Daemen College

Daemen College

Daemen College, established in 1947, was initially known as the Rosary Hill College, and was given its present name in the year 1971. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 35 acres. It is a non-sectarian four-year college of liberal arts and is located in Amherst, New York. The institution offers over 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate programs. Courses are also offered through distance learning programs.

Daemen College's athletics department fields a number of men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Wildcats, and compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Wildcats participate in sports like soccer, volleyball, basketball, and golf.

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Daemen College
4380 Main St
Amherst , NY 14226-3592
General Phone: (716) 839-3600

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Daemen Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching338special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, education of learning disabled, education of autistic, early childhood special ed, special education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine89registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, various nursing
Business and Management76business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing, business and related services ...
Therapy and Counseling65psychology, physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology38physician assistant
Medicine33pre-med, medical preparatory
Science13biology, biochemistry, environmental biology, biological and biomedical sciences
Liberal Arts10French language, Spanish language, English, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, political science, urban studies, history
Fine Arts9painting, sculpture, fine arts studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8rehabilitation, alternative medical services
Design7graphic design
Office and Administration5office management
Family and Social Work5social work
Media3public relations and advertising
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies
Photography and Commercial Art1drawing
Medical Administration0health care administration
Religion and Philosophy0religious studies

Number of programs and degrees for Daemen in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26347
Master's degree35518
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Doctor's degree - professional practice501
Post-master's certificate01
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years342

Daemen Student Body

In 2007-2008, Daemen had a total enrollment of 2,511 students (2,304 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 24%
Women 76%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 5%
Graduate 95%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 26%
20-21 23%
22-24 18%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York94%
New Hampshire1%
New Jersey1%
(International Students)1%

Daemen Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 50 %

Daemen Room and Board (2007)

Daemen offers campus housing for 619 of its 2,304 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Amherst, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Daemen Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450540
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing440550
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT79%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Daemen Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,870
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,870
Room and board $ 9,050
Room charge $ 6,500
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,550
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Daemen participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 280800)

Daemen Faculty

Daemen has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year5$75,2821*
Assistant professorcalendar year5$64,9186$58,009
Instructorcalendar year1*6$46,271
All faculty totalcalendar year11$66,68814$57,347

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$75,4663$74,156
Associate professoracademic year12$62,63716$60,805
Assistant professoracademic year12$46,79220$50,434
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year34$59,66440$56,478

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Daemen Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Mideast Conference
Track American Mideast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports152540

Daemen Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
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
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services, Other
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Environmental Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Daemen Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Daemen Female % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Daemen Number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Daemen % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Daemen % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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