Parents - Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment (Fall 2012)

  • Total full-time enrollment: 2307
  • Total part time enrollment: 280
  • Total full time undergraduate: 1618
  • Total part time undergraduate: 185
  • Total full time graduate: 689
  • Total part time graduate: 95
  • Resident students: 371
  • Average class size: 17
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14:1

Contact Medaille

Buffalo Campus
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 880-2000
(800) 292-1582

Rochester Campus
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-0030
(866) 212-2235

Lecture Hall

What kind of academic programs does Medaille offer?

Medaille's academic programs challenge students to think, to write, to analyze, and to experience career choices. Our undergraduate programs include several, such as Sport Management and Veterinary Technology, that are unique to our region.

How much does it cost to attend Medaille?

Our Admissions office has more detailed information about tuition and fees.

Can my child live on campus?

The College requires that all students, under the age of 21, who do not live within commuting distance, live on campus. Housing options include traditional residence halls, and apartment-style living in former private homes on Humboldt Parkway. Residents participate in the College's meal plan, unless other arrangements have been approved by the College. More about residence life >>

Where is Medaille located?

Medaille has three campuses: one in the city of Buffalo, another in Amherst, and another in Rochester. The main campus, in Buffalo, contains most adminstrative offices, and is home to our undergraduate programs. Our Amherst and Rochester campuses house our graduate and adult programs.

Our main campus is located at the intersection of NY 198 (Scajaquada Expressway) and Parkside Avenue. The Campus is within the Olmsted Crescent, a historic area of parkways and landscape design by Frederick Law Olmsted. Campus tours and visits are available through the Admissions office.

Does my child qualify for financial aid?

Financial aid is determined by a number of factors, including income, the availability of grants and scholarships, and eligibility for loans. The parents of current or prospective Medaille students should contact our Financial Aid office at (716) 880-2361 at any stage of the process with questions or concerns.

What academic support programs does Medaille offer?

Medaille offers academic support at every stage of a student's academic career. All students have access to the Academic Support Center (Main Building, Third Floor), which provides tutoring, study skills, and writing assistance. The Disability Services Office assists in accommodations in test-taking, assignments and more.

What other support systems are in place on campus?

Medaille has professional staff that provide health services and counseling services to all students. Also, our residence life staff and RAs are dedicated to helping students transition to a college environment and find success.

Is there an orientation program for first-year students?

All first-year students and transfer students participate in an orientation program, held in the days before the fall semester begins. Here, students meet their roommates, travel to local attractions like Six Flags/Darien Lake, and get acclimated to the campus before classes begin. For more information about our orientation program, please the Admissions office ( or (800) 292-1582.

What if I have a question that isn't answered here?

Email the webmaster at with your question, or call the Admissions Office at (800) 292-1582 for further assistance.

I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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