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Medaille is a private liberal arts college located in the historic Olmsted Crescentmarker of Buffalo, New Yorkmarker, that draws extensively from the Western New York and Southern Ontario regions. As a private, nonsectarian, co-educational institution with a strong faculty reputation, the college is distinguished for it's emphasis on Interdisciplinary coursework and strong academic standards.


Founded in 1875 as the Sisters of Saint Joseph to train teachers. The school obtained a state charter and became Mount Saint Joseph College in 1937. In 1968 the school enlarged its mission and gained its current name. Enrollment is now at 2,759 students.

College Profile

Medaille is structured similar to rival universities such as Penn State Eriemarker and St. John Fisher College. The curriculum is patterned around a Liberal Arts & Sciences foundation, which provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Within the past year, numerous faculty members have been awarded research grants through such organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Healthmarker.

A member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), Medaille fields 11 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women.

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Medaille's main campus is located in Buffalo, New York, on a tree-lined urban campus at the intersection of New York State Route 198 (Scajaquada Expressway) and Parkside Avenue. The campus is within the Olmsted Crescentmarker a historic area of parkways and landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

Adjacent to Delaware Parkmarker and the Buffalo Zoological Gardensmarker, 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 Gallerymarker and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, as well as the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Museum of Science, and the Erie County Historical Societymarker.

In addition to the Buffalo campus, Medaille also has branch campuses in Rochester, NY and East Amherst, NYmarker. 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.


Since the fall of 2001, Medaille has built two architecturally-urbane residence halls. Both halls offer T-3 internet access at each bedside, cable-television and a host of additional amenities. The South Residence Hall offers double-occupancy rooms with private bathrooms, laundry facilities, and computer stations (one per floor). Attractive lounges overlooking the campus quad and main building offer a convenient place of study, programming, and conversation. The North Residence Hall offers apartments for upper class resident students and suites for entering freshman and current resident students. Both facilities offer a card-access security feature.


The college's team name is the Mavericks. Medaille's official colors are navy, gold, and light blue. Medaille competes in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 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.

The 2008-2009 men's basketball team reached the AMCC finals for the first time in 2009, the team won its first AMCC championship against Pitt-Bradford, four years after going 0-25. With the win the team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. That run ended early with a first round 90-79 loss at the hands of John Carroll Universitymarker.

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