D’Youville College


Enrollment: 1,136.

Student Body: 76% female, 24% male, 26% out-of-state, international (55 countries represented). Asian 3%, African American 23%, Caucasian 70%, Hispanic 5%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 72% freshmen return for sophomore year. 13% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 13:1. 105 full-time faculty, 64% hold PhDs, 10% are members of minority groups, 57% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, first professional, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate, post-master’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/ discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; education; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cooperative education program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, exchange student program (domestic), independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college. Combined degree programs: BS/MS. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, apartments for married students, apartments for single students, quiet floors for 3rd-5th year students. Separate male and female floors available. New apartment style housing opened 1/05. 100% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Kavinoky Theatre (professional theatre).

Computers: Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, drama/theater, literary magazine, student government, student newspaper, yearbook.

Organizations: 25 registered organizations, 3 honor societies, 1 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, volleyball. Women: Basketball, crew/rowing, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: New academic center, new sym, Spot Spartian Cafe, weight room, gross anatomy lab, new apartment-style housing for junior level and up.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 2.88. 10% in top 10% of high school class, 9% in top 25% of high school class, 81% in top 50% of high school class. 75% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 433-540. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 430-540. ACT middle 50% range 18-23. Minimum paper TOEFL 500. Minimum computer TOEFL 173.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores. Important factors considered include: Class rank. Other factors considered include: Recommendation(s), alumni/ae relation, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, interview, talent/ability, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, 3 foreign language, 3 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,242 applied, 72% admitted, 26% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $25. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $14,690. Room and board $7,340. Required fees $200. Average book expense $850.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution s own financial aid form, state aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 4/15.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid, Federal Nursing Scholarships. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, Federal Nursing, college/university loans from institutional funds.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $2,000. Off-campus job opportunities are excellent.

Financial Aid Statistics: 93% freshmen, 93% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 65% freshmen, 34% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 92% freshmen, 60% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 167% freshmen, 941% undergrads receive any aid.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation.

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