering to your calendar. On April 22, you'll attend an event that will help you get everything in order before you graduate! ...

Carve out your own path with a selection of classes from multiple disciplines to get the skills you need to meet your goals in our Integrated Arts Program! 🎨👇🏽

Carve out your own path with a selection of classes from multiple disciplines to get the skills you need to meet your goals in our Integrated Arts Program! 🎨👇🏽 ...

Our campus looks so peaceful after it snows. ❄️ Stay safe out there, Vikings!

Our campus looks so peaceful after it snows. ❄️ Stay safe out there, Vikings! ...

Join us on Thursday, February 11 in the Dining Hall. We'll be celebrating 💞 love 💞 from 11:15am to 12:15pm!

Join us on Thursday, February 11 in the Dining Hall. We'll be celebrating 💞 love 💞 from 11:15am to 12:15pm! ...

Please remember all COVID-19 policies and procedures remain in effect. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is the College’s paramount concern. ⁠
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Enhanced safety measures and cleaning standards have been put in place to help keep everyone as safe as possible!

Please remember all COVID-19 policies and procedures remain in effect. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is the College’s paramount concern. ⁠

Enhanced safety measures and cleaning standards have been put in place to help keep everyone as safe as possible!
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You will receive hands-on guidance and instruction that is designed to impart real-world skills and abilities. A Villa education impacts more than the mind, but also the heart – in helping students learn to serve others.

You will receive hands-on guidance and instruction that is designed to impart real-world skills and abilities. A Villa education impacts more than the mind, but also the heart – in helping students learn to serve others. ...

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”⁠
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Malcolm X

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”⁠

Malcolm X
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From mentoring to specialized advising and free tutoring, your success is our priority. Take advantage of our student services this semester! 🌟

From mentoring to specialized advising and free tutoring, your success is our priority. Take advantage of our student services this semester! 🌟 ...

Jennifer Cornacchio, Director of the Achieve Program at Villa Maria College, on how we help our students develop skills necessary to succeed both academically and socially in college. 📚 Build your confidence at Villa!

Jennifer Cornacchio, Director of the Achieve Program at Villa Maria College, on how we help our students develop skills necessary to succeed both academically and socially in college. 📚 Build your confidence at Villa! ...

All buildings on campus are open, with safety measures in place. Information will also be emailed to the College community on a regular basis. Please check this page for regular updates! 👇🏽

All buildings on campus are open, with safety measures in place. Information will also be emailed to the College community on a regular basis. Please check this page for regular updates! 👇🏽 ...

Achieve your academic goals and advance your career in a program that allows you to earn a degree without sacrificing your real-world responsibilities! Explore Villa's Flexible Business Degree 🎓

Achieve your academic goals and advance your career in a program that allows you to earn a degree without sacrificing your real-world responsibilities! Explore Villa's Flexible Business Degree 🎓 ...

How will our hybrid format work? The same way we conducted most of the fall semester in, with a mix of face-to-face and online classes! 🙃⁠
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All COVID-19 policies and procedures remain in effect, and temperature checks will be added to the health screening process for students during the first week of classes.

How will our hybrid format work? The same way we conducted most of the fall semester in, with a mix of face-to-face and online classes! 🙃⁠

All COVID-19 policies and procedures remain in effect, and temperature checks will be added to the health screening process for students during the first week of classes.
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Welcome back, Vikings! Today is the first day of our Spring 2021 semester. 🌟 Join Student Life for a series of events each day this week and celebrate the beginning of the semester. Check our story out for all the details!

Welcome back, Vikings! Today is the first day of our Spring 2021 semester. 🌟 Join Student Life for a series of events each day this week and celebrate the beginning of the semester. Check our story out for all the details! ...

Be sure to register for classes! 📓 Stay on track this semester and contact your advisor⁠ if you have any questions! 🎓⁠

Be sure to register for classes! 📓 Stay on track this semester and contact your advisor⁠ if you have any questions! 🎓⁠ ...

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