D'Youville College: Narrative Description

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320 Porter Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201-1084
Tel: (716)829-8000
Free: 800-777-3921
Admissions: (716)829-7600
Fax: (716)829-7790
Web Site: http://www.dyc.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1908. Setting: 7-acre urban campus. Endowment: $16.5 million. Total enrollment: 2,729. Faculty: 207 (105 full-time, 102 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,242 applied, 72% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 9 class presidents, 4 valedictorians, 45 student government officers. Full-time: 988 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 237 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 28 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 21% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 43% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 49% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer session. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Western New York Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,230 includes full-time tuition ($14,690), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($7340). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $420 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Occupational Therapy Student Association, Physical Therapy Student Association, Student Nurses Association, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Family and Friends, Honors Convocation, Moving Up Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 473 college housing spaces available; 232 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. D'Youville College Library with 122,057 books, 195,079 microform titles, 665 serials, 3,160 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $951,681. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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