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International Profile

For over 100 years, D’Youville College has provided a quality education for students seeking choices that translate into successful careers and personal satisfaction. A devoted faculty and staff and limited class sizes provide the opportunity to interact personally with faculty and students alike, forming the basis for a well-integrated education and providing graduates with exceptional job placement possibilities.

D’Youville College is an independent, urban, coeducational institution that provides liberal arts and professional programs for more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. D’Youville maintains a tradition of excellence by promoting academic leadership and responding to community needs. D’Youville has been ranked a top college in New York State for return on investment.

D’Youville’s dedicated faculty members are committed to making teaching their primary focus and preparing students for a lifetime of learning. D’Youville maintains a 12:1 student-faculty ratio in virtually all of its classes to ensure that students receive the highest level of individualized attention. With more than 34 undergraduate degree programs and 19 graduate degree programs, D’Youville College affords students the opportunity to go places and do things they may have never dreamed possible.

D’Youville also offers unique two-degree programs that help a student earn a bachelor’s and master’s or doctorate degree concurrently in just five or six years. (Many of these are the first programs of their kind in the United States!)

When a student comes to D’Youville, he or she interacts with students from all corners of the world who are eager to share their ideas and cultural heritage. With students coming from Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Romania, and Russia—just to name a few—D’Youville promotes global understanding and a wonderful exchange of cultures. To meet the specific needs of international students, D’Youville has developed a variety of programs to guide them through every aspect of education and campus life. D’Youville offers a three-credit-hour English as a Second Language class and free tutoring. In addition, D’Youville’s international business program offers a unique five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree that combines specialized training with extensive field work experience through international internships and study abroad programs.

Why D’Youville?
D’Youville students come from a richly diverse variety of cultures and countries and have chosen the College because of its reputation for providing a quality, well-rounded educational experience. But that’s not all! At D’Youville we know how important the cost and length of a program is to the international student. With that in mind, D’Youville created excellent two-degree programs in 10 fields: accounting, chiropractic, dietetics, education, international business, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant. What does that mean to you? If you are accepted into one of the five-year programs, you can be confident that you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in five years. Most other programs take six years. You save one year! Also, you will pay undergraduate tuition for all five years in the combined-degree programs, and you are directly accepted into the program; you never have to reapply! So in less time and for less money, you get more from your education than at most schools!

What about activities?
With over 32 different social, cultural, and professional clubs, as well as college sports and fitness rooms, D’Youville students have plenty to do. Located in a residential section of the city of Buffalo, New York, D’Youville puts students just steps away from all the action and excitement that comes with life in New York State’s second-largest metropolitan area. From top-rated theaters to ski resorts, nightclubs, ethnic festivals, concert halls, and Niagara Falls, it’s all here in Buffalo!

At D’Youville we make housing affordable, safe, and comfortable in a new college apartment complex and Marguerite Hall, our 12-story residence hall. The facility houses men and women and offers a choice of single-sex or coeducational living. Campus security is on hand 24 hours a day all over campus to maintain a safe environment. Off-campus apartments are available in the surrounding area and are within walking distance to classes and shops.

D’Youville’s modern Montante Family Library boasts state-of-the-art computer reference capabilities for both in-house and off-site users, including access to over 70 online databases. Other student resources include the Career Services Center, the Learning Center, the Health Center, and the College Center (housing the gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness and wellness area and main dining room, and snack areas). In the fall of 2015, we opened our new state-of-the-art School of Arts, Sciences, and Education.

The International Student Office is responsible for overseeing immigration requirements and reviewing admission credentials for all incoming overseas undergraduates. The ISO welcomes students upon arrival and guides them through the orientation program before classes begin. Through-out the year, the ISO staff continues to assist in academic and cultural adjustments through the office’s many programs and services, making the international student’s stay as enjoyable as possible.

Admission requirements
Applications are accepted through-out the year at D’Youville College. All international applicants must complete an application for admission, as well as a Personal Data Form for foreign nationals and students who have been educated outside the United States. Students applying for admission to D’Youville’s physician assistant or post-baccalaureate programs must also submit a separate application for those programs. All application materials may be obtained from International Admissions. In addition, D’Youville will need official high school or secondary school records in English from first-year students and official university/college transcripts as well as official high school transcripts from transfer students. Also, all students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL results with a minimum score of 550. All international students must complete a federal affidavit of support certifying their financial ability. High school graduates must take the SAT or ACT to be eligible for academic scholarships.

Total comprehensive fee (tuition, room, board, books, health insurance, personal expenses, and fees) for the 2015–2016 academic year is $41,150 before financial aid. How can you handle the costs? At D’Youville there are a variety of ways to help. All applicants are reviewed for various academic scholarships worth up to $74,000 at the time of acceptance. Notifications of academic awards are made upon acceptance. Also, international students may apply for the Student Employment Program, which allows a student to work a number of hours per week on campus.



The D’Youville College campus is within walking distance of the heart of downtown Buffalo, New York, the second-largest city in New York State, and the Peace Bridge, which connects Buffalo with Canada. The Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is a major facility. Buffalo is minutes away from beaches, ski resorts, and sports stadiums and only an 80-minute drive from Toronto, Canada.


Type of College: Private, coeducational, residential four-year college granting bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees

Size of Campus: More than seven acres in an urban setting, including the historic Koessler Administration Building built in 1874

Number of Students: 3,000 (Undergraduate international population is 12%.)

Number of Faculty: 200

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Science in Nursing, Elementary Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Services Administration, International Business, Physical Therapy, Secondary Education, and Special Education; Doctor of Chiropractic; and Doctor of Pharmacy

Undergraduate majors: Accounting, five-year Accounting (B.S.) and International Business, Biology, Business Management, Career Discovery, Chemistry, Chiropractic Program (seven-year B.S. and D.C.), Dietetics (five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s program), Childhood Education, English, Exercise and Sports Studies, Global Studies, Health Analytics, Health Services Management, History, International Business (five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s program), Mathematics, Nursing (B.S.N.), Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N. Online), Occupational Therapy (five-year bachelor’s/master’s program), Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy (six-year bachelor’s and doctorate program), Physician Assistant (four-and-a-half year B.S./M.S.), Pre-dental, Pre-law, Pre-med, Pre-vet, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, and Special Education

Geographic Diversity: 2014–2015 student body included students from across the United States and 40 countries.

International Student Services: International Admissions Office, international student orientation, foreign student advisement, three-credit-hour English as a Second Language course

International Student Budget: (12 months)
Tuition     $23,900
Fees    $470
Books, Personal Expenses, and Transportation    $3,800
Health Insurance     $1,800
Room and Board     $11,180
Total     $41,150

Financial Aid: International academic scholarships are available up to $73,725. SAT or ACT is required for high school graduates only.

Test Score Requirements: TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 79 Internet-based, IELTS: 6.5

Application Deadlines and Fees: Applications are processed as received throughout the year (rolling admission) on a space-available basis with the exception of the physician assistant program, which accepts applications until November 1. Recommended deadline for January admission is October 1; for August admission, July 15 (due to the processing time necessary for I-20s). Application is free.