Medaille College

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18 Agassiz Circle

Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 880-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Universities (North)

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Medaille College is a private institution that was founded in 1937. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,844, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 13 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Medaille College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $23,812 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Medaille College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution of higher learning. Its purpose is to make available to all qualified students postsecondary educational opportunities to meet their individual needs for lifelong intellectual and professional growth. Medaille College concentrates on excellence in teaching, with an emphasis on personal attention to its diverse student body. Its curriculum provides a solid liberal arts and sciences foundation with early access to career-oriented education. The College offers cultural, economic, and community services as part of its educational mission.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1937
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $967,688


When applying to Medaille College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Medaille College is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 59.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Medaille College is 14:1, and the school has 46.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Medaille College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant; Elementary Education and Teaching; Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; and Criminal Justice/Police Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 34%
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 18%
Elementary Education and Teaching 9%
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 9%
Criminal Justice/Police Science 8%

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Student Life

Medaille College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,844, with a gender distribution of 33.8 percent male students and 66.2 percent female students. Medaille College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,634
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Medaille College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Medaille College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Medaille College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Medaille College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Medaille College, 97 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,559.

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Tuition and fees $23,812 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,300 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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