D’Youville College

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College Profile

D’Youville is a private college located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st-century. Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D’Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite d’Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, a tradition that continues today. A school with a long, Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected.

Featuring an urban, growing campus community of over 3,000 students, D’Youville offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance inter-and-extracurricular activities integrating community service with coursework.

Programs We Offer  

Undergraduate & Graduate International Business
Graduate Pharmacy
Graduate Chiropractic
Undergraduate & Graduate Nursing
Undergraduate/Graduate Dietetics
Undergraduate & Graduate Occupational Therapy
Graduate Physical Therapy
Undergraduate & Graduate Physician Assistant
Undergrgaduate Public Health
Undergraduate & Graduate Biology/Anatomy


Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 3045
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1699
  • Graduate enrollment: 1346
  • International Student Enrollment: undergraduate _22_  graduate _154
  • Male %, Female %  27%, 73%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 1:9
  • Faculty: Full-Time ­­­­_189___, Part-Time _106
  • Number of countries represented on campus: _36
  • Top five countries represented on campus: 
Canada, China, South Korea, Nigeria, Burma

English as a Second Language Program and Services

The Intensive English Program is designed to help International Students build the academic language skills they need to be successful as D’Youville students. Students will enroll full-time in English classes for reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. All classes focus on the development of academic English language skills and preparedness for college or university level study. The program runs with the D’Youville academic calendar with semester-long courses offered at four levels from High Beginner to Advanced. Additionally, participants will attend field trips to Niagara Falls, sporting events, art galleries, museums, and regional shopping centers. Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Program Completion at each level.

For more information:  Contact Laryssa Petryshyn, Associate Vice President for Global Education, petryshl@dyc.edu;

Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?YES

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?

Additional ESL features include:

English Language Tutoring Services

The Intensive English Program offers free tutoring services to D’Youville students who are non-native English speakers.  This includes multilingual students enrolled in full-time language study or in academic programs.

We are able to help students:

  • Understand course reading and materials
  • Express ideas through writing
  • Prepare for formal presentations
  • Ask questions about course content
  • Access campus services for more assistance
  • Get involved in campus clubs and events
  • Understand and follow academic expectations

ESL Courses

ESL courses are designed for students who are working towards a degree and need continued support with English language skills.  One 3-credit course is offered each semester and covers academic reading, writing, and oral communication skills.  Individualized support is provided as needed.


Throughout the semester, we offer academic workshops for any interested student.  Topics will include academic writing, grammar, communicating with professors, conversation skills, and much more.

International Student Housing Options

MARGUERITE HALL: Primarily for freshmen and sophomores is co-ed, with floors divided by gender.  Each floor has a study lounge, TV lounge, and kitchenette.  Each room has cable TV hook-up, Internet access, small refrigerator, and individually-controlled heating and air conditioning.  24/7 security requiring an ID for access.

APARTMENTS:  Primarily for juniors, seniors, and students over 21, including graduate and doctoral students.  Each apartment has four bedrooms and two full baths, and are fully furnished.  Each apartment has cable TV hook-up, Internet access, full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave, and individually-controlled heating and air conditioning.  Access to the building and apartments via electronic access cards.

For more information: Contact Edward Reilly, Director of Residence Life, reillye@dyc.edu or (716) 829-8500.

Collaborative programs

Brescia University, London, Ontario, Canada Dietetics
North China University of Technology, Tangshan, China  Dietetics
Shangrao Normal University, Shangrao, China Business
Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Nanning, China  Nursing, GPFI, Summer program
University College, Cork, Ireland Pharmacy
James Cook University, Townsville, Australia Pharmacy


First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students


Visa Information

I-20s are issued only for F-1 (academic) visa status

For further information on obtaining I-20s and F-1 visa status, please see the following web page: http://www.dyc.edu/admissions/international/immigration.aspx

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Cost of Attendance for International Students UNDERGRADUATE (full time):
Tuition, $26,120/year;
Fees: $630/year;
Room & board, $12,224/year;
Books & supplies, $1,200/year

GRADUATE: Varies by program.

Program Cost per credit
On-ground Master’s programs $961/credit
Online Master’s programs $700/credit
MBA program $776/credit
On-ground Doctoral Programs $1,067/credit
Doctor of Chiropractic program $13,060/semester; $816/credit
Doctor of Pharmacy program $17,187/semester; $961 or $1,047/credit
On-ground Advanced Certificate $961/credit
On-line Advanced Certificate $700/credit



Financial Aid

Canadian citizen tuition discount of 20%.

Institutional grants and scholarships.

Student Activities and Campus Life

The International Student Services office is part of the Center for Global Engagement and counsels all Canadian and international students on immigration matters, I-20 issuance, F-1 student status and guides them through the cultural adjustment process. The office connects international students with services and activities on campus and in the surrounding community.


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