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Daemen College

  • Amherst, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 73%27%
    student ratio
  • 2,173
    total students
  • $24,480 | $24,480
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 48%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 527
    sat math
  • 507
    sat reading
  • 491
    sat writing
  • 23
    act composite

Overview

Small and Career-focused

Daemen College is a private, non-sectarian liberal arts college located just outside bustling Buffalo, NY. With an undergraduate enrollment of about 2,000, Daemen students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of just 15:1 . The wide variety of majors spans the arts and sciences, health and human services, pre-professional programs, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, the school emphasizes the development of career-relevant competencies.

Liberal Arts Majors

Daemen's approach to the liberal arts includes both the theoretical and the practical. For example, some of the majors in the arts and sciences division -- English, French, Spanish, history and political science, and biology -- offer options to become a teacher in the specialized subject.

Other majors at Daemen College from this division include animation, art (including applied theatre, drawing, illustration, graphic design, painting, and sculpture, visual arts education K-12), mathematics, biochemistry, natural sciences, forensics, health science, political science, psychology, and philosophy and religious studies.

Pre-Professional Training

Two majors at Daemen provide options for pre-professional training. The history and political science program offers a minor in pre-law, while the biochemistry program offers pre-professional specializations for students interested in dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine.

Daemen has an innovative new art degree -- the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, which trains students to employ art and technology to affect communication in all its forms: entertainment, information dispersal, performance, mass communication, international understanding, and intercultural awareness.

Daemen has an innovative new degree titled Global and Local Sustainability. This degree prepares students for the twenty-first century by developing problem-solving skills while addressing current sustainability issues.This program is the first in Western New York to offer a curriculum focused on educating students on sustainability concepts and how they can be applied to our modern communities.

Other career-focused degrees include the Bachelor of Arts in English specialization in communications and public relations, and the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology specialization in human services.

DAEMEN OFFERS 7 DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS

- ACCOUNTING BS/MS

- ARTS ADMINISTRATION BS/MS

- ATHLETIC TRAINING BS/MS

- BIOLOGY/CYTOTECHNOLOGY BS/MS

- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/GLOBAL BUSINESS BS/MS

- PHYSICAL THERAPY BS/DPT

- PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT BS/MS

Health and Human Services Majors

The health and human services academic division also offers an array of majors that enable students to aim for specific careers. Business administration is well represented, with concentrations available in human resource management, international business,, marketing, and sport management. Accounting is also offered as a major.

Other majors within this division include education, nursing, physician assistant, athletic training, physical therapy, and social work.

Interdisciplinary Study

Daemen provides a unique interdisciplinary opportunity, which allows students majoring in history and political science, biology, or natural science to earn a specialization in environmental studies. This option is geared toward employment with non-governmental organizations, government agencies, consulting firms, or companies involved in research and development.

Health care studies, another interdisciplinary degree program, integrates physiological, psychological, sociological, behavioral, and business aspects of health and health care. Students choose specializations in community health, complementary and alternative health care practices, or health and fitness training.

Finally, students may pursue the individualized studies major by designing their own programs in conjunction with faculty mentors and the Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies.

Competency-Based Core Curriculum

Daemen College's challenging core curriculum develops its students' ability to think, adapt, and act in a multicultural environment. The curriculum focuses on 7 essential competencies -- critical thinking and creative problem solving, information literacy , communication skills, affective awareness , moral and ethical discernment, contextual competency, and civic responsibility. These competencies are fulfilled through coursework in quantitative literacy, research and presentation, English composition, and service learning.

Internship Opportunities

Career Services facilitates part-time internships throughout the academic year and during summer terms. Employers are located in Western New York, Washington, D.C., and other locations. The internship experience is designed to support each student's personal and career goals. Whether graduate school or looking for a job, Career Serviceswill help you create a personalized strategy through the iCAP individual career action plan.

Wide Ranging Study Abroad Options

In today's employment market a global perspective is a necessary requirement. Far reaching international programs are a staple of the Daemen experience.

Daemen provides several study abroad program options, including full academic year, fall or spring semester, 4 to 8 week summer programs, January term, and spring break. The college currently has programs in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and more!

Leadership Development

Students have numerous opportunities to develop their leadership skills. The LEADS Center for Student Leadership Development encourages students to participate in roles such as orientation leaders, admissions student representatives, admissions telecounselors, peer mentors, and learning center coaches. The center also offers an innovative series of personal development seminars for the student leader.

Leadership is also fostered through scholarship. Student research and creativity is celebrated every year by the college's Academic Festival, which features student and faculty presentations, exhibitions, and performances.

Athletics

The Wildcats are a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and have entered Candidacy Year 2 of the NCAA Division II membership process, with full membershipas early as 2015-16. Daemen offers 14 sports teams including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field (Indoor/Outdoor) , men's and women's cross country, , men's golf, and women's volleyball. In the 2012-13 season, Daemen was named the Director's Cup Champion, along with 4 USCAA National Championships.


Location & Contact

4380 Main Street
NY 14226-3592

Phone: 716-839-8225
Fax: 716-839-8229
Email: admissions@daemen.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,061
    • Accepted1,489
    • Acceptance Rate48%
    • Enrolled2,173
    • Female Applicants2,152
    • Females Accepted1,066
    • Female Acceptance Rate49%
    • Male Applicants909
    • Males Accepted423
    • Male Acceptance Rate46%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      class rank, writing sample-test optional
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.62
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 507 450 560
    • SAT Math 527 470 580
    • SAT Writing 491 440 550
    • ACT Composite 23 21 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,480
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,480
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$510.00
    • Room and board *$11,800.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,173
    • Male Student Percentage27%
    • Female Student Percentage73%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.93%
    • Black or African American10.96%
    • White or Caucasian75.36%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.05%
    • Asian2.01%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.2%
    • Two or more races.96%
    • Unknown4.63%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.9% representing 9 other countries
    • Out-of-state StudentsNot Reported

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 36%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Students Without Borders, Step Team, Ski Club, Multi-Cultural Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other 24-hour security cameras

Athletics

Member of the: United States Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis No Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Golf No No No
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis No Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty270
    • Full-time Percentage49%
    • Part-time Percentage51%
    • Female Percentage59%
    • Male Percentage41%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 2,083 students to 154 faculty


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