Daemen College, New York, Amherst

    Amherst, New YorkLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    Estd 1947established year

    Daemen College, USA: Fees, Admission Process, Courses, Ranking, & Scholarships for International Students

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    Located in Amherst, New York, Daemen College is a private college founded by Sisters of St. Francis in 1947. The college has a small suburban campus spread across 35 acres and has all the required services for students including housing, library, health services, etc. Annually, the university enrolls 2,603 students including 1,709 undergraduates and 894 graduates for higher education in US. Around 33 are international students i.e. 26 in undergraduate programs and 7 graduate programs.

    Daemen College provides undergraduate and graduate programs with over 50 majors. The college follows a semester-based calendar with intakes in fall and spring. It is the only NCAA Division II college in the Western New York region and one of the only 15 in New York. The graduation rate of the college is 55.1% making it a suitable choice to study in US. The full-time student retention rate is 78% and part-time student retention rate is 100%. The college is one of the top 150 colleges in performers on social mobility in the U.S. News and World Report 2021.

    Daemen College Rankings

    The 2021 rankings of Daemen College are given in the table below:

    • U.S. News and World Report 2021: #298-389 in National Universities
    • U.S. News and World Report 2021: #135 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • Times Higher Education: 501-600 in U.S. College Rankings


    Type Private
    Establishment Year 1947
    Location Amherst, New York
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Intakes Fall, Spring, Summer
    Total Enrollment 2,600+
    Student-Faculty Ratio 11:1
    Endowment 21.2 million USD (2019)
    Acceptance Rate 62%
    Retention Rate 78%
    Application Portal Online
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    Daemen College Campus 

    • Daemen College is located on a 46.5 acres suburban campus in Amherst, New York and easily accessible through various rail, plane and motor routes.
    • The campus of Daemen College is relatively small but it has all facilities which are needed by the students while studying as stated in various student reviews of Daemen College. The campus is easily accessed to various cultural amenities of metropolitan Buffalo and students can easily enjoy the picturesque outdoor recreation areas.
    • The college Campus Safety is committed to offering a safe and friendly learning environment to the students so that they can get world-class education without compromising their safety and security at all.

    Daemen College Residence

    • The students can choose to live on campus. By choosing to live on campus, the students can have access to clubs, student government, events, concerts, and athletics. All these places are located at a short walk from the classrooms, laboratories, studios, the library, etc.
    • The students can choose from various halls and the cost of living varies from hall to hall. Canavan Hall offers housing options to almost 260 students, the hall is mostly used by first-year and new students.
    • Campus Apartments houses around 384 students in apartment-style buildings for upperclassmen students.
    • Snyder Park housing has a single or double room apartment-style living.
    • The college also has a collaboration with Collegiate Village which is an independently operated housing complex for Daemen College students

    Daemen College Courses

    • Programs offered at Daemen College include 50 majors, 48 minors, 5 pre-professional programs, 10 certificate programs, and 17 graduate programs.
    • Some programs are offered online that include Applied Behaviour Analysis, MBA, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work and BS in Nursing.
    • Some of the popular majors among students are Business, Management, Marketing, Performing Arts, Psychology and health programs, etc
    • The college also provides an honors program and some PLUS pathway programs.
    • It offers pre-professional programs in Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, Medicine and Veterinary.
    • The MBA program at Daemen continues to be a high demand program with concentrations available in leadership and innovation, international business and health policy and management and a FLEX option.

    Top Program Fees

    Program Tuition Fees (in USD)
    Master of Social Work 997/ credit hour
    MBA 997/ credit hour
    BA in Psychology 29,700
    BS in Biology 29,700
    BS in Business Administration 29,700

    Daemen College Application Process

    The acceptance rate of Daemen College was 62% in fall 2020, indicating a competitive admission policy. Undergraduate as well as graduate applicants can apply to the college using the online application or the common application.

    How to Apply? 

    Prospective students seeking admission to Daemen College must fulfill the requirements given below:

    Application Portal: Daemen Online Application or Common Application

    Application Fee: Free

    Application Deadline: Early decision - November 1

    Admission Requirements: The requirements for admissions are given below:

    • A completed online application
    • Official high school transcripts directly from school
    • A GPA of 2.5 on a 4 scale grading system
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • One recommendation letter
    • Personal essay of 250 words
    • SAT/ACT scores (optional)

    English Language Requirements

    International students whose native language is not English must submit one of the following test scores as proof of English language proficiency:

    Test Undergraduate Graduate
    TOEFL 77 77
    IELTS 6.5 6.5
    Duolingo 100 105

    Daemen College Cost of Attendance

    Daemen College Tuition and Expenses: The international students need to get prepared for the following expenses while studying at the college.

    Fee Type Fee (in USD)
    Undergraduate Programs (estimated Tuition/ Expenses)
    Tuition 28,830
    General College Fee 350
    Student Activity Fee 250
    Books 1,000
    Room & Board 13,010
    Graduate Programs (estimated Tuition/ Expenses)
    Tuition 997.00 per credit hour
    Grad Fee (1-8 credits) 14.00 per credit hour (1-8 credits)
    Grad Fee (9 or more credits) 125.00 flat fee (9 or more credits)
    Living Expenses 13,472.00
    Books 1,000

    Daemen College Accommodation Fee: The international students have to pay the following cost while planning their stay at the college.

    Room Fee (in USD)
    Canavan Hall 4550 per semester
    Campus Apartments 4925 per semester
    Collegiate Village Single (4 Bedroom/Apt) 4875 per semester
    Collegiate Village Single: (2 Bedroom/Apt) 4925 per semester
    Snyder Park 4750 per semester
    Honors House 4925 per semester
    Homewood Suites (if needed) 4550 per semester

    * The boarding fee at the college is around 1,655 USD- 1,955 USD per semester.

    Daemen College Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • Many scholarships to study in US are provided to domestic and international students at Daemen College.
    • International students including undergraduates and graduates receive a scholarship based on academic performance.
    • The amount of scholarship ranges from 9,500 USD to 12,500 USD a year.
    • Students can apply online for free and do not require any additional application for scholarships. SAT/ACT is not compulsory but optional.
    • Merit scholarships are also automatically awarded to first-year students based on the admission application and academic performance. These include:
    Name of Scholarship Value (in USD)
    President's Scholarship 12,500
    Founder’s Scholarship 11,000
    Dean’s Scholarship 10,000
    Distinguished Faculty Scholarship 8,500
    Alumni Scholarship 7,000

    Daemen College Placements

    • In 2019, 61% of the graduates were in full-time positions while 11.23% were employed part-time and 23.73% graduates enrolled in continuing education.
    • 93.4% of graduates of the college were either employed or pursuing further education according to a survey done in 2019.
    • Graduates from health-related programs, nursing, and marketing programs are the most hired.
    • According to Payscale, the average salary of graduates is 71,199 USD. Salaries as per their job roles are:
    Position Average Salary (in USD)
    Physical Therapist 73,000
    Physician Assistant 92,000
    Nursing Director 90,000
    Nursing Manager 95,000
    Marketing 55,000

    The Career Services of the college offers an individualized career action plan, resume, cover letter and references writing, mock interview practice, career events, etc for finding jobs in US. Various networking events, virtual career, and internship expo. etc held on-campus for which students can apply through the Handshake portal.


    Ques. What type of institution is Daemen College?

    Ans. It is a private college founded by the Sisters of St. Francis.

    Ques. Are GMAT scores required for admission to the MBA program?

    Ans. No, GMAT scores are not required for admission to the MBA program.

    Ques. Does Daemen College provide an on-campus residence facility?

    Ans. Yes. The college provides accommodations to full-time students in Canavan Hall, campus apartments, Snyder Park, Collegiate Village, or a hotel.

    Ques. How hard is it to get admitted to Daemen College?

    Ans. Admission to Daemen College is competitive as the acceptance rate was 62% in fall 2019. The average SAT score of admitted students was between 1040 and 1240 or ACT score of 22-27.

    Ques. Are any scholarships provided by Daemen College?

    Ans. Yes, many scholarships are provided by Daemen College to domestic as well as international students. The scholarships provided to international students are based on academic qualifications and range from 9,500-12,500 USD per year.

    Ques. How much is the tuition for undergraduate and graduate international students?

    Ans. The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is 29,700 USD. The tuition fee for international graduates is 997 USD per credit hour.

    Ques. What are the popular majors at Daemen College?

    Ans. Some popular majors at Daemen College are Business, Management, Marketing, Performing Arts, etc.

    Ques. Is Daemen College a good school?

    Ans. Daemen College is ranked #298-389 in National Universities in the U.S. News and World Report 2021.

    Ques. What division is Daemen College?

    Ans. Daemen College is a NCAA division II member and in fact the only member in the WNY region and one of the only 15 in New York State.

    Ques. How can I contact the admission authority to appoint an interview?

    Ans. You can contact them by sending an email to and fix an appointment. Or you can call at 1-800-462-7652.

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    Daemen College Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $27,990 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Daemen College Acceptance Rate

    49.4 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $27,990 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $29,310 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,000 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $12,696 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,500 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $2,900 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $1,500 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $1,500 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $1,500 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    Program wise accreditation
    Nursing Programs
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    Nursing Programs
    New York State Board of Regents
    Physiotherapy Programs
    American Physical Therapy Association


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    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    8.3 out of 10
    7.4/10Social Life


    8.2 /10

    I opted for this college because I heard about it from my known one who was in a consulting agency. My academic records were good and I was also good in dancing. I applied to this college online by submitting an application fee of $35. It was a short process for me because I had all the desired scores which was needed.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course included two different section in which one was classroom part which covered all the theoretical section of my domain, and other was practical sessions with patients on a daily basis. It had all the relevant subjects from basic to advanced level.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.2 /10

    I chose this college due to its reputition and quality eductaion. In the USA, I applied to many colleges, but got selected in this college. My academic records in high school was average and I did my coaching for IELTS in chandigarh city. In my second attempt, I cleared my IELTS exam with desired score.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course curriculum had given me a big opportunity to explore my domain's key aspects with a deep analysis. The whole syllabus was set in such a way that emphasis should be more on student overall growth with domain knowledge.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    9.0 /10

    One of my teachers at the bachelor's suggested this college to me. I explored the university online and got attracted by its campus and infrastructure. Also, the course curriculum is nice. I applied to the college online through their official website. There was no application fee for the same.

    Course Curriculum :

    My Master of Science in International Business is designed to provide a business perspective and expertise to facilitate sustained economic growth. The program relies on experienced professionals who incorporate collaborative and integrative business strategies necessary for the development of outstanding, ethical business leaders.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    7.0 /10

    The quality of the program and the recognition it receives around the world. The graduation rate is high and 100% of graduates in the PT program received a job in the field right after graduation. They also provided me with the most financial aid compared to other schools.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is well developed and planned professional to fit my program. I am in the graduate level of my program and the curriculum is developed so that every class I?m taking is integrated with the others so we are studying the same material at the same time.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    4 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    4 /10 extracurricular
    9.0 /10

    It is a small, local, private college. It is a liberal arts college. They offer a variety of majors and extracurricular activities. They have an outstanding Physical Therapy program. The campus is small. The instructors are friendly.

    Course Curriculum :

    You immerse yourself into the particular field of study that you wish to pursue. They have many different fields of study available. The course curriculum is well-rounded. You may want to major in one field and minor in a second field. Check it out today!

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Hospital
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport
    • Book Store

    Bus Station

    Main St & Amherst Central H.S.0.14 km
    Main St & Daemen College0.15 km
    Main St & Getzville Rd0.32 km
    Main St & Getzville Rd0.33 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Sheridan-Harlem Plaza1.51 km
    Sheridan Center2.31 km
    Boulevard Mall3.50 km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's3.51 km
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    Book Store

    University Medical Bookstore2.62 km
    Clayton's Toys2.72 km
    Queen City Book Store3.28 km
    FYE3.45 km
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    Dr. Saralyn Notaro-Rietz, MD, Back of the Eye0.50 km
    Aesthetic Associates Centre1.91 km
    Univera Healthcare Resource Center2.03 km
    VA Western New York Healthcare System2.32 km
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    Buffalo Airport Car Service2.57 km
    Buffalo Niagara International Airport5.71 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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