One of the fastest growing colleges in the country, Medaille’s enrollment (approximately 2,500 students in fall 2003) has increased more than 190% since 1995. Building on that success, the college has become an economic engine in the community, investing $27 million in physical plant enhancements in the past three years. Recent construction has included the building of two on-campus residence halls, expansion of the Kevin I. Sullivan Campus Center, renovation of Huber Hall Library, addition of technologically enhanced “smart” classrooms, remodeling of two campus homes for the Admissions and Advancement Offices, and installation of a new main parking lot and quadrangle.
Medaille’s recent growth has resulted from the advent of two branch campuses, the implementation of graduate programs, and the creation of innovative undergraduate programs that meet the needs of a diverse student population. Currently, 20% of the college’s students are minorities.
Medaille offers undergraduate programs in education, English, biology, business, psychology, criminal justice, and communication. The unique-to-the-area programs in sport management, veterinary technology, and visual and digital arts have also proven popular.
Graduate programs in business, education, mental health counseling, organizational leadership, and psychology round out the set of degree offerings. Nearly 100% of the college’s graduates find employment or continue on to graduate school within a year of graduation.
A graduate program for Canadian students from Ontario seeking teacher certification is available at Medaille's Amherst campus.
The college prides itself on a strong, dedicated faculty. Within the past year, faculty members have been awarded major research grants through such organizations as the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Medaille has been dedicated to bringing experienced faculty and staff on board for fast-growing degree programs and student support services.
In addition, the college boasts a vibrant student life, offering a wide variety of extracurricular activities and opportunities for involvement. A member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, Medaille fields 11 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women.
Adjacent to Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoological Gardens, the main campus is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro Rail. The College is served by the Humboldt-Hospital NFTA rapid transit station, and a circulator shuttle runs frequently between auxiliary parking at the zoo and campus. Medaille is close to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Building, the Buffalo Museum of Science, and the Buffalo and Erie County Library. Also, with Canada as Buffalo's neighbor, Niagara Falls and Toronto are within a 30 to 90 minute drive.
Medaille College has branch campuses in Rochester and Amherst, NY. These campuses offer undergraduate degrees for adult students in business administration, and graduate degrees in business administration and organizational leadership. In addition, the Amherst campus offers graduate degrees in education, mental health counseling and psychology.
Medaille competes in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) and is an NCAA Division III school. The women's basketball team won the AMCC championships in 2004-05 and 2005-06; the men's soccer team won the AMCC championships in 2005 and 2006; and the baseball team won the AMCC championship in 2007.
The women's basketball team made appearances in the NCAA tournament in 2004-05 and 2005-06, and the men's soccer made appearances in 2005 and 2006.