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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 17 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’s Paul Brinkworth Wins PAVE Contest, Will Attend the 2016 International Retail Design Conference in Montreal

Paul Brinkworth, a long-standing interior design professor at Villa Maria College, has won an international contest sponsored by the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE). As part of the competition, Paul wrote an

Villa Maria College Names Mary Robinson Vice President for Development

On July Mary Robinson was named Villa Maria College’s Vice President for Development in July 2016 1, 2016, Mary Robinson was officially named the vice president for development at Villa

Melanie Bruning Wins First Place in ASID Student Design Competition

Melanie Bruning, a junior interior design major at Villa Maria College, was awarded first place in the American Society of Interior Designers‘ 2016 Student Design Competition. Melanie designed Riverworks, a Bavarian biergarten

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