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What Villa’s All About

Villa Maria College is a private, co-educational, Catholic college offering students a unique experience to learn and grow with a culturally diverse student population and a growing baccalaureate culture that lives its values of truth, charity, and unity.

With a variety of academic programs to choose from, our real strength lies in our student centered education, 12:1 student to faculty ratio, and educators who bring their real world experience into the classroom. Our faculty consists of working artists, animators, physical therapists, musicians, writers and designers, who all place a heavy emphasis on teaching students how to use their talents in real world experiences.

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At Villa students won’t spend all their time in the classroom. Instead, students will apply what they learn in experiences like internships and volunteer opportunities, while building networks and portfolios to help them stand out in the marketplace.

There is plenty of financial assistance to fund your education at Villa, including access to a dedicated team of financial aid and admission counselors, so students can focus on their studies not their finances.

Where do you want your talent to take you?

Villa Maria College can help you get there.

Recent News

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,

Congressman Higgins & Villa Maria College Announce $1.98 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant

Federal Funds Will Support Villa’s Efforts to Reach Underserved Students Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Villa Maria College announce a federal grant totaling more than $1.984 million for the College,

Increased Enrollment Attributed to Successful Implementation of Visionary Plan

As colleges in Western New York, New York State and throughout the United States struggle with declining enrollment, Villa Maria College announces its student enrollment for the Fall 2015 semester

Villa Maria By the Numbers

CN5H90731As a small, private, Catholic college specializing in arts and music, Villa Maria College has a lot to offer you, including:

  • A 12:1 student to faculty ratio.
  • 14 bachelor and associate degree programs, many of which are highly specialized in art, science, and music.
  • A diverse student body consisting of 500+ full- and part-time students.
  • More than 24 different types of merit-based and endowed scholarships.
  • 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.

We also offer internships in every program, industry leading technology in every classroom and studio, and an on-campus art gallery for professional and emerging art students.

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