D'Youville is a family of thinkers and doers working together for the greater good.

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.

D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic rigor necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world of tomorrow.

D'Youville Today

Today, the college has grown to:

Our Mission

D'Youville is an independent institution of higher education that offers baccalaureate and graduate programs to students of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.

D’Youville honors its Catholic heritage and the spirit of St. Marguerite d’Youville by providing academic, social, spiritual, and professional development in programs that emphasize leadership and service. D'Youville teaches students to contribute to the world community by leading compassionate, productive, and responsible lives.

Our Vision

D’Youville University is an exciting teaching and learning atmosphere that provides student with expansive, flexible and responsive programs. Through enhanced collaboration with other institutions of higher learning, D’Youville University prepares students – both traditional and non-traditional – for fast-changing, technological, multicultural world.

Our foundations with St. Marguerite d’Youville guides our scope of offerings: health, human services, education, and management are tied together with a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.

As a leader in education D’Youville University provides innovative, responsive, excellent academic programming with the tools necessary to enhance the learning process. The University will connect the collective knowledge of the work to provide access to students no matter where they are located. Our quality academic programs are aimed at preparing students for interesting careers and/or graduate and professional studies, with expanded graduated and doctoral programs.

D’Youville University provides a community of scholars where teaching and learning are treasured, where contemporary thought is applied in the classroom, and where there is a continuous enhancement of teaching skills through faculty study.

D’Youville University is a dynamic force within the community, where programs and services add to the community’s quality-of-life, where our graduates serve the community needs and provide the competencies sought by employers. Our campus offers our alumni the broader perspectives brought about by exposure to the liberal arts and sciences, and are prepared for the types of career changes that will be expected in the future.

At D’Youville we never refuse to serve where we see significant portals of entry to our programs, with multi-campus offerings, where financial capacity to serve the deserving students who are otherwise unable to pursue higher education, and where we respond to new needs with society, with compassion and resourcefulness.

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Our graduates are successful

Our alumni have the highest early-career salaries of college graduates in Western New York, according to Payscale.com. And we rank in the top 20% of schools in the U.S. that deliver economic value in a college education according to the Economist.

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our students don't just learn knowledge - they help create it

At D'Youville, students have numerous opportunities in engage in research with D'Youville faculty to prepare them for kind of experience that employers and graduate schools are looking for.

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D'Youville cares

At D’Youville we’re committed to helping our students understand that to improve themselves, they have to improve their community.

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