Daemen College

Amherst, NY

Daemen, founded in 1947, is a private, career-oriented, liberal arts college. Its 35-acre campus is located in a suburb of Buffalo.

Website: www.daemen.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,802
Undergraduate
Students
(71.1%) 1,281 Women
(28.9%) 521 Men
834
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 3,529 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.63
SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
557 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,995
Tuition and Fees
$28,580
Room and Board
$12,915
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$30,169
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,530
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
147
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Amherst Population
122,366
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Buffalo
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Warrior
Sororities
4.5% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
11.3% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.4% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
2.1% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
52%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4380 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Amherst, NY 14226-3592
Phone
(716) 839-8225
Fax
(716) 839-8516
E-mail
admissions@daemen.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
 
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 3,529 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 2,464 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 1,065 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
634 (36%) of 1,744 admitted students enrolled
Women
448 (36%) of 1,260 admitted students enrolled
Men
186 (38%) of 484 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.63
3.75 and Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
38%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
557 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
45%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 58%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,995
Tuition and Fees
$28,580
Room and Board
$12,915
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,500
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002808
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
364 (94.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
263 (72.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
263 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$30,169
Need-Based Gift
Received by 263 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,765
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 250 (95.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,847
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 234 (89.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
95 (24.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,376

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,425 (91.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
951 (66.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
951 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
117 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$28,324
Need-Based Gift
Received by 951 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,058
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 866 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,381
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 855 (89.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
441 (28.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,119

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,530
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, New York State Nursing Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Education, Home Economics
Number of Awards
1,438
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
14
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
100
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
63
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,918
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sustainability Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, pharmacy with D'Youville College or SUNY Buffalo, veterinary Medicine with Lincoln Memorial Univerity, osteopathic medicine with Nova Southeastern University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
147
Part-Time Faculty
157
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 64% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
223,816
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
163
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Amherst Population
122,366
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Buffalo
Campus Size
35 acres

Weather

Temperature
17 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
169 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Depew

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
64%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
24-hour security cameras

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Warrior
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Triathlon x x    
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Triathlon x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Triathlon    
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, game club, anime club, best buddies, cru, pride club
Sororities
4.5% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,802
Women
1,281 (71.1%)
Men
521 (28.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,559
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
11.3% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.4% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.1% from 18 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
834

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
51.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
55.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
52%
Average Starting Salary
52%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 14%
Other 9%

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