D’Youville College Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


How socioable this school was.




I wish I would have known how great it was, because I wouldn't have even bothered to apply any where else.


I wish I had known more about the festivals and the different cultural events held year round in the city and in the suburbs. They bring people together and it offers me the opportunity to expand culturally.


I wish I had known how bad the parking situation was. If you take early classes it isn't that big of an issue, but if you have classes starting after 10am, finding a spot in one of the campus lots or even near campus can be a challenge for sure.


how much debt i would be by the end of it.


That I would be mainly attending class every day of the week.


Nothing. I felt really prepared, my orientation was great and very informative.


Before I came to D'Youville, I wish I would have known how intense some of the course work would be! I knew college was going to be a challenge in and of itself, but D'Youville makes me try extra hard to be the best student I can be. I had no idea how academically difficult it would be to become a nurse. In retrospect though, even though I didnt know how hard it would be, it wouldnt have changed my mind. I am right where I want to be. I will make a difference in someone's life!


D'Youville College is a fantastic academic setting for a prospective student who has a strong grasp on the type of career that they would like to turn into a lifetime of work. I only wish that I knew the field of study I could see myself involved in as an adult, because had I known that, I would have made several different choices about my education as well as my life. I can not complain though, I've met some of the most interesting and genuine people at D'Youville.


I wish someone had told me eariler what an amazing enviornment D'Youville is , also the helpful teaching staff who are always dedicated to their students 110% of their time. Also not to mention the great help that is offered in the Tutoring Center for students who are struggling.


I wish I had known about the opportunities to get involved in my school besides the sports and clubs. There isn't really anything else that wasn't addressed to me when I came to DYC to visit and when I enrolled there.


How to write better.


I wish i knew the school was as serious as it is. I started at Canisius, an expensive and flashy school. When I transfered, I had a negative attitude about D'Youville because I thought it would be lower quality since it is lesser known. I quickly found out that the quality is very similar to what the more premier schools offer and the classes I find more interesting, positive, and useful. What I thought would be a step down in my college experience has given me more than I could've asked, not to mention athletic involvement.


I wish that I'd known that I was really just coming to school to do work and that's not a bad thing at all. Social life is somewhat there, but everything revolves around school. It is beneficial in the end, because I came to school to get my education.


When teachers say they have office hours and will even show up at your group study sessions to help, they mean it. I was nervous to talk to my professors one on one, but I see other students working in their offices all the time, and my psychology professor did join my classmates when they studied for her class. They actually care. I also wish I knew that there is a bulliton board where students sell their old textbooks. I might have looked at it over the summer to find better deals. The school wants you to save money.


I wish I knew more about the area when coming to this school. Most fun things are farther away from the neighborhood the school is at, and if I knew that better it would have helped me choose to live on campus or not to live on campus. The area isn't the greatest, so one has to travel a few miles away.


More about the campus and student related activities.


I wish I would have known but I have tried to find books for the upcoming semester through peers at school and online to decrease the expense.


I feel that I was given a good base knowledge of this school through tours and guides. I do not feel that I lacked any information before coming here,


I didn't do a lot of research on the school, and on its campus. The school is located in a downtown setting and there are three buildings that are part of the school which are all separated. In order to get from the library or the computer lab you have to leave the main lecture building. Living in Buffalo, New York, the weather can be very brutal in the winter, so it would be nice not to leave the building and stay inside throughout the day.


I would have liked to know more about the teachers and what i would have to take. I would have also liked to know more about the area I would be going to school in. Also, how easy or hard it was to get help with course work and finacial aid.


Although I do believe that student loans for education are "good" loans, it is important to realize the quality of education you are receiving and how it correlates with the tuition. Before attending college, prospective students should most certainly look into the education of their professors. You DO NOT want to be spending $20,000 a year at a college where master's students are teaching you. For that amount of money, ALL of your classes should be taught and instructed by professors with PhD's.


I wish i would have known more about the student life. Once i got to school i realized how little there really was to do on campus. It is true that there are a lot of clubs to participate in, but once the school day is over there isn't that much to do. Most students use this time to party and drink. I chose to join a sport (crew). I am very glad i did, but i still wish that there were more things to do around campus, especially since most of the practices are in the morning!


How much differnt the teachers were from high school teachers and how much of a change it would be from the workload of high school to tgeh workload of college


There are few teachers, and for some programs there are few students. What this is indicative of is that a necessary course may only be offered during one semester.


how far in debt i was going to be


i knew all i wanted to know


I do not think that there is anything I really needed to know about D'Youville that I did not know going in. I feel that the school prepared me well for transferring and beginnging a new college career here.