D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY, USA

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D'Youville College
3.28 Average Rating

STRANGE from Liverpool, NY

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
PROFESSORS ARE VERY INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL.
Am enjoying being here
LOVE THE STAFF AND STUDENTS,CLOSE TO STORES,RESTAURANTS AND BUSLINES.
Bang for the buck
VERY SMALL,UNDERRATED COMPARED TO BIGGER SCHOOLS IN BUFFALO,BUT ALLOWS YOU TO STAY FOCUS! EXCELLENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Tips for prospective students
STAY POSITIVE,KEEP A GREAT ATTITUDE AND STAY FOCUS!
Great for these types of students
ALL STUDENTS..VERY DIVERSE!
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Nicole from Lancaster, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
D'Youville's motto of educating for life couldn't be more accurate; the academic excellence, help, and interaction with considerate professors, and the small-sized campus make for a great opportunity to learn-and retain-valuable information that will be useful in the future. The outstanding faculty and staff are helpful and courteous, and genuinely want every student to succeed. The wide array of programs and majors offered is also a huge benefit.
Tips for prospective students
The best thing to keep in mind about D'Youville is that whatever you're planning on putting into the college (effort in school work, participation in extracurricular activities, etc), is what your are going to get out of it. If you're willing to work hard, you WILL succeed in anything you want to.
Academic Rigor
Classes at D'Youville are a lot of work, just like at any other college, but, if you put in the right amount of effort and manage your time appropriately, you will have no problem succeeding academically.
Dorm Life
Residence halls and apartments are available at D'Youville. Residents also receive their own parking area.
Food and Dining
There are two cafes located on campus offering a wide variety of snacks and meals. There is also a Wilson Farms convenience store located very close by.
What to do for fun
Many extracurricular activites are available at D'Youville. The school prides itself on its Division III athletic teams, but there are also bountiful opportunities to become involved in student clubs and organizations.
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Candice from Ohio

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
D'Youville is a small college with with awesome professors! Because of the small size you get to know your professors on a more personal level and you're more than just a number. The small size also allows you to get to know and make friends with students of all different majors and years of study.
Tips for prospective students
Check out Spartan Central D'Youville's social network which can be found on the DYC website if you would like to interact with current students and ask questions. Another great way to get an inside look at DYC is to check out the D'Youville Student Voices Blog http://voices.dyc.edu/students/ which is written by real D'Youville students like myself. Most importantly when choosing a college go with your gut feeling the college you feel that speaks to you most.
Academic Rigor
Classes are challenging, but some are easier than others. Perofessors here really want you to succeed so if you make the effort you can achieve the grade. Professors keep office hours and many are very helpful to students looking for extra help or answers to questions about the material.
Dorm Life
The D'Youville Apartments (for 3rd year students or those 21+) are a lot nicer than Marguerite Hall, but overall the dorms are pretty good. Sometime's it gets a little noisy in Marguerite, but the RA's keep everyone in line. The floors are segregated which is nice because typically the guy floors are a little more wild than the girl floors. I live in Marguerite and have a great view of Canada and the river from my room. Marguerite is an older building and could use some updates like new elevators, modern TV's, and modern kitchenettes but I've seen worse dorms.
Food and Dining
The food is alright. It's typically a hit or it's just meh. Freshman living on campus are required to have a 19 meal plan first semester but after that they can choose the 14 meal plan with $250 spartan bucks which I highly recommend. Spartan bucks can be used at the cafes on campus or to swipe in guests at the dinning hall. Every Thursday we have a theme night at the dinning hall and they play music over the sound system. My favorite themes are sushi night and banquet night.
What to do for fun
There is a lot to do in the city. There are several restaurants, museums/art galleries, places to shop, and various forms of entertainment. Laser tron, sports games, bowling, plays, concerts, night clubs, and movies are places DYC students usually go for fun. Student Association and student clubs also put on various events on campus throughout the semester. My favorite event this year was the Black Light Party hosted by Alliance club. There was food, music, dancing, games, glow sticks, highlighters, and free T-shirts.
Bang for the buck
I think DYC is a great value because of all the one on one attention available to you and the small class sizes. I once had a Calculus II class with only four people in it. Because it is a small college you have so many opportunities because there are less people to compete with.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Morning Glory Cafe which is located just beyond campus has the best chai latte in the world! I love this cute little cafe. It's also a great place to have lunch and gift certificates to the cafe are often raffled off by the college to students.
Great for these types of students
D'Youville is great for students who want to succeed and become involved. There are several leadership roles on campus and if you want to be a leader all you have to do is step up. It's also really great for students who want to know their classmates. The small size allows you to meet students from all majors from freshman to last year grad students. I love that part about DYC because I have such a diverse population of friends!
Clubs and Activities
D'Youville has division III athletics, over 25 student clubs/organizations. and several community service opportunities. Last year I did both crew and xc in the fall semester of my freshman year as a Bio BS student. This year I'm just doing xc and am currently the Vice President of Lambda Sigma which is a sophomore honor society centered around community service. The student clubs are a great way to make new friends and accomplish great things. Athletics are also a great stress relief and a wonderful to make friends from other colleges as well.
Greek Life
There is no Greek Life on campus. The closest thing to Greek are the honor societies with Greek names. We do not have sororities or fraternities.
Campus Safety
Campus Security is staffed 24 hours. There is always a security guard stationed at each of the campus living buildings, one at the base, and one patrolling campus. There are also emergency security boxes all throughout campus to call for help. Students can also request a security guard to escort them up to a two block radius if they want that extra precaution. Personally I have never felt unsafe on campus. I think security is doing an excellent job maintaining the safety of DYC.
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Rochester, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I am so proud to be a D'Youville student because this college has lived up to and exceeded all of my expectations. I have grown so much academically, personally and professionally. The professors are so incredible and they are there to help.
Tips for prospective students
Do your research and find out what you want a school to offer you before applying. Take your time, you will be spending at least 2-4 years at your new school, so make sure it's just right for you. Study hard and have fun, the balance is hard but attainable.
Dorm Life
I lived in the apartments my first semester and loved it. You had your own room and only shared a bathroom with one other roomate.
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Oluwafemi from Buffalo, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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D'youville College is a college with diverse ethnicities. A welcoming environment for all. It is a college that is determined to help all students achieve their goals.
Tips for prospective students
It has an excellent teacher- student ratio. Most professors know their student by name, which is ideal for learning.
Academic Rigor
Academic expectations are high which is justified by the high percentage of their graduates that get into the work force after college.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is excellent. Their are two dorms, one caters to freshmen and students under 21, the other caters towards juniors or students over 21.
Food and Dining
Food in the dining is buffet style.(All you can eat). With a lot of healthy options giving.
What to do for fun
The college has over 20 different clubs, game nights, movie nights all organized by the student association.
Bang for the buck
All my aspirations were met.
Great for these types of students
Hardworking students, students with high expectations.
Campus Safety
Safety is of paramount importance to the school. The security gives regular updates on happenings in and around campus via email.
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Bryanne from Buffalo, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The school is great, small classes and great professors. The academic advisors should be a little more attentive to their students and their needs.
Tips for prospective students
Keep an eye on your own schedule once registered. Do not rely on the advisors to keep you pointed in the right direction.
Dorm Life
I do not live in the dorms.
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Anonymous

researching this school
0 people found this review useful
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Everyone seemed very nice, but this was only a campus visit, so it was hard to get a real feel for the school
Food and Dining
The food they served us was excellent, but may not have been the same as the food they give to the students.
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