Admissions Requirements

Still Accepting Applications
for Fall 2020

  • Apply online or by mail
  • Applicants for admission must possess, or be candidates for, a high school diploma, or must have received satisfactory scores in a high school equivalency examination.
  • Minimum Cumulative grade point average of 80/3.0
  • An SAT score of 980 or above (Math and Evidence based reading and writing), ACT score of 19 or above (Composite score)
  • Letter of Recommendation - Please have your guidance counselor complete the recommendation section of the application and submit a letter.
  • A personal essay of at least 250 words or an un-timed graded paper of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice or on one of the options listed below.
    1. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. 
    2. Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you. 
    3. Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence. 
    4. Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence. 
    5. A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you wish to apply for financial aid.
  • Average enrolled student GPA is 91
  • Average enrolled student SAT score is 1145

Rolling Admissions

Daemen offers a rolling admissions policy, which means applications are accepted year round. This allows students to apply early and learn if they are accepted. The Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Nursing programs fill quickly. We encourage students interested in these programs to apply early.  Many students take advantage of our rolling admissions policy and apply early.

Home Schooling

Students who have been homeschooled are requested to provide appropriate evidence of equivalency of high school education. Typically, this will be documentation in the form of possession of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or written attestation by the superintendent of schools in the student’s public school district of residence that the student has completed an appropriate program of home instruction. Appropriate documentation is also needed to establish eligibility for financial aid. All home-schooled students should discuss their particular situation with financial aid and admissions counselors.

If an applicant is approved admission to Daemen College and is currently a student, it will be understood that such admission has been granted on a provisional basis until all final records have been reviewed and found to be in accordance with Daemen's admission requirements.

Test Optional

Daemen's "test optional" policy provides you with a choice regarding the submission of standardized test scores.  Daemen College does not require applicants to submit standardized test scores (SAT, ACT) as part of the admission application (except for Athletic Training, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and Nursing). However, students must have an 86 or higher grade point average to be considered for test optional.  This policy was designed for students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the classroom and who do not believe their standardized test scores accurately reflect their abilities.

Discrimination Policy

Admission to the College is based on academic potential without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.  Daemen College subscribes to all state and federal regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.  Daemen College's nondiscrimination policy complies with all current statutes and applied to admission, employment, and access to all programs, services, and other activities offered by the College.