Here at CollegeRecon, we spend a lot of time pouring over college and university descriptions. Some days we feel like they all run together. Other times, there’s a school that really stands out and our ears perk up.

For this week’s School Spotlight post we are featuring one of those schools that really stuck out for us. We think by the end of this post you will see why too.

This week’s spotlight is…

D’Youville College


Location: Buffalo, New York

Accreditations: The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,963 (Veterans, spouses and dependents make up nearly 20% of D’Youville’s total student population and they are enrolled throughout all academic programs at the college.)

Duration: 4 year

College Type: Private

D'Youville student veterans

(Courtesy: D’Youville College)


-Application fees are waived for ALL Veterans and dependents.

-The D’Youville Student Veterans of America chapter manages the Veteran and Military Aligned Students Ambassador, Peer Mentoring and Tutoring Programs. The. The  D’Youville Veterans Outreach and Support Services (VOSS) Centerhouses: The SVA & Work Study Office, The Captain Eleanor Grace Alexander Memorial Veterans Lounge, The Ann Wood Kelly Memorial Veterans Learning Center, & The Veterans Affairs Office. The VOSS Center is staffed with a Full-Time Veteran Affairs Director & Assistant Director, VOSS Program Coordinator, and a full staff of counselors and coordinators.


Leave of Absence Policy

D’Youville offers a liberal military leave of absence policy. We will work with you to plan your degree program’s course schedule around any known exercises and deployments. We’ll also help adjust your course schedule if you receive orders.


Academic Programs

Wanting to explore a bachelor’s degree? Here’s a full list of all they have to offer as well as links where you can learn more.

Joint Degree Programs

Start as a freshman and earn a bachelor and graduate-level degree in less time and at less cost than pursuing them separately. Their joint degree programs are a great way to get two degrees in a cheaper and faster manner.


D'Youville student veterans

(Courtesy: D’Youville College)

D’Youville College has all of the following veteran/military support programs in place:

Campus SVA Chapter

Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus

Signed VA Principles Of Excellence

Club/Association For Veterans

8 Keys to Veterans’ Success

Offers ROTC Program

Member of S.O.C

Offers College Credit for Military Experiences

Awards Credit For CLEP Exam

Awards Credit For DSST Exam

Comply with The Veteran’s Choice Act

Approved for TA Funding

Yellow Ribbon Program

Scholarships for Military

Reduced Tuition for Military

**To learn more about each of these programs & why they are so important, click here.


“We are committed to supporting those who have so selflessly served our nation as members of the armed forces and their family members. We recruit, prepare and support active, reserve, guard and veteran students and their families, and help to navigate the collegiate journey. While recruitment and retention of veteran and military aligned students are important goals, our primary focus is to ensure the success of all our students academically, professionally and personally.” — D’Youville College Mission.


Ranked #5 in Best for Vets Military Friendly Schools

Not that rankings are everything, but once you dig into why D’Youville ranked so highly, you’ll see this one really does mean something.  

Benefits For Military at D’Youville

Tuition Benefits for Military

Veteran Waiver Grant Program

The Veteran Advantage at D’Youville College


Sound Like a Place You Could See Yourself?

Start a conversation with D’Youville College today through this free portal. It allows you to converse with admissions counselors without giving out your personal contact info. Maybe you too will become a D’Youville student veteran and soar through your degree program!