Daemen College


Enrollment: 1,650.

Student Body: 75% female, 25% male, 3% out-of-state, 1% international (9 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 10%, Caucasian 83%, Hispanic 4%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 30% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 39.5% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 2% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 2% grads pursue business degrees. 1% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 13.4:1. 99 full-time faculty, 77% hold PhDs, 8% are members of minority groups, 55% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, certificate, masters, post-master’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Elementary education and teaching; health/medical preparatory programs, other; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), exchange student program (domestic), honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college, Washington semester through the Washington Internship Institute. Dual degree (BS/MS) awarded at the completion of the program in physician assistant studies and professional accountancy.

Honors programs: The Honors Program provides an enriched curriculum relying upon multiple perspectives and using primary sources rather than textbooks. Honors program students enjoy special residential accommodations, priority registration by class rank, opportunities for domestic and international travel, and unique offerings such as field trips, access to campus speakers, and research and publication opportunities. Combined degree programs: BS/MS health sci/phys. asst.; BS/MS accountancy; BS nursing 1-2-1. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.


Housing: Coed dorms, coed apartment-style residence halls for single students; some apartments are handicapped accessible. 92% of campus accessible to physically disabled. Special Academic Faculties/Equipment: Teaching Resource Center; Franette Goldman/Carolyn Greenfield Art Gallery; Natural and Health Sciences Research Center; video conferencing center; Research & Information Commons (new).

Computers: 60% of classrooms, 100% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 75% of dining areas, 50% of student union, 10% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, student government, student newspaper, yearbook, campus ministries.

Organizations: 45 registered organizations, 8 honor societies, 1 fraternities, 4 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer. Women: Basketball, cross-country, soccer, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Research and Information Commons, Modern Apartment-Style Residence Halls, Wick Student Center, Academic Computing Facilities, Athletic Facilities. Environmental Initiatives: College has hosted conferences and symposia on campus: Annual Environmental Summit; Green Jobs Workshop; World on Your Plate Symposium, Focus the Nation Teach-in. College offers sustainability-focused courses and undergraduate majors On 1/27/2009 opened new building on campus registered for LEED certification.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.53. SAT Math middle 50% range 460-570. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 450-540. SAT Writing middle 50% range 440-550. ACT middle 50% range 20-25. Minimum paper TOEFL 500. Minimum computer TOEFL 173. Minimum web-based TOEFL 61.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record. Important factors considered include: Class rank, application essay, recommendation(s), interview. Other factors considered include: Standardized test scores, alumni/ae relation, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, level of applicant’s interest, talent/ability, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 4 mathematics, 4 science, (1 science labs), 4 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 2,316 applied, 62% admitted, 31% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $25. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 10/15. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission maybe deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $19,400. Room and board $9,050. Required fees $470. Average book expense $800.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, state aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 2/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 2/15.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, college/university loans from institutional funds, Alternative Loans through private lenders.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $800. Off-campus job opportunities are fair.

Financial Aid Statistics: 80% freshmen, 79% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 74% freshmen, 73% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 70% freshmen, 73% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 4% freshmen, 6% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 85% freshmen, 86% undergrads receive any aid. 87% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $20,465.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, art, athletics.

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