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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 Student Magazine Wins National Award

Buffalo, NY – Villa Maria College is pleased to announce that SKALD ’15, the school’s annual literary and arts magazine, has been awarded a Gold Crown Award by the Columbia

Villa Maria College Recognized with Two Advertising Awards: WHERE Commercial Awarded Silver Telly Award, Bronze Educational Advertising Award

Villa Maria College’s Villa is WHERE television commercial was recognized nationally twice this month, earning both a Telly Award and an Educational Advertising Award. Villa’s commercial was awarded a silver

Villa Students Win Big at 2016 ADDYs

On March 6, Western New York’s most esteemed advertising professionals gathered in the Statler to celebrate their hard work at the ADDY Awards. The ADDY Awards are the advertising industry’s

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