Fast Facts

Fall 2012 Enrollment

Total                         2966
Undergraduate        2200
Graduate                  766

Fall 2012 Undergraduate Profile

Full-Time                     1665  76%
Part-Time                     535   24%
First-Time Freshmen   439  (62% of incoming)
New Transfers             210  (30% of incoming)
Minority                       346  (18% of degree-seeking)
International                 24  (1.0% of degree-seeking)
Women                           73%
Bachelor's Degrees (2011-2012) - 377

Fall 2012 Graduate Profile

Full-Time              548   72%
Part-Time            218   28%
Women                 79%
Minority                 7%
International         7%
Master's Degrees (2011-2012)  - 353
Clinical Doctorates (2011-2012) - 54

Average Class Size & Student to Faculty Ratio

Undergraduate Class Size: 18
Graduate Class Size: 15
Student to Faculty Ratio:  14:1   

Standardized Test Scores

Average SAT:  1022 (Combined Critical Reading and Math Scores)
Average ACT:  23
Average high school GPA of entering degree-seeking freshmen:   90% 

Carnegie Classification

Daemen College is a private, 4-year, co-educational, primarily residential college.

Basic Classification – Master’s College and Universities (larger programs)
Undergraduate Instruction – Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate co-existence
Elective: Community Engagement – Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships

Athletic Conference

United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Daemen maintains several state-of-the art computer labs for student use. All Daemen College students receive a free personal e-mail account.


Daemen College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to award degrees and certificates for programs registered with the New York State Board of Regents.

Daemen College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (267) 284-5000, fax (215) 662-5501, email: The Commission on Higher Education is a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), April 2013.

Nursing baccalaureate and master's programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, fax (404) 975-5020. The NLNAC is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), September 2011.

The clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-1488, (703) 706-3245, fax (703) 706-3387, email: CAPTE is an accrediting body for professional programs for the physical therapist, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), September 2012.

The Physician Assistant Studies program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30097, (770) 476-1224, fax (770) 476-1738, email:  The ARC-PA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), January 2004.

 The Social Work program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314-3457, (703) 519-2048, fax (703) 683-8099, email:  CSWE is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), April 2003.

Baccalaureate programs in Accounting and Business Administration, the dual degree program in Accounting/Professional Accountancy (B.S./M.S.), and the graduate program in Global Business (M.S.) are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, 11257 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA, (913) 631-3009, fax (913) 631-9154, email: The IACBE is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), January 2011.

Teacher Education programs are accredited by Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), One Dupont Circle NW Suite 320, Washington D.C. 20036 (202) 466-7236 fax (202) 831-3013, email:  TEAC is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), May 2012.

The master's program in Athletic Training (M.S.) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2201 Double creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664, (512) 733-9700, fax (512) 733-9701.


  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Arts Administration Educators
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • National Association of Independent  College and Universities
  • P2 Collaborative of WNY, Inc. 
  • Western New York Consortium of Higher Education
  • Western New York Service Learning Coalition

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"I think one of the most crucial aspects of the Daemen curriculum is the required internship. I was an accounting intern for both a private health care company and a certified public accounting firm. I was able to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real business situations. When my internships were over, each company offered me a full-time position."

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