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Daemen College is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college located in Amherst, NY. Our suburban location offers convenient access to metropolitan Buffalo. Daemen is committed to an academic atmosphere that leads to open inquiry and debate. With over 50 majors, Daemen offers students a creative balance between programs providing career preparation and education in the liberal arts. Programs in the major and the competency-based core curriculum encourage students to expand their horizons beyond the classroom through internships, service learning, clinical and field experiences, collaborative research with faculty, and study abroad. Daemen is distinguished by a low student/faculty ratio and consistently small class sizes, which encourage students to interact with professors and grow as individuals. Daemen has approximately 1,700 undergraduate and 800 graduate students.

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Overview

Applicants
3,249
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.63

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
38%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
275
with Terminal Degree
129

150
Women
125
Men
16
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Environmental Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Natural Sciences.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Drawing.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Painting.
  • Sculpture.
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


MaryEllen Elia '70
New York State Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York (USNY). In this role, she oversees the work of more than 700 school districts with 3.2 million students; 7,000 libraries; 900 museums; and 52 professions encompassing more than 850,000 licensees. She is the first female to hold this position.

M. Christine Jacobs '72
Ms. Jacobs retired from Theragenics Corporation, a manufacturer of prostate cancer treatment devices and surgical products, in 2013, having served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. She held the position of Chairman from 2007 to 2013, and previously from 1998 to 2005. She was Co-Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 1998 and was elected President in 1992 and Chief Executive Officer in 1993. Ms.Jacobs has been a director of the Company since January 1999. She is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee. Ms. Jacobs was the first female chairman/CEO to lead a transfer from Nasdaq to the NYSE and ring the bell on the company's first day of trading.

Mary Ann Esposito '64
An American chef, cookbook writer, and the television host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, which started in 1989 and is the longest-running television cooking program in America. Esposito has published over a dozen cookbooks. On June 2, 2013, a knighthood was bestowed upon her by the President of the Italian Republic under the title Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy). She was one of 160 people worldwide to receive this honor in 2013, and the only American.

Thomas P. Stewart, PhD '74
Dr. Stewart is the President and CEO of Stewart Consulting. He has held various executive positions in the Medical Device Industry over the past 30 years while still maintaining an active academic career. Most recently he was the Vice President for Clinical Affairs for the Stryker Corporation's Medical Division and the President and Chief Clinical Officer of Gaymar Industries. He is currently serving as the chair of the Daemen College Trustees.

Susan Falsone '96
Head of Athletic Training and Sport Performance with United States men's national soccer team. She was the first female Physical Therapist in MLB. Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Claire E. Starkey '81
President of Fintrac Inc. since 1990. Starkey has decades of experience improving economic opportunities for farm families in developingcountries, working in conjunction with US and other donor agencies, local and international agribusiness partners, producer organizations, and public sector agencies.

Annie Stoll '08
Art director at Sony Music Entertainment. She received a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for her work on ?Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of Weird Al Yankovic.? She was previously nominated for a Grammy in the Best Recording Package category in 2014 for her design work on ?Automatic Music Can Be Fun.?

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,080

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,528

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,837

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,080

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$21,800
Required Fees
$510
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$700

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,840
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,993
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

2.44%
Asian
11.36%
African-American
7.22%
Hispanic
73.89%
Caucasian
2.12%
Unknown
1.27%
International

71% female
29% male
81% are full time
19% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
35%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
61%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
72
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
1

3% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
7 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Canisius College

Sustainability

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Partnership with Dell to provide discounted laptops for students

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Heidi L. Popek
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226-3592

Phone
800-462-7652

Email
admissions@daemen.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Research and Information Commons
Modern Apartment-Style Residence Halls
Wick Student Center
Academic Computing Facilities
Athletic Facilities

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Buffalo: waterfront, theatre, and sports arenas
Lakes Erie and Ontario, Ski Areas
Gallaria Mall
Niagara Falls
Ontario, Canada and Metropolitan Toronto

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am and 1pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open House events in fall and spring semesters

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@daemen.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
By Invitation Only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Buffalo Niagara International Airport; Amtrak, Depew Station; NFTA metropolitan buses;

Driving Instructions to Campus
From points east and south, follow NYS Thruway 90 to Buffalo, take Exit 50, Rt. 290 toward Niagara Falls (also called Youngmann Highway). Take second exit (Exit 7A), Main Street WEST. Follow Main St. WEST for about a mile and a half to the Daemen campus on the right. From Canada, Hamilton or Toronto areas, take QEW Niagara through St. Catherines. Take the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge Exit (Route 405), cross the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge into the US. Take the 190 SOUTH and cross over Grand Island (2 bridges). Take 290 EAST to the Main St. WEST exit (Exit 7A). Follow Main St. WEST about a mile and a half to the Daemen campus on the right. From Fort Erie: Cross the Peace Bridge and take 190 NORTH. Take the 290 EAST (last exit before Grand Island Bridge) to the Main St. WEST exit (Exit 7A). Follow Main St WEST for about a mile and a half to the Daemen campus on the right.

Local Accommodations
List available in Admissions Office. Includes Marriott, Residence Inn, Hampton Inn.


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