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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 1,700, Daemen students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of just 12:1. The wide variety of majors spans the arts and sciences, health and human services, pre-professional programs, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, Daemen College emphasizes the development of career-relevant competencies. The campus is supported by modern facilities that range from our state of the art Academic and Wellness Center and Visual and Performing Art Center to our LEED award winning Research and Information Commons.

The mission of Daemen College is to prepare students for life and leadership in an increasingly complex world. Founded on the principle that education should elevate human dignity and foster civic responsibility and compassion, the college seeks to integrate the intellectual qualities acquired through study of the liberal arts with the education necessary for professional accomplishment. This integration which recognizes equal value in liberal studies and professional programs aims at preparing graduates who are dedicated to the health and well-being of both their local and global communities.

A Liberal Arts Education with a Variety of Majors

Daemen College offers a Liberal Arts education with a variety of available majors, minors, and programs. From Animation to Physical Therapy, Daemen's academic programs offer students both theoretical and practical training.


Daemen College's challenging core curriculum develops its students' ability to think, adapt, and act in a multicultural environment. The curriculum focuses on seven 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. In today's rapidly changing world, the competencies developed in the core curriculum will have lasting value and provides students with a strong basis for lifelong learning.

The core is designed to strengthen students' abilities to become intellectually curious, acquire professional rewards, become responsible citizens, and deal with change. The seven core competencies are introduced at the freshman level and are emphasized across the entire curriculum so that students develop a greater understanding of, appreciation for, and practice of these important life skills through their academic work.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Majors at Daemen College are grouped into two divisions: Arts and Sciences and Health and Human Services.

The Division of Arts and Sciences includes these six majors:

- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English with a specialization in Professional Writing and Rhetoric

- BA in Psychology

- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design

- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Art

- BS in Biology

- BS in Natural Science with specializations in Environmental Science, Forensic Science, and Health Science

Five of the majors in the Division of Health and Human Services are as follows:

- Bachelor of Art (BA) in Social Work

- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting

- BS in Childhood Education (Grades 1 to 6)

- BS in Adolescence Special Education (Grades 7 to 12)

- BS in Business Administration with specializations in Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management

- Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Dual Degree Programs

Daemen offers seven dual degree programs:

-Accounting BS/MS

-Athletic Training BS/MS

-Biology/Cytotechnology BS/MS

-Business Administration/International Business BS/MS

-Physical Therapy BS/DPT

-Physician Assistant BS/MS

-Social Work BS/MS

-Health Promotion BS/MS

Preparation for Success

-Daemen College has been named by Best Value Schools as one of the “50 Best Value Colleges and Universities in New York.”

-Daemen’s degree programs are known for preparing students to pursue a higher level of achievement. Here are just a few examples highlighting the success of Daemen students and programs:

-Daemen was ranked No. 1 of “Best Value Small Colleges for an Environmental Science Degree.”

-Athletic training graduates have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification exam, a rate that significantly surpasses the national average of 89.3%. 

-Daemen was selected as one of the top "50 Best Value Small Colleges" in the U.S. for business administration by Best Value Schools.

-Childhood Education majors have a 100% pass rate in the edTPA exam for first time test takers–far exceeding the state and national average. 

-Daemen's physical therapy program has first time pass rates on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) at or above both New York state and national averages.

-Physician Assistant students have a 96-100% first attempt pass rate on the NCCPA Certification Exam. In the last five years, 99% of Physician Assistant graduates were fully employed within six months.

Value Added Opportunities


Students at Daemen have the opportunity to enhance their major area of study and expand their career options through +Plus Pathways, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Honors Program. With +Plus Pathways, students can focus their Core and free electives in areas such as Community Development, Health Policy, Global Business, and more.

The Interdisciplinary Program encompasses Cooperative Education, Environmental Studies, Forensic Studies, Individualized Studies and International Studies. The Program speaks to the crucial need for today's students to be culturally oriented, professionally trained, and conversant in a rich mix of disciplines, skills, and experiences.


Daemen's Honors Program meets the intellectual needs of the best students, ensuring that the Daemen experience challenges their minds and fosters their potential to contribute both to the community and to society at large. Students who have demonstrated excellence in learning can benefit from honors courses, which examine complex issues from multiple perspectives, use primary sources rather than textbooks, and present special opportunities for research.


Research at Daemen is carried out on a host of different fronts, including an innovative student/faculty think tank. General research projects that include an enormous diversity of interests are showcased annually in the College's popular Academic Festival, held each spring.

Internship Opportunities and Career Planning

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 you are interested in graduate school or looking for a job, Career Services will 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!

Service Learning

Designed to promote student learning and development, service learning connects students to the community by integrating academic curricula with active participation in service, offering structured opportunities for students to reflect on their experiences, and striving to ensure that the service placements are mutually beneficial to student learners, the agencies served, and the community as a whole. Daemen believes strongly in learning through service.

All undergraduate students at Daemen engage in various service learning activities. Students participate as individuals or groups in short- and long-term projects or assignments that benefit the local, national, or global communities.

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.


Daemen Athletics is an NCAA Division II member of the East Coast Conference. Wildcat Athletics sponsors 18 teams including: men’s & women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field (indoor & outdoor), volleyball, men’s golf, women’s bowling and triathlon.

A proud member of the East Coast Conference, Daemen Athletics is committed to building everyday champions for men's and women's basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, track & field, and volleyball, men's golf, women's bowling and triathlon in classrooms, on the field and in the community.

Admissions Requirements

When applying to Daemen College, applicants submit an application, ACT/SAT scores, a personal essay, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. The nursing, physician assistant, and physical therapy programs fill quickly, so applicants are encouraged to apply early to these programs.

Students who met Daemen's SAT requirements did so with an average SAT score of 1140 (Regular Admit Students).

Financial Aid

Costs to attend Daemen College include tuition and room and board as well as general college and student activity fees. Students may qualify for one or more of the following financial resources:

- Federal grants, loans, and work study jobs
- New York State grants
- Daemen scholarships, grants, and student employment
- External scholarships
- Private education loans

Location & Contact

Address 4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY  14226-3592
United States
Contact Ms. Caroline Marciszewski
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@daemen.edu
Phone: 716-566-7856
Fax: 716-839-8229

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Minimun high school GPA
One recommendation
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
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Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 557 520 610
SAT Math 561 520 610
ACT Composite 24 21 27

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Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 6.95%
Black or African American 11.02%
White or Caucasian 74.73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.23%
Asian 2.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 0.9%
Other 1.24%


Male (28.91%)
Female (71.09%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 36%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming and Family Weekend, Midnight Madness and Springfest

Student Services

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Most popular organizations:
Game Club, Anime Club, Best Buddies, CRU and Pride Club

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour security cameras


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
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Bowling No No No
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Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Triathlon No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Triathlon No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 147
Part-time - 157
Male - 112
Female - 192