Medaille College


This Is Medaille College

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community.

Why Medaille?

We prepare you for a lifelong commitment to civic sustainability and professional success by granting you early access to career training. You do more than learn from textbooks. You learn by doing. Instead of reading how to apply psychotherapy practices, you observe real professionals in the session. Rather than studying old business plans, you work with a team to develop new plans that save real businesses in Buffalo.

Your community is your classroom at Medaille College. Learning extends well beyond the four walls of a lecture hall. You go out into the field and solve real problems concerning your local community. Create an algorithm that better matches mentors with youth at Big Brothers Big Sisters. This is how Medaille trains you to be an ethical, civically responsible individual your entire life.

The relationships you build at Medaille last a lifetime as well. You begin building a professional network the day you arrive on campus. Your instructors treat you less like a student and more like a future colleague. Our alumni are always returning to campus for special speaker series, panel discussions or just to say, "Hi." Once you become a member of the Medaille family, you have a support system that extends beyond our Buffalo campus as Medaille grads make differences all over the world.

You can make a difference by participating in student activities, clubs and organizations, and athletics. Medaille has a club for just about every career interest and academic program. Be a team player in the community or in the gym as Medaille fields successful NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women. No matter what your interests are, we all play on the same team at Medaille. We are all Mavericks.

Regardless of what type of student you are, Medaille College prepares you for whatever comes next. Medaille is where you are the center of attention. It's where we focus on your success. It's where college meets a career.


The mission of Medaille College is to educate and develop empowered individuals for academic achievement, career success, and civic engagement, thereby contributing to a healthy, diverse democracy.


Medaille College will be known as a leader in providing inspiration and opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community by supporting academic development, positive personal transformation and a strong sense of civic-mindedness.



We are committed to inspiring intellectual curiosity and wonder as a foundation for academic, professional and civic achievement. We are dedicated to preserving and supporting an educational environment of creativity, passion, and innovation.


We seek to maintain and support a culture of intellectual and personal growth. We encourage the pursuit of the highest levels of academic, civic and personal achievement.


We are dedicated to providing an atmosphere of trust, and will actively engage the world with honesty, respect, responsibility, dignity, and compassion. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and personal responsibility.


We value community as a coming together of diverse individuals who endeavor to create an inclusive, supportive and collaborative society.

Where College Meets Career

Medaille students learn by doing. You do more than read about how to treat illnesses, you administer treatments on live animals in a state-of-the-art laboratory. You don’t just write a script for a television broadcast, you produce one live in a studio. Medaille has interactive labs that provide you with invaluable hands-on experience.

What better way to prepare for your future career than by learning out in the workplace alongside real professionals? Experiential learning is at the heart of The Medaille Advantage as you’re placed in the field with internships, preceptorships, and student teaching assignments. Further enrichment comes from speaker series, team and cohort learning environments, and observations. The capstone project is your opportunity to sum it all up and create meaningful solutions to real issues in your field. You are going to be better prepared to land your dream job than your competition because you’ve experienced what’s it like in the workplace and know how to solve real-world problems.

Learning that’s practitioner-based, student-centered and experiential makes Medaille the place where college meets career.


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Our Cornerstone - Student Success

The primary achievement you work for in higher education is a degree. Medaille College has a proven system in place to help ensure your academic success and timely graduation. The Academic Support Center, Disability Services, Advisement Center and Career Planning are pillars of Medaille’s Student Success Center. This one-stop-shop functions toward the same goal: Get you the degree you want as quickly as possible.

How is this achieved? Through close mentorship and guidance. Faculty and advisors help you develop academic success plans, get you the support you need to succeed in the classroom, assist you with class schedules, help you set attainable goals and graduate you on time. Medaille has the systems in place that put you in the best possible position to succeed. You’re never left without someone to turn to for guidance. Your mentors are still practicing professionals. They provide you with insight into what it takes to realize your full potential in the workplace. Medaille puts you on the path to academic and professional success.

Education Options and Opportunity

Medaille College gets you the degree you want quickly and in a cost-effective manner. Don’t let anything get in the way of you reaching your full potential. No matter where you are in life, Medaille has a variety of education options and opportunities. You’re able to identify a schedule and format that works for you. At the end of the day, we’re all working toward the same goal: Your graduation.

You may think there’s very little time for your education. We understand that life can get in the way. This is why Medaille provides a variety of delivery modes to help you earn the degree you want, while still taking care of your daily responsibilities. Medaille makes it easy for you to register for classes and prepare for each course individually. You know exactly what to expect in each one of your classes. There are no surprises. The hybridity of a Medaille education means you get the same student-centered, experiential, practitioner-based learning whether you take classes on campus or online.

Community Is Your Classroom

The things you experience and do in the community help shape not only your future but the future of others. Medaille students learn beyond the four walls of the classroom. Your community is your learning environment. Through active learning and EQUIP, Medaille College focuses on civic sustainability. EQUIP teaches undergraduates how to identify, assess and solve real issues in their own communities. Every student is capable of great change, and faculty link on-campus learning with real-world problem-solving. What you learn today gets applied tomorrow, and makes an impact in your community. Your Medaille education directly affects your surroundings in positive ways.

For instance, mathematics students developed compatibility algorithms to help Big Brothers Big Sisters better match volunteers and create stronger bonds. Master of Business Administration students develops business plans for new or struggling businesses in Buffalo. Osteria 166, for example, is now a landmark downtown restaurant thanks to innovative Medaille students who developed a creative business strategy that launched its success.

True success is when you realize how influential you can be. Medaille students are taught civic responsibility from day one. Explore your community, understand your major, involve yourself and produce new knowledge. This is how you make a difference in your community at Medaille, where college meets a career.

About Medaille Buffalo

Medaille College's Buffalo campus sits in the heart of the city and shares Buffalo's cultural diversity and spirit of resurgence. Conveniently located at the intersection of Route 198 and Parkside Avenue, the campus is mere footsteps away from Delaware Park, the vast centerpiece of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted's world-renowned parks and parkways system.

Medaille is just minutes from the professional sports, arts, and culture of downtown Buffalo. Whether you are new to the area or have lived in Western New York your whole life, it's easy to take advantage of all that the College and Buffalo have to offer.

In addition to Delaware Park, the Buffalo campus is adjacent to the Buffalo Zoo and located near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo Museum of Science and the downtown corridor's revitalized waterfront, known as Canalside. In addition, Niagara Falls and Toronto are within a 30- to 90-minute drive.

Once you explore Medaille's campus, you will discover even more options. Unwind by grabbing a coffee at the Commons Café, work out at the 3,000-square-foot Fitness Center or study in the Fireside Lounge. Plus, our classrooms are all designed to provide you with the skills and experience necessary for real-world success.

Offering ample parking, the campus is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro Rail. Medaille College is served by the Humboldt-Hospital NFTA rapid transit station, and a circulator shuttle frequently runs between auxiliary parking at the Buffalo Zoo and campus.

About Medaille Rochester

Conveniently located near Rochester's Outer Loop (I-390/590) in Brighton, Medaille's Rochester campus is designed to provide students with the tools and technology needed for academic success.

The facility has nine classrooms, each with a capacity of 24 students and featuring its own technology package. Classrooms are equipped with audio-visual aids and are wired for Internet accessibility. Each cohort of students has a mailbox in the classroom wing.

A 700-square foot library includes computer workstations and a multi-purpose room that provides space for meetings and workshops of up to 60 people. Available for student use before and after class sessions, the library offers a variety of helpful resources, such as current periodicals, business reference textbooks and popular selections from management, human resources, and leadership topics.

Campus administrative offices include Student Services, Academic Services and Admissions.



Agassiz Circle,18
14214 Buffalo, New York, USA


South Winton Road,1880
14618 Rochester, New York, USA

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