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Villa Maria College is the premier student-centered college in Western New York

Villa is a small, private, catholic college that offers a variety of bachelors and associate degrees in a supportive, student-centered environment.  With a variety of academic programs to choose from, our real strength lies in our student centered education, 8:1 student to faculty ratio, and educators who bring their real world experience into the classroom. Our faculty consists of working artists, animators, physical and occupational therapists, musicians, writers and designers, who all place a heavy emphasis on teaching students how to use their talents in real world experiences.


Villa offers bachelors and associate degrees in 15 different areas.  Learn more about what you can study at Villa.


Apply to Villa today.  Contact Admissions to learn about how Villa is the right fit for you.  Our counselors will work with you to help you select the right academic program and show you ways to make your college education affordable.

Villa Maria College – The Home of the Vikings


Villa Maria Quick Info

As a small, private, Catholic college focused on student success, Villa Maria College has a lot to offer you, including:

  • A 8:1 student to faculty ratio.
  • 15 bachelor and associate degree programs, many of which are highly specialized in art, science, and music.
  • A diverse student body consisting of more than 500 students.
  • More than 24 different types of merit-based and endowed scholarships.
  • Access to the latest technology to support learning.
  • 4 different accreditations, including from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Association of Music Schools (NASM), Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • 1 academic partnership as a member of the Association of Franciscan Colleges & Universities.
  • Every Villa student will complete an internship in their academic program.
  • An outstanding art gallery where local artists, students, and faculty display their work.
  • The home of the Villa Vikings intercollegiate athletic program.
  • A recently renovated athletic center that includes: recreational facilities, pool, and weight room.

Recent News

Villa Maria College Launches New Athletic Teams

Golf, Cross Country, Bowling, and Swimming Added to Villa’s Athletic Program After announcing the re-launch of intercollegiate athletics in January, Villa Maria College is expanding its athletic programs with the

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Food Pack Event at Villa

Now in its fourth year, Villa Maria College will help feed needy children around the world by hosting a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event on Friday, November 6 and

Villa Maria College Adjunct Professor to be Inducted into Buffalo Music Hall of Fame

Villa students and professors to perform at ceremony on October 8. What does Linda Lombardo Appleby, adjunct professor in Villa Maria College’s Music Department, have in common with Big Wheelie,

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