D'Youville College (DYC)

Buffalo, NY

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D'Youville College

D'Youville College

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 19 Review

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for D'Youville College

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

D'Youville is a very nice facility. The campus is small, so it's easy to get wherever you need to go. Everyone is extremely friendly and nice, so it's easy to make new friends. However, the campus is located in downtown Buffalo, so there is a lot of fear for crime, typically however, there are no major crimes. One downside to D'Youville, is that since it is a private school, it is very expensive.

Academics

Since D'Youville is a small, private school, the class sizes are relatively small as well, which makes personal interaction with professors easy to obtain. The way D'Youville is set up, you get to take classes based upon and relevant to your major right away, which I really enjoy. The professors are all nice and willing to work with each student, you just have to make the effort to see them and to ask for help.

College Life

D'Youville has a lot of clubs and organizations for the students to get involved in. They also have several sports teams that everyone is eligible to participate in. But if you find that clubs and sports teams aren't for you, D'Youville also holds various different activities on the weekends such as MEGA Bingo, dodgeball tournaments, game nights, etc., that anyone can go to and win free prizes.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

D'Youville College is definitely a school that gives a student a second chance to pursue their dreams. I have only started for about a week and people at the Connection office and Ms. Leli has been super helpful and kind. The only problem is, transportation. I live about a 42 minutes walk, and I have no idea on how to take the bus. Hopefully, I will figure it out soon.

Academics

The class sizes are perfect! They are not huge. The professor for the class I'm taking seem to be helpful. He states out exactly what should be done to receive the grade one deserves. Offers office hours and encourages students to see him if help is needed. The workload seem fair and not too overwhelming.

College Life

I honestly have not been around, but the library seem to be a great place to study and print! I always see security guards around campus. Actually, I have not noticed anyone smoking around campus either. The social atmosphere is great. Students are friendly and easy to get along with. I would have to invest more time to see what activities are around campus, but I am sure there are plenty. We actually get emails on what's going around campus!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I love the small class sizes for many different reasons. It wasn't a huge adjustment from high school to college because the classes sizes were very similar. Also, professors are much more accessible. They are more available for meetings and are willing to answer questions before and after class. I love the atmosphere at D'Youville and it really is like a family.

Academics

I'm in my 4th year of the Physician Assistant program. This year is all clinical rotations and so far it has been an incredible experience. Overall D'Youville's class sizes are great and you never feel like you are just one in a crowd. Most of my professors know me by name!

College Life

D'Youville is located near Elmwood avenue which is where most of the nightlife and restaurants are. Campus safety is great and they will escort you to your car in the parking lot or on the street at night.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I like how this school is small and the majority of people in their programs are familiar with each other. Some tips for prospective students is that since it is a private college it will be expensive and if they are deciding on taking out student loans, to make sure their minds are committed and if not there will be conflicts in the future.

Academics

This school is very concerned about students acedemics and succeding. The professors try and set the students up with sucess and gives a lot of review materials so that students have all they need to do well on exams. This is my second semester here after transferring from a community college, the work load is a lot but it helps students develop their work ethic and thats what I like for me and other students to develop before going into the nursing field.

College Life

This college has a good amount of events, nice clubs, and since this college isn't really in a safe environment the security makes me and other students feel very comfortable. The athletics is okay but the only thing I would recommend would have intramurals for other students who aren't on a team just for some enjoyment for others but overall a really nice school.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

D'Youville College is a very tight-knit community where everyone knows your name and the professors are always willing to go above and beyond to help you succeed. The college takes pride in helping the local community and producing well-rounded students, as well as productive citizens. Personally my favorite aspect of the college is the fact that they always have student events, such as comedians or movie nights (all involving free raffles or goodies!) On top of that professors are actively involved in student clubs and volunteering. There are $15 million awarded in merit and need based scholarships per year and almost 500 Canadian students currently enrolled.

Academics

D'Youville College takes pride in having great professors who are knowledgeable about the subject matter and willing to help you succeed. Classes are small and diverse. Free tutors are available for those who need them. They will also ask you to be a tutor if you do well in a subject and offer to pay you if you agree to tutor. There are different programs that can help you succeed as well, such as the Health Careers Opportunity Program, which allows you to explore health careers and better prepare you for your classes. Almost all programs include internships.

College Life

D'Youville College takes pride in diversity. There are more than 35 clubs on campus that are recognized by the Student Association, some of which are founded on recognizing diversity such as Black Student Union, Alliance (welcoming all students, especially LGBT students), and International Student Club. D'Youville's clubs participate in volunteerism every semester and hold events such as dances and movie nights for all students to take part in. For residents, Residence Council provides an active forum to voice your opinions about the school or about what sort of events you would like to see. All residents are a part of Residence Council, which sponsors everything from Smoothie Nights to trips to see plays or to Cedar Point. Clubs hold events during the week and on weekends. D'Youville Spartans have 14 Intercollegiate Division III athletic programs they can participate in, such as soccer or women's crew.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

D'Youville College has really surprised me in so many ways. I never expected to love going to school as much as I do. At D'Youville, everyone goes out of their way to help one another no matter what the circumstances are. Everyone is so friendly and nice which makes you feel good to be surrounded by such great energy. When looking at prospective colleges, I was looking for a place that I was going to be comfortable going to everyday. As soon as I walked on campus for an open house, I felt like I was at home. I instantly fell in love with the campus and the people who I met that day. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to attend D'Youville College and that, most importantly, I was going to thrive on the education I was about to receive. On top of the atmosphere of the college, I heard such great things about this school and the programs offered. The campus is smaller than most other schools and it makes learning so much easier. The professors know your name, your program, and they encourage you to take advantage of their office hours and the Learning Center if you need to any help whatsoever. The Learning Center is a service offered to any student for any class that is difficult and best of all... the Learning Center is free to use! Although college can be a challenge sometimes, D'Youville College is such a great place to be and I was, and still am, excited to go to school everyday.

Academics

D'Youville has very small class sizes which makes it less distracting to learn in. In the classes I had last semester there were no more than 25 students in the class. With such small class sizes, the professors have time to get to know each and every student in the class. Every professor is approachable and easy to talk to about anything that is going on. College is a lot of work, however, the workload is manageable if you stay on top of what the professors are asking for. Some classes require more work to be done than others, but it is never too much to handle. The programs at D'Youville are incredibly diverse and it offers every student a chance to experience things outside of their intended major. Prerequisite classes give students a chance to explore other classes and allows them to potentially find a minor program. D'Youville prides themselves on their small class sizes and the attention they give to students, and it really shows in how students behave at school and when talking about the school.

College Life

There is always something going on at D'Youville. Almost every weekend there is something going on that any student can get involved in. Clubs and organizations at the school make it easy to join clubs by constantly advertising when there are meetings or events coming up. Activities are not just on weekends, the Student Association (SA) creates activities that go on during the school day. Around Halloween time, the SA had goodie bags with raffle tickets in it, if you found a ticket, you received a prize! There are bake sales going on all of the time too. Many people believe that the area around the campus is not that great. The campus security team is phenomenal and they do everything they can to keep everything running smoothly. If you feel uncomfortable walking from the buildings to your car, campus security can walk with you so you feel safe. They are at D'Youville 24/7.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I think the school overall is challenging academically, but rewarding. The class size is small. The teachers are for the most part, very willing to help the students. It is a small private college but the buildings are nice. I chose the college specifically for the Physician Assistant B.S./M.S program.

Academics

Workload is challenging, but professors are generally approachable and helpful. Class size is small, around 30 students per most classes. The laboratory facilities are nice. The library is good. There is a gym on campus.

College Life

People are friendly. There are multiple clubs and organizations. I live off campus and am an older student, so I don't really get involved in a lot of the social aspects. There are athletic teams. There is around the clock security on campus, I have never had any issues.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

D'Youville College is a great place to pursue medical careers, their small class sizes makes it a very comfortable atmosphere to seek instructors help and focus on academics that require the extra attention. My experience here has been incredible, I truly believe it is teaching me all that I need to know to one day succeed as a nurse. I’ve chosen to focus on my studies, D’youville is no party school but it will get you on the path you strive to be.

Academics

D’youville has a strenuous program, but nothing that a student isn’t capable of if he/she is serious about their aspirations in life. A person with the right objectives and ambitions will aim to be their best and will have no problem succeeding at D’youville. The hardest class I have experienced here was Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2. I was thrown into Anatomy and Physiology my first semester of college and the workload was overwhelming at times and it required self-discipline to pull through. After completing this challenge my first semester it gave me the courage and self-gratification I needed to continue on with my journey through the nursing program. In retrospect, completing that class till this day has been one of my greatest achievements.

College Life

Athletics at D’youville, have shown many the meaning of team work and what it means to be a true friend. Some of the closest relationships on campus are evident in those who participate in sports in their free time. I have not had the opportunity to participate in sports here but I hear it’s a nice escape from schoolwork and the stress of our everyday lives. I have attended sporting events (Soccer, Basketball, Baseball) and I have really enjoyed catching a game here and there with friends. Greek life is nonexistent here, however, there is plenty of opportunity to socialize with friends and things to do on the weekend.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York, was a standout college to me while I was researching schools because of the manner in which they told everything about their college, their programs, the atmosphere (both in the surrounding area and on campus), and what they would expect from the students. They did not leave anything out when talking about the college, whether it was a special presentation, advertisements, or open house. I picked the college for a conglomerate of reasons, but especially because of the academics and how they laid out the amount they expected of each student to succeed. Since I like to challenge myself and they wanted students who would push themselves to succeed, I felt that this was the perfect place to enroll. Choosing to continue in postsecondary education at D'Youville College is one of the best decisions that I have made; between the familial atmosphere and the challenge of learning that I experience everyday: I know it will help me be the best professional and PA after I graduate.

Academics

As a freshman, I have not had much experience with too many professors or academic departments, but those that I have enjoyed the most have left a large imprint on my life. The academic department that I have been most involved with is the Department of Math and Natural Sciences, where one of my favorite professors - Dr. Marion Olivieri - is the chair. She taught a College Chemistry Refresher course for two weeks before the semester began, and showed how much fun can be had when learning Chemistry or any science. The major science for the first semester - that was taken by many freshman - was Anatomy & Physiology I; and although very difficult because of the amount of information learned, Dr. Stacy Ruvio quickly became my favorite professor for this course and type of science. She seemed to take on the role of a 'mom' and pushed us to succeed, well giving us the tools and instructions in order to fulfill her goal. The last professor that I would like to showcase was an English professor who also pushed me to become better while showing me that I did better than I ever realized. Dr. Marta Werner, despite vast reservoirs of knowledge and ability, put herself into the Literature being presented and showed how much can be taken from the works we were studying. While pushing us to become better thinkers and students, Dr. Werner offered a combination of friendship and insight that is the best aspect of any teacher, but not seen in all who profess to be teachers.

College Life

Knowing where my professors are located on campus has helped me to memorize the campus setup; like a maze: I have memorized the locations of various offices and then will try to place a new location in 'my cognitive map' in conjunction with an office or other location that I have already visited and marked on the 'map'. The other aspect that is told on almost every college tour is that of the three buildings that are connected on campus: the way to know if a student is in a different building is that the material on the floor changes. The one building has a wood floor, but then the next building is carpeted, whereas the next building has tiled flooring. Being a Physician Assistant student in DYC's very competitive PA program, I have many classes that have taken me throughout the school and have given me a good knowledge of where to find locations on campus. The most important aspect that has enhanced my educational experience is the peer tutoring that can be obtained through the Learning Center on the fourth floor of the Koessler Administration Building. Being able to hear about the class and study with a student who has already gone through the course I am currently taking has been the most help in the furtherance of my education.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I am a transfer student and have not actually been to school there yet. I had a tour of the campus and met with some advisers who were all very helpful so I could start schooling at D'Youville College. Overall, the school had a wonderful campus and a great atmosphere.

Academics

I have not yet attended any classes because I start school in the fall of 2013. I have, however, heard nothing but great things about the school, classes, and professors because I have a friend that attends D'Youville College as well. I love that the class sizes are small because it give me more one on one time with the professor and allows them to get to who what kind of student I am. I know I am going to love the nursing program at D'Youville College. The schedule is well made and structured to give every student the opportunity to succeed. D'Youville College has such an amazing reputation for the nursing program and from what I have seen and heard I am confident I chose the right school. I expect the workload given will keep me busy but it is not anything I am not used to. I know how to stay focus and finish my work in a timely fashion.

College Life

I have not yet experienced the social atmosphere at D'Youville College, however, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Weekend activities could include going out into Downtown Buffalo, NY. The area is surrounded by many shops and restaurants where you can hang out with friends, relax, and enjoy the city.


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